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 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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Found a not-so-locked Moto G5S Plus - need help to unlock & return it

I've been to a concert three weeks ago and found a Moto G5S Plus there. I've waited for the owner to call - but they didn't. The phone is not so locked. It has a (stock) screen lock, but it doesn't ...
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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 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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Is there a way to lock an Android device using a keyboard?

Somewhat imperfect comparison: in Windows, you can simply press Win+L to lock Windows. Is there a similar keyboard shortcut in Android?
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How do I organize notifications on a Galaxy Note 10 - Seperate Messages from System Nots, Different Sounds, etc

Just switched from iPhone to my Note10 and i love it. However what drives me crazy is that I get tons of system notifications that all pool in the Notification bar. However, to be honest I only really ...
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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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Delayed lock on pressing lock button or delayed touch sensing on unlocking

When I unlock the phone it doesn't allow any touches for like 10 seconds. I restarted the phone, Now when i press power button, the screen goes off. But, Device doesn't get locked for like 10 seconds, ...
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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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History of unlock patterns

There's a way to see the previous unlock patterns that I been use before? I want to saw a unlock pattern that i use a few months ago... I have a j3 2016 unlocked (with adb and twrp)
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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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Securing power off menu options when phone screen is locked or customizing power-off menu options?

I am using Google Nexus 5 with stock 4.4 KitKat. When the phone is in locked state (locked with a standard PIN code, password or pattern) and we long press power button, we get the power-off menu ...
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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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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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Fingerprint lost phone unlocking ability – where to troubleshoot?

Recently, fingerprint sensor on my Note8 lost phone unlocking ability. How can I troubleshoot this? Once the phone is unlocked, it still works normally: it... identifies already registered fingers (...
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I set a 20 character password using Find My Device, but the lock screen only accepts 16

I used Find My Device to set a 20-character password for my phone (it accepted the password without any error messages as shown in the picture below). After I got my phone back, I went to type in the ...
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My moto xt1033 stuck on boot logo

First, I flashed custom rom on my moto g1,It works good but when I restarat my phone it stuck on the boot loader unlocked screen then, I flashed stock rom but it doesn't work.. Now what can I do?...
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Enable standby mode when the phone case lid is closed

I have a tablet (Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1) and a phone (Google Nexus 5X) both with CyanogenMod as ROM. When I close the lid of the case on the tablet, it automatically turns off the screen (and locks ...
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how to add a custom lock for the recovery and/or bootloader?

Unlocking the bootloader and/or the recovery is very popular discussion across many devices. But doing so exposes a very obvious and inevitable issue with security! An unlocked recovery means that no ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Long PIN to boot, short PIN to unlock

How do I set up shorter PIN for screen unlocking while keeping long PIN for device boot and filesystem encryption? Short PIN should support limited number of attempts, long PIN may be tried for ...
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Why do App Locker apps need so many permissions? Am i safe?

I've been trying to password protect an app, and it seems that the permissions vary from app to app for App Lockers. Why do so many of them require full phone access? Is there any danger if i use a ...
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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 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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Help with compromised phone Android 7.0

I want to ask if there's any way I can get rid of whatever's allowing my phone to be unlocked easily without any resetting or Google account? My phone has been messed with and now it keeps getting ...
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Lollipop screen not locking, even after removing smart lock etc

Since I played around with smart lock, my device just does not lock anymore. I disabled smart lock, I cleared all credentials, I removed device administrators, accessibility accesses (Lastpass). ...
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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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Prevent activating silent mode when screen is locked

Is there a way to prevent turning the sound (silencing the phone) off from the lock screen? This is a Motorola Droid 4. I notice I've missed calls and check only to find that the sound has been ...
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How to reset or unlock the lock screen on HTC One M8 without doing factory reset?

I have an HTC One M8. I set up a lock pattern and now I can't remember it to unlock the device. Is there a way to unlock the device with out doing a factory reset? I tried the Android Device Manager ...
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How to close apps when I lock the phone [duplicate]

My Problem: When I unlock my phone, the app that I used last is open (I mean in the foreground). This is probably so by design. But I would like to change that because I think it very often distracts ...
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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 I switch between multiple users in KitKat via Lockscreen?

I am using CynogenMod CM11 R22 on Xiaomi Redmi 1S phone. I enabled multiple users using adb: cd /system pm get-max-users setprop fw.max_users 3 echo "" >> build.prop echo "#" >> build....
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changing lock screen effect

I upgraded my samsung phone galaxy note 4 to Android 6.0.1. There is now an animation for the lock screen that I don't find convenient. It looks like a a black curtain is closing. How can I change ...
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changing the lock screen time and date display lg l5

How do i change the design and look of the time and date display on my lock screen? Where is the option that lets you change the design/way the time and date is displayed?
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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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Camera on Lockscreen

I have a Poco F1 running Miui. The Gcam is a much better camera than the stock one. Is there a way for me to change the camera that is opened on the lockscreen?
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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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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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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 ...