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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Lollipop - Lock screen missing icons for Mail, Text, etc.

After my Samsung S5 has been updated to Lollipop (5.0.1), icons re. new mail, text, facebook etc dont show on my lock screen. The only thing showed is my network operator. Now I have to unlock ...
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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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Android 5.0.2 privacy issues

Notification filter log, can this be cleared? Can contents of notifications not be displayed on your unlocked screen?
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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 ...
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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 ...