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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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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Why isn't the unlock pattern working anymore?

A few days ago my unlock pattern was not recognized anymore. I'm guessing the cause is memory corruption or some bug. I haven't restarted the device yet, hoping to "find" the new pattern or ...
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How can I bypass the android FPR on a ZTE Blade after hard reset? [duplicate]

Phone belonged to my brother and he can't remember what email the phone was set up with. He did the hard reset from power off and it still has the prompt for Google sign in. How can I bypass this ?
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Lock screen is always ON even if I switch it off by pressing the power button

I have been facing a problem with my Samsung Galaxy M30. FYI The power button working totally fine(I can reboot using it and shut the phone down, no problem with my power button). But as I put my ...
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Unknown “keyhole gallery icon” sometimes appears on lock screen?

Sometimes on my lock screen, an icon with what looks like a keyhole and some sort of gallery-related image appears for a few seconds and then disappears. It happens randomly when I turn on the screen ...
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MTP unlocked by default - How to lock it?

I have a Samsung j730f and currently I am using a custom ROM and if I plug my phone into a computer (even with the screen locked), I can access to my data. Please help me: how can I lock the MTP?
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Do all apps lose state when the phone is locked?

I use Rune for music. It takes Rune a bit of time to find its controller on the network. If, after starting some music playing, I then lock the phone, when I come back Rune starts all over to locate ...
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Turning off my android phone screen without actually turning it off

I have a problem with my J7 Pro(SM-j730F) when i power off the screen and then turn it on again it flickers and takes a bunch of turning on and turning off(Pressing the power button or using ...
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Wake screen by touching screen (not pressing power button)?

Is there a way to wake/unlock my screen by touching the screen itself and not by pressing power the button? In other words, I want the screen's backlight to turn off after a certain amount of time, ...
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Unlock phone with adb without text or keyevent input

Is there a way to unlock an Android phone with adb using adb shell without a keyevent input?
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How to connect an encrypted phone to a network?

I forgot my pin and my phone is encrypted. I cannot access any toolbar and all i can see is a black screen with the pin request. I tried unlocking it through Find my Mobile but it does not work as ny ...
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How can I make my android turn the screen on and unlock when I touch the screen?

I want to mount an android tablet on the wall, and want it to turn the screen off when not in use, but turn back on whenever you tap the screen (similar to waking up a computer while jiggling the ...
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How can I “Show all notification content” for one app, but “Hide sensitive content” for all others?

I'm using a timer app, Multi Timer Free, but it doesn't show the time remaining on the lock screen. Meanwhile, Google's Clock app does. I want to set it to Show all notification content, but when I ...
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Possible to activate security screen lock only when out-of-home (out-of-specific WIFI )?

I am quite a critic of every system which does not give a customization abilities. One of them is the frustration of using the security behaviors of phone - specifically, some of use have some of us ...
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Samsung Galaxy Note 10+ 5G - cellebrite mobile forensics data extractions - locked with pattern

I've got a locked Samsung Galaxy Note 10+ 5G (running the latest android 10 and patches) The phone is locked with a pattern (unknown) What are my chances of any data extraction with cellebrite or ...
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Larger Lock-Screen PIN buttons?

Problem: I just upgraded my phone software, and the lock screen PIN buttons have changed appearance! They are now shifted up, smaller (circular with spaces in between them, instead of square and ...
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How can i get past the samsung account “abnormal reset” on a samsung galaxy s6? [duplicate]

I done a factory reset on my samsung galaxy s6...well now I'm stuck on a page that wants the samsung account the phone was set up in due to an "abnormal reset" but I dont know that ...
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ADB - bypass lock screen

I am using Lineageos 17.1 on the FP3 (the phone is not rooted). I do know my screen pattern code (it is a 6x6 pattern), but I am not able to enter it correctly, because I disabled that the pattern is ...
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Can't Unlock Phone Because Don't know Work Profile Password

I can't unlock my Samsung S10e after enabling my company's work profile. I learned from here that this is because my work profile password has usurped my personal passcode for my unlock screen. ...
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No password screen lock option — Can it be enabled?

I'm using a PALM phone which for whatever reason has no Password screen lock option. Only swipe and PIN options. Does anyone know of a way to get the password option enabled that you typically have ...
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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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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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