Questions tagged [lock-screens]

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 easy is it for a thief to repurpose a stolen, non-rooted Android phone with both a SIM card PIN and a phone PIN?

I recently dropped a phone and I assume somebody picked it up and ran with it since it was immediately turned off. Now I want to know how easy is it to get into the phone which is running Android 12 (...
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Screen-lock: any way to specify a list of sensitive apps to opt-out locking all apps?

Recently I started using screen locking, just because I started using NFC and Google Wallet. If the device does not have a screen-lock set up, Google Wallet removes cards the in 5 minutes. Okay, this ...
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Cannot swipe to unlock due to broken screen

My Vortex tablet has a cracked screen and I'm not able to swipe up to open my home screen. How do I bypass that for a screen where I have to swipe up?
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Remove list of running apps from the lockscreen

When I pull down the notification shade twice when the phone is locked, I have an entry at the bottom of the shade showing "X apps are active". When I tap the entry, not only can I see a ...
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After deleting user 0's locksettings.db, user 10 (Island work profile) failed to decrypt in TWRP

My Pixel 5 running Android 11, encountered a frozen screen when attempting to set the screen lock to none. After the system auto reboots, the device prompts for unlocking the screen pattern. Even ...
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Block specific settings in Android [duplicate]

Is this possible to block a specific setting in Android using accessibility permission and if yes then how can it be implemented? The best example I can find is this app named Cleanbrowsing and it is ...
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Forgot PIN to unlock lock screen on Nokia C110

My relative put a PIN password on his Nokia C110. He forgot the password and cannot get into it. I have tried to factory reset the phone, holding volume up and power, holding volume down and power (...
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Is it possible to allow an old app to lock/unlock the phone?

I'm still using an old app to automate some things: Automated Device (com.dhr.automateddevice) by Daniel Herrero. The app isn't update from about 8 years, but it stills works and do what i need, it is ...
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Login into a phone with broken screen using adb

I have a Android 10 phone with broken screen (it doesn't display anything and doesn't react to touches) that has ADB enabled. It boots (probably to the lockscreen) as I can see it in adb devices and ...
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Redmi Note 11 forgotten password

I have a Redmi Note 11 phone with a lock screen password set by someone who has now forgotten it. I have tried the steps it says on the phone by holding the power button along with the volume-up ...
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Locked Samsung A51

My Samsung A51 has been locked since 28th of December 2023. My AHDH son changed my pattern and can’t remember the pattern. I have tried different patterns every day and can’t seem to unlock the phone, ...
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Samsung Galaxy A53 doesn't show fingerprint on lock screen when no app is running

I have a Samsung Galaxy A53 and I did a fingerprint on it. When there is no application opened and it enters the lock screen, I don't see the option to put my finger to open it, and I have to write ...
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Unlock Samsung pattern lock using Family Link

How do I unlock my son's Samsung Galaxy S20 pattern lock using Family Link? I tried the hard reset option but couldn't get to factory reset. The phone keeps throwing the message to unlock the pattern. ...
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Power off requires password for all android phone [duplicate]

One of my relatives dropped their phone and someone picked it up and turned it off. Now there is no way to locate it as Find My Device does not show it anymore. I have an Android 12 device and there ...
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How to make a phone allow calling even if I haven't unlocked it since boot

Is there any way to make an Android phone allow calling arbitrary numbers even if I don't unlock it on boot? I have root privileges, if that helps. And yes I understand the security implications etc.
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Is there a way to keep the audio playing on the BBC iPlayer app when the screen is off / locked?

The BBC sounds app allows this - it will keep playing when you turn the screen off. The iPlayer app doesn't seem to allow this, presumably because the BBC think that you are watching the programme on ...
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How to transfer files from Android to Windows without using ADB?

The phone is locked and I can't turn Wi-Fi or Bluetooth on. So, I need to find a way to transfer files to Windows. Is there a way to do it? I have found third party softwares but I will apply them as ...
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Forgot lock pattern on Huawei P40 Pro, how to reset it without losing data?

I forgot my lock pattern in my Huawei P40 Pro. I have Huawei Cloud but my phone IS now in airplane mode. How can I reset my phone without losing data? Can I at least connect it to the internet with ...
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How to enable landscape mode for lockscreen in LineageOS 20 on Samsung Tab S6 Lite?

LineageOS has been a huge improvement in terms of responsiveness and customization compared to Samsung OneUI. However on Samsung Tab S6 Lite (which mostly is set horizontally on table) the lockscreen ...
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Screen lock password forgotten on Autel MaxiCheck MX808

I have an Android device as following: Manufacturer: Autel Model: MaxiCheck MX808 Automotive scanner tablet Firmware Version: 1.0 I forgot the screen lock password. I communicated with Autel Tech ...
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How can I unlock the lock screen of my RealMe 9 Pro Plus without formatting device, or retrieve just the storage?

I haven't been able to unlock my Realme 9 Pro Plus phone with the passwords that I remember. And I'm not sure what to do next. I have always found it a bugging issue when my Realme phone asks me to ...
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Why the screen lock password no longer matches after using a different disk as /data

I'm using a rooted Android 13 device, and an external SD-card that I mount as /data by editing the fstab. The SD-card is partitioned into few EXT4 partitions, and I can boot with any of them mounted ...
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frp and screen lock issues vivo y02 [duplicate]

I received my vivo y02 v2236 as a gift, unfortunately, someone mixed it up with their phone i cannot locate the owner and I am stuck with this. I cannot bypass FRP and screen lock as I don't have the ...
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Customized text on SIM pin unlock screen?

It happens to me occasionally to forget phone somewhere, usually when working on the field, so I have custom text displayed on LOCK SCREEN " If you find me, please call ". And it is super ...
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Forgot lock screen PIN on child phone with Family Link, can't figure out how to get into it or reset PIN

My child forgot her lock screen PIN and I use Family Link, but I can't figure out how to get into it or reset the PIN through the app. What are my options?
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Use fingerprint in apps but not device unlock

On my Samsung Galaxy A14, I could configure my fingerprint for use within apps (such as banking and qualified electronic signature apps) but not for unlocking my phone. This is my preferred setup as I ...
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Android 13 configuration stops on picking screen lock

tl;dr My phone has become "bricked". After wiping all the data it regain normal functionality, but I cannot complete Android initial configuration due to phone stopping on selection of a ...
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Can broken screen and USB cable in data transfer mode influence each other?

This sounds so weird that I can't believe I am asking about this. I have two exactly the same Redmi 11S (same in terms of purchase date and software installed). One of them has fallen a couple of ...
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add guest and add users grayed out [duplicate]

The add user and add guest buttons on the lock screen of my lenovo tab p11 are disabled after leaving my tablet for a week. I have turned on the ability to add a guest and new user from the lock ...
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How to Unlock Samsung Galaxy s21 ultra with totally dead screen?

My screen stopped working. Both display, and touch. I can connect it to a dongle with HDMI and USB ports.I get the display out, as seen below. When I connect mouse or keyboard, I get the "device ...
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Use fingerprint to unlock the lock screen after booting Pixel 6

Background I am trying to unlock my Google Pixel 6. Due to an accident, I lost much of my memory and in turn, forgot the lock screen PIN code for my phone. I have, however, also activated fingerprint ...
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Android 11 missing change lock screen PIN

In a new Android phone, OS version 11, I can't find the change lock screen PIN. In this phone, privacy and security are separate (i.e., some related questions direct users to "Privacy and ...
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Pixel 7 lock screen timer

I would like to have the lock screen on a Google Pixel 7 to display for a specific time before powering off the screen. This should not be confused with the screen timeout (normal screen > lock ...
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Sending a WhatsApp message with Google Assisten while phone is locked

Currently, when my phone is locked, I can use the Google Assistant to send a regular text message. This does work. When trying to use a WhatsApp message, though, the Assistant tells me that I need to ...
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Forgot screen lock pin and airplane mode on

Hi i have a Samsung Galaxy A30S. I added a screen lock pin code and can't remember it. The airplane mode is activated and I cannot turn it off, cause it's asking for pin number. I don't want to do a ...
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Android fake "having a pin/password protected phone" (lock-screen)

I have a rooted android phone and want a specific app to believe that I have configured a device pin (or fingerprint) to lock the phone, basically the same as this guy: Android “fake having a locked ...
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How to reset a parent-managed kid's phone?

My daughter has changed her lock screen password. Didn't write it down. And had forgotten it. And so her phone is locked. What I observe is: After restart, she's been asked a code. I can't find ...
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Samsung Galaxy A10 stuck on lock screen

My Samsung Galaxy A10 SM-A105FN (running Android 11) is stuck on the lock screen, and whenever I enter the correct pattern, the screen goes black for a few seconds before coming back to the lock ...
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Bypass lockscreen PIN with broken screen (Android 7)

I've a Huawei P9 Plus running Android 7 with unlocked bootloader and TWRP installed. My screen is broken so I need to mirror my screen with scrcpy. I've tried ton of guides like this one to enable USB ...
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How to copy screen lock password from one device to another in Android11?

So I'm trying on copying the Android 11 screen lock password to another same device our customer does not want to set the password one by one and I find out a resolution: copying files However it ...
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Unlocking an Android phone

I forgot the password to my Android phone (I have a Samsung A51) and I am trying to reset the lock password. It is important for me not to reset because I have important information that I want to ...
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Notifications dismissed from lockscreen after unlock

Explanation of the problem Ensure show notifications on lock screen is enabled in the settings Receive a notification and it displays on the lockscreen Unlock the screen Lock the screen The ...
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Displayed weather on lock screens

I am wondering how exactly do I get the weather to show up on my lock screen on my Nokia 400 5G
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Fumbled my phone and somehow accidentally disabled a feature I depend on: Voice Recorder stays on-screen when screen is locked

I fumbled my phone just now and somehow accidentally disabled a feature I depend on, which has worked fine for years: Voice Recorder stays on-screen when screen is locked. Now the app is unusable ...
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How to unlock Android phone when someone is calling, without picking up?

When someone is calling, a round slider appears at the bottom of the screen and I have to slide down to reject or slide up to pick up. The slider appears in the same place as the under-screen ...
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Protecting google account password reset from device pin/password compromise?

Today I realized that by just knowing the phone PIN it is possible to reset the Google account password... doesn't matter what 2FA/Backup codes you configured. For example, you can go under the ...
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Is there a way to disable the inactivity screen lock?

And I don't mean the Screen Timeout or the actual phone lock. I have a Samsung Galaxy A8 running Android 9, and since I found out it hasn't been updated since 2018, AKA before OneUI, I decided to do ...
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Samsung Galaxy S22 lock screen: how to revert local and home clocks and reduced notifications?

Since reverting the settings on my Samsung Galaxy S22, the lock screen has appeared as shown in the photo below. My questions are: How can I revert the clock to only show 'Home' time (instead of 2 ...
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Location of wallpaper and lock screen images on Android 13

I have two different images that I use for my wallpaper and my lock screen. These images are of my two oldest sons and have been used for wallpaper and lock screen for a long time. I just had another ...
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Bypassing the lock screen PIN on Samsung Galaxy Tab 4 without factory reset

My aunt suddenly passed away with no will as she was young. She has a Samsung Galaxy Tab 4 that I'm trying to access for pictures off of it for her memorial service. I've tried at least 20 different 4-...
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