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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Screen unlock pattern fails

After a system crash, it black screen and reboots, i am unable to unlock using a pattern, it is correct but is not recognised. I don't want to exceed the retry limit as things get more complicated... ...
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Remove (not change) picture from lock-screen

I accidentally pinned an image to my lockscreen. I cannot find a way to remove it and get back to the default setup for lockscreen. The problem this created is that the clock display becomes smaller, ...
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Draw unlock pattern without having to swipe first

When an Android 10 phone is locked, it shows notifications and says "Swipe to unlock", then after swiping it hides the notifications, and shows the pattern lock saying "Draw unlock ...
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How to rapidly change sleep countdown?

My screen locks after 30 seconds of inactivity, which is good most of the times expect specific situation. Is there an easy way to change this countdown value often and on the fly, without going to ...
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How to have Google Assitant only come up when phone is unlocked? Settings seem to be right already

My Google Assistant pops up when the phone is in my pocket. I would like it only to be activated when I say "ok/hey Google" when the screen is unlocked. I already have the setting "Lock ...
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Note3 N9005 locked screen because I forget password

I forget the password of screen and I tried to open it with Samsung account but the problem the device not connected to Internet
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Make my screen unlock pin longer than 31 digits

My question is pretty self-explaining. Currently I have a PIN number of maximum possible digits (31) that my Android 10 supports (phone is Huawei P20 Pro). Is there a way to make it longer than that? ...
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Disable display-wake on glance?

My Android notices when I glance at it– the display wakes showing the lock screen with notifications, etc, but doesn't fully unlock. I dislike this feature and would prefer my phone behave like a ...
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Samsung Galaxy unlocking software

This is a followup question for this post and that one. Currently I'm trying iMyFone software to remove the screen lock for my cousin's Samsung Galaxy A8. The problem is Galaxy A8 is not among the ...
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PIN on lock screen not accepting touch input. Cannot switch on

PHONE / OS Asus Max Pro M1 6GB variant running android oreo (8.1.0) THE PROBLEM My phone after reboot is not accepting touch input at PIN lock screen. Now, I cannot switch it on. A PREVIOUS PROBLEM ...
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How to copy data from Pixel 2 with a broken screen

I failed to connect to my Pixel 2 with a broken screen with adb from MacOS in the following way: $ cd Downloads/platform-tools/ $ ./adb kill-server $ ./adb start-server * daemon not running; starting ...
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Apply update from ADB: how to use it when you are locked out of the device

My cousin's kid has played with his Samsung A8 (2018) phone and has changed his unlock pattern. So, nobody knows the pattern the child has set. The phone has no Google account set up The USB ...
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Lock computer USB connection with anther password

I'm looking for a way to lock computer USB connection with second password, not with the regular lock screen password but with a different password. Thus, people who already know the password of my ...
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Is it safe to disable Pixel Ambient Services?

Recently my Pixel 2 has been unable to turn the backlight on at the lock screen (also home screen if I directly unlock using fingerprint). I had to retry locking and unlocking at least 20 times before ...
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What are the various ways an android phone can be locked?

I ask this question because the confusing terminology of different types of "locked" and "unlocked" like rooted and not rooted, Sim-locking, FRP locks, lock screens, adb active ...
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My Galaxy Tab A SM-T510 won't unlock security screen with correct code or thru find my mobile unlock

My tablet won't unlock screen with correct code , clicks into wait try again in 29 seconds . Using the find my mobile site try to unlock screen that way , comes back with Something went wrong and does ...
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How can I remove the default wallpaper of a custom ROM?

Each time in my AOSP custom ROM, I change the default wallpaper for home and lock screen into another one, they get reset after a reboot. How can I remove these wallpapers from the system, so they can'...
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Is there a way to change the lockscreen message/owner's info using ADB?

My Realme 7 Pro doesn't support lockscreen messages for some reason but I was wondering if I could change my lockscreen message because when I first got my phone I backed it up immediately (Google ...
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What type of encoding is Android currently using?

A little back story, I was utilizing a GitHub sample program (https://github.com/mi5t4n/AndroidPatternCracker) to crack the pattern of an android phone. I have tried using it on sample gesture.key ...
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How to switch off the sounds appearing while locking screen or swiping down notification bar?

Few days ago I have reseted settings on my phone, then the problems started. My phone is making annoying sounds while locking the screen, when I swipe the notification bar down or when I swipe ...
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How do you animate when you press the power button to lock the screen on s10?

On my old j3 when I press the power button i get this cool transition/animation when the screen locks. The black thing that covers the screen vertically from the right and left side. Similar to how ...
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I have an old phone that is unlockable due to ghost-input. Is there a way to access its data?

The phone is Sony Xperia Z3 Compact and I have not used it in a while now due to ghost input making it impossible to unlock it. I would like to scrub it down to make sure I don't have any personal ...
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Why don't the new Android 11 audio controls include my Google Home speaker?

I have a Pixel 3XL that recently updated to Android 11. I like the new audio controls on the lock screen (and in the notifications dropdown), but I'm wondering why my Google Home Mini speaker isn't ...
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PIN screen and PIN have changed on Huawei P8 Lite with Android 7

When I accessed my phone yesterday, the PIN screen had changed (presumably through an automatic software update). I put in my pin and it didn't recognize it. I have not changed my pin. Luckily, I ...
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Android SmartLock - Proximity to home wifi

I have seen other topics similar to this that are locked to further comments but the conversation goes way sideways. The issue is whether I can have my phone unlocked when I'm within range of my home ...
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How to add a camera shortcut on lock screen on Android 10?

I just got my pixel 4 with android 10 and rooted. I am surprised google removed the camera swipe function. I know I can use the power button to activate the camera but I do not like using the buttons ...
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“Your Phone Companion” only works on unlocked phone

I do not know if this is a bug or a feature, but it does not make much sense. I have a Samsung S9, and I managed to connect it to my Windows 10 laptop. I can only start apps when my phone is unlocked, ...
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Keep phone screen lock unlocked until lock it manually

The Lock Screen uses two timers. The first timer is the "Sleep" timer which turns off the device display to extend battery life. The second timer called the "Automatic lock" timer ...
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My android keeps telling me my lock password is wrong but it's correct

After rebooting my rooted, unencrypted, android phone, the lock screen keeps telling me my password is wrong. But I am very sure that the password is correct. Because I input this password once per ...
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How to launch an activity in lockscreen mode via adb

I have locked my android device using pattern/pin. I want to launch activity from lockscreen itself via adb command. Is there anyway to achieve it? Example: Say I have an app with activity name com....
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Can contact information from my lock screen be available without a password on startup?

I just got a Samsung Galaxy S9 with Android 10. In my current configuration, I have observed this rough state machine as it starts up. The Settings > Lock screen > Contact information is a ...
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How to download video from Youtube, FramaTube, Media CCC or mp3 from SoundCloud?

I'm using Mi 5, I want to download hot trend videos from Youtube, FramaTube or video conferences from Mediaccc and then make the tiktok video for fun. How to reach this? Also, sometimes I want to ...
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OnePlus 5T - Inconsistent wake lock screen notifications on certain apps (delayed or never shown)

I should preface this by saying this is a long post that has a lot of screenshots. For months possibly a year, I’ve been having an issue with certain apps where notifications either do not appear at ...
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How to recover data when everything is locked (FRP, OEM)

Working on recovering data from phones newer than Android 8.1. The situation is this: Customer forgot the lock (pattern/pin/...) Because lock screen can't be opened, OEM is locked. Can't install ...
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Android lock screen bug after system files deleted

I accidentally deleted some system files ( I was on adb connection) . And lock screen stopped working right after. The issue is that, I have a lock pin/pattern/password, but system says, it's not ...
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Customize clock + weather indicator in the lock screen

I have a Google Pixel 3 (Android 10). Is there a way to customize or remove the clock + weather indicator in the lock screen? I have searched quite a bit but could not find any way to do so.
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Unlocking Samsung S10 to first page of home screen

I am using a Samsung Galaxy S10. I am trying to find a way to go to my default home screen (the first page of home screens) every time I unlock my phone. I tried MacroDroid and AutomateIt.
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How to stop microphone or app on screen lock?

Discord talk channel stays broadcasting indefinitely in background even if the screen is locked. Note that I write "background" from the user's point of view. The app has a persistent notification so ...
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In Android 10, is there a way to prioritize notifications (i.e. their lockscreen order) WITHIN the alert category?

In Android 7 (Nougat), there was a special option that allowed for improved granularity in managing notification order, see e.g. this report. I made extensive use of this feature but, alas, it has ...
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how does disabling 'password at startup' works before file-based encryption?

Android 6 (before file based encryption): after encrypting device and setting screen lock, i can choose an option 'require the PIN, password, or pattern at startup' or can i choose 'no thanks'. in ...
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My phone is unlocked, but I don't remember pin code. Recover from Google somehow?

There's plenty of directions for those who forget their pin code and can't unlock their phone, but there's no explanation for those who have their phone UNLOCKED, but don't remember their pin code to ...
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lockscreen wallpaper streching abnormally samsung smg570f

I have samsung smg570f I want to change defualt lockscreen wallpaper with my own desired photo but when press ok button my desired wallpaper streches abnormally so bad that i could only see the almost ...
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Tap-to-wake anywhere without activating anything when the screen starts dimming

I'm an iPhone user. Sorry for that. But in my defense, I was given a recent Android phone and like it! However, I noticed a difference in the Auto-Lock behavior that is, to me, utterly annoying. ...
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Are there any downsides to encrypting an Android device?

Besides requiring a lock screen, are there any downsides to encrypting an Android device (using the native encryption)? For example: is there a performance decrease? is there a temperature increase? ...
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Can't set lockscreen passcode

I have a Samsung Galaxy J4. A few days ago, I suddenly was not able to unlock the screen of my phone. I don't recall doing anything special with it before that happened. After some searching and ...
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how to bypass screen lock password on Ira Comet (2012 model)?

How do I bypass screen-lock password on Ira Comet (2012 model)? From Wishtel. No specific tutorials on this model online. In trying to hard reset:-- I cannot get into recovery mode, I mean, not all ...
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Samsung s7 password locked - can't get onto phone

today I authorized a payment through Google pay on my phone. I've always avoided this and now I know why I never wanted to pay through Google. As I made this purchase it prompted me to create a phone ...
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Regarding ADB and Screen Lock

Is there any way too see the set screen lock using ADB or anything else? I mean I know if we delete the key file then the screen lock gets removed with phone being reset. So is there a way to read ...
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Samsung A50 stuck on lock screen

I updated my Samsung A50 today, and since the update my phone is stuck at the lock screen. I tried restarting the phone in 'Safe mode' but the lock screen is stuck there too. Then I tried 'Recovery' ...
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How to remove password on xiaomi mi 9 phone

I used finger print to login to my phone but now, it needs my pattern that I forgot it! My phone is Xiaomi MI9 and I'm wondering if there's a way to unlock it without wiping data.

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