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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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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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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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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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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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 ...
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Lenovo Tablet A1 disable screen lock

I have a Lenovo Tablet A1 and don't know how to configure the screen settings as I would like them. I want that after a certain timeout the screen dims, and/or goes black, but doesn't actually lock. ...
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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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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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Access data on device with broken screen (Samsung Galaxy Ace 4)

The screen on my Samsung Galaxy Ace 4 broke (running Android 4.4) and I really, really wish to get all my photos and other data off it. The phone has a pattern lock screen as well as an additional PIN ...
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I tested the “lock” feature on Android Device Manger, and now I can't unlock it

I was just testing out Android Device Manager and I tested the lock feature. I entered a password, as requested, and the phone was locked. I was told that since I already had a lock screen on my phone,...
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Lock screen launch bar not launching app, shows different icon too

This is an HTC One with Android 4.3 and Nova Launcher Prime (This may be a Nova issue, not sure yet) Since a picture is worth 1000 words, here is the pictures: Dragging an icon "up" from the lock ...
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USB connection without unlocking screen

i am connecting my phone with USB (using MSC) to my car for listening to the music on the phone's microSD card. It only works, when the screen was unlocked before connecting the phone. Also, when ...
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how to unlock android device manager

I forgot my Xiomi Redmi note 3 phone pattern lock so I locked it with android device manager but my mobile still shows the same after it. It doesn't show any box to type the new password to unlock it ....
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How to remove “Contents hiddens” from lock screen

I'm currently hiding sensitive notification content from the lock screen. I did that by going in Settings>Notifications>Configure notifications>On the lock screen>Hide sensitive notification content. ...
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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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Can't transfer files because of locked and broken screen

I broke the screen of my phone (SAMSUNG DUOS). Like you can really see the shatter marks on it. But the screen became unresponsive. My problem is that, when I connect it to my computer to recover my ...
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How can I unlock my s6 Edge Lock Screen w/o having to factory reset it?

Given how sensitive the fingerprint sensor on this phone, the 5 tries were used and the phone was asking for the backup password after. The problem is that i cant even remember the PW. I can unlock it ...
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How to Customize Lock Screen Shortcuts on the OnePlus 3 and OnePlus 3T

I have installed a new camera app that I'd like to use by default. I set it as the default app in the settings, but that didn't make it the target app for the lock screen shortcut or the O gesture.
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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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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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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.