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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Locked Galaxy Note 4

I had an incident and a friend changed my screen lock passcode on my Note 4 and also my google password. How can I get into my phone without doing a factory reset?
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Cannot add owner info to Lock screen - HTC One M9

In my other Android devices, I've always been able to set an "If found" message on the Owner Information shown on the lock screen. Settings -> Security -> Owner info But for the HTC One M9, ...
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screen lock zte grand view

I Like to disable the screen lock on my zte grand view tablet but there is no (none) option under (choose screen lock) does anyone have a idea how i can bypass this,or is there a app to solve this ...
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How to know which installed app can show before my native lock screen?

My question stems from this question about an app showing a custom view (with ads) before the lock screen. As of now none of the answers there provides a technical way to filter out the concerned app ...
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No fingerprint reader after adding self signed certificate

Cyanogen OS 12.1 running on a ZUK z1. I added a self signed CA certificate to the "trusted credentials". Since then android doesn't allow me to use the fingerprint scanner to unlock the screen ...
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Only hide content of text messages inside lock screen notifications [duplicate]

I am using Android 6.0.1 and Messanger App for text messages. I would like to know if it is possible to configure the system in a way that would only hide the content of the text messages on the lock ...
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I can use my fingerprint scanner to unlock my device but before i can see the screen i need to swipe the screen after i use my scanner

This is just a hassle and an inconvenience, i had my galaxy s7 edge set to use my thumbprint and then its set to use a pattern if it wont recognize it. as of today 5/15/16 i have to swipe to unlock ...
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Increase 30 seconds lock time after incorrect attempts

If I try to unlock my Samsung Galaxy A3 (Android Version 5.0.2) with an incorrect password 5 times I have to wait 30 seconds before I can try again. I want to increase this waiting time: how can I do ...
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How do I force quit an app while it is on the foreground?

I have a malfunctioning security app. It's benign, but it has enabled its proactive security mode when I removed it from the device administrators. This is good, and what that means is that it put the ...
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Change weather widget location on lockscreen

I set the location for the weather/time-date widget on my home screen to a fix location, instead of 'current location'. (I have turned of mobile data and location services to improve battery life, so ...
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Change screen unlock method (old Symbian style) on KitKat

Ever since I switched from Symbian to Android I missed a feature that I consider to be of extreme handiness. On my old Nokias, I had a short timer (like 10 seconds) that locked the screen in a simple ...
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How to prevent two-factor code being exposed on lock screen in messages notification?

On Lollipop, the text message notification on the lock screen includes some of the content of the text message. For two-factor code text messages, this will display the two factor code to anyone ...
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Pin application fullscreen, and allow call other apps(kiosk mode like)

Is there a way, or there exists a launcher that could lock an Application to fullscreen, and create a whitelist of allowed apps that this app could "chain"? Example. I'll lock my app and an end user ...
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How to bypass fingerprint lock screen with wiping memory?

My fiancee has recently died and he had set his android note 4 to lock with his fingerprint. The family and I want to recover some of his photos and videos. How would I go about doing that without ...
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What installed “DU quick charge” on my phone? [duplicate]

I started seeing something new on my lock screen, before even swiping the lock screen. It was a large battery charging-status display with advertisements below that. At the upper left corner was a ...
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Unlock Honor 5X with either Fingerprint or Pattern/Pin

I've just bought a shiny new Honor 5X, which comes with a fingerprint scanner. While I'm keen to use the scanner to unlock the phone, it appears that setting it up to be unlocked by fingerprint means ...
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How to get around Decryption Failure

I was adding a new email to my phone and it asked me to encrypt so I did because it wouldnt let me back into my phone without doing that. Then my lock got changed to a pin and I couldnt get it back to ...
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Huawei Mate 8 with Google Now on locked screen

I'm an iOS/Android developer. I have been all my life in iPhone side... Now I got the dark side ;D, I got a Mate 8. Everything works fine or almost fine (like almost all google things but its ok), but ...
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Forgot Screen Lock Password ( N750 )

Last night I changed screen lock password and now I am stuck as I forgot the password. I have tried following solutions that I found on Google: Android lock screen can be bypassed by overloading ...
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How to modify or remove the No SIM Card message on lock screen?

Just in case: I'm using a OnePlus Two US Model (ONE A2005 / tocino) running Android 5.1.1 with MoKee (MK51.1-tocino-160403-RELEASE). I have root and xposed running as well. Using Nova Launcher, but ...
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How to disable the charge indicator on the GS7 lock screen

I'm getting a charge indicator on my Galaxy S7 lock lock screen. When the screen blanks I have to go through and extra step to get to the home screen. It has a new step with white fonts on a blue ...
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Can I DISABLE the lock screen bypass for incoming calls?

I use a pattern lock on my phone to prevent bumdialing. Recently I got a call when the phone was in my pocket, which I was only aware of when I later on took out my phone to look at it. I had ...
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How to keep the phone unlocked when it is connected to a known WiFi network?

I am using MotoG2. I would like to know, if there is any means of keeping the phone unlocked when it is connected to a known wifi network.
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Screen unlock history

I have a Nexus 5 Android phone with standard pattern-locked screen. Is there a way to see a (recent) history of when my screen was unlocked?
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How to lock camera and volume control when phone is locked

When my phone is locked, the camera and volume controls still work which I find strange. How can I lock these down also, I don't want these controls to be pressed when in my pocket by mistake.
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How do I bring custom app (activity) atop of lock screen?

Some applications (for example, MortPlayer Music and other music players, Camera app, etc.) can work atop of lock screen, without requiring to enter PIN. How do I force existing app to show an ...
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How to disable pin/pattern lock in android device

I am not sure this is the right place to ask this question.? I have enabled pattern lock in my android device. Just for curiosity I am trying to disable and keep only swipe to unlock option but I ...
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How can I stop adverts from “System Update” from showing up on my lockscreen on a Micromax phone?

It's been quite some time since I last used Android, but following the untimely death of my old "roaming" phone while travelling in India, I've just ended up buying myself a Micromax Q338. This runs a ...
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How to activate clock on lock screen?

I am using Android 6.0 / Cyanogenmod 13. Somehow I have deactivated the clock on my lock screen and I can not find the place where to activate it. Now I have only the unlock pattern there, the place ...
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Unlock phone to toggle wifi?

I have a galaxy s6 with Verizon on marshmallow, and every time I try to toggle wifi from the lock screen I am forced to unlock the phone. This isn't really a hassle, more of a minor inconvenience, but ...
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How does one enforce a secure lockscreen on Android mail clients?

Okay, the situation. We have a Dovecot+Postfix based mail server with the SOGo groupware providing calendaring and contacts. All three provide TLS-based services to the public Internet. A few of us ...
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Lock screen turns off immediately right after turning on

My LG G2 LS980 has started to behave very strangely. Each time when the phone boots up, it starts with the Hands Free activation process. Once that is done, it follows up with the Update PRL window by ...
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Moto E , Tried 55 times on Pattern lock screen

I changed my pattern recently. Tried it 55 times and hasn't showed "Forgotten Password' option. HELPP Moto E
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How to dim the screen on an Android phone without locking? [duplicate]

Given a phone with a password, the screen turns off and the phone locks by single pressing the power button, or if the sleep time-out is reached. The user then must enter the password to get access. ...
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Active lockscreen and do no disturb mode

Recently got a Nexus 5X with Android 6.0.1. Non-root. The setting under "Display -> Active Lockscreen" toggles whether to "wake the screen when I pick up the device or receives messages". I like ...
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How do Moto X and Nexus “wake on pickup” work?

I have seen many apps that give the ability to wake up phone screen simply by picking the phone up off a table (not talking about proximity sensor here). One thing they all have in-common is that this ...
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How to unlock my phone from pattern lock

I am using an Android-based phone, a Moto G. By mistake it was locked with a pattern. I need to remove this pattern lock. How can I unlock it without losing the data on my phone?
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Put ICE on lock screen

Samsung Mega 6.3 SGH-M819N with OS 4.4.2 puts owner's info on the lock screen. How may I replace that with an ICE contact text, so anyone who finds me Out Of Service can, without need to unlock the ...
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How to show weather info on lock screen?

I updated my Galaxy S6 to Android 6.0.1 yesterday. I can't seem to get the weather info to show on my lock screen. I have a fingerprint lock screen. I did get Spotify to show on the lock screen. I ...
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Can I make Android require Fingerprint + PIN to unlock the screen?

I have a Galaxy S5 with a fingerprint reader. I'd like to be able to unlock my phone with a PIN or pattern unlock, but I also want to protect myself from shoulder-surfing. Is there a way to require ...
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Most complex locked phone ever, needs a genius to solve

Is there any hope. I feel I have exhausted all the options I have any knowledge of. I’ll explain the situation and methods i have tried. I broke the screen on my galaxy s2 causing the touch screen ...
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Why does my Xiaomi phone have a “Skip Lockscreen” developer setting?

I am using an unrooted Xiaomi phone running Android 4.4, and activated developer mode. The development options include "Skip Lockscreen". What is this? Will it this cause any functional problems for ...
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I have a RCA tablet (Model: RCT6203W46) that is stuck on the password screen

I have tried all the different resets and none of them worked. I get almost no touch response except for when I tap it really fast but even then it doesn't do much. I know the calibration is off for ...
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Different lock and homescreen wallpapers on O+ 8.6?

I have O+ 8.6 running Android 4.0 ICS. Everytime I change the wallpaper, both lock and homescreen will have the same wallpapers, it doesn't give me choices if I wanted to use it as a lock or ...
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Is there a way to access files off a locked phone with a black screen?

So my Droid 2 died on me and went grey screen with lines. I can't see anything and I can't access my files. Is there any way to maybe project the screen or access it so I can unlock the phone?
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Why does my Samsung Galaxy S3 quit asking for my Screen unlock PIN

I keep setting up a PIN to unlock my screen. It works a few times, maybe 3 or 4, then stops. My phone reverts to merely having to swipe the screen to unlock it. I will then again setup a pin to unlock ...
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How to stop music apps from changing lockscreen

I am not new to Android, but this is the first thing that has actually stumped me. I noticed my default music app (Xperia Z1ˢ BTW) and Spotify both change my lock screen to the album of whatever I'm ...
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Can't change my lock screen password remotely

I've tried changing my lock screen password using the Android device manager for my Samsung Galaxy A3 with Lollipop, but when I clicked on "lock" the following message was returned: Since Google ...
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How do I change the lock Pattern !!!! - Lenovo A7000

i have lenovo A7000, and i had recently had performed a reset, but, after setting the pattern, now i want to change the pattern as my brothers know the pattern. so, whenever i go to security settings ...
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What can be accessed if phone is lost?

If a phone has not had its bootloader unlocked, has not been rooted, has a finger print lock as well as a pin lock if the fingerprint lock doesn't work. How much can a thief access on the phone? Will ...