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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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 do I keep my camera active on Android even when the phone is locked and screen sleeps?

When I play Ingress, Ingress remains active. Even when my screen goes black, if I push the power button, Ingress is still active. I do not need to unlock my phone nor wait for it to "wake up". (The ...
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Forgot lock pattern in One plus one phone

My girlfriend set a pattern lock for One plus one phone and she cannot remember the pattern now. I have a very sensitive data and also many valued pics. kindly help me recover the data or remove the ...
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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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Using ADB to change the screen lock

I am looking for a way to change the screen lock type from slide to password, and set the password via adb command line. I have a device with the setup I want, and one that has slide lock. I'm pretty ...
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how to unlock screen of samsung s6

Desperate to sort this out, before i do a factory reset! Samsung Service Centre useless, said factory reset is the only option.... Had fingerprint set to lock samsung s6, don't remember ever setting ...
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How to stop Whatsapp messages coming in lock screen

I am using a mobile which is having Android Marshmallow. Whenever someone is sending a Whatsapp message to me when the phone is locked. The message is showing up in lock-screen as plain text. So ...
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Is it possible to factory reset Sony Xperia J when I forgot the pattern code?

So basically, my friend asked me if it's still possible to factory reset his phone in any way when the pattern code was entered 20 times and it locked itself. The only way to do it right now is to ...
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How to display calendar events on lockscreen in Oreo?

There are similar questions for previous Android releases. Is it possible in Android 8 Oreo on a stock Nexus 5X to customise the lock screen to display upcoming calendar events? Google Pixel 2(XL) ...
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How can I disable the screen timeout on Samsung One UI (Android 9)?

How can I disable the screen timeout on Samsung One UI (Android 9)? I've only found: which only allows to increase the screen timeout, with a maximum of 10 minutes.
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How do I get rid of the two lock screens on my Galaxy Grand Prime?

Today I woke up and noticed I have to swipe not just one but two screens. The photo is the new screen that is completely unwanted. After I swipe on that one, I enter my normal lock screen and have ...
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How to switch user profile based on password / lockscreen pattern

Currently, I have a family use tablet running on 4.2 Jellybean Model is Ainol Novo7 Flame, a cheap Nexus7 alternative. Nexus7 is quite expensive in my country on its release so I bought this one ...
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How to enable drag status bar from lock screen?

I have an ICS phone, the problem is on the lock screen I can't pull the status bar down in any type of lock screen (slide, pattern, PIN, etc). My question is how do I enable status bar dragging on ...
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Hide the PIN entry on stock lock screen

Is it possible to hide the visual feedback on the PIN entry on the Android stock lock screen? The feedback makes it pretty easy for anybody standing near to watch the PIN: I know that it is possible ...
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How to remove an image saved as wallpaper from lock screen android 4.4.2

Micromax Canvas 2 colors with android 4.4.2 is my first smart phone and im finding my way around slowly. Please can someone urgently help with my issue below? Recently i saw an image on a website of ...
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How to keep the phone unlocked when it is connected to a known WiFi network?

I am using MotoG2. I would like to know, if there is any means of keeping the phone unlocked when it is connected to a known wifi network.
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Google Pixel is stuck at “Pixel is starting”

I have an original Google Pixel running Android Pie. I have just encountered a problem wherein one of these things has happened: When I boot up to the white Google logo, it will stay loading with the ...
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Prevent Accidental Reboots when holding down the power button

I often end up accidentally rebooting my Nexus 6 while having it in my pocket, because the power buttons gets pushed for more than 10 seconds. Considering the long boot times, this can be very ...
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“Re-lock all apps after screen is locked” message; tablet always getting locked every few seconds

My tablet keeps saying "Re-lock all apps after screen is locked". It is locking my tablet every few seconds. It is making the device lag and become very slow and even takes me back to my home screen, ...
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Disable swipe lock screen on Galaxy S4 running JellyBean

Every since my Galaxy S4 phone was upgraded to Android 4.3 (Verizon), I have had a problem disabling the swipe lock screen. I go to Settings -> My Device -> Lock Screen -> Screen Lock: If I ...
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What is stored in gatekeeper.*.key?

What is stored in the files named gatekeeper.*.key? I understand that it's related to the screen lock, but does it contain the KEK?
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Screen black during phone call and it won't come back during call

I have an Xperia XZs with Android 8. Lately I'm having problems while calling. When I start a call, the screen goes black immediately, and won't come back anymore during the call. The result is that ...
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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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Does the lock screen on a encrypted device provide different security than an unencrypted device?

I am wanting to encrypt my phone and SD card. I have been reading around about it all week and still don't understand a few things. I though that the encryption was like blackberry encryption, where ...
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How to show media controls on lock screen when playing music?

I'm using a Nexus 4. When I play music from the Play music app, the full screen lock screen music controls or music art will not show, only the lock screen shows, as if I am not playing music at all. ...
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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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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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unlocking problem in hcl me v1

I installed Google play in my HCL ME V1 tablet. It was working fine, when i restarted the tablet, my pattern unlock type changes to swipe screen unlock, and when I swipe it to unlock the screen the ...
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Removing Alarm From Lock Screen - Galaxy SIII

I just got an updated replacement phone - a Galaxy S III. I can't figure out how to remove the alarm icon and wake-up time from my lock screen. I need the alarm set but hate being reminded I have an ...
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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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lock screen is not changing after updating 4.4.2

I have updated my Samsung Galaxy Grand 2 to 4.4.2 and after that I'm not able to change my lock screen wallpaper. It always shows a wallpaper which is already in the device which has red background. ...
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How to remove magazine unlock on huawei p9 running nougat

How can I completely remove the magazine unlock that comes with Android 7.0 (nougat) on a huawei P9. I want my phone to go directly to the pattern unlock screen and not show the magazine unlock. I ...
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Disable auto-screen-on feature in Moto G Play

tl;dr When picking up Moto G Play out of shelf or out of pocket (or doing any other sudden move) phone automatically turns on screen to about 50% of brightness, showing unlock icon and recent ...
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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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Using a custom Lock Screen does not unlock the SIM (PIN)

When using Hi Locker as my lock screen, my Android Lollipop device does not prompt me for my SIM PIN upon boot -- and leaves the SIM card locked (therefore providing no service). Details: I'm ...
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What is this lock screen with ads and how do I remove it?

I think my device got a malware. A lock screen with ads sometimes appear, and I must swipe an area at the bottom of the screen to open the phone. I am in Eastern Europe, some ads are in Slavic ...
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Password Lock-out

I've mentioned this on another similar question. I haven't used my Android Tablet for maybe a year now, mostly because I had lost the charger. I found the charger and thought "Why not?" so I charged ...
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How to activate clock on lock screen?

I am using Android 6.0 / Cyanogenmod 13. Somehow I have deactivated the clock on my lock screen and I can not find the place where to activate it. Now I have only the unlock pattern there, the place ...
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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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Asus Zenfone 2 screen broken and blacked out, need to retrieve files.

I own a Zenfone 2. My phone's screen has gone kaput completely. I just see lines in multiple hues but cannot see the unlock screen or anything beyond that. I need to recover files, however: No USB ...
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Galaxy S4 bluetooth voice commands

Can anyone help me out. I recently changed my Razr for Galaxy S4 (SCH-I545) on Verizon. I would like to access S-Voice from my bluetooth headpiece, but if I have a pin number set for the phone's lock ...
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Issues with the TouchWiz music app on my Galaxy Note 2

I've recently received a Galaxy Note II, and am still in the phase of getting to know Android and Touchwiz. I've managed to sync some music onto it with iSyncr, but am having some problems playing it. ...
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How do I remove the screen lock that I placed on my device from the online android device manager?

I placed a password on my phone from the online android device manager. I was just testing it out, and now I can't remove it. I keep reading go to settings > security > screen lock but that is not an ...
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Voice Dialling opening on lock screen

I've got a Moto G running KitKat and am having an issue where the Voice Dialler (I think that's what it's called) opens up when the phone is in my pocket, locked. I have no idea how it is happening.. ...
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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 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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Unlock when sliding out physical keyboard

I got a Xperia Mini Pro with a physical keyboard. When I slide out the keyboard, it still have to slide on the screen to unlock it. Can I get to the password prompt with the keyboard movement alone?
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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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Password unlock and access to widgets?

So I just realised that having a Swipe unlock allows you to have widgets and access to the camera etc. But whenever I put a password, these features are gone. Is there a way I can allow for a swipe ...