Use this tag for issues with Android's lock screen (the one protecting your device from unauthorized/accidental use. If applicable, consider using a more specific tag, such as e.g. 'face-unlock', 'pattern-lock', or 'locked-out'. See the full tag wiki for additional details and hints.

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Is it possible to factory reset Sony Xperia J when I forgot the pattern code?

So basically, my friend asked me if it's still possible to factory reset his phone in any way when the pattern code was entered 20 times and it locked itself. The only way to do it right now is to ...
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Bypass Swipe to unlock in Android 5.0.2

I have upgraded my Sony Xperia Z1 from Android 4.4.4 to Android 5.0.2 and now, when the screen is locked, I first have to swipe before I can enter the pattern. When I go to Settings -> Screen Lock, ...
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Cannot change lock screen other than password/PIN after installing certificate

I am using XOLO Q1010i. In order to use the university WiFi network, I need to install an authority certificate (WiFi credential). To do so, the device made me installing a lock screen (PIN or ...
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Not enough fingerpints on the Galaxy S6

I have the Samsung Galaxy S6. I use the fingerprint method to lock my phone. For some reason Samsung has decided that no-one will ever want to use more than 4 fingerprints. The obviously never asked ...
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How can I use an NFC tag to unlock my device

It seems that some of the NFC lock apps don't integrate into the native lock-screen, but present a custom home screen that blocks access to native home screen. This appears to result a range of ...
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Galaxy S6 launching apps by itself when unlocking via fingerprint

It happens somehow randomly, but almost everyday. When I unlock my Galaxy S6 via fingerprint scanner, it will sometimes show an app instead of the desktop, even though that app hadn't been running ...
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Android 5.1 update, Motorola X (1st Gen) and “Skip” NFC tabs (Really: disable “swipe” step before unlock)

I've just upgraded my gen 1 Moto X to 5.1. I've managed to get the NFC "Skip" tabs working again to unlock the phone, but the overall behavior is worse than with the prior release. Before 5.1, when ...
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My Galaxy S4 shows a black screen with clock. What is this?

It looks like this. I can't unlock or do anything with it. My Android version is 4.4.4 running CyanogenMod
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Unable to remove PIN Lock in Galaxy Note 2

I was trying to setup some software ( Email account ) and it asked me for a 4 digit PIN, i gave and when i finished, i realized that, each time i open my mobile i need to give a 4 digit PIN to unlock ...
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A better music control on lock screen

I am new to the android world, used to be an iphone user. I would like to know how can I get a better music control player on my lock screen? Is there anyway to add more options, like the trackbar to ...
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lock symbol on my Samsung Galaxy S3 Mini GT I8190

I am continually getting a "lock" symbol on my Samsung Galaxy S3 Mini GT I8190 when I am trying to use my phone. It asks me to "double tap to unlock". Is this part of the phone locking system or is it ...
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Have more than one lock screen app active at the same time and choose order

I know wanting more than lock screen and going through them one after the other sounds really silly on first look. My problem is, that i would love to use the PowerAmp lock screen but that does not ...
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Samsung S2 GT-I9100 broken screen with pattern lock

I have a Samsung S2 with a broken screen (can see a thing) and also has a pattern lock, and debug mode is not enable So my question is: how do I get rid of the pattern lock, turn on USB debugging ...
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How to use face unlock in Sony Xperia Z2 running Cyanogemod 12?

In Cyanogenmod 12, how do you unlock based on your face? I went to "smart lock" and trained facial recognition. Now I go back to the Screen lock and there is still no option to unlock with the face. ...
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How can I unlock my s6 Edge Lock Screen w/o having to factory reset it?

Given how sensitive the fingerprint sensor on this phone, the 5 tries were used and the phone was asking for the backup password after. The problem is that i cant even remember the PW. I can unlock it ...
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Note 4 screen locked

I had finger scanner on my Samsung Galaxy Note 4, but somehow it stopped working. Then with Android Device Manager, I was able unlock the screen with new password, and also registered with new finger ...
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“Enter alternative password” S5

I used to have the fingerprint lock set up, but somehow the phone doesn't have the fingerprint swipe option and only asks to "enter alternative password". I have tried all I can remember but I'm ...
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unable to enter recovery mode in colors x55

I locked my mobile(colors x55-android 4.0.3).Now its asking for email and password. I tried my email but can't get the solution. I have my wifi and debuggin mode off. I then tried to wipe my phone's ...
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I tested the “lock” feature on Android Device Manger, and now I can't unlock it

I was just testing out Android Device Manager and I tested the lock feature. I entered a password, as requested, and the phone was locked. I was told that since I already had a lock screen on my ...
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USB connection without unlocking screen

i am connecting my phone with USB (using MSC) to my car for listening to the music on the phone's microSD card. It only works, when the screen was unlocked before connecting the phone. Also, when ...
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TripAdvisor Lockscreen Folder Path

I'm trying to find TripAdvisor's lockscreen folder on my Samsung Note 3. Can you please tell me where it is ?
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What is the Enable lock screen notification in my Micromax a064

I have a Micromax Bolt A064 smartphone running on android 4.4.2. I know that KitKat have the option to enable lock screen widget in security. My phone doesn't support it. But that's not the problem. ...
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Pattern unlock is too small after 4.4.2 update

I go to unlock my phone with the pattern but it is now smaller and I keep going into camera instead. Is there ANY way to turn this off? If the phone is locked I want emergency calls or unlock - ...
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Lock screen doesn't show notification on Android Lollipop

After my Samsung S5 has been updated to Lollipop (5.0.1), notifications re. new mail, text, facebook, etc. don't show on my lock screen. The only thing showed is my network operator. Now I have to ...
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Flickr is always opened after unlocking the screen on Note 4 running Lollipop

Recently I have updated my mobile phone to latest firmware (3G Hutchson). All went fine, but there is one annoying thing happens almost every time I'm unlocking my phone. For some reason it's trying ...
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gs4 locking from notification drawer

My gs4 on lollipop 5.0.1 locks if I leave the notification drawer open for 6 seconds. Is there a way to fix this? If I swipe down with 2 fingers its fine but regular notifications drawer locks it ...
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How to set up screen lock on my Samsung Galaxy S5

I did just as described in http://support.bell.ca/Mobility/Smartphones_and_mobile_internet/Samsung-Galaxy-S5.how_to_set_up_the_screen_lock_on_my_samsung I set up PIN or pattern to lock screen. But ...
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Downloaded Exchange, Can't Unlock PIN

I recently set up my work e-mail on my Samsung Galaxy S3. Before doing this, I had full access to whatever lock screen options (swipe, PIN, etc.) I wanted. After having Exchange set up, though, the ...
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Does “trusted device” unlocking work with an encrypted device?

Since Android 5.0, encrypting a device doesn't require configuring a complex alphanumeric screen lock password anymore. Does this also work combined with with unlocking the device using a "trusted ...
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How can I avoid applications from sucking my battery and bypassing my lock-screen?

I have now confirmed my suspicious... I will give you the example that just happened and motivated me to open this topic: I was at my computer, with my phone in my desk. Suddenly new Viber messages ...
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Show plain lock-screen when multimedia cover creates text contrast issue android 5.0

Occassionally I'll be listening to or reading media on my phone and the screen will lock. When this happens, the lock-screen background is the media "cover". For white or very light media covers, ...
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Android 5 lockscreen does NOT timeout

When I receive notifications, plug in power, or manually turn on my phone display, the lock screen stays on forever (until battery runs out). My display timeout setting is set to 15 seconds (the ...
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Android is ignoring my choice of lock screen

I have bought a Samsung Galaxy S5 and I was so excited about the fingerprint feature. So when I got the phone I tried to set fingerprint as my unlock method, but it didn't work. The lockscreen now ...
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Alternative Lockscreen with Fingerprints

Is there a way to use the fingerprint sensor on my Samsung Galaxy s6 with a costum lockscreen like AcDisplay(no root)?
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“Re-lock all apps after screen is locked” message; tablet always getting locked every few seconds

My tablet keeps saying "Re-lock all apps after screen is locked". It is locking my tablet every few seconds. It is making the device lag and become very slow and even takes me back to my home screen, ...
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Using a custom Lock Screen does not unlock the SIM (PIN)

When using Hi Locker as my lock screen, my Android Lollipop device does not prompt me for my SIM PIN upon boot -- and leaves the SIM card locked (therefore providing no service). Details: I'm ...
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After Factory Reset, how do you unlock phone when it is not connected to wifi?

I can't use my Samsung i9000 (Galaxy S1) for a number of years because I tried the screen lock incorrectly too many times. I no longer get that option, it just says "Too many pattern attempts" and ...
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Moto G on Lollipop is auto-locking the screen

After Lollipop update, Moto G 2nd generation phone is auto-locking even the time for autolock if undisturbed is set for 5 mins. Why and how to fix it?
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Samsung Galaxy S5 Fingerprint scanner and Alternative Password

I had a finger print scanner as my password for my Samsung Galaxy S5 but somehow activated the request to "Enter an alternative password". How do I fix that?
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How to make Samsung Tab 2 10.1 screen always on?

In settings, they only give 15 secs to 30 mins options. But in my scenario, I need make it like an ads screen to present information forever, until the screen dead. Is there any way to achieve that? ...
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Why don't see notifications on 5.0.2 Android update for Sony Z3 Compact

Just updated to latest 5.0.2 Android on my Z3 compact, but noticed I cannot see any notifications for any apps on the lock screen. I have tried all settings (show all, not show sensitive etc.) for ...
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Can I bypass the lock screen caused by a filter - Samsung stock?

I have a Samsung S4 mini that has a parental control filter app called Net spark mobile. When the phone was given to me I tried to disable the application as it wouldn't let me alter some security ...
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How do I remove the screen lock that I placed on my device from the online android device manager?

I placed a password on my phone from the online android device manager. I was just testing it out, and now I can't remove it. I keep reading go to settings > security > screen lock but that is not an ...
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Set screen when unlock device [duplicate]

I've purchased S6 and when unlock the there is a phone screen on by default instead of home screen. How to set the default screen to "home" after unlocking device ? Related : Unlocking screen brings ...
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How to set the home screen sideways

Usually apps, settings etc. set automatically sideways when you turn your phone horizontal and if your "Screen rotation" is enabeld. But why does the home screen/ lockscreen does not set to ...
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App Locker Master not Reporting Weather

The Android application "Locker Master" version 1.76 under Android 4.2.2 on my Smartphone is not always reporting the weather. This app uses the Weather Channel. I have tried installing the "Weather ...
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How can I change the temperature unit in Lollipop's lock screen?

Today, Lollipop became available for my Samsung S4 and I upgraded. Since then, the lock screen shows the current temperature: As you can see, it shows "61 °F". Since I am located in Continental ...
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Weather information not showing up on lock screen like before

I have a Samsung Galaxy S5 phone, in my previous version of Android (presumably KitKat), I configured it to show basic weather information on the lock screen for that day (typically temperature and ...
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White blocks in place of the numbers on the lock screen

My phone (Samsung Galaxy S4) updated recently to Android 5.0.1 and now I have a problem with my lock screen. Instead of the usual number pad with letters I have lots of white blocks in place of the ...
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Lollipop : Mobile data toggle from lock screen

Mobile data can be switched on and off from lock screen in android 5.0 lollipop. I casually leave my phone on desk for short time while I am nearby, somebody (suppose a kid) can toggle mobile data ...