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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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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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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