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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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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Screen lock not working in Moto z play

I recently got into an issue with my Moto z play screen lock. Pressing the power button doesn't lock the screen. I have enabled pattern lock option for screen lock. But still only after booting up it ...
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Unlock android phone from PC

I need to move some data from my HTC one m8 to a Samsung Galaxy S8. The only problem is that the HTC's touch screen does not work so I cannot unlock it (it's locked with a PIN). I don't have a ...
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ghost-input with phone screen-locked

I use my phone to hear music via bluetooth while doing my running training. I always screen-lock the phone and put it into a hip belt, where it sits tight. Obviously it gets shaken while I'm running. ...
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Can't turn WiFi off from lockscreen status bar options - Action Not Allowed [Nougat]

Recently updated my moto g4+ to nougat and now I'm not able to toggle WiFi and some other actions from lockscreen status bar. Are you guys having the same issue? How to fix it? follow the attached ...
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Get around Exchange screen lock policy

I am accessing my company's email via Exchange. I'm running Android 6.0. The Exchange Policy sets the screen lock as soon as the screen timed out (immediate). Even though the timeout is set to 10 min, ...
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How can I change the default camera app (on lockscreen)?

I would like to uninstall the default camera app and instead use the FOSS Open Camera. And I would also like to access the camera from the lockscreen. How can I do this in Android 6?
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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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“Samsung keyboard keeps stopping” error message. After reboot no keyboard is accessible and I cannot unlock the device

The device is a Samsung Note 5 recently updated from Sprint running the Swype keyboard. The error message "Samsung keyboard keeps stopping" is appearing over and over after trying to send an emoji in ...
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How can I copy *everything* from one phone to another?

I have a Galaxy S7. I bought a Galaxy S8. I prefer answers that are more general, but I will accept answers specific to copying the experience between these two phones. I have tried a few options to "...
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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 create a guest account on Android phones?

I want to create a "phantom account" or "guest account" on my smartphone Android to let other people accessing and using my phone without needing to enter the fingerprint pattern, on the one hand, and ...
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Why encrypt the device?

Android 5 offers two encryption features: Encrypt the device (phone) Encrypt the external micro SD card I understand the benefit of 2.: if someone takes my micro SD out and wants to use it on ...
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Lock Screen With Ads on Samsung Galaxy S5 mini [duplicate]

i've got lock screen, I do not know how I got into the phone, and I do not even know how to fix it, is it a virus? please answer, phone isn't rooted
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Can't disable password on Android 6.0 (EMUI 4.0)

I had to go somewhere and due to my paranoia, I decided to lock my Huawei P8 Lite. Since that day I can't disable the password beacuse I always get this note Disabled by administrator, encryption ...
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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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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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Enable startup pin/password security without lock screen pin/password?

It is my intention to disable the pin/password for the lock screen, while still having the startup pin/password security. As I understand it, the options are to set a pin/password for lock screen ...
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Lost my phone without GPS & data plan on

I have checked other questions on the site and I think my question is not completely duplicate I have lost my OnePlus 2; it is in different country (Indonesia) and I have no way to contact any ...
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Recover photos from locked Android (Galaxy S5 Verizon)

My mom passed tonight and there are some photos of her on this old phone I have. Losing them is not an option but I only have 1 attempt left on the lock code before it factory resets the data so I can'...
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Forgot alternative password for encrypted & fingerprint-protected Samsung Galaxy S5: how to reset it?

So I have an encrypted Samsung Galaxy S5 with Android 6.0 and set fingerprints for its lockscreen (fingerprint is set as lockscreen-type for the setting device encryption). Now it seems like I forgot ...
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How to put a big message on my home and lock screen?

I want to put a big message on my home and lock screen. Something like "don't screw up your diet". You get the idea. How can I do that?
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How to bypass lockscreen Android Marshmallow?

After Updating to Marshmallow my PIN is no longer being accepted, USB Debugging is disabled, no root, bootloader is locked, what can I do? Is there anyway to get the data off the device, aside from ...
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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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Xiaomi Mi Max lock with screen with picture of phone with usb cable and “pcsuite.mi.com” url, regular reboot, no pcsuite connect

How can i bypass the screen with "pcsuite.mi.com" url and picture of phone with usb cable? Below is the image of boot lock screen when Mi Max is not connected to PC: Click to enlarge the image I ...
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How can I mirror broken Samsung S4 GT I9505 unlocked screen onto Laptop or TV? [duplicate]

How can I project broken Samsung S4 GT I9505 unlocked screen onto Laptop or TV? Fortunately with multiple trials the pattern worked out on BLACK display screen and phone got unlocked and I took Data ...
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Disable magnetic screen on/off *without* Xposed?

Long story short, looking for a way to either disable the behaviour of screen turning on/off in reaction to magnets, or disable the Hall sensor (the sensor responsible for the reaction) altogether. ...
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How can I replace the little camera icon at bottom of lock screen (no root)?

Hi Android enthusiasts, I have Xolo Era X1 running Android 6.0 My lock screen unlocks by swiping upwards. Now there are 2 icons at the bottom, one launches Google talking girl and the other opens ...
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Display multiple clocks from multiple timezones on a Nexus 5X lock screen

I would like to display multiple clocks on my Nexus 5X running Android 7. I selected multiple cities like explanied here but it doesn't really work. It should look like this:
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notificiation too short

I'm using Samsung Galaxy S8+. When a new notification appears on the lock screen, it appears within 2~3 seconds which I think is too short. Can I change the time it remains on the lock screen?
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I just got a samsung galaxy tab 3 and i have not used it in a long time and now i cant remember my password

I need help with my samsung galaxy i got it but forgot th right passwrd is there any way you guys can some how help me get it back?
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Toggle Lock screen

How to easily enable / disable the lock screen on nougat? So that I can remove the lock screen when I frequently use the phone and enable when I leave the phone somewhere.
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Is it possible to enter a lock code on a computer?

I locked my phone during a false "it's been stolen" panic using Google's device manager. I chose a nontrivial password. I thought I was safe since I cut-and-pasted the password after first typing it ...
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How to keep screen from turning on while unlocked?

When I get a notification from messaging apps like Snapchat, and my device is unlocked but the screen is off, the phone will not buzz but the screen will just turn on. This will happen when I am at a ...
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Is there a way to toggle a secure lock screen without having the feature built into a custom ROM?

Benzo Rom for the Nexus 6 running 5.1.1 Lollipop allows the ability to toggle a secure lock screen from the quick settings in the notification drawer. For example, from the launcher, I can pull down ...
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Xiaomi Mi 4c goes black immediately after unlocking screen

I have an issue with a Xiaomi Mi 4c: The device boots normally, lock screen appears, I can swipe to enter pin but then it turns black instantly again. I have to hit the power button twice to get back ...