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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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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Security app that randomly selects a lock screen image + password combo from a user-defined set? [on hold]

Background: I am a new android user (well, new smartphone user period) and I'm not impressed with the general state of lock screen security on smartphones. Call me paranoid, but the smudges left ...
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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. ...
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How To Bypass Android Lock-Screen?

I can't remember the pattern to my phone anymore. How can I bypass it? I've looked at my options but they've been whittled down. Android debugging isn't enabled, so I can't use the Android SDK to ...
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my lockscreen photo was deleted and need to recover it

a while back the photo used for my lockscreen was deleted however it has stayed displaying. is there a way to capture it or find its location in the internal memory? i found an app on this site made ...
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Where is the lock-screen image stored?

I restored my phone and lost all my apps and save in the phone (Samsung S5). Once completed the restoring, I had back my lock screen image, and since it's important to me,I'd like to save it on my Pc, ...
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Lollipop: secure lock screen menu options

This is just an extension of the previously asked question. I have upgraded Google Nexus 5 with android 5.0.1 Lollipop. We can toggle wifi, data, flight mode and other options from locked screen. ...
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No “enable lock screen widgets” option - Galaxy Alpha

Are lock screen widgets unavalible for the galaxy alpha? I can't find it under security settings, there are no options about the lock screen there at all, or the actual lock screen settings. I've got ...
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Configuring instant lock on power press with SQLite

I'm pretty new to Android world and I haven't found any answer to that question on SO... so I'm daring asking it here : basically I need to write a script to automatically configure an Android device ...
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Disable default lockscreen notifications on Micromax Canvas A74

I'm using Micromax Canvas A74 running Android Jellybean. Recently I searched for a locksceen notification widget and found "NiLS Lockscreen Notifications". But now the problem is, how can I disable ...
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locked out of my phone

I have a galaxy s4 and I put a lock on it. I don't know the pin code. I tried using android device manager and it reset my lock code, but still says its the wrong password or pin. I have reset it ...
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HTC One M8 Screen Broke

Not sure if this goes here but I don't see any other section where it would go really. About a week ago, I found a HTC One M8 is a creek when I was hiking. I took it out and when I got home I placed ...
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Samsung galaxy S4 Blacked out Screen need to retreive files [duplicate]

Anyone know how to get photos/files from a galaxy 4 that has a broken / blacked out screen - Ive tried every method possible ive read online and im getting no-were and ready to scream ...I cant seem ...
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How do I keep my camera active on Android even when the phone is locked and screen sleeps?

When I play Ingress, Ingress remains active. Even when my screen goes black, if I push the power button, Ingress is still active. I do not need to unlock my phone nor wait for it to "wake up". (The ...
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Lock screen with Nova launcher not showing new icons

I have an HTC One (M8) and downloaded Nova Launcher to customize my layout. I downloaded the Black Glass ADW Theme and it looks great. However, on my lock screen it is still showing the app icons from ...
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How do I remotely unlock Google Device Manager remote lock when I know the password?

Is there an option to remotely unlock the online Android Device Manager's lock feature if I have the password? I have read "How to unlock Google Device Manager remote lock?" but I do not have my ...
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Password Lock-out

I've mentioned this on another similar question. I haven't used my Android Tablet for maybe a year now, mostly because I had lost the charger. I found the charger and thought "Why not?" so I charged ...
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How can I unlock my phone? I locked it using Android Device Manager, but it claims I entered a wrong password

I have an Samsung Galaxy S3 Neo. Bus 002 Device 042: ID 04e8:6860 Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd GT-I9100 Phone [Galaxy S II], GT-I9300 Phone [Galaxy S III], GT-P7500 [Galaxy Tab 10.1] The keyboard ...
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Android device Manager in My lenove p780 Mobile

I am using Lenovo P780 Model Android mobile. Recently I have installed Android Device Manager. But I want unlock the screen lock. Every time screen will be locked. How to disable this Android Device ...
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Fast switch between lock screens?

I know there is "No Lock Screen", which is a great musthave app that I have been using for months on all the devices I own. My friends/relatives love it too. My only problem with it it's that I ...
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How to recover data from broken android phone [duplicate]

In an accident my phone Samsung galaxy s4 broken and lock screen does not work . I want to recover my all data like contacts,photos,videos and .txt files that is saved in internal memory. I ...
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What is triggering the sview cover screen?

I don't have an sview cover. However, I've started occasionally seeing this lock screen when I wake my Note 3. When that happens, I need to restart my phone because the normal lock screen with the ...
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Why does Samsung GS4 pattern lock sometimes change to side-by-side layout?

I have the SGS4 SGH-M919, Android 4.2.2, WickedV8 ROM. Normally my lock screen looks like this: Once in a while, my lock screen unexpectedly changes to this side-by-side arrangement: I have ...
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media player full screen

when the music player is on the s5 has a default "lockscreen! Problem is, when the device is in you pocket it can open the music player locscreen and change the track without you want to. the rest of ...
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What does a single tap on the lock screen do?

The Swipe lock screen on my S4 running Jellybean and Kitkat has a number of actions. Swipe left for camera Swipe right for other widgets Swipe down on the widget allows you to them click on the ...
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ICE (Emergency) contacts from lock screen - how to access when SIP is configured?

Using Android version 4.4.2 (on Samsung Galaxy S5 Mini). I have added one of my contacts to the OS built-in ICE contact group and assigned to one of the four emergency contact buttons that are shown ...
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Manually lock device in Android 5

I have just upgraded my nexus device to android 5.0.1 from 4.4.2 and I can't find a lock button. Previously you could tap your picture in the setting pull down menu. I'm not asking how to set a lock ...
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How to switch screen unlock from Pattern to Slide

On my Nexus 7 2013 Wi-Fi with Android 5.0.1 Lollipop I used the Slide setting for the lock screen. To experiment with a VPN, I switched to pattern lock. After deleting the VPN entry I had created, I ...