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 microphone or app on screen lock?

Discord talk channel stays broadcasting indefinitely in background even if the screen is locked. I would like to know if there is a setting or app that could be used to prevent this privacy issue. ...
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Unlocking Samsung S10 to first page of Homescreen

I am trying to find a way to go to my default homescreen (the first page of homescreens) everytime i unlock my phone I am using a samsung galaxy s10 I tried macrodroid and automateit I am writing ...
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Ads appearing on my lock screen, cannot identify the culprit app

This little treat appeared on my lock screen this morning. It seems to be intermittent, only replacing the real lock screen about one in three times. Has anyone else seen it?
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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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“Wrong Pattern” After Flashing Image

I wanted to update my OnePlus 3 to OxygenOS 4 using TWRP but that resulted in an error. I tried again, same error. I flashed the old image again, no error, phone was usable again, updated TWRP, ...
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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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Android 4 don't require unlock at home

In the Android OS version 4, what would I have to do to require a pass code to unlock the phone when I'm away from home, but when I'm at my home, I don't need pass-code restrictions. Detecting ...
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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 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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Locked out of my Samsung galaxy tab A

I have been locked out of my tablet using the app called fontmoji. It doesn't have a enter button so I was stuck on the home screen. I have a Samsung galaxy tab A.
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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 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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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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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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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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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 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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After moving gatekeeper.pattern.key to unlock, Settings>Security keeps crashing

Context: I forgot my unlock pattern, so I used TWRP and ADB to move gatekeeper.password.key and gatekeeper.pattern.key to /sdcard, so now I am able to use my phone again :-) Problem: I want to set a ...
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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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Can't change the language when phone screen locked

I am using Samsung Galaxy Core. I have given Password to my mobile in English. Today for some reason I changed my Language to TAMIL and forgot to change back to English. My Phone got locked when i try ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 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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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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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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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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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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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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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 ...
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How to add a shortcut to the list of installed apps (or to a widget)?

I have an app (Pleco) which has created a shortcut (study flashcards). I want to execute that shortcut from the screenlocker (Go Locker), but it only allows to add either installed apps or widgets. ...
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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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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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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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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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No password input after locking the device from Android Device Manager

I have forgotten my unlock pattern and tried to lock my device with a password on Android Device Manager (ADM). It did lock and a message, "Your device is locked by Android Device Manager" appears, ...
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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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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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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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Default user after reboot in multi-user CM 12.1

I setup a new user on my tablet in order to use it as a wall tablet with some smart home informations und buttons. Unfortunately after reboot the Owner is always the user who is started first. So I ...
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How to stop music apps from changing lockscreen

I am not new to Android, but this is the first thing that has actually stumped me. I noticed my default music app (Xperia Z1ˢ BTW) and Spotify both change my lock screen to the album of whatever I'm ...
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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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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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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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