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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Can somebody reset my phone without opening screen lock?

Suppose somebody took my phone and reset the phone ( all files will be deleted like factory reset ) without knowing my screen lock password or even opening my phone. Is that possible? if possible then ...
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Take front/selfie photo if wrong password is input on the lock screen

Operating systems like iOS include the system that when another person tries to unlock your phone without your permission, it takes a photo of that person and warns you. Is it possible to have this on ...
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Is it possible to unlock a phone with usb debugging disabled?

I forgot the password of my old phone and even taking it to experts told me that it turns out impossible to recover data or unlock the phone. The phone is an honor 10 with Android OS 8.1. Is it really ...
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On a Pixel 6 with Android 12 and the March 5, 2022 security update, is it possible to change where you swipe up to unlock the phone?

This morning, I applied the March 5, 2022 security update to my phone. After this update and restart, I needed to change where I swipe up on the lock screen in order to bring up the PIN pad. Prior to ...
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How can I activate lockscreen widgets on Moto g60s (Android 11)?

Moto g60s not use the common lockscreen management of Android 11. I can't find any useful hint in the g60s help sites. There is this help from Motorola: https://help.motorola.com/hc/3263/43/global/en-...
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Is there an Android App that locks the touch-control of the screen so that touch the screen won't trigger anything?

I have a Boox (brand) e-ink reader running Android 9. I often read e-books on the (Google) Play Books App. Often times there can be dirts and flakes falling on the screen and that troubles me. It is ...
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Disable "PIN required for additional security" prompt

I have a Pixel 4a, and I constantly have to re-enter the pin, even though it hasn't been more than 48/72 hours. My Pixel 4a currently has a pretty bulky case, making it unreasonable that the ...
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How unlock very old phone (Xperia X10) using ADB?

I have a very old Xperia X10 phone with a broken touch (you can see everything on the screen). I would like to recover an important video from it (it is on the phone's memory, not on the SD card). I ...
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How do I shuffle the keypad when typing a PIN?

I just moved to Android from Cyanogen, but I noticed the keypad doesn't shuffle when unlocking the phone. The numbers always show up in the same place, as in a physical phone. How to I configure ...
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How do I hide the dots that show up when I type my password?

In my new Android phone I see dots when I type the PIN. How do I hide the dots? I don't want people to know how long my PIN is.
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How to enable lock screen password in BlueStacks 5 on Android 7.0 Nougat?

I installed Bluestacks 5 recently. It is also rooted. I want to install a CA certificate on the device which is Android 7.0. To install the certificate, I have to set the screen lock first. But when I ...
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My tablet won't let me type my password please help

I try to put my password but it's stuck there the keyboard doesn't show up so I can't put the password and I know it
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Can't access Samsung galaxy tab A without lock pattern

I have tried all of the above, hold power and vol down, etc etc etc. My tab does not offer a forgot pattern option, neither will it let me power off without entering the pattern. It does not react to ...
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Is there a way to get the old lock screen audio controls after the latest android update [android 12]?

For Android 12, the controls are not as good as the last android version. It used to have big buttons that are easy to see and push. Not it's contained in a regular notification box with small buttons....
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Can I unlock my Samsung Tablet without Internet, or can I access internet while locked out?

I've locked myself out of my tablet. I haven't used it since high school, and forgot the password! It's a Samsung Tab E from 2015 I was able to find all the features for Find My Mobile, since I have a ...
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What's the other half of the "To unlock your phone" message?

I've got a phone (I believe a Nexus Huawei 6p) that has a half-broken (the right half) screen. After trying a few unsuccessful passwords the phone has the message "To unlock your phone," and ...
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How to connect Samsung galaxy S9 plus to internet while phone is locked and notification bar is also locked and I have forgotten pattern lock

I have forgotten my phone's pattern lock now in order to unlock it there is one option I know is by using Samsung account I can unlock it but unfortunately my phone's notification bar is locked and ...
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To display exact time of unlocking screen of my device

How can I see the exact timing of unlocking screen of my Android device in the past? I found this topic: How do I know when an app was used in Android? I also tried to dial this phone number: *#*#4636#...
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Cannot set lock screen password on Samsung Galaxy S, Android 2.3

I use a Samsung Galaxy S (GT-19003) running Android Gingerbread.XXKPE as a 'second phone' to have. I want to set a lock screen PIN, password, etc. When going to SETTINGS > Location and Security >...
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Galaxy Z Flip - show screen automatically when flipped open

Samsung says that the lock screen can be turned off with: Go to Settings > Lock screen > Screen lock type > enter your passcode > None > Remove data. I don't have the 'None' option ...
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Multiple encryption passwords (also different from screen lock password) with file-based encryption

QUESTIONS How can you set different passwords for file-based encryption of different files in an Android version that allows file-based encryption? As a corollary,* how can you set a file-based ...
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Recovering forgotten lock

I have forgotten a 3x3 pattern lock on my phone, luckily I do have TWRP. Is there an easy way to brute-force it, then? I'm willing to wait a while if that's what it takes. The reason I ask is because ...
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Are there way to remove swipe up but have a number or a pattern lock on a modern Android

Is it possible to remove swipe before entering a number code or drawing a pattern on modern versions of Android (10 for instance)? There is a similar question but it's about Android 3.
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How Can I Configure the Gargantuan Android 12 Lockscreen Clock?

On Android 12, at least on Pixel devices, the lockscreen has a massive clock when there are no notifications — vertically, it takes up perhaps 2/3rds of the screen. I would rather the clock be smaller,...
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I have forgotten the pattern for my samsung galaxy tab a i donot want to reset it please help

I have access to internet on the tab if that helps in any case. I have my study material there and I don't want to factory reset it what to do i hope to get help.
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While having the lock screen set to delay, is it possible to lock a phone instantly (Galaxy S20 FE in particular)?

I like having my phone (GS 20 FE) not lock automatically for a while, but there are times when it would be nice to be able to lock it instantly. Often, I'll turn my screen off, put my phone in my ...
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Lock Screen in Pixel 4A

Hi I able to get the lock screen button from by using two fingers gesture from the button in the pixel 4A. Is there a way the can be brought to the normal menu.
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How to lock home screen icons folders dragging deleting settings

Question How to lock home screen icons folders dragging deleting settings I have rooted my mobiles and installed Nova launcher now on home screen i have categroized apps icons in circle folders. As ...
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Will my old device reconnect with my account if I change my account password back?

Background: The device in question is an LG Stylo 3 (LS777) which I think is running Nougat. USB debugging is on and it shows up "unauthorized.: I dropped it and broke the screen a couple years ...
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WeChat app keeps auto-opening on phone unlock

Since this morning, whenever I open and unlock my phone, it buzzes quickly upon unlock and opens the Wechat app, even though I have force closed it and cleared the cache. I have also restarted my ...
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Disable “swipe up to unlock” antifeature

Samsung Galaxy XCover 4s, stock ROM (work device), Android 11 To unlock the device, I first have to swipe up before I can enter the PIN. This is not so on my HTC Desire running LiquidSmooth 3.2 (...
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Pop-up on lockscreen whenever passcode pin is used

Wife has a note 10+ she has never used it with a pin or a passcode. she recently started working again and her company wants her to have a pin on the lockscreen for security. Whenever we unlock the ...
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Go into main screen directly

Good day! ColorOS version V6.1.2, Android version 9 The problem I am facing is: when the screen on, it shows a cover page, I need to swipe up once, then it enters the main screen. (there's no password ...
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Wiping data on old j7 prime

My dads phone broked so he now is trying to use an old j7 prime he used before, the problem is the phone has lockscreen and he forgot the code, i tried entering in recovery mode but when i press Vol ...
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I am unlocking my phone twice, how to fix?

When I want to use my phone I press the power button then it asks me to swipe up to unlock, I do that and then it asks me to enter the graphic code as the security measure. This is annoying because I ...
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Quick Settings enable/disable each setting/icon on lock screen

I noted on one of my phones in Quick Settings (dropdown) e.g. Wi-Fi icon is enabled on lock screen, on other phone it is asking for screen-pattern. So I want a way to customize this. I've read that ...
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Difference between factory reset and forgotten password erase all data

Is there a difference between performing a reset from recovery mode, or clicking on the forgotten password button on the locked screen, which offers to "erase all data"? I assume there isn't,...
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How can I turn off the screen while playing a video on Telegram?

I want to play a video on the Telegram app, then stream it to my TV, then turn off the screen of the mobile and watch only on the TV. But the problem is when I share my screen with the TV, after I ...
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Is there a way to unlock the forgotten pin of my Samsung S20 when its locked in airplane mode?

I please need some advise. Is there a way to unlock my Samsung S20 if its locked because I cant remember the pin, but the problem is that it is locked in airplane mode. Can someone please help
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Redmi Note 8 locked, need help with unlocking/backup

I need help regarding a Redmi Note 8 that no longer accepts the correct pattern and is locked. I'm looking for a solution that would allow me to either unlock my phone without data loss, or make a ...
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How to prevent display to turn on when tapping:Pixel 4a

When I turn off the display of my Pixel 4A using the power button and tap the screen, the screen turns back on. It's locked and I have to slide the screen to unlock it. Still, from time to time the ...
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Screensaver without locking screen

I am looking for a solution that runs screensaver or turns off the screen when idle without locking the phone. Most common scenario: Open messagaing app. Write with friend. Screensaver pops or screen ...
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LG V30+ PIN removal/change

After resetting a LG V30+ device and setting it up for my son - I can see that - There is a Pin code defined. none of us can remember setting one up and we have no idea what it is. There is no lock ...
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Why does temperature disappear from At A Glance and the lock screen?

It disappeared out of the blue a few weeks ago. I searched the web and did a trick to make it reappear. It was shown for weeks and then suddenly disappeared again a few days ago. What causes this, a ...
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Reset failed decrypts counter Android 10

I have a locked phone (forgotten PIN). And due to many incorrect attempts, the gatekeeper timeout or cooldown period is stuck at 480s. Is there any way to reset this failed decrypts counter, so that ...
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"Breaking" into Samsung phone

One of my colleagues has recently passed away and I am left with a task to retrieve data (especially pictures) from his phone - Samsung Galaxy A3 (2017). Unfortunately, he set a numerical code to lock ...
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How to disable showing home screen by swiping the locked phone

When my Android 11 phone is locked and dark, the Home Screen shows with some gesture. Or e.g. when putting the phone in my pants pocket, which I find annoying. My previous phone has Android 8, which ...
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How is it possible that Messenger can display fullscreen call notification even if the phone is locked?

How is it possible that the Facebook Messenger app can wake up the phone and display the (super annoying) fullscreen call popups even if the phone is locked? Moreover these fricking popups show up ...
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Turn off semi-transparent notifications on locked screen

Since yesterday all notifications on my lock screen (Android 10 / One + Motorola One) has become semi-transparent: On unlocked screen they appear without change, i.e. on black non-transparent ...
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Prevent Screen Wake / Activity from Android Timer

I've got an android timer running through the base clock in android 11 (oneplus 7t). EDIT: It appears I'm wrong. This is the oneplus clock, not the base android clock. Why they would bother replacing ...
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