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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Unknown PIN preventing me from changing screen lock on Note 4

One day, I've noticed that the pattern I always use to unlock my phone and the recovery PIN don't work (never gave it to anyone nor have changed it since I initially put them in). I unlocked it using ...
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Go to start screen after unlock

Is it possible to minimize all apps directly after unlocking, so I don't see an app, opened when I locked the phone.
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Cannot add a widget to lock screen

I recently downloaded kkbox. It takes too long to unlock my screen and then open the app to start playing music. So I thought I can use kkbox' s widgets, however it is not possible for me to add ...
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Genymotion pattern forgotten

I am using genymotion to emulate Google Nexus 9.It so happens that I was not using this virtual machine for about a month so I have forgotten its pattern(yes it was protected by pattern lock). Now I ...
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What is this lockscreen app?

So sometimes when I try to unlock my phone I am greeted with this: When I swipe up I am greeted with my regular lockscreen. Why exactly am I seeing this lockscreen? It appears randomly, does not ...
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Lock and unlock andoird lockscreen using script

Is it possible to lock and unlock the android lock-screen using shell script ?. I am planning to run these scripts as cron job at my desired time.(I am doing this because of my crazy addiction level. ...
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i can't get rid of my android mannager lock

yesterday i lost my phone, but i used android mannager to track it,put a message on the screen to that i know the location and to put a lock on it. Today i went to where google showed me my phone was ...
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Unlock device using facial recognition and go to Homescreen

I have a Samsung Galaxy S4 running Android 5.0.2 stock, and I'd like to use the facial recognition in addition to drawing an unlock-pattern. This works fine, my face is recognized, but after that, ...
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Samsung Note 4 - Blacked out password protected screen - Transfer photos to PC

I have a Samsung Note 4. The Phone is still operating but password protected screen is blacked out. How can I get my photos off the phone & onto my computer(Microsoft Windows 10,ugh!)? My mom ...
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Where did the lock screen ring go to with Lollipop, and how to get it back?

Up to Android Kitkat, there was the lock screen ring: Lock screen with activated unlock ring One could define up to 4 apps to be directly started from here (plus the option to simply unlock). This ...
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I need to change the lockscreen to fit our user list

So, I have an Samsung SM-T113NU, and we currently need the device to have more than 8 users. I have successfully rooted the device, and changed our max users ammount to 100. No problem on that. But ...
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How do I unlock my Samsung Note 3 without factory reset?

I decided to encrypt my phone using the encryption option under settings. It required that I enter a password to be used upon every entry into my phone. I chose a password. I reentered the password ...
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how do I unlock my android device with no internet [duplicate]

Am using itel 1351 which was blocked by my juniorbrother trying to open it.so I want Google to use factory reset n restart the device.
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Using old tablet as digital photoframe

(have looked/asked elsewhere, but not found anything appropriate) I have an old tablet device I'm essentially using as a kitchen jukebox - too old to use as much else, even with the latest CM-...
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lg aka not entring recovery mode

my lg aka is locked and I cant remember the password so I'm trying to hard reset it but I cant seem to get it to enter recovery mode, I've tryed every method out there but its not working. any idea ...
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Exchange Policy Continual Lock Screen PIN Change Prompt

I have a My Knox container(Galaxy Note 4, ATT) set up to comply with a work encryption policy where a PIN lock screen is required. When the pin expires it prompts me to update the PIN I update the PIN....
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How to backup contacts when my touchscreen is cracked?

My touchscreen on my Samsung Galaxy screen is cracked. I am unable to use the screen. It has a pattern lock. When I use Kies 3 it says that my phone is locked. How do I unlock it with the pattern ...
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Pin to set lock screen?

My phone recently forgot what my correct pattern to unlock the lockscreen. But when I reset the lock screen to swipe, now I can't change it to anything else because it asks for a pin to change it from ...
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Is it possible to change the PIN screen lock?

Specifically I'm looking for a solution that makes my life easier. The current lock screen is like I have to swipe up and then enter the 4 digits and then press the tick button which is close to ...
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Workaround for lack of “hide sensitive content” setting for lockscreen notifications in CyanogenMod 13?

I have recently installed CyanogenMod 13 on an Android One phone (i.e. the 'sprout' version of CM). I installed the release version. In the notification settings, under "when locked", I was ...
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accidently locked friends cell phone remotely through google

I lost my Samsung galaxy s4 android phone. I was concerned about my info. security so I tried to remotely lock my phone, and another phone that I wasn't sure of. This turned out to be a friends phone ...
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Set two different lock setting on different triggers

I am using Android L on Lenovo phone. Mostly I don't hand out my phone to anybody or keep it unattended. So, I prefer not to bother myself with a lock (password or pin) and just keep swipe lock screen....
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Can info still be accessed when device is locked?

If my device is lost/stolen and I lock it remotely, can someone still access my info by connecting it via usb cable to laptop and opening my files?? Or does lock completely freeze ALL data on phone?...
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How can I make Android 6 quick settings show up in the same layout when the screen is locked?

Why does lock screen hide some of the elements from the quick settings? This makes intuitive usage of the device nearly impossible because I have to remember to look where the icons are and which ones ...
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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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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 anymore....
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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 can'...