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 can I remove the lock pattern from an xiaomi redmi phone? [duplicate]

So, last week I found this phone on the street, and as a good person that I am, I want to return the phone to the owner. I waited for someone to call on the phone so that I could answer and notify ...
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How to recover data when everything is locked (FRP, OEM)

Working on recovering data from phones newer than Android 8.1. The situation is this: Customer forgot the lock (pattern/pin/...) Because lock screen can't be opened, OEM is locked. Can't install ...
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Android lock screen bug after system files deleted

I accidentally deleted some system files ( I was on adb connection) . And lock screen stopped working right after. The issue is that, I have a lock pin/pattern/password, but system says, it's not ...
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Customize clock + weather indicator in the lock screen

I have a Google Pixel 3 (Android 10). Is there a way to customize or remove the clock + weather indicator in the lock screen? I have searched quite a bit but could not find any way to do so.
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Unlocking Samsung S10 to first page of home screen

I am using a Samsung Galaxy S10. I am trying to find a way to go to my default home screen (the first page of home screens) every time I unlock my phone. I tried MacroDroid and AutomateIt.
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How to stop microphone or app on screen lock?

Discord talk channel stays broadcasting indefinitely in background even if the screen is locked. Note that I write "background" from the user's point of view. The app has a persistent notification so ...
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In Android 10, is there a way to prioritize notifications (i.e. their lockscreen order) WITHIN the alert category?

In Android 7 (Nougat), there was a special option that allowed for improved granularity in managing notification order, see e.g. this report. I made extensive use of this feature but, alas, it has ...
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how does disabling 'password at startup' works before file-based encryption?

Android 6 (before file based encryption): after encrypting device and setting screen lock, i can choose an option 'require the PIN, password, or pattern at startup' or can i choose 'no thanks'. in ...
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My phone is unlocked, but I don't remember pin code. Recover from Google somehow?

There's plenty of directions for those who forget their pin code and can't unlock their phone, but there's no explanation for those who have their phone UNLOCKED, but don't remember their pin code to ...
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lockscreen wallpaper streching abnormally samsung smg570f

I have samsung smg570f I want to change defualt lockscreen wallpaper with my own desired photo but when press ok button my desired wallpaper streches abnormally so bad that i could only see the almost ...
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Tap-to-wake anywhere without activating anything when the screen starts dimming

I'm an iPhone user. Sorry for that. But in my defense, I was given a recent Android phone and like it! However, I noticed a difference in the Auto-Lock behavior that is, to me, utterly annoying. ...
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Are there any downsides to encrypting an Android device?

Besides requiring a lock screen, are there any downsides to encrypting an Android device (using the native encryption)? For example: is there a performance decrease? is there a temperature increase? ...
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Can't set lockscreen passcode

I have a Samsung Galaxy J4. A few days ago, I suddenly was not able to unlock the screen of my phone. I don't recall doing anything special with it before that happened. After some searching and ...
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how to bypass screen lock password on Ira Comet (2012 model)?

How do I bypass screen-lock password on Ira Comet (2012 model)? From Wishtel. No specific tutorials on this model online. In trying to hard reset:-- I cannot get into recovery mode, I mean, not all ...
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Samsung s7 password locked - can't get onto phone

today I authorized a payment through Google pay on my phone. I've always avoided this and now I know why I never wanted to pay through Google. As I made this purchase it prompted me to create a phone ...
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Regarding ADB and Screen Lock

Is there any way too see the set screen lock using ADB or anything else? I mean I know if we delete the key file then the screen lock gets removed with phone being reset. So is there a way to read ...
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Samsung A50 stuck on lock screen

I updated my Samsung A50 today, and since the update my phone is stuck at the lock screen. I tried restarting the phone in 'Safe mode' but the lock screen is stuck there too. Then I tried 'Recovery' ...
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How to remove password on xiaomi mi 9 phone

I used finger print to login to my phone but now, it needs my pattern that I forgot it! My phone is Xiaomi MI9 and I'm wondering if there's a way to unlock it without wiping data.
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Music stops when the screen is off

After selecting a music file to open in file explorer in a floating mode, the music stops as soon as the phone is locked. I whitelisted both the player and explorer in battery saver settings but no ...
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How do I remove the need for the Lock Pattern on my LG8XThinQ?

In my settings under Lock Screen or Lock Pattern, I do not have the "NONE" option. I set a lock pattern and must use it to unlock lock screen and turn off phone. I want to remove this. I have ...
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NFC unlock for LineageOS

Google took out NFC unlock feature from Smart lock some time ago. What are other ways to set up NFC unlock? Preferably for LineageOS, or other AOSP. Does it require apps, core development, or ...
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Samsung C5 Pro Black Screen

Model: Samsung Galaxy C5 Pro Issue: Phone Starts and home button and led lights works. But no display. I was suspecting Black Screen of Death scenario and trying remedies for that. Problem is I am ...
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Lock screen without using physical button Android 10

I am looking for a good way to lock the screen on my phone without using a physical button (the botton is on the edge of dying so I am preserving it for turning the phone on). I would like to lock ...
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Data recovery for Pin-Locked Samsung with no debugging mode enabled

I do have phone Galaxy S7 (SM-G930F). This phone is 5-digit PIN locked; which is lost. There is no debugging mode enabled and it's not linked to samsung account (tho I know google accounts ...
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Pin-Locked Samsung with no debugging mode enabled (need data recovery)

I do have two phones (both samsungs - first A40 (SM-A405FN to be precise) and the second - Galaxy S7 (SM-G930F)). Both of those phones are PIN-locked by a PIN number I do not know. (The first one has ...
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Stop automatic creation of these screen-shot “photos”

I shoot enough photos that it's valuable to have my USB options set to "Connect as a camera". Every time I plug my Android phone into my Mac, the Photos app starts up and reports that the phone (...
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Turn off “double-tap to unlock” on Samsung Galaxy S7

For some reason, whenever someone calls me, the Samsung Galaxy S7 now shows the phone put, tells me to double-tap to unlock, then it does it a few seconds later. I have never seen this before, never ...
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Unlock bootloader with PIN using ADB

My phone screen has shattered, and is not at all visible. I made the mistake of rebooting the phone via ADB, and now it is stuck at the boot lockscreen. I am interested in copying the files off the ...
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How to remove MDM Lock from Samsung Tab-E

How can I unlock Samsung tablet, I don't have the password and when I try to do factory reset using Power, Volume up and Home button I get message that it's can be done due to MDM lock. I bought the ...
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Enlarge text on lockscreen

Is there a way of enlarging the text displayed on the lock screen? Specifically, I want to enlarge my music player's "notification" to see what track is playing and its info (I use Poweramp). I ...
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Skip slide to unlock screen

Since android 5 I must slide the screen before I'm able to enter the PIN How to bypass this behavior ? I am, of course, expecting a "hack", not a vanilla solution Android 8 Rooted and Xposed ...
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Is there a setting to blank the screen when the on/off switch is pressed for lockscreen?

I"m running Android 10, and I've not had this problem/issue with the lock screen on any previous iterations of the OS. The problem In the past, When the on/off switch is pressed, this enables ...
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VLC Enable lock screen controls

On an Oppo A9x with ColorOS V6.0 and Android version 9, is there a way to enable controls for VLC's audio player on the lock screen?
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How do i remove the “Pre-LockScreen” before pattern unlock on Android 9.0

Is it possible to remove the "Pre-Lock Screen" on android 9.0. Basically when i press the power button to wake my phone what displays is a Grey Co loured Lock Screen showing the time and Date, if i ...
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I'm having trouble setting the screen lock on Android 7(Galaxy S6)

For installing Burp Suite certificate, I will be asked to set up a lock screen to install the certificate. However, when I try to set up your lock screen, I'll see that the Settings app has stopped. ...
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Display music Art in Samsung lock screen

I have a Samsung galaxy s10 with one ui version 1.1 and Android 9. Before this my nexus was showing album art and on lock sceen, but in Samsung I can't find any option to show album art in lock sceen. ...
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Bluetooth media buttons don't work when phone is locked

I have bluetooth headphones (Anker) which include a play/pause button. This button only works when the phone (Nokia 3.1) is unlocked. How can I enable bluetooth media buttons to work when the screen ...
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How can I see (and change) what sensitive notifications are?

Android Help says: Control how notifications show on your lock screen [...] Option 4: Hide sensitive content from notifications on your lock screen Open your phone's Settings app. ...
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Found a not-so-locked Moto G5S Plus - need help to unlock & return it

I've been to a concert three weeks ago and found a Moto G5S Plus there. I've waited for the owner to call - but they didn't. The phone is not so locked. It has a (stock) screen lock, but it doesn't ...
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How do I organize notifications on a Galaxy Note 10 - Seperate Messages from System Nots, Different Sounds, etc

Just switched from iPhone to my Note10 and i love it. However what drives me crazy is that I get tons of system notifications that all pool in the Notification bar. However, to be honest I only really ...
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Delayed lock on pressing lock button or delayed touch sensing on unlocking

When I unlock the phone it doesn't allow any touches for like 10 seconds. I restarted the phone, Now when i press power button, the screen goes off. But, Device doesn't get locked for like 10 seconds, ...
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History of unlock patterns

There's a way to see the previous unlock patterns that I been use before? I want to saw a unlock pattern that i use a few months ago... I have a j3 2016 unlocked (with adb and twrp)
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Fingerprint lost phone unlocking ability – where to troubleshoot?

Recently, fingerprint sensor on my Note8 lost phone unlocking ability. How can I troubleshoot this? Once the phone is unlocked, it still works normally: it... identifies already registered fingers (...
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I set a 20 character password using Find My Device, but the lock screen only accepts 16

I used Find My Device to set a 20-character password for my phone (it accepted the password without any error messages as shown in the picture below). After I got my phone back, I went to type in the ...
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Long PIN to boot, short PIN to unlock

How do I set up shorter PIN for screen unlocking while keeping long PIN for device boot and filesystem encryption? Short PIN should support limited number of attempts, long PIN may be tried for ...
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Help with compromised phone Android 7.0

I want to ask if there's any way I can get rid of whatever's allowing my phone to be unlocked easily without any resetting or Google account? My phone has been messed with and now it keeps getting ...
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How to close apps when I lock the phone [duplicate]

My Problem: When I unlock my phone, the app that I used last is open (I mean in the foreground). This is probably so by design. But I would like to change that because I think it very often distracts ...
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Camera on Lockscreen

I have a Poco F1 running Miui. The Gcam is a much better camera than the stock one. Is there a way for me to change the camera that is opened on the lockscreen?
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Access Apps without unlocking

I have many different apps that require security, so I obviously do not want to leave my phone unlocked. However, when using Map My Run or other apps, it is incredibly difficult to unlock the phone ...
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How to change my Android lock screen from Terminal? [duplicate]

What I want to achieve is to change lock screen, regularly. As an example, the lock screen is a PIN, and the PIN number should be increased by one everyday (e.g., using cron jobs). It seems there is ...

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