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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Qwerty Keyboard is not allowing me to unlock my Huawei Y9

Suddenly since last night my lock screen keyboard is changed to qwerty instead of numeric keyboard that's why My phone is not accepting numeric PIN.....
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Settings crashes when I try to set a screen lock

I have a Google Pixel. The bootloader is unlocked, but the system software remains unmodified. A few days ago, I booted into TWRP (flashboot boot twrp.img) to access the data partition. The ...
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Correct pincode sometimes not accepted for an Android 9

From time to time, the pincode does not work on an Android 9 phone. It claims that it is a wrong pincode, though the pincode shows up correctly in the display. It does not help to enter the pincode ...
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Sometimes the dot pattern for the pattern lock shakes around when I'm trying to draw my pattern

I have a new LG Stylo 4 with Android Oreo 8.1. Sometimes, when I'm trying to draw the lock pattern, the dots all jump around a bit, making it almost impossible to draw the pattern correctly. Why does ...
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Preventing the need for a double unlock with acDisplay

I've installed acDisplay on a Sony XA2, and it seems to be working, but I've got the issue of the 'double unlock' others have reported. When I want to unlock my phone, I have to swipe up on acDisplay ...
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Show all notifications from one contact

For a while, this has been bothering me. I use various messaging applications (for example Facebook Messenger, WhatsApp, etc.). If I receive more than one message from a single contact, the ...
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How to reset a kid's forgotten phone lock-screen password?

My 6-year-old grandson has now made two (ancient) phones useless by changing his password, and then forgetting it. He only uses phones in my house every few weeks. On my Windows 10 LAPTOP, he has a "...
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Android 9.0.1 no options to remove lock screen

Android 9.0.1 no options to remove lock screen, is there an another way to remove lock screen ?
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Broke my Nexus 4 screen, is there a plug & play keyboard so I can unlock it?

I broke the screen on my Nexus 4 and it has a passcode for the lock screen. Is there any way I can unlock it without fixing the screen, e.g. buying some sort plug & play keyboard for the micro-USB ...
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How to factory reset a locked phone when you cant access fastboot or usb debug mode

I have a Hyundai Orbit android phone. The situation is as follows: The phone has a pin which we don't know The phone was never signed into any google or other accounts USB debugging is not turned on ...
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If I “swipe down to reject”, will caller get a chance to leave voicemail?

A few times a year someone who isn't in my address book might call me, but every day I get several spam/scam calls. So basically anytime I see a plain number, I swipe down to make my phone stop ...
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Remove the lock for the app

I installed one particular app two months ago. When I opened it the first time, a popup opened with a suggestion to enable the screen lock pin. And I enabled the screen lock. From that time whenever I ...
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Screen lock types None and Swipe is disabled

When I tried to remove my screen lock, the screen lock types None and Swipe is disabled. It shows that "disabled by administrator, encryption policy , or credential storage". How can I change my ...
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Samsung Galaxy S10/S10e all black Always On Display

Is it possible to set an all black Always On Display? This is, an AOD that is pitch black all the time, with no clock or date, but that shows notification icons when there is any.
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Disable music ticker on ambient display

I have a bootleggers ROM (Android 9 pie) installed on a Motorola Moto E 2015 phone and it lights the display (ambient display) every time a new song starts playing on the phone. There is a setting to ...
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i couldnt find my phone and made a password to unlock if found. i cannot remember the screen lock password

I have a android that I locked through google when you lost your phone. I finally found the phone but cannot use due to not remembering my password I made
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i cant use my phone because my sim is locked, is that normal?

so i know that talking about a sim card is not about android but, i have locked my sim in the past but i still have been able to use my phone. i have a Samsung S 9+ but it's just saying to type in a ...
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Can not select secure screen lock option on Samsung Galaxy s8+

I am trying to set my screen lock to pattern/pin/password but it reverts back to a non-secure option (swipe/none). I have tried: Clearing cache Clearing credentials Removing Nova-launcher I'm all ...
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2019: Can Google Assistant send a message from lock screen?

I'm looking for a way to allow Google Assistant's speech-to-text to send a message while phone is locked, preferably only to certain contacts and without being able to read past messages. I've ...
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How do I open the camera from the lock screen?

On iOS I simply swipe in from the right and it opens the camera. I can't figure out how to do this on my new pixel. Supposedly I can add widgets to the lock screen or something like that, but none of ...
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How do I bring back the Spotify lock screen controls?

I accidentally permanently dismissed the play/pause/skip controls for the Spotify app on my lock screen. I've looked all over trying to find how to bring them back to no avail. How is it done?
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Remove pin lock from an old forgotten phone

I broke my current phone so I thought that I would use my old Samsung j1(2016) but it seems that I forgot the 10 digit pin code (10 because the code used all digits including 0). I searched the net ...
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Can I enable my fingerprint lockscreen whitout (!) enabling encryption

I like to regularly backup my data partition using TWRP. I noticed once I enable my fingerprint screenlock, TWRP is unable to access my data partition because Android 8.0 encrypts it from the moment I ...
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How to set password request for booting the smartphone?

How can I set the phone so it requests to unlock the screen before starting up? Earlier I had to unlock the phone so it starts up but now it boots without unlocking (and I didn't change anything in ...
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What is wrong with my device? How do I fix this?

Last night, I turned my device back on and tried to unlock it by swiping, to no avail. My device has been stuck on this display, and I have been unable to unlock it
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Is there a way to turn my phone to landscape mode in the lock screen?

I have had a Motorola Moto e4 for almost 2 years with relatively no problems. A few days ago, my phone's touch screen stops working in certain frequently pressed places on the screen. This proves to ...
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Does the auto factory reset reset the counting of 15 wrong attempts?

I just set up a PIN to my device when I saw the option of enabling auto factory reset after 15 wrong attempts to unlock my phone and I now wonder: for how long are these 15 attempts valid? One hour? ...
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How can I reset the “password attempts” counter on the S6

guys! I'll admit it, I was trying to unlock my mom's phone she let me borrow, and it closed for inactivity, and I didn't want to bother to go ask her, so I tried the password. Now I only have two more ...
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Is it possible to open a locked android device or access it's files without knowing the password?

I have a Samsung phone which is password protected it also has fingerprint enabled. I don't need to know how to open it I just want to know if it's possible to unlock it or access its files? There ...
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How do I get rid of two lockscreens? [duplicate]

I have a Samsung Note 8. I took my phone to the store yesterday, and now I have a second lock screen with ads. I have gone through all of my apps that I dont regularly use, and have tried cleaning up ...
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I am unable to unlock home screen on Android Pie

I've just updated my phone to Android Pie. While booting, I typed in my password PIN, and it unlocked to go to the home screen. There when I type the same password, a "Wrong Password" error is being ...
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Why screen-lock apps cannot unlock using fingerprint?

When I lock my phone using the POWER BUTTON, I can unlock it using fingerprint. But when I use an APP to lock my phone (like WTN or Lock Screen etc.), I can only use a PIN or Password to unlock. I ...
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Pixel 3 XL docked on Google Pixel stand shows ambient display and not screensaver

When docked on the Pixel stand the screen turns on automatically. When I turn it off by pressing the power button, Ambient display always comes up and stays on all night. Screensaver never turns on. ...
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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 ...