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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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Android TV custom screensavers [on hold]

I'm looking to use a library of music videos/scenes from movies as a custom screensaver for my smartTV (and eventually office monitors on Windows, but one thing at a time)... So the videos would play ...
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Remove pin lock from an old forgotten phone

I broke my current phone so I thought that I would use my old Samsung j1(2016) but it seems that I forgot the 10 digit pin code (10 because the code used all digits including 0). I searched the net ...
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Can I enable my fingerprint lockscreen whitout (!) enabling encryption

I like to regularly backup my data partition using TWRP. I noticed once I enable my fingerprint screenlock, TWRP is unable to access my data partition because Android 8.0 encrypts it from the moment I ...
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How to set password request for booting the smartphone?

How can I set the phone so it requests to unlock the screen before starting up? Earlier I had to unlock the phone so it starts up but now it boots without unlocking (and I didn't change anything in ...
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What is wrong with my device? How do I fix this?

Last night, I turned my device back on and tried to unlock it by swiping, to no avail. My device has been stuck on this display, and I have been unable to unlock it
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Is there a way to turn my phone to landscape mode in the lock screen?

I have had a Motorola Moto e4 for almost 2 years with relatively no problems. A few days ago, my phone's touch screen stops working in certain frequently pressed places on the screen. This proves to ...
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How to reset pattern lock on SM-T580?

I have a SM-T580 with a pattern lock In order to turn off the tablet it asks for the password again so I can’t do a hard reset to it. Is there a way to bypass this?
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Does the auto factory reset reset the counting of 15 wrong attempts?

I just set up a PIN to my device when I saw the option of enabling auto factory reset after 15 wrong attempts to unlock my phone and I now wonder: for how long are these 15 attempts valid? One hour? ...
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How can I reset the “password attempts” counter on the S6

guys! I'll admit it, I was trying to unlock my mom's phone she let me borrow, and it closed for inactivity, and I didn't want to bother to go ask her, so I tried the password. Now I only have two more ...
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Is it possible to open a locked android device or access it's files without knowing the password?

I have a Samsung phone which is password protected it also has fingerprint enabled. I don't need to know how to open it I just want to know if it's possible to unlock it or access its files? There ...
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How do I get rid of two lockscreens? [duplicate]

I have a Samsung Note 8. I took my phone to the store yesterday, and now I have a second lock screen with ads. I have gone through all of my apps that I dont regularly use, and have tried cleaning up ...
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I am unable to unlock home screen on Android Pie

I've just updated my phone to Android Pie. While booting, I typed in my password PIN, and it unlocked to go to the home screen. There when I type the same password, a "Wrong Password" error is being ...
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Why screen-lock apps cannot unlock using fingerprint?

When I lock my phone using the POWER BUTTON, I can unlock it using fingerprint. But when I use an APP to lock my phone (like WTN or Lock Screen etc.), I can only use a PIN or Password to unlock. I ...
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Pixel 3 XL docked on Google Pixel stand shows ambient display and not screensaver

When docked on the Pixel stand the screen turns on automatically. When I turn it off by pressing the power button, Ambient display always comes up and stays on all night. Screensaver never turns on. ...
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Samsung galaxy s9+: how to order screen unlock options

In my screen unlock options, I have iris scanner, face recognition, fingerprint scanner, pattern and password/security pin. I have all of the options set up. However, 95% of the time when I try to ...
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Call custom emergency number from lockscreen

Ok, basically, what I want, is to provide Android phone to child, locked by passcode (or gesture), and allow the child to call parents (two numbers) from locked device. My current available target ...
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how to always show homescreen after unlocking?

On a Nexus 5 and I am looking for a way to configure it to always show the homescreen after unlocking it. is it possible? how? Right now, after unlocking it shows the screen exactly as it was left it ...
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Self changing of numeric screen lock - why?

My daughter uses four digits number as screen lock of her phone (Xiaomi Redmi 3S) but one day phone wrote "incorrect". She did not change it so she cannot forget it. It happened three times yet. In ...
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Locking the Android UI

I'm running Android Nougat. I would like to know whether there is a way to lock the device while watching a YouTube video or doing some other critical operation so that you don't accidentally kick ...
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How to check which app changes home background image

The background of my homescreen keeps changing and I do not know what causes it. I can change the background manually, but after a certain moment of time it just changes automatically to another ...
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Create lock screen shortcut to direct dial a contact number

I’ve seen several articles like this, that show how to create a lock screen shortcut on my version of Android (8.1 Oreo), but I can’t seem to figure out how to create one that replicates behaviour of ...
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Phone wasn't used in 6 months. Is there a way to unlock it?

Unlock pattern forgotten. Developer mode on off. It asks for pattern to shutdown. Laptop recognizes it but thats all. Drivers up to date. ADB doesnt recognize it as device.
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How do I disable screen timeout of Android?

I would like it to be disabled when I use in certain condition, such as during traveling with GPS.
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Android 8 / LG 6: Add next alarm to lock screen?

On my previous Nexus 5 (which was running Android 6), the lock screen displayed this: 19:05 ⏰ 7:30 (indicating that it's now 19:05 and the next alarm would be at 7:30). Now that I'm on Android 8 (on ...
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Can't unlock screen after changing password

So one night i was using my Galaxy Tab A and realized that someone had taken my screen lock off, so every time I had opened my screen cover it would just automatically unlock my screen. So I decided ...
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How can I set the screen to turn off during a video?

I want to set the screen to turn off during a video from the gallery if there are something about 30 seconds without any touch, How can I do that? Is root necessary? My android version is 9.0.
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How to show all unread notifications on Huawei Honor phone?

So I just got a Huawei Honor Play, and love the phone. Great phone for an outstanding price. Only trouble I'm having is the lock screen notifications. What appears to be happening is that when new ...
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How to change clocks position in Android 6.0

I have a quite simple problem: my screen is partially broken so I don't see clocks in it's default position, it looks like 13.XX and I don't see XX because screen is just black there. So I want to ...
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Kingroot charging screen lock

I want to know how to enable Kingroot charging screen lock, because I've already rooted my phone. The phone used to show the charging screen lock, but a day ago it doesn't show it anymore. How to ...
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Enable Live Wallpaper on Lockscreen for LG Tribute HD

With LG Tribute there is no option to set a Live Wallpaper to Lock, only homescreen allowed. Is there some kind of Hack to work around?
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Is it possible to delete images from the wallpaper folder on android?

I downloaded a photo from facebook, and set it as the wallpaper on my phone, then decided I wanted to remove it again. The problem is, I have not yet been able to find a way to delete photos from the ...
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How to install system trusted CA certificate on Android without rooting [duplicate]

I need to install the firewall certificate on the devices of my company. Since I can't install a system trusted certificate without rooting the device I thought of creating an Android image that comes ...
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Can't access screen lock type settings

I've recently updated my Moto G5 to Android Oreo and since then my lock screen automatically changed from pattern to swipe.. When the phone boots up it still asks me to "enter your pattern to start ...
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How to disable PIN lock in android device without touching it

My android phone (Sony Xperia Z2) has a PIN lock, and now the screen is broken, everything is working fine except touch, I can't do anything because I can't unlock the phone because I can't press the ...
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How to know what is causing a weird lock screen with ads to show up?

I have a Samsung Galaxy J7 that just started displaying this as the lock screen. Sometimes, it displays my regular lock screen, but if I let my phone sit long enough, it will display this screen. It ...
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Hide the PIN entry on stock lock screen

Is it possible to hide the visual feedback on the PIN entry on the Android stock lock screen? The feedback makes it pretty easy for anybody standing near to watch the PIN: I know that it is possible ...
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How to disable all notifications from the lock screen

Can anyone kindly tell me how to disable notifications from appearing on the lock screen? I have tried going to settings and then notifications but it just gives me a list of all apps, and I would ...
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How to prevent Android tablet from asking password instead of using finger print?

My Samsung Galaxy TAB S3 sometimes, maybe once every 1 or 2 days, asks for my password instead of unlocking with my fingerprint. This is apparently "for my safety". However I prefer to always unlock ...
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Disabling vibration when fingerprint authentication fails

I'm running Android Nougat 7.0 on a Wiko upulse lite phone. I would like to know whether there is a way to disable the vibration that is produced when fingerprint authentication fails. I ask because I ...
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How to remove the “vinyl record” from the lock screen?

On my Android phone I see a picture of a moving vinyl record when I press the on/off button. It seems to be a media player application. But I don't want to use it. I don't even have any music saved on ...
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Make screen brighter when phone is raised?

When raising my Google Pixel XL (latest Android Pie), without pressing anything, it already shows the clock, weather, battery percentage etc. -- that's nice. However, the screen at that point is also ...
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What system application handles Lockscreen? Android 8.0 OREO

What I'm trying to do is I'm using AutoInput to capture a UI update event in the lockscreen. Is this possible? What application handle the locksreen?
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Phone is locked with an impossible to enter password

As it appeared, the on-screen keyboard for entering the unlock password is missing English layout, although it for sure was present when the password has been created. Now the situation appears really ...
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How to make limited access?

I want to show my tablet to my clients, but I want yo only show slide show. How Ivan do that?
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After Pie upgrade, lock screen is not hiding all sensitive content

I recently upgraded my Pixel 2 from Android Oreo to Pie. I have "Security & location" -> "Lock screen preferences" set to "Hide sensitive content". Ever since the upgrade, when I receive an email ...
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Sony Xperia L1 Screen Always Open, I Cannot Lock

I have a Xperia L1. When I press lock button, the screen locked and re-opened in 2 seconds every time. I cannot find the fix for it. Are anyone encountered with this issue ? Thanks.
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Is there a way to disable fingerprint reader on OnePlus 5T?

I'm using a OnePlus 5T, which is running Android 8.1. Since the face-unlock works perfectly, I don't need the fingerprint reader much. In addition, I often touch the reader accidentally and the phone ...
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After moving gatekeeper.pattern.key to unlock, Settings>Security keeps crashing

Context: I forgot my unlock pattern, so I used TWRP and ADB to move gatekeeper.password.key and gatekeeper.pattern.key to /sdcard, so now I am able to use my phone again :-) Problem: I want to set a ...
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how to notify the system that the PIN unlock code has been changed? [closed]

I wrote the code that generates a new hash for the PIN unlock code. The contents of the /data/system/password.key file changed, but the system uses the old pin code, before rebooting. How i can notify ...
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How do I exit one-handed mode for the lock pattern screen?

My lock screen is in one-handed mode, but the rest of my phone is in normal mode. My settings have got one-handed mode turned off. How do I turn it off for the pattern screen?!