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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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 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 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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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.
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Disabling screen lock

Suppose my android phone is locked by any locking method like password , pin, or pattern. Suppose my mobile is not a rooted phone , neither have custom recovery installed. Is there is any way to ...
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What is this screen and how do I get rid of it?

Today my pixel 2 randomly decided to show this screen after I log in. Where did it come from and how do I eliminate the extra step before being able to access my phone?
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Prevent deletion of all data after 10 incorrect unlock attempts

"You've incorrectly attempted to unlock the phone 1 times. After 9 more unsuccessful attempts, this phone will be reset, which will delete all its data." This is actually worse than just letting the ...
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Galaxy S5 lock screen

A series of letters and numbers have shown up beneath the date on the lock screen of my Galaxy S5. What are they and how do I get rid of them?
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Is a PIN reducing the security of a fingerprint based encryption?

Many smartphones and programs are using fingerprint's to secure the phone or encrypt data. In many cases, those programs want a PIN as backup authentification method. A PIN just got 10000 possible ...
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Disable always on lock screen on the pixel 2

How can one disable always on lock screen on the pixel 2?
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How to set up fingerprint unlock on Honor 6A?

Could please someone name the exact checkboxes I need (not) to tick on Honor 6A to have it unlock with my fingerprint? Fingerprint is configured and recognized in the settings, but the phone keeps ...
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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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Access data on phone with broken screen (Samsung galaxy S5)

I'm trying to retrieve data from my poor dead phone. I can turn it on, but the screen doesn't work, so I'm not even sure it is at the lock screen. Anyways usually I use a software called Android file ...
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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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Set phone to unlock when pressing fingerprint sensor button (LG V20)

I'm not sure if the above question is specific to the device, the LG version of Android, or a general Android limitation/issue, so apologies if my tags are inaccurate. LG V20 user here, running ...

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