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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How to stop my Pixel 3a XL from pocket-dialing?

In the last two or so months I've accidentally pocked dialled my dad 3 times and today, my mum. I keep my Pixel 3a XL in my pocket, upside down, screen facing in to my leg, and it can only be unlocked ...
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Android 12 reset password different from lockscreen

A few days ago, I locked my vivo S1 Pro running Android 12 with Google's Find My Device. At that time, it didn't have any screen lock, so I locked it with the password "pri8890". When I went ...
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Auto lock if Smart Stay can't see my eyes open

Sometimes, while in bed, I will watch a movie or YouTube on my Samsung Galaxy S20 ultra. Sometimes I fall asleep and the movie will continue to play as I sleep. I don't want my son wandering in the ...
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Draw security pattern using usb c to hub with hdmi

Not sure if it's a note 10 issue or an android issue. My note 10 screen no longer works. I connect it to usb c to usb hub with hdmi. The monitor now shows clock and lock. The time is correct. I press ...
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Enable Wifi or Cellular data in Lock screen to unlock Phone

Problem: my Huawei P30 Pro is locked and I don't remember my passcode as I was using it with the fingerprint unlock for 2 years, which suddenly stopped working. I can prove that it is my phone, as I ...
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When turning on the screen automatically appears the Unlock Pin typing field

I have an app that performs automatic actions, but for that it needs to unlock my screen. It doesn't have the Swipe + Pin option. Pin only. In version 8.0 of Android (latest for Galaxy S7 Edge) is ...
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Unknown alarm appearing and disappearing at random time on the lock screen

The issue: There has recently (once again) appeared a random "alarm" notification which displays as an alarm clock icon followed by a random time located in the upper left corner of my lock ...
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My android phone won't accept correct PIN/password after I tried to change my screen lock password

I have a Realme 8 phone as my primary device. It had a PIN and my fingerprint set up as the screen lock. Around a week ago at around 4 am, I decided to change my PIN as I keep changing screen locks ...
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Is there any way to stream video from camera when the phone is locked?

I'm using video call on an android phone in order to keep an eye on my grandmother 24/7. The thing is that the light from the screen is troubling her to sleep, but when she locks the phone, the camera ...
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How to stop Android 12 asking for password every time after lock screen

I just upgraded from Android 11 to Android 12 and now It asks me every single time I unlock the screen. Before, it would ask me for the password only once every half an hour as I had configured it. ...
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Does anyone know this icon on lock screen? [closed]

after turning on my Samsung galaxy device, that icon appeared and cant touch(unlock) anything even rebooting.
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Is there a fool proof way to change the clock position on my lockscreen? Nothing else. Just drop it down by 50 pixels

Title says it all: Is it possible to change the position of the clock on the lockscreen. I need to move it downwards a bit. I'm on a OnePlus 8 (IN2015_11_C.21) Latest Android (12)
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Samsung Galaxy A51, please enter your PIN code. AGAIN?

From my employer, I've received a smartphone Samsung Galaxy A51. Almost at everything I want to do with it, I need to enter my PIN code. I would like to use my smartphone without needing to enter my ...
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Any way to disable the quick settings panel on the lockscreen on Android 12 and 11?

Is there any way to disable the quick settings panel on the lockscreen on Android 12 and 11? I want to disable it, just like it used to be on the older Android versions. If I cannot the disable it, ...
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How do you display a boarding pass without unlocking phone?

I found that on Apple you can definitely display a boardings pass without unlocking. For Android I found similar directions: load into Google Pay your boarding pass. But then when I click from locked ...
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Between fingerprint unlock vs double-tap to wake up, what consumes more power?

Due to past experiences with power buttons, I'm trying to almost not touch the power button (side key) except left with no option. So between these two alternatives of waking up a phone: Using a ...
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How to make a phone locks automatically when seeing someone's face?

I just want to ask if is it possible to make my phone lock when it sees person A's face. It's reverse to unlocking my phone. It should work on all screens, whatever I'm doing, does that mean the ...
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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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