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 disable all notifications from the lock screen

Can anyone kindly tell me how to disable notifications from appearing on the lock screen? I have tried going to settings and then notifications but it just gives me a list of all apps, and I would ...
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How to prevent Android tablet from asking password instead of using finger print?

My Samsung Galaxy TAB S3 sometimes, maybe once every 1 or 2 days, asks for my password instead of unlocking with my fingerprint. This is apparently "for my safety". However I prefer to always unlock ...
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Disabling vibration when fingerprint authentication fails

I'm running Android Nougat 7.0 on a Wiko upulse lite phone. I would like to know whether there is a way to disable the vibration that is produced when fingerprint authentication fails. I ask because I ...
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How to remove the “vinyl record” from the lock screen?

On my Android phone I see a picture of a moving vinyl record when I press the on/off button. It seems to be a media player application. But I don't want to use it. I don't even have any music saved on ...
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Make screen brighter when phone is raised?

When raising my Google Pixel XL (latest Android Pie), without pressing anything, it already shows the clock, weather, battery percentage etc. -- that's nice. However, the screen at that point is also ...
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What system application handles Lockscreen? Android 8.0 OREO

What I'm trying to do is I'm using AutoInput to capture a UI update event in the lockscreen. Is this possible? What application handle the locksreen?
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Phone is locked with an impossible to enter password

As it appeared, the on-screen keyboard for entering the unlock password is missing English layout, although it for sure was present when the password has been created. Now the situation appears really ...
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How to make limited access?

I want to show my tablet to my clients, but I want yo only show slide show. How Ivan do that?
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After Pie upgrade, lock screen is not hiding all sensitive content

I recently upgraded my Pixel 2 from Android Oreo to Pie. I have "Security & location" -> "Lock screen preferences" set to "Hide sensitive content". Ever since the upgrade, when I receive an email ...
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Sony Xperia L1 Screen Always Open, I Cannot Lock

I have a Xperia L1. When I press lock button, the screen locked and re-opened in 2 seconds every time. I cannot find the fix for it. Are anyone encountered with this issue ? Thanks.
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Is there a way to disable fingerprint reader on OnePlus 5T?

I'm using a OnePlus 5T, which is running Android 8.1. Since the face-unlock works perfectly, I don't need the fingerprint reader much. In addition, I often touch the reader accidentally and the phone ...
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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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how to notify the system that the PIN unlock code has been changed? [closed]

I wrote the code that generates a new hash for the PIN unlock code. The contents of the /data/system/password.key file changed, but the system uses the old pin code, before rebooting. How i can notify ...
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How do I exit one-handed mode for the lock pattern screen?

My lock screen is in one-handed mode, but the rest of my phone is in normal mode. My settings have got one-handed mode turned off. How do I turn it off for the pattern screen?!
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Disable “unlock with voice” notifications Xperia XA1

tl:dr - despite repeatedly choosing the "no thanks" option, my phone keeps displaying notifications to setup voice unlock. I Say "no" - as far as I know it is not enabled - but an hour later it asks ...
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Is it a good idea to give my screen lock PIN to an app?

My online bank created an app which can be used to generate TANs or be used as second authentication factor. For the setup it asks for the screen lock PIN which I've never seen before and seems like a ...
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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 can I stop my HTC taking a picture every time I unlock the screen?

My U Ultra recently froze and restarted. When it started, a lot of the settings were defaulted and now it takes a picture every time I unlock the screen - be it via the fingerprint scanner or via ...
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Xiaomi Mi A1 How to change the screen lock code NOT the sim lock code

The title says it all. It seems there is no way to change the screen lock code for this phone. I am not looking to change the sim lock.
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How to remove Infinix's Magazine lock screen photos

So there's this thing on my phone called the Magazine lock screen that automatically changes the lock screen on your phone whenever you lock it. And within it there is this option called 'custom ...
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How to turn off smart lock password screencode

My phone is completly blocked by smart lock password...cant remember it and only 911 calls are available. I cant take it off ans open my phone..i tried the 10 times wrong password and it didn't work. ...
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How to remove screen lock?

I don't know why, but the swipe, and none options have been greyed out. How to enable them (without factory reset)? Note: I have unchecked all device administrators (google find my phone, microsoft ...
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How to make sure that screen lock really locks and doesn't allow to do anything?

I've recently switched from Lenovo A328 (Android 4.4) to Samsung SM-A320F (Android 8.0, not rooted). On Lenovo I had screen lock set to "pattern", and that let me get rid of the misfeature of opening ...
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Long screen timeout on lock screen Oreo 8.0.0

After the Oreo 8.0.0 update on MI A1, the screen timeout when the lock screen appears, takes the same value as the sleep timeout. Usually when there was Nougat, the timeout on lock screen would be ...
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Google Pixel C asking for a password after reboot

I recently bought a second hand Google Pixel C .when I powered it ON it asked for a password and the message read ENTER PASSWORD TO START ANDROID. Can anyone help me to get in?...I mean don't want to ...
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Quickly turn screen lock off and on on Android 7

Often there are situations where I access my phone frequently (every few minutes) and I don't need the screen lock. Always going to settings → security → screen lock to change the settings is very ...
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What do I do when my phone is pitch black due the the dumb brightness system going all the way to 0

This has happened to me several times and this time I cannot get in turned back up.
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How do Google and Samsung's “find my device” service can bypass Android's Secured Lock Screen ?

As I know, when the phone is locked that means it has been encrypted. So how do Google and Samsung's "find my device" service can bypass Android's Secured Lock Screen (https://android.gadgethacks.com/...
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Incoming calls are identified as coming from Mexico incorrectly by area code?

I have a Verizon Galaxy S8 and I was traveling in Mexico a couple weeks ago, and when I came back, all incoming calls are saying Mexico on the screen. As far as I know, I don't have any special apps ...
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Reset my android device password using android device manager

I'm android Marshmallow user. and I want to resent my password using android device manager. I signed in my google account and went to google's android device manager and it's not showing any option ...
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Why am I getting a red tint in the lock screen in Oreo 8.1/Nexus 5X?

I just updated to Oreo 8.1 from 8.0 and I notice that the lock screen has the same image as before, but with a red tint over it, like a layer of pure red with opacity 20% had been overlaid on top of ...
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What does it mean an ugly pop-up with an smiley face on my lock screen?

I've been getting pop-ups in the lock screen of my "Huawei Honor 6X" like this: The notifications appear at random times. There is nothing else on the pop-up other than the smiley face made of ASCII ...
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Double tap doesn't work on lock-screen

I have an Asus Zenfone 2 with Android 6.0.1 on it. Up until recently, when the phone was locked I could double-tap to launch the lock screen. I don't remember what I messed with, but recently, when ...
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Adb command(s) to get screen state and locked state

Background: I'm using automated tests on many different variants of devices (Samsung tablets and smartphones such as Galaxy A5, S8, S7 etc.) where the devices have different versions of Android (6.0, ...
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Samsung FRP lock - Android 5.1 have access to Settings

Not a duplicate as per other threads, due to the final step, Go to Backup and Reset and do a Factory Data Reset. As per my other answer, this will remove FRP from the device. The FRP lock is still ...
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Screen not turning off while charging in floatify lockscreen

I am using floatify for lockscreen and there is a problem. While I connect my android device (my device is galaxy s4) to charger, the lockscreen turns on and never turns off. How can I fix this?
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Allow running specific applications without unlocking? [closed]

I would like to have access to selected applications directly from lockscreen, without needing to unlock the phone. Calculator. Stopwatch. ASR Voice recorder (only record, no playback) (camera is ...
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Note 8 lock screen PIN differs from startup?

I'm trying to fix a Note 8 that seems to be in a weird state. The correct PIN should be 4 digits. The lock screen won't accept the PIN (the OK button stays greyed out until I hit 6 digits, at which ...
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Moto G5 Plus Screen Wake Problems

Everything was working fine until about a week or two ago. Earlier, the screen would wake when I got a notification or if I titled my phone a little, the clock out show. Now, my phone constantly ...
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Disabling data traffic notification “A total of consumption during the lock screen” on LeEco Cool Changer S1

A couple of days ago I received my new phone, a LeEco Cool Changer S1/Coolpad Cool S1. Every time I lock it, I get a notification titled "A total of consumption during the lock screen..". If I open it,...
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ZTE Prelude 2, cricket wireless change over to tracfone

I just bought a used ZTE Prelude 2, a cricket wireless phone, but am trying to change over to tracfone. I followed all of the steps through tracfone, bought a sim kit and installed it, but now the ...
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LOS Recorder without unlocking

It is possible to use the camera without unlocking the Phone (I am using Lineage OS 14.1 on Samsung S4) But now I would also like to use the Lineage OS Recorder App without unlocking. I often use it ...
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Password has appeared but i've not installed it!

My partner uses her Lenovo tablet all the time , she doesn't use any password or pin just a swipe after boot up screen BUT tonight she booted up its got to the " desktop" screen but when she swipes it ...
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Enabling Accessibility service: Why does it degrade security?

Device : Mi A1, 7.1.2 Stock Google Enabling Accessibility Service for apps impacts encryption security as you can see: Expanded text Why is this? I am all the more curious in case of PIN : my ...
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locked of screen lock - time password app

My son has downloaded a screen lock app on his phone which changes the password every minute according to the time. However a few day in, the app has stopped working and he is now unable to get access ...
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How can I get voice control like my Moto X 2nd Gen had?

My last phone was a Moto X 2nd Generation. The Moto Voice app was great - I could say "Away Team to Voyager (my custom command phrase) - what's up?" and it would read me all current notifications ...
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What do I do when the keyboard is frozen on my lock screen and I can't get in?

I have an Android Galaxy J7 V and I don't use the key board to put in my password, I just have to swipe a certain way on the dots which I can't see to get into my phone.Since the keyboard is frozen I ...
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Android LCD Broken, Screen Locked, Device Unauthorized

I have an Android device whose LCD is broken. The unit functions and receives call, messages and gives the usual audio notifications. However, in order to synch back data, I need to access the main ...
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Are there a way to scan Android smartphone from outside the phone?

My friend's phone got a virus that he can't open his lock screen(every time he wants to do that, it says try 60minutes later again!). So I am looking for a way like online virus scanner or any other ...
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How to allow ADB on phone if there is a Lock Screen and Screen is not responding + black

How to allow ADB on a rooted Android Samsung J3(2016) if said phone has a broken display(black/unresponsive)? P.S - ADB is enabled. Just not allowed.