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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how to unlock screen of samsung s6

Desperate to sort this out, before i do a factory reset! Samsung Service Centre useless, said factory reset is the only option.... Had fingerprint set to lock samsung s6, don't remember ever setting ...
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Samsung Galaxy Tab A - SM -T550 I forgot my password, how do I reset it?

I forgot my password, how do I reset it? I can not get my screen to stay on and it will not give me any options to change. Please advise...
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NFC without swiping and unlocking

I have this app called jiffy, which starts an action when an NFC tag is brought close to my Oneplus One (lollipop 5.1.1 running cyanogemnod). I have a smartwatch that keeps my phone unlocked because ...
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Where has the forgotten password button gone?

My device is running Android 5.0 Lollipop or above and I have forgotten my lock screen password. After trying multiple times without luck, I do not see an option to reset my password using my Google ...
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on unlock screen, only Google voice typing appears, not the keyboard. Lenovo tab A8. How can I unlock my tablet?

I have a Lenovo Tab A8. Last night I was moving apps to the SD card and uninstalling updates of google features I don't use. I then disabled a few of those google features. I also uninstalled my ...
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GS6 lock screen does not time out

I accidentally pressed the power button in my pocket anx the battery would start draining fast because the screen wouldnt turn off. I disabled peel smart remote and it started time outing just fine. ...
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P3110 Tab isn't showing Forgotton Pin on lock screen

i want to recover my Pin from my gmail accounts but the problem is i don't want to hard reset or on factory reset becoz i can;t afford to lose some important data from it, anyone can suggest or share ...
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Swipe to wake when screen is off

I would like my new Android (5.0, Galaxy S5) to handle screen locking the way my old Android did (4.something, Galaxy Express). The old one was set to pattern lock, but after the screen turned off, ...
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Lockscreen is missing, can I reinstall the lockscreen somehow?

On boot my mobile phone goes to the lockscreen background but doesn't show the unlock symbol. I've tried dragging the button blind but it's not just that it's not visible, it's not there. Neither ...
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Is there a lock screen app for rooted Android phone? See details

It will have 2 pass codes.1st will unlock phone.And if I enter 2nd, phone should restart. 2nd will be for emergency situations like when I am chatting in class, and a professor asks to show what I was ...
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how to retrieve all data from broken screen oppo R821

The Display and touch screen is broken on my oppo find muse R821. but my phone switches ON but not able to detect from my pc as I have password protected. Please help to retrieve all my data
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How to show clocks on pin/pattern lockscreen (Cyanogenmod 12 / Android 5)?

I have configured my CM12 to show pattern on screen wake-up, and unfortunately there are no clocks! Clocks are shown on the first screen when you need to pull the bottom up to open pinpad or pattern ...
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How to disable quick menu from locked screen? [duplicate]

The quick menu for toggling wi-fi, data etc is accessible even when phone is locked with pattern/password/pin. Also, the notifications are not secure even when phone is locked. I have seen this in ...
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Default user after reboot in multi-user CM 12.1

I setup a new user on my tablet in order to use it as a wall tablet with some smart home informations und buttons. Unfortunately after reboot the Owner is always the user who is started first. So I ...
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Unable to unset the LOCK password Android 4.4.4

I have already read this Google help page as well as Unable to disable password on Android screen lock and several other links that explain how to a screen lock password/pin. I am using Android 4.4.4 ...
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Disable Android lock-out (un)feature

Unfortunately, someone thought is was funny to mash my lock screen buttons (phone fell out of my pocket while sitting on the floor), which required me to sign in via my Google account. Now normally ...
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Is there a way to disable all functionality on the lock screen? [duplicate]

I have a Nexus 6, and have noticed that even on the lock screen, there are still things you can do besides enter the passcode. You can turn the wifi/bluetooth and airplane mode on/off, use the torch, ...
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How can I have the old CRT effect run properly on Kitkat?

I'm using a rooted MT6592 phone, running Android 4.4.2 (Kitkat). It's loaded with the Xposed Framework along with Gravitybox. In Gravitybox there's a setting to have a CRT effect when the screen is ...
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Change the swipe-up options on the Lollipop lockscreen?

I went back to Lollipop from Marshmallow recently and I miss having the ability to swipe up from the left of the screen to get right into Google Now voice search. Is there any way to change (with root ...
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Cyanagenmode 13 screen lock forensics

I tried [1] to see if I can reset the screen lock, however it fails saying there is no database named 'secure'. How to change/remove screen lock pattern in Cyanagenmode 13, Android 6.0.1 sqlite> ...
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Need direction on best course of action with an lg16c with Kitkat

I have recently started teaching myself Android systems, and I'm not sure if I bricked or what happened. Now I could seriously use some direction as to the best course of action. Somewhere in the ...
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Lenovo K3 Note: Why do I no longer see lockscreen artworks while playing songs?

I am using a Lenovo k3 note. Earlier, while playing tracks, I used to see lockscreen artworks on my mobile, but now, I do not see it anymore. Why?
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RCA Voyager tablet won't turn on even after master reset

My daughter got the RCA Voyager back in September and now its not working. The tablet won't turn on. I've tried master reset and the tablet still will not turn on. How do I go about this problem? Any ...
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How do I stop unwanted information from being listed on the lock screen?

No - This is not about "sensitive information". I just upgraded to Lollipop and my lock screen display was changed by the upgrade. On the lock screen I now see notifications for text messages; ...
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How to disable flashlight in lock screen in Lollipop on Xcover 3?

Since upgrading my Samsung Galaxy Xcover 3 phone to Android 5.1 Lollipop, I've noticed that the flashlight keeps getting turned on in my pocket. Apparently, pressing the "Xcover button" on the side of ...
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Can't set screen lock to other than 'Slide'

I can't switch the screen lock mode to anything other than 'Slide'. Other options (None, PIN, Password, Pattern, Face) are available, but after setting up any of them the label with the selected ...
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App as Lock Screen? -OR- Allow app to run when device is locked?

I've got an old android device running CM11 (KitKat) that I'm using mainly as an alarm clock. I'd like to be able to run only the clock app (Gentle Alarm) .... and then if I want to use any other ...
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Lockdown pro suddenly stopped working. Is there anyway to un/reinstall?

I had Lockdown pro app installed and everything was working fine until the latest update from Samsung which brought some new features such as battery app optimizing. Now the Lockdown pro no longer ...
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Accessing messages from android device with broken screen

I have an AG Chrome android phone. The screen is broken, I called the company, they cant help me as they do not make spares for the phone. I have important messages on the phone I need. The phone ...
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How do I set a device password longer than seventeen characters?

The stock-Android device security settings restrict the length of passwords (and PINs) to seventeen characters. When I first got my device, I worked around this by using Android Device Manager to lock ...
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Lock screen doesnt work when default internet is open

When i am using my default galaxy s6 internet browser I can't use the lock screen button for some reason. It was never like this before. Is there a way to fix this? It was fine one minute and then it ...
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Why is my phone coming on in my pocket?

I've got a stock Nexus 6p and I have noticed several times that the phone has come on by itself while in my front pocket and is waiting for some kind of input. Furthermore, in some cases it has ...
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Use tasker to unlock device

I am trying to unlock my device with a nfc tag. I modified the NfcNci.apk for my samsung galaxy s5 to work on lockscreen and screen off but the problem i have now is actually unlocking my phone with ...
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Cyanogenmod 12: How to display calendar events on lock screen?

Seems fairly basic, and this has been working well with CM11, but however, with CM12 I have not managed to configure the lock screen to show the next couple of events, without having to unlock. I ...
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Digit space issue

I have my OPPO phone and I have used android device manager and locked my phone through it and had set 8 digit password and I want to delete password. I have used the settings->privacy->lock screen ...
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Cannot enter lock screen Android 5.0

I cannot enter my lock pattern because the first row of dots does not accept touch input. The screen should be fine, since I can enter my PIN and and touch in the area everywhere else (camera, before ...
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PIN longer than 16 digits

I was wondering if there was any way to use an unlock PIN longer than 16 digits on android lollipop - in the settings it allows you to enter a PIN less than 17 digits. I would like to stay away from ...
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Dual clock on OxygenOS lock screen

I've got the new OnePlusTwo with Android 5.1.1 and OxygenOS 2.1.2. Does anyone know how to display home and roaming clocks on lockscreen? That was basic on Galaxy S5, but haven't found out how to do ...
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How to change lock screen due to VPN settings

I just faced this problem.. i turned on my VPN last night and a pop up told me to change my lockscreen settings to either password or fingerprint (I'm using Samsung Galaxy Note 4), so i did. Ever ...
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screen cracked android - so I cannot gesture unlock

I have a fairly common issue: a screen damaged android phone. These devices are highly vulnerable to broken screens (this particular phone, the samsung galaxy note 3, had 2 replacement screens before ...
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How to lock screen while playing games?

I am wondering is there any app or a robust way of locking screen (front keys as well) while playing games in android phone. Is there any common app for locking/disabling the keys/touch when we play ...
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How can I access my MOTO G3 if I forgot my mobile pattern? [duplicate]

I have forgot my screen lock pattern of my MOTO G3. What do I do now? How can I access my mobile now. If there is any solution, please let me know.
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Lockscreen OK button nota working

I cannot access my phone because when I input the password on the lockscreen afterwards I am required to press the OK button. Alas, my OK button is on the bottom of the screen, which is unresponsive ...
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Galaxy Prime iLocker virus

A friend's Galaxy Grand Prime was infected by a virus, I tried factory reset, and surprisingly the virus appeared on screen once factory reset completed and the phone restarted: I tried hard reset, ...
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Screen on animation stays black more than usual

My screen stays black when unlocking the device 5 seconds longer than usual, which is annoying, the problem is solved if I factory reset my device, but I don't want to! Is there any other solution? ...
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CM12.1 - My lock screen is not working at all!

I recently updated to the CM 12.1-20151024-NIGHTLY-d851 build (I have an LG G3, D851) and also flashed gapps with the a recent "nano" version. Since then, I have noticed that the lock screen does not ...
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Remove Pattern Lock

I am unable to remove the pattern lock on my Moto G 2 because the none option is greyed out and a message saying 'Disabled by administrator, encryption policy or credential storage'. I have already ...
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Reset unlock pattern through Android Device Manager

I have forgotten my unlock pattern on Android phone with Lollipop. I used the Android Device Manager to reset password. It is a numerical password that can be set through Android Device Manager ...
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Can't Recover Data Due To Broken LCD/Screen

Broke the screen on my Samsung Galaxy S6 the other day. There is a visible crack on the screen itself and it does not show any image of the screen. It does have some touch response in certain parts of ...
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How to disable the “waterdrop sound” played when locking or unlocking the screen

I am running Android KitKat 4.4.2 on a Samsung Galaxy SIII Neo. I have installed the Screen Lock Pro app which allows you to log off by clicking a home screen icon or tapping on a notification drawer ...