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 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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how to unlock my screen

I have a Samsung Gaalaxy S6 Edge and it fails to recognize my finger print. I've also forgotten the backup password. I can't recover my password through my Google account and via "find my mobile" ...
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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. ...
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How can I unlock my s6 Edge Lock Screen w/o having to factory reset it?

Given how sensitive the fingerprint sensor on this phone, the 5 tries were used and the phone was asking for the backup password after. The problem is that i cant even remember the PW. I can unlock it ...
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Note 4 screen locked

I had finger scanner on my Samsung Galaxy Note 4, but somehow it stopped working. Then with Android Device Manager, I was able unlock the screen with new password, and also registered with new finger ...
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“Enter alternative password” S5

I used to have the fingerprint lock set up, but somehow the phone doesn't have the fingerprint swipe option and only asks to "enter alternative password". I have tried all I can remember but I'm ...
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unable to enter recovery mode in colors x55

I locked my mobile(colors x55-android 4.0.3).Now its asking for email and password. I tried my email but can't get the solution. I have my wifi and debuggin mode off. I then tried to wipe my phone's ...
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I tested the “lock” feature on Android Device Manger, and now I can't unlock it

I was just testing out Android Device Manager and I tested the lock feature. I entered a password, as requested, and the phone was locked. I was told that since I already had a lock screen on my ...
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USB connection without unlocking screen

i am connecting my phone with USB (using MSC) to my car for listening to the music on the phone's microSD card. It only works, when the screen was unlocked before connecting the phone. Also, when ...
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TripAdvisor Lockscreen Folder Path

I'm trying to find TripAdvisor's lockscreen folder on my Samsung Note 3. Can you please tell me where it is ?
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What is the Enable lock screen notification in my Micromax a064

I have a Micromax Bolt A064 smartphone running on android 4.4.2. I know that KitKat have the option to enable lock screen widget in security. My phone doesn't support it. But that's not the problem. ...
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Pattern unlock is too small after 4.4.2 update

I go to unlock my phone with the pattern but it is now smaller and I keep going into camera instead. Is there ANY way to turn this off? If the phone is locked I want emergency calls or unlock - ...
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Lock screen doesn't show notification on Android Lollipop

After my Samsung S5 has been updated to Lollipop (5.0.1), notifications re. new mail, text, facebook, etc. don't show on my lock screen. The only thing showed is my network operator. Now I have to ...
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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 ...