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 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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Quickly switch my phone between locked and unlocked without going through the menus?

I want to be able to quickly disable and enable Screen Lock, without having to manually go through Settings -> Security -> Screen Lock every time. Is there a way to create a button on your ...
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Change lockscreen time and date font?

Starting from Android 6.0, Google altered how their lockscreen looks in AOSP, presumably to increase readability: Digital clock is smaller Digital clock uses a bolder font, presumably Roboto Medium ...
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Nougat: force to enter PIN and disable fingerprint every hour or every 10th time

Is it possible to set Android 7 Nougat to ask for the PIN every hour or every 10th time, when using fingerprint to unlock a phone? The fingerprint unlocking is very convenient, but it seems not that ...
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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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Lock screen with multi-factor authentication (biometric and pattern)

Is there a way to require two forms of authentication to unlock your device? My preference would be to use my fingerprint sensor in addition to an unlock pattern. I'm using a Nexus 6p with Android 7....
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Display full/entire album art lock screen Android

Is there a way to make Android display the entire album art on the lock screen? The iPhone does this better in my opinion. I'm not on the latest so this might have changed but as of right now it ...
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How do I use a 4 digit pin using the 4+ digit lockscreen?

I own a nonrooted HTC 626 Running android 6.0.1. when we purchased the phone, I set a 4 digit pin. The lockscreen had a UI which looked like Later, I disabled the system lock to try a couple ...
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Forgot lock pattern in One plus one phone

My girlfriend set a pattern lock for One plus one phone and she cannot remember the pattern now. I have a very sensitive data and also many valued pics. kindly help me recover the data or remove the ...
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Android Device Manager not working

I have forgotten my unlock pattern and tried to lock my device with a password on ADM, it did lock and a message, "Your device is locked by Android device Manager" appears but there's no way of ...
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How to use/install Xperia lock-screen on any Android?

I'm trying to see if there's a way (maybe an app) to change the built-in lock screen to one that either imitates or full-on emulates Sony's Xperia's lock-screen. Forewarning: I'm not going to root my ...
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A problem with lock screen

My lock screen type was finger print on galaxy note 4. I changed it to password but when i lock my phone i can open it by swipe. The worst thing is that i can not change the type of lock. When i go to ...
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After rooting my Samsung Galaxy S7 with Odin Windows Tool, I am locked out of my phone

I have followed the instructions here and used Odin to root my Galaxy S7 edge. During the process the phone has rebooted and is now asking for my draw pattern. However, it won't accept my pattern. Any ...
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How can I remotely unlock my phone with a non-working display?

I have a Samsung S5, model SAMSUNG-SM-G900A. My screen was already fairly damaged and I could not get a replacement yet, and today my phone fell and the screen is now completely black (although the ...
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How can I make my lockout time stack?

If anyone has ever used an IPhone (Or tried to mess with someone else's - yes, I'm looking at you) you may be aware the the lockout timer scales with each fail after 5 attempts. I want to do this on ...
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Nougat - Disable settings on lock screen

I currently have my phone set up to automatically unlock when it's connected to my car's Bluetooth, which is super convenient. However, my car's Bluetooth stays active while my car is off, and my ...
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I need help passing Google sign in

I found and alcatel at my school but nobody claimed it, the whole thing was reset when i found it but it wont let me use it. It keeps telling me to sign in with a previously synced account, but as i ...
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How do I stop the lock pattern from being revealed after I got it wrong?

I'm security-minded so my lock pattern is not displayed as I enter it. By lock pattern, I mean one of these: The pattern is revealed after a failed lock attempt. I've been through all the settings I ...
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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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Replace lockscreen background image using adb

I am using a Lenovo Vibe Shot phone, which has Android 6.0.1 on it. In one of the updates, the change lockscreen background feature stopped work, so I can't change the background, now, regardless of ...
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Manually lock device without smart lock

Since Android 5.0 there is a feature called 'Smart Lock', which allows you to access your device without entering your password, pin or pattern. It is possible to lock the device via shell by ...
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Did kingoroot install bloatware on my phone? Or is this a legitimate android locksreen?

Long story short, I have rooted my phone in order to resolve 'low on internal storage' issues (turned out the cache folder grew to almost 2GB). I have used kingoroot as suggested in this answer and it ...
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Making lock screen notifications show only in drop-down menu

Using oneplus 3t, Android 7.0, oxygen OS 4.0.3, not rooted. I'm trying to get my lock screen notifications to only be visible when I slide down the notification bar, and show the app icons on th top ...
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How to set Lock Screen Wallpapers in LG G4

I recently downloaded the Google Wallpapers App and wanted to know if its possible to change the lock screen wallpapers from the app since i have downloaded wallpaper apps in the past however the home ...
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Stolen phone - does Android Device Manager's lock override the thief's password?

I'm currently trying it on another phone and it seems that as long as I have a pattern lock set up, the ADM lock screen shows up but the old pattern is requested instead of the remotely set password. ...
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Need to remove password restrictions

I put in my current password and it says that I can't have password My lock screen settings say I can't have password. It says an administrator denied it or something like that .
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Force inactivity lock on application that circumvents it

I have a game that disables inactivity lock on my phone as long as it is foreground (there's enough ways to do that if you look around on development SE sites). This is generally a good thing, since ...
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Does Downgrading from Android Marshmallow to Lollipop wipes data?

After an OTA upgrade to Marshmallow, Android Locksceen is no longer accepting my 4 digit PIN, I have been using this PIN for the past 7 months without any problems. So, I know for sure that I haven't ...
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“Unfortunately, Google App has stopped”. Locked out of my phone! Please help!

My phone started popping up with "Unfortunately, Google App has stopped." notification non stop. The keyboard wouldn't come up on my phone. I decided to restart my phone, which I guess was a bad idea ...
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Xiaomi 3s prime not able to read finger print on app lock

Phone: xiaomi 3s prime with android 6 and Miui 8. I use finger print lock for apps. When open such a apps, screen shows " couldn't read finger print. Please enter your pattern" But i forgot my ...
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newbie: how to get larger keys on lockscreen keyboard?

background: LG model=L34C (virtual keyboard), Android version=4.4, on which I am the opposite of "power user" :-( Basically I'm fat-thumbed. I don't want theming or photographs or animations on my ...
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No “None” Option For Lockcreen

When I go to disable my lockscreen, there is no "none" option. This is really annoying as I am unable to get a custom lockscreen with the stock lockscreen overlapping with it. I've looked through ...
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What is preventing my phone from staying locked?

Normally, when I press the power button on my phone, the screen turns off and when I press it again, I'm presented with the lock screen. (I don't have a password or pattern, so it's just the "Swipe ...
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Lock screen notifications rearrange themselves for seemingly no reason

Ok, I'm going to try and describe this and I hope it makes sense. When I turn on my screen (while my phone is locked), I see all my notifications. For example, I will have some gmail notifications, ...
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Turn Screen Upside Down Horizontal

I need to turn my android phone horizontal, but have the "up" side be the side that is closer to the ground. How does one do this?
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Why has the emergency contacts functionality been removed?

According to some users at What is an "Emergency Call," and can I set number for it? there used to be a feature to add emergency contacts that can be dialed without passing the lock screen. ...
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How to disable fingerprint from opening a locked phone, but enable for applications?

In Android 6.0.1, there is an option to 'Enable fingerprint' in Application lock, but it forces the phone to be unlocked via fingerprints. Since most likely, the application lock only prevents ...
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Kingo Root issue

My android device is 4.4.2. I rooted my device with Kingo Root with PC. Without any error message, it was successful. However, after rooting Screen Lock is not working properly. Sometimes screen lock ...
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My device is not locking

My android device is 4.4.2 with root access. Mode of Screen Lock is Password. Earlier, the screen got locked with password. Now, the screen time out in a specific time but its not getting locked ...
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locked out with system lock screen on swipe

I have an lg rebel lte from tracfone with android 5.1. I install a custom locker and then somehow set the system lock to swipe. Now when i try to unlock the phone it says systemUI has stopped and ...
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Swipe pattern for broken screens?

I had a swipe pattern lock set on my LG G3 phone. It felt down and the glass broke, so I cant use the touch screen any more. Is there any way to connect my phone to a kind of a screen emulator, so ...
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Galaxy s2 stuck in flight mode

I am attempting to unlock my old galaxy s2 without needing to reset it. My original plan was to get the pin wrong 5 times, then unlock using google account. However, when I inserted the sim card I ...
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“Wrong Pattern” After Flashing Image

I wanted to update my OnePlus 3 to OxygenOS 4 using TWRP but that resulted in an error. I tried again, same error. I flashed the old image again, no error, phone was usable again, updated TWRP, ...
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How do I disable weird lockscreen camera shortcut in Emotion UI 4?

Device: Huawei Mate 8 EU (NXT-L29), EMUI 4. When my phone is locked and I press volume down or up quickly, camera app opens, takes a photo and displays on the screen a time I don't know the meaning ...
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Added lock screen pin to encrypted device - can't unlock on boot now

I have an encrypted cyanogenmod 13 device. I set the password manually via the command line using a guide like this. More recently I added a lock screen pin, and I think I set it to not ask on boot ...
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Blurred lockscreen, can't find it

I had Resurrection Remix 6.0.1 on my Nexus 6p. I can't remember how it happened, but at some point my lock screen background became transparent-ish/blurred, so what I saw was whatever was open on my ...
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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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Smart Lock, and multi-factor authentication?

I am using Marshmallow, and I use the built-in encryption mechanism. Typing my password every time the screen locks is a pain. I would like to leverage Smart Lock to have the following ideal ...
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Always show next Calendar appointment on lock-screen

One feature I dreadfully miss from Windows Phone was that my next calendar event was always displayed on my lockscreen: I now use the Outlook application on Android to manage my daily life. Is there ...
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Unlock Note 5 phone

I was using my thumb print to access my phone, restarted my phone, and then it asked for my password; my thumb print would no longer work. I was driving so I input my password about an hour later and ...