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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SystemUI/lockscreen malfunction on DROID Turbo

I have a Motorola DROID Turbo running Android 5.1, unrooted, and I cannot unlock the phone because the lockscreen does not appear. This problem started occurring after the phone ran out of battery and ...
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How to disable the camera on lockscreen

I've an Archos Helium 50 phone with android 4.3 on it. It often active the camera from my pocket and, as it's dark inside, it actives the flash which drain a lot of battery. I tried to disable it ...
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Disable the usage of Camera while Phone is locked

The phone Kyocera KC-S701 has a hardware button to start the camera application. Sometimes the button is pressed by accident while the phone is carried within my pocket. Is there a possibility to ...
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How safe are downloadable lock apps?

I've noticed quite a few lock screen apps and some of them do seem to be rather interesting. But, are they really that secure? I've seen some where I can bypass them by using the Recently Opened Apps ...
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Next lock screen does not apper

I am using kitkat version of android.I had installed Next lock screen and after that i installed Golauncher theme. Now Next lock screen does not appear. Can any one tell the solution? Thanks in ...
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Smart lock not turning off when I leave a trusted place

Just started this behavior today. I am far from my only safe place. But smart lock is no longer asking me for my unlock code. Nexus 6 Android 5.1.1
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“Disabled by administrator, encryption policy and credential storage” message shows up when trying to change lock screen in Lollipop

I've just installed Android 5.0.2 and I've locked my screen. Now, I can't put it back to no lock screen. It appears in grey with the following message: Disabled by administrator, encryption policy ...
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Overheating While Screen Locked

I have a Nexus 5 running stock Lollipop and lately I have noticed that when I lock the screen, but leave an app (or multiple apps) open (e.g. Chrome, Facebook, Youtube) the phone gets very hot and the ...
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Lock Screen Issue

How do I unlock my screen during an incoming call? My phone is set to fingerprint recognition to unlock the screen, but it does not work when a call is incoming. Nor will it let me enter my password, ...
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How do I answer my phone when it is in locked mode?

How do I answer my Samsung Note 4 when it is in locked mode? the phone will not let me unlock it when a call is incoming.
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Unlock different Apps from lock screen

I just got the Galaxy S6 and am new to Android. Is there any way to have the phone open a different app/program, depending on how I swipe open the lock screen? I.e. if I go up, right, up - open ...
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Where does the “privacy protection password” come from?

I wanted to insert a second sim card in my Umi phone. From then onwards, it always asks me for this 'privacy protection password'. I can only insert numbers, not letters... so I'm very puzzled about ...
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Wake up android device by microphone or camera

I would like to install a Android tablet on a wall. So I would wake it up by looking in to the camera(distance ~0.5 - 2 meters), by clapping my hands or something similar. Now I'm searching for an ...
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How to get rid of lock screen in Samsung Galaxy S2?

Lately, instead of just being shut down my Samsung Galaxy S2 shows this screen (see screenshot). How can I get rid of it? I don't want to see this screen ever again. Somehow it appears only while I'm ...
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Return to default lock screen

Hi I set a pattern to unlock the phone and I hate it. How do I go back to the original default lock screen where you move the bubble over the padlock to open the phone? using version 4.2.2 jelly ...
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How to reset or unlock the lock screen on HTC One M8 without doing factory reset?

I have an HTC One M8. I set up a lock pattern and now I can't remember it to unlock the device. Is there a way to unlock the device with out doing a factory reset? I tried the Android Device Manager ...
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How to disable touch during a call

When I call with the smartphone (HTC one M7) I often click the screen with the cheek. I have notice that on Samsung Galaxy tab 8.0 when I call is there an option that disable the touch. Is it ...
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How do I unlock the screen when forgotten password?

I have a Samsung Galaxy Tab 2. My daughter put a screen lock on and doesn't remember the code. How do I unlock it?
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What is Tecno M3 privacy protection password?

My Tecno M3 is asking for privacy protection password to unlock the phone, and I can't make a call or send a text, or anything at all. How do I fix this issue?
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How to lock the pull down menu / sound settings

I am using Android 5.1.1 on a Nexus 4. When the screen is locked, I still can change the sound settings (mute, volume) and I can pull down the top screen menu with the settings for WLAN / Bluetooth, ...
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Restore lock screen password

I have set a password for my Android device long ago which I have already forgot. I have downloaded an app that enables me to log in using a password. As I understand it, the app overrides the Android ...
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What framework/app executes the lockscreen on android 4.2.2 [closed]

Im looking to modifying and perhaps changing the way the lockscreen works. I have heard about keyguard.apk but I cant seem to find that in system/app or anywhere in the device. So I wonder which file ...
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Lockscreen automatically relocks after unlock

The Problem: Sometimes, after a successful screen unlock, the device immediately relocks. Specifications: Nexus 9, CyanogenMod 12-12.1, Android 5.0.1-5.1.1, pattern lock and Smart Lock > FaceUnlock ...
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Applied Pin Lock screen to Galaxy S6 Edge, forgot password, need to get photos from phone

I have tried using Google android device manager and end up with "Since Google has verified that a screen lock is already set, the password you entered won't be needed." Samsung's find my mobile ...
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Lollipop screen not locking, even after removing smart lock etc

Since I played around with smart lock, my device just does not lock anymore. I disabled smart lock, I cleared all credentials, I removed device administrators, accessibility accesses (Lastpass). ...
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Prevent phone unlock by secondary google account

What I have done: I have added multiple google accounts to my device. Also did set screen pattern lock and pin as fallback. Tried to give wrong pattern and selected unlocking by google account, I ...
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My screen lock is set to “PIN”, and I can't change it to “Swipe”. Why not?

I have tried to do the fix as suggested on here however my swipe option states it was disabled by administrator or something like that. Not sure how I even set a PIN in the first place. How do I ...
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How to lock the phone at startup/boot with non-stock lockscreens?

I have tried many Lockscreen apps from Play Store (Slidelock, Echo etc) and they all have 1 problem. After restarting the phone, it doesn't lock and doesn't ask for the pattern so I can unlock it. ...
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My lg motion is locked and the power button is broken

I forgot my lock pin and my power button is broken. How can I hard reset it .
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Seeking for an alternative to lock the screen without pressing the power button in Lollipop

I find it cumbersome to press the power button on my Android Lollipop device for locking the screen. Are there alternatives (like a widget or a gesture) that use some interaction with the touch ...
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Show app above the lockscreen (i.e. Google Maps)

i have a pattern lockscreen enabled. Now i have an app which plays audio files, but if you want to skip or pause the track, you have to unlock your phone. So i want that my desired app is above the ...
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Use “Lock Screen” as Daydream option

maybe its too simple a question, but I need to figure out how I can just use my lock-screen as daydream option for an android lollipop device. What I want is to see the normal lock screen while ...
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how to remove guest creation option while phone is locked

In lollipop, I see the option for creating guest account. During phone is locked with pattern or pin, anybody can just pull down the notification bar and create a guest a account and access my all ...
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Can't change code on galaxy s5

I have a galaxy s5 and I am trying to change my lock code. I don't want a lock code anymore. Every time I try it the swipe and the none is already shaded.
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How do I unlock my Tablet (using a pattern lock) when there is no “Forgot Password” button?

I forgot the password for my account on my brother's tablet, and being that it is not mine I cannot factory reset it, and even after about 100 failed password attempts, there is no "Forgot Password" ...
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Another phone with double lock problem

I have seen some of the answers already listed and none of those solutions worked on my phone. I have a brand new unlocked Ace 4 Duos SM-G313M/DS. When I try and dial or receive calls I get the double ...
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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. ...