Questions tagged [lockscreen]

The visual interface on a Mac or iOS which is available before the user has entered a passcode or otherwise to activated the full functionality of the device. This tag should be used when having trouble using the lock screen feature, or when directly regarding the lock screen interface.

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How do you disable an iPhone's lock screen search when guided access is enabled?

I've got an iPhone Mini (iOS 17.4.1) that I use as a faux-iPod by locking it down to just Guided Access for the Music player. However, when Guided Access is enabled, on the lock screen, you can still ...
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For the last day my M1 MBA always has a battery warning icon ⚠️, only on the lockscreen

I bought my M1 MacBook Air a few months after they came out, so it's almost 3 years old. It gets lots of use. I don't leave it plugged into AC all the time Just yesterday I noticed the ⚠️ graphic ...
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Lock screen shows user name instead of disclosing and just showing empty textboxes

I use macOS Sonoma and did the following settings for the lock screen: disable showing username and foto (German "Benutzername und -foto anzeigen") only show name and password (German "...
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Launch a shortcut on the lock screen of an iPhone in iOS 16 without opening the Shortcuts app

In the new iOS 16, it's possible to launch shortcuts directly from the lock screen. Unfortunately, my iPhone 8 isn't supported by this version. After a bit of research, I came across quite a few apps ...
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How can I remove 'U.S.' from Menubar on the lock screen?

I have only one language and input source set up but I'm still seeing Input Source icon ("U.S.") on the lock screen. Also, "Show Input menu in menu bar" is toggled off in settings. ...
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Is the scientific calculator no longer available from control center as accessed from the lock screen?

The calculator app: woot! Extra joy to find out what happens when you rotate the phone 90°… double woot! Yet more joy to find the calculator can be accessed from the lock screen by placing it in ...
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macOS Ventura/Sonoma auto screen off when locked

Change Lock Screen settings on Mac This seems comprehensive but it does not give me the right information. Right now, when I lock my screen, I want to appreciate the video wallpaper on Sonoma. However,...
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How to reboot iPad that's stuck on lock screen with Siri/Search dialog up

My iPad is stuck on the lock screen with the Search / Ask Siri dialog up. Holding Power + Home buttons does not shut it down, nor does the Vol-up / Vol-down / Vol-up trick I've read about. I can slide ...
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What’s the terminal code to enable locking mac using the touch ID key on Ventura? [duplicate]

I’m on ventura (MBA 2019) and I remember using terminal to disable this feature due to some reason. Anyone knows how to reverse it? Much appreciated.
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Customize Lock Screen Footnote without administrator assistance

My iPad 6th gen running iPadOS 16.2 is managed by my organisation through Meraki (Cisco) (MDM). They have quite recently added a Lock Screen Footnote (at the very bottom of the Lock Screen) and I ...
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What are the default lock screen settings on mac m1 air 2020

What are the default lock screen settings on mac m1 air 2020 and what are the recommended ones.
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Black bars on wallpaper / wallpaper zoomed out

I recently tried modifying my Lock Screen by putting a clock widget on it. I didn’t like it so then deleted it. However now my wallpaper is zoomed out so shows black bars on the top and bottom! I’ve ...
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How can you disable "Would you like to temporarily mute this conversation?" prompts for notifications on the iOS lock screen?

Since maybe iOS 15 through iOS 16, sometimes these prompts randomly appear in notification cards for apps on the iOS lock screen: I always want to receive all notifications and never want to mute any ...
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iOS 16 Lock Screen Photo Shuffle - category Nature not available for photos synchronized from macOS Photos app

iOS 16 offers the option to rotate multiple photos as your Lock Screen wallpaper. When I set this up on my iPhone 11, a couple of months ago, it offered me the option to select a group of photos, ...
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Can't change "Require password after screen saver begins"

In MacOS Ventura, I can't change the "Require password after screen saver begins or display is turned off" setting. I'm able to change it in the Administrator account, but not in the regular ...
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How to remove language switching option from lockscreen on macos

I have a bunch of not so fun colleagues at my work that get fun about changing my keyboard language on the lockscreen, using the topbar menu. I've looked the internet but I haven't found any option to ...
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How do I change iPad lock screen font

I update my iPad (gen 8) to the newest iPad operating system today (iPadOS 16.1) and noticed that Apple has changed the default lock screen font used for the time. I’m not a big fan of the new font is ...
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iPad: Disable Today View (Home/Lock screen left-edge swipe) completely?

I am currently on iPadOS 15.6.1. Tell me if I am missing something but I have no idea why I would want to swipe from the left edge each time to open some sort of drawer to see widgets, when I can just ...
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Keyboard custom lockscreen shortcut not working on Macbook pro M1

I followed the steps on this stack post and set the shortcut to ⌥ L on my MacBook Pro (13-inch, M1, 2020) I can confirm that I see this change in the menu - However, when I try using this ...
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Hide macOS Focus / Sleep notifications in Notification Center and on Lock Sceen

Every time I open my Mac in the morning, I see the notification on my macOS Lock Screen: Sleep Off When I get home from the gym and open my Mac, I see Fitness Off How can I hide this notification? ...
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Prevent screen from turning off in lock screen

Is it possible to keep the screen on 24/7. I have all the sleep settings set to Never but when I lock the MacBook the screen turns off after a few minutes. I need this because I need to have a remote ...
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In MacOS, is there a way to prevent unwanted input when the screen is locked?

When I walk away from my MacBook Pro (2016, if it matters), I lock the screen, but leave the laptop open. If my cat decides to make a bed from the computer while I am away from the desk, when I ...
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macOS Big Sur - Anyone can get a take of the unlocked screen on a locked locked MacBook?

On my MacBook running macOS Big Sur 11.0.1, I set one of the hot corners to 'Put Display to Sleep' (in Desktop & Sreen Saver settings) and set the Mac to 'required password immediately after sleep ...
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How to change lock screen wallpaper in macOS Catalina?

Is it possible to change lock screen (not login screen, I mean the one triggered by Ctrl+Cmd+Q) wallpaper to different one than desktop wallpaper?
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Dock process creates lock screen images continuously

I noticed today that my disk is completely full despite the fact that it was half full just yesterday. OmniDiskSweeper revealed that in private/var/folders/gn loads of lock screen.png screenshots that ...
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Calls and messages won't come through when screen is locked iPhone SE

I've been having this issue for a while now and even the newest iOS didn't seem to solve it: The problem is that sometimes I just won't receive calls and/or messages. I figured it happens completely ...
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iOS 13 requires double clicking home button to Apple Pay

As the title suggests, iOS 13 somehow requires double clicking on the home button to open wallet and execute a payment. This usually, almost always actually, unlocks the phone instead. And wallet ...
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Is my screen being shared?! With whom?

For the last few days I've been getting a message on my lock screen Unlocking with Apple Watch is not available while your screen is being shared A tad worrisome but I sort of disregarded and ...
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Set Today View as default on Lock screen in iPhone

Is it possible to make Today View as the default on the iPhone Lock screen? Currently I need to swipe right on the Lock Screen to see the Today View screen (security is not an issue because Today ...
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Is there a shortcut to "Switch User" from the Lock Screen in macOS Mojave?

Let's say you lock your screen with Command + Control Q. Now, you want to log in as a different user, without using the mouse. It seems that this is possible if you press Shift Tab twice, followed by ...
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Tapping on notification unlocks my iPhone 8

When my iPhone is locked and I have notifications, certain ones allow me to touch the notification and it unlocks the iPhone without requiring me to authenticate by entering a passcode or Touch ID. ...
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Unique wallpaper for desktop and lock screen

I recently got a macbook pro 2018 and was trying to change the wallpapers. I would like to be able to set a different wallpaper for my desktop and lockscreen. Googling around, I managed to change my ...
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High Sierra lockscreen appears about one minute or more after waking the computer and interacting with it

After waking my macbook air from sleep I can immediately interact with visible apps and launch new ones -- but I can't type, click on webpages, switch spaces/desktops or enter fullscreen. After ...
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How do I lock my Mac without changing the display (keeps showing output)? [duplicate]

I'd like to lock my Mac, that is, require a password before any input. This is normal. What's different, though, is that I'd like to be able to show the exact same output as if the screen was not ...
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Any way to get the last times the screen was unlocked in macOS?

I'd be immensely grateful if someone helped me get the last screen unlocks (such as by going to the Apple menu > lock screen). With unlock I mean when you lock the screen then you have to unlock it ...
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Remove blur effect from lock screen on High Sierra

I'm on High Sierra 10.13.5. Following these steps to use my unblurred original wallpaper on the initial login screen of my Mac worked perfectly. Now I would like to do the same thing with the lock ...
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iPhone Whatsapp Lockscreen Notification Problem [duplicate]

Since upgrading Whatsapp to version 2.18.52 contact names do not appear on whatsapp lock screen notifications. For example, if I get a message from Mom, whatsapp only displays the whatsapp logo and “...
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