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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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 revert back to kitkat version from upgraded lollipop version in micromax Yureka. step wise answer

kindly give step wise process with link for downgrading kitkat original version from upgraded lollipop version in Micromax Yureka S.K.Agarwal
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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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Lock Screen Problem

My phone updated recently 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 numbers and most of the letters. does ...
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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 ...
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android device manager not letting me unlock [duplicate]

I am trying to unlock a Samsung Galaxy S5 which I locked with the Android Device Manager. I entered the password, which it said was incorrect. I then changed the password and the lock screen, and the ...
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How to configure applications' lock screen bypass

When the phone is locked and the phone application rings it bypasses the lock screen (user does not need to enter password or PIN to answer phone calls). This could be a security issue is the phone is ...
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How to get the one-line clock on the lockscreen back on my Xperia running Lollipop?

I've just updated my Sony Xperia Z3 Compact to 5.0.2. The clock on the lockscreen used to be like this: but now it's stacked like this (two lines): Is there a way to keep Lollipop but get the ...
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Cannot take screen lock with password off

On my Samsung Galaxy S3, when I try to take off the password and change to swipe everything is greyed out so I went to clear credentials and that also is greyed out. How can I remove the screen lock? ...
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How to unlock the Lock Screen in Android Lollipop [duplicate]

How can I unlock the screen lock in Android Lollipop without losing data? I have forgotten the pattern.
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Unlock phone with dead screen locked through Android Device Manager

My screen is dead and I want to unlock my phone so I can access it through Kies to backup my pictures. I locked the phone through Android Device Manager setting an easy password (was hoping for an ...
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Force/Enable Pin screen lock

Is there a way to enable/set a pin code for screen lock, independently of the settings? In my case everything is greyed out (except "Password") because I use device encryption.
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Phone app comes up when the phone is unlocked by swiping

I have a Motorola Moto G and have just upgraded to Lollipop. Every time I wake the phone up by swiping/logging in, the phone app comes up as if I want to make a call. Is there any way to stop this ...
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Using PIN instead of a password for encryption on Galaxy S3

I have a Galaxy S3 with OS 4.4.4 and am required to encrypt it for my job. I greatly prefer to use the PIN lock screen instead of the password due to the annoyance of having to type in the password ...
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How do I switch between multiple users in KitKat via Lockscreen?

I am using CynogenMod CM11 R22 on Xiaomi Redmi 1S phone. I enabled multiple users using adb: cd /system pm get-max-users setprop fw.max_users 3 echo "" >> build.prop echo "#" >> ...
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Can't change the language when phone screen locked

I am using Samsung Galaxy Core. I have given Password to my mobile in English. Today for some reason I changed my Language to TAMIL and forgot to change back to English. My Phone got locked when i try ...
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Strange floating round circle after screen lock on Android 4.4.2 phone [duplicate]

hi all, i am not new to android but recently got hold of this android kitkat 4.4.2 phone and i cant figure out what the strange circle on screen is . it comes after screen gets locked and i try to ...
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Go Locker and ICE

I am looking at Go locker and cannot fathom how to access your ICE (In Case of Emergency) contacts from the lock screen. Can anyone point me in the right direction?
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Unlock screen with device manager

so im trying to unlock my galaxy s4 screen, using google device manager, or something similar (any suggestion ?). cuz my screen recently cracked a i wanna get backup from all my data and reset it ...
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how to unlock Xperia from emergency call display

After booting, my Xperia M2 mobile is locked and displayed Emergency call How should I do to get out from this screen and go to the home screen ? Regards, Patrice.
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show clock seconds on lockscreen and statusbar SG S5 android 5.0

Is it (still) impossible to show clock seconds on lockscreen and statusbar? Im on Galaxy S5 android 5.0. I know this has been asked previously in 2013. I guess still no solution to this? Does anyone ...
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Can't transfer files because of locked and broken screen

I broke the screen of my phone (SAMSUNG DUOS). Like you can really see the shatter marks on it. But the screen became unresponsive. My problem is that, when I connect it to my computer to recover my ...
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How do I manually control the Lock screen activation?

I want the lock screen function to activate immediately after pressing the power button (prefered) or other physical button, but only if I press that button. I don't want the lock screen to activate ...
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Lollipop lock out for Galaxy s5?

Coincidentally or not, I apparently forgot my screen lock pin after upgrading to Lollipop the night before. Per Verizon, there's no fix for people who forget their PIN - all lock outs are treated the ...
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Is it possible to have a higher level of lock-screen security only on boot up?

Many of my apps are protected by an lock app ('Smart Applock' - asking for a pattern unlock before access to gMail, install/uninstall, etc). As most of my apps are thus locked individually, I would ...
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Dialer from lockscreen

What is needed to access a phone dialer from the lock screen, without unlocking? Resultant dialer app wouldn't show Contacts, just be able to dial phone numbers directly. I love being able to sync ...
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Sony Xperia ST21i forgotten PIN help [duplicate]

I set a PIN screen lock on my Sony ST21i (Android 4.0) and forgot the code. No encryption, no root, and the phone won't show up a "Forgot PIN?" button. How to regain access to my phone? There is no ...
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My Daughter forgot her pin to unlock her screen on her tablet. help? [duplicate]

I have an Asod 7 inch tablet. My daughter put in a password to lock the screen and can't remember what it is. How do I reset it so she can unlock and use her tablet?
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Any way to set lockscreen notifications on AT&T LG G3 Lollipop?

AT&T appears to have completely disabled the lockscreen notification settings in their LG G3 Lollipop update. Anyone know of any way to change which notifications are shown, which are sensitive, ...
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Galaxy Avant - “Lock automatically” turns Keyguard back on

I have a new Samsung Galaxy Avant and I want to setup tasker like my old phone, specifically to turn off the Keyguard when I'm home. It works, until the "Settings > Lock screen > Lock automatically" ...
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How to hide Gmail address on Lollipop's lockscreen notifications?

I have a Moto G (2nd Generation) with Android 5.0.2 (Lollipop) which I updated to last night. How does one hide or keep one's private Gmail address from appearing in Gmail lockscreen notifications? ...
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Android Security Automatically lock

I'm using a Moto X (2nd Gen.) with Android 5.0 and I'm trying to utilize Smart Lock by setting the option in Settings → Security → Automatically lock to: 5 seconds after sleep, except when kept ...
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Widgets and Notifications on Android 5 (w/ HTC Sense and Nova Launcher)

On my HTC One (M8) I used HTC Sense UI and Nova Launcher. Until recently I was able to customize my lock screen, like adding widgets, and I could see all notification icons. Now Android has been ...
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locked out of samsung 4s after failed pattern and do not know google pin

I called cell phone carrier. she said we can go into google android device manager. although there, it says no active devices. when I go to the dashboard, an old cell phone is listed but not my new ...
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Removing Alarm From Lock Screen - Galaxy SIII

I just got an updated replacement phone - a Galaxy S III. I can't figure out how to remove the alarm icon and wake-up time from my lock screen. I need the alarm set but hate being reminded I have an ...
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how can I remove my lock screen pin?

I googled for the answer, but kept getting sent in options,where I cant find how. Could you please help me? I have a Galaxy S3 Neo.
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No face lock in Android 4.4.2

I have Samsung Galaxy S3 Neo+ (GT-I9301I). Under lock screen options I can't find the option to use facial recognition as lock method. I thought the option was included in ICS, and here on KK I don't ...
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Drawer button to toggle enable/disable lock screen

I am looking for a way to enable the addition of a button in the android drawer which acts as a toggle for enabling/disabling the lock screen. I want to use it to toggle lock screen on when I have to ...
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tts or some other notification sounds not playing at right time when screen is off

tts stops reading the next paragraph when screen is off , notification sounds from some apps don't play while screen is off. But when I turn on the screen it starts playing again, even if I don't ...
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Prevent my phone from being locked of multiple password attempts

It already happened three times. My Motorola XT890 locked itself from being kept in the pocket trying to guess a password, ending up with the 'too many password attempts' screen and requiring Internet ...
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Can the lock screen in CM12 be set to show the keypad immediately on turning the screen on, instead of having to slide the padlock icon?

Yesterday I installed Cyanogenmod (NIGHTLY 20150128, Android version 5.0.2) on my Galaxy S5 (SM-G900F), and so far I'm very happy with it, except for one little annoyance. Having to slide the padlock ...
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How to make sweep action with external mouse (broken screen)

Maybe a silly question, I have a Asus smart pad (Jelly Bean) with broken touchscreen. I connected an external USB mouse and keyboard to control the pad, but I cannot open the default lock app, i.e. ...