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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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 ...
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I can hear everything on my Samsung tab 2, but the screen won't open

I can hear everything on my Samsung tab 2, but the screen won't open. I've tried pressing and holding the volume and power and home button for 40 seconds, but it won't work. (CE0168)
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Blank Locked Samsung S5

I have been searching internet for hours. Ran over my phone so LCD not working. Does not appear I had debug activated on this phone. Phone comes up locked and I can't unlock it. Any suggestions. ...
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Remove minimum number of points from pattern unlock

I've recently gotten a Samsung Galaxy J5. Its default (insecure) unlock procedure involves simply swiping anywhere on the phone in any direction. My primary concerns are (a) being able to quickly ...
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Why doesn't pin code/pattern work?

I have a Samsung Galaxy Grand Prime and when I set a pin code it would show up, but it would switch back to swipe to unlock even though I have it secured as PIN. It just occasionally switches my ...
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Locked screen shows track name

Recently my Galaxy S7 started to show last track's name when the phone is locked. Even if the music player is turned off. How do I turn it off? Edit Looks like track information comes from any app: ...
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How to create lock pattern without pin in Android 6

When I'm trying to secure my phone with the pattern it is forcing me to create a pin which isn't secure. Is there any way to bypass pin creation screen?
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How do I use only fingerprint to unlock my phone? [duplicate]

I got a Moto G4 Plus recently. It has a pretty fast fingerprint sensor. For my own reasons I don't want a secondary/backup(pattern/pin/etc) method to unlock my phone. I want to unlock it solely using ...
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unblock device with voice control command

I'm curious if is possible to unblock the device with voice commands. I know about the "Ok, Google" but unfortunately doesn't work with display blocked. I'm looking for the name of an app which can ...
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Android password after Rebooting the device

I have not set up any lock screen password, but any time I reboot it asks for the password, saying, 'To start Android, Enter your password.' A week ago I experimented with the 'Lost your Phone' ...
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Create a shortcut of a certain Settings Package

Is there a way to create a shortcut of certain package of Android Settings. The main target is create a shortcut of "Screen Lock" and "WiFi" Functions while the settings app is locked except those? ...
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Dismiss messages on lock screen on cyanogen

When your phone is locked and you receive an update which you don't want to unlock your phone for. Is there a setting to make it possible to dismiss it without unlocking the screen? Would even be ...
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Moto Maxx with android 6.0.1 takes random pictures upon on/off button pressing:

There is something prompting the camera of my cellphone to take a picture whenever I try to block it. The blocking does occur but a picture is taken. I took a look on the system UI configs and ...
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Possible to quickly expire a fingerprint?

Let's say I wanted to quickly prevent my fingerprint from unlocking my phone; so that the next time the lock screen shows, a password is required. Is there a way to expire the fingerprint unlock ...
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How to undo lock screen

I lost my Phone. I remotely blocked the screen via my Google account. I found my phone back. Now I have to use the password every time I want to use my phone. How can I undo the remotely installed ...
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I can't turn off my lock screen

I can't turn off my lock screen. I have tried the following: I denied all accessibility. I deleted security certificates. I turned off all administrators. It still won't let me turn it off, or even ...
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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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How to avoid factory reset and bypass unlock pin on my kyrocera 2.2 froyo

I forgot my unlock pin but i dont want to hard reset my kyrocera M9300 HOW CAN I BYPASS
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How to dismiss configurations from my lock screen in Android 6?

I have just bought my first Android phone (Hauwei P8 lite). It came with Android 5.0, but it updated to Android 6.0. I have configured it to have notifications on the lock screen, which I like. What ...
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Can I use Jio SIM in the second slot of my Redmi 3s Prime phone?

Can I use Jio SIM in the second slot of my Redmi 3s Prime phone? The second SIM slot is a nano type SIM slot. Please clear my doubt as soon as you can.
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How to remove the confirmation step in the PIN unlock screen?

I’d like to remove the need to press OK or ✔️ for a faster PIN-unlock, the confirmation step doesn’t add any additional level of security since it seems the PIN length is always 4 digits. I have ...
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How can I remove the lock icon from Android lockscreen?

Here is an image for reference. I want to remove the three arrows that are pointing upwards. I have no problem with rooting my device. I just don't know where to find these thumbnails and delete them. ...
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Apps to lock screen asks for password after locking

I have a Moto G4 Plus, with fingerprint scanner fingerprint reader that is able to unlock(physical button) the phone by just giving the fingerprint, no password is required. I'm trying to implement a "...
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Soft keys enabled covers shortcuts at Lockscreen in Redmi 1s MIUI 8 [Root]

I have rooted my Redmi 1s KitKat version, and enabled soft keys ( by editing build.prop, qemu.hw.mainkeys=0 ). The shortcut keys ( lock screen shortcut, such as contacts and camera on the left and ...
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How remove blank white screen after unlocking

I am using ASUS Z010D Android Smartphone. Recently it shows a white blank screen after unlocking. I need to touch the back button to return the home screen. Anybody knows how to remove the white ...
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Can't unlock previosuly resetted Wiko Pulp 4g phone (loop in login screen)

I just got a new phone from a friend, a Wiko Pulp 4G. Before giving it to me, she did a factory reset on it without logging out of the phone previously - so now when I turn on the phone, it demands to ...
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What “password” am I being prompted for before a wipe?

I have a Samsung Galaxy S7 with Verizon. I've also had my phone wiped 4 times because of our corporate policy requiring a device wipe after 4 or 5 attempts and, when hiking with my phone in my pocket, ...
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Marshmallow - disable unlock touch feedback

When phone is locked and I'm inputting the PIN, there's a visual feedback on each keytouch, some sort of ripple animation around the key. Not very secure :) How can I disable that? Edit: Device - ...
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Enable Standby when the phone case lid is closed

I have a tablet (samsung) and a phone (google nexus 5x) both with cyanogenmod as ROM and when i close the lid of the case on the tablet it automatically turns of the screen (and locks after some time)....
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Why, and how to increase 16-character lockscreen password limit?

This is a problem that has annoyed me, as the password that I have memorized is around the 20-character mark, yet Android limits it to 16 characters Why, and how to increase, 16-character lockscreen ...
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Bypass Pattern lock without minimum or no touch of mobile

I have android mobile with Android Lollipop 5.1.1 and I want to unlock the mobile without working on mobile. I had added pattern before screen damage. Phone details: Touch of mobile is damages and I ...
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Can't change lock screen to a non-password option

This is on a Galaxy Note 3. On Kitkat, in order to access work email we had to install MobileIron, which is a horrible suite of supposedly secure apps. As part of the installation I had to define ...
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Unknown PIN preventing me from changing screen lock on Note 4

One day, I've noticed that the pattern I always use to unlock my phone and the recovery PIN don't work (never gave it to anyone nor have changed it since I initially put them in). I unlocked it using ...
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Genymotion pattern forgotten

I am using genymotion to emulate Google Nexus 9.It so happens that I was not using this virtual machine for about a month so I have forgotten its pattern(yes it was protected by pattern lock). Now I ...
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What is this lockscreen app?

So sometimes when I try to unlock my phone I am greeted with this: When I swipe up I am greeted with my regular lockscreen. Why exactly am I seeing this lockscreen? It appears randomly, does not ...
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i can't get rid of my android mannager lock

yesterday i lost my phone, but i used android mannager to track it,put a message on the screen to that i know the location and to put a lock on it. Today i went to where google showed me my phone was ...
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Unlock device using facial recognition and go to Homescreen

I have a Samsung Galaxy S4 running Android 5.0.2 stock, and I'd like to use the facial recognition in addition to drawing an unlock-pattern. This works fine, my face is recognized, but after that, ...
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Where did the lock screen ring go to with Lollipop, and how to get it back?

Up to Android Kitkat, there was the lock screen ring: Lock screen with activated unlock ring One could define up to 4 apps to be directly started from here (plus the option to simply unlock). This ...
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How to backup contacts when my touchscreen is cracked?

My touchscreen on my Samsung Galaxy screen is cracked. I am unable to use the screen. It has a pattern lock. When I use Kies 3 it says that my phone is locked. How do I unlock it with the pattern ...
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Pin to set lock screen?

My phone recently forgot what my correct pattern to unlock the lockscreen. But when I reset the lock screen to swipe, now I can't change it to anything else because it asks for a pin to change it from ...
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Is it possible to change the PIN screen lock?

Specifically I'm looking for a solution that makes my life easier. The current lock screen is like I have to swipe up and then enter the 4 digits and then press the tick button which is close to ...
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Workaround for lack of “hide sensitive content” setting for lockscreen notifications in CyanogenMod 13?

I have recently installed CyanogenMod 13 on an Android One phone (i.e. the 'sprout' version of CM). I installed the release version. In the notification settings, under "when locked", I was ...
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Set two different lock setting on different triggers

I am using Android L on Lenovo phone. Mostly I don't hand out my phone to anybody or keep it unattended. So, I prefer not to bother myself with a lock (password or pin) and just keep swipe lock screen....
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How can I make Android 6 quick settings show up in the same layout when the screen is locked?

Why does lock screen hide some of the elements from the quick settings? This makes intuitive usage of the device nearly impossible because I have to remember to look where the icons are and which ones ...
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Cannot add owner info to Lock screen - HTC One M9

In my other Android devices, I've always been able to set an "If found" message on the Owner Information shown on the lock screen. Settings -> Security -> Owner info But for the HTC One M9, ...
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How to know which installed app can show before my native lock screen?

My question stems from this question about an app showing a custom view (with ads) before the lock screen. As of now none of the answers there provides a technical way to filter out the concerned app ...