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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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Reset my locked ZTE Z836BL without losing my data

I forgot my unlock pattern to get into my phone. and the screen is extremely cracked so I cant successfully make a full pattern anyway. How can i reset the phone without getting into the menu and ...
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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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how to disable screen lock?

Idk what happened last night but I used to have no screen lock and now I have to swipe to unlock and swiping left or right opens up stuff how do I go back to no loc
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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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Why is there suddenly a new lock screen with ads in my phone? [duplicate]

So I recently started having this issue with lock screen when plugged in, everytime I open my phone. This is in my phone when it is plugged in to a charger and when it isn't charging. I haven't ...
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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?!
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Disable “unlock with voice” notifications Xperia XA1

tl:dr - despite repeatedly choosing the "no thanks" option, my phone keeps displaying notifications to setup voice unlock. I Say "no" - as far as I know it is not enabled - but an hour later it asks ...
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Weird no-signal-no-fingerprint-scanner problem with LeEco Le S3 X626?

Phone: LeEco Le S3 x626 Android: 6.0 EUI version: 5.8.018S (Stable it says, and this is what I got the phone with originally, I did not modify or change the software) Well, I probably have the ...
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How to remove swipe to unlock when using smart lock feature? S7 Android 6.0.1

I never use "swipe to unlock" feature on my phone so I don't want it to be the default screen when I use smart lock. Whenever smart lock feature is enabled and activated, this is what the phone asks ...
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Is it a good idea to give my screen lock PIN to an app?

My online bank created an app which can be used to generate TANs or be used as second authentication factor. For the setup it asks for the screen lock PIN which I've never seen before and seems like a ...
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Screen black during phone call and it won't come back during call

I have an Xperia XZs with Android 8. Lately I'm having problems while calling. When I start a call, the screen goes black immediately, and won't come back anymore during the call. The result is that ...
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How can I stop my HTC taking a picture every time I unlock the screen?

My U Ultra recently froze and restarted. When it started, a lot of the settings were defaulted and now it takes a picture every time I unlock the screen - be it via the fingerprint scanner or via ...
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Xiaomi Mi A1 How to change the screen lock code NOT the sim lock code

The title says it all. It seems there is no way to change the screen lock code for this phone. I am not looking to change the sim lock.
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Hard reset Samsung Galaxy Tab A SM-T580

I got a Samsung Galaxy Tab A SM-T580 from work. It was previously owned. I'm trying to do a factory reset, but can't get it to shut down without the correct pattern password. I have tried holding ...
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How to remove Infinix's Magazine lock screen photos

So there's this thing on my phone called the Magazine lock screen that automatically changes the lock screen on your phone whenever you lock it. And within it there is this option called 'custom ...
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Is to possible to lower phone sensitivity during calls

After going through Moto E3, Moto G4 and Moto G5, I'm now stick with Moto E4 and I'm literally terrified with the phone sensitivity during calls. I need no more than to move my phone 0.5-1 cm in one ...
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UI vertical offset bug

Occasionally, a notification on my phone will wake it up, and the UI is offset by about 10 pixels vertically. It only seems to affect the OS (lock screen, notification bar, etc.), as the applications ...