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Questions tagged [screen-lock]

Describes a time where the screen of a device is powered off. There may be background processes running, but they aren't visible to the user. Typically a hardware button must be pressed to deactivate the screen lock.

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screen saver and lock not in the same time

i want my mac-book (Mojave 10.14.1) to enter screen saver after a certain time but enter lock after longer time. is it possible? i tried looking for it in screensaver setting and in energy setting ...
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How do I remove or change screen lock settings in macOS?

Since upgrading to Mojave my Mac screen locks within seconds. I tried to change the 'privacy' settings (yes I clicked on the padlock) but it still won't let me change anything. How else may I try ...
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Keyboard shortcut to lock the screen on macOS 10.14 Mojave?

Is there a keyboard shortcut to lock the screen on macOS 10.14 Mojave like Command + L or something easy without setting up Hot Corners/Spaces etc. The app Lock Me Now used to work fine till maOS ...
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How can I use Logitech Options to lock my screen with my MX Ergo?

On Windows I'm used to locking my screen via a Logitech Mouse Gesture. Unfortunately, I cannot select "Lock Screen" in the menu on MacOS. Is there still another way to lock the screen? Given that ...
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prevent Lock Screen from showing user FullName

Is there any way to prevent the lock screen from displaying my full name? It's a privacy matter and I would like to keep my personal data away from other people. I know I can turn my screen off, ...
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Application network traffic filtered, when screen is locked?

I observe that network traffic for applications seems to be blocked, or perhaps queued, when the screen is locked, on my MacOS High Sierra 10.13.4 Mac Mini. The most obvious example I have seen: when ...
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Are there negative consequences to using Lost Mode on ipad repeatedly?

My partner sometimes gets excessively distracted by games on their iPad and asks me to hide it from them for a day or two, until they ask for it back. I'm going to be out of the country for a while, ...
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How to enable screen saver for login screen?

I have macOS 10.13.6 running on my MacBookPro (15-inch, 2017). I went into Energy Saver and set "Turn display off after:" to 1.5 hours. I went into "Screen Saver" and set it to start after 20 minutes. ...
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Lock Mac without turning off the screen

I have observed that the screen on my MacBook Pro turns off a few seconds after I activate lock screen. Is there any way to keep the screen of my MacBook Pro on for an unlimited duration of time ...
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Is there any way to lock my mac without sleeping and without the screen saver activating?

I want my Mac to stay awake on the login screen, but without activating the screen saver. I have tried a lot to no avail. I have tried to change Energy Saver settings, which only take effect when I'm ...
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Lock screen wallpaper orientation in iOS 11.4

I have an iPhone 6 and have had the same photo of my daughter standing in front of a red phone booth in London as my wallpaper for the last 3 years. When I take the phone out of my pocket, there she ...
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Any way to tell apart macOS versions by the login screen or lock screen?

Is there any way to tell apart macOS versions by quick or close inspection of the login screen or lock screen? Knowing this would speed up macOS identification if (for example, only High Sierra shows ...
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Phone lock app for ios other than assistive touch

I would like to use an app to lock the screen instead of using the lock button. Right now I have set the tap on assistive touch to lock the screen but I don't like it always hovering above all other ...
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Closing iPhone SE cover does not lock the phone

I have an iPhone SE with a Decoded Case. With my Samsung I was used to just close the case and it would automatically lock the screen. How do I turn on this feature on my iPhone?
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Is it possible for my MacBook to take different lengths of time to lock itself depending on which Wi-Fi network it's connected to?

When I'm using my MacBook out in the world, for security I like to have it immediately lock when the system goes to sleep or the screensaver begins so that it requires me to type in a password to ...
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Prevent iPad screen for turning off when not in horizontal orientation

Is there a way to prevent iPad from going into Sleep mode when not in horizontal mode?
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How do I lock my MBP screen without locking my keychain?

On MacOS High Sierra (10.13.3), how do I lock my screen without locking my keychain? I run some long-running terminal scripts that make periodic use of the keychain, and would like the ability to ...
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macos screen locks while I am working

Lately my Macbook Pro switches to the "Lock Screen" page out of nowhere while I am working. When I say "while I am working" I want to make clear it's not due to inactivity, I am actually using the ...
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MacOS 10.13.4 Cannot turn off lock screen in system preferences

I guess since up 'upgraded' to 10.13.4 I get a login screen if I leave my MacBook air alone for the briefest time. This is a real pain in the neck. In system preferences the this statement is checked:...
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Lock Screen vs Login Window - affect on running processes

It appears to me that BOTH Apple Menu>Lock Screen AND Fast User Switching Menu>Login Window halt user processes at some point. (AirServer eventually stops working for me) I would like to know if/why/...
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Redial Last Incoming Call without Unlocking Phone

I left my iPhone X running iOS 11 at a casino. Someone at the casino called two of my contacts while they had my phone. 1:32 Brian calls my phone to see if we can hear it 6:36 My phone calls Brian 9:...
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Prevent turning off the display when MacBook is physically dropped

I own a 2015 MacBook Pro. If you accidentally drop your MacBook, or it slips from your lap, the screen automatically turns off, and the device is locked. I could not find documentation on this ...
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Is there a way to unlock screen programmatically? [duplicate]

I want to be able to unlock screen, or login to physical user while I'm connected with ssh connection. I know this might be unsafe etc. However that's ok for me at the moment. What options do I have ...
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screen turns off and i get locked out when move my macbook air on the bedsheet

I have an 11 inches Macbook air. My macbook air turns the screen off and logs me out anytime i move it slightly across my bed. (it does not happen when i move it from bed and move it) even two inches ...
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macOS High Sierra 10.13 briefly flashes screen content last seen before locking the screen when awaken

On macOS High Sierra 10.13.2, when I manually lock the screen (shift+ctrl+power) and later press any key to turn it on, the screen content which was shown at the time I locked the screen is briefly ...
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Mac doesn't go to sleep anymore

Since a while, probably the last system update, after inactivity, the screen won't go to sleep. The system itself is configured not to go to sleep, but the screen should, and it should lock then, but ...
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Add a persistent message to iPhone main lock screen

I am looking for ways to have a permanent custom message/note on the primary lock screen on iOS 10+ Have tried Lock Screen Note which does it via push notification, but problem is that as soon as I ...
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Why does High Sierra quit all my programs when I lock and close the laptop?

After installing High Sierra, whenever I lock and close my MacBook Pro (2015), all my programs have quit once I open it again. Chrome will often show an "unexpectedly closed" message, which seems to ...
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iPhone SE, iOS10, why does it randomly *require* the lock code? [duplicate]

I have my iPhone SE set to use my fingerprints to access it, and this is normally the way I get into my phone. By at seemingly random intervals (absolutely no pattern that I can detect), the phone ...
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iPad auto locks even with auto lock ‘never’

My iPad Air 2 auto locks suddenly without any sign as to why, and the lock screen comes up. I have checked the settings and the auto lock is set to ‘never’ yet it auto locks. What could be the problem ...
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Prevent Active Directory Users From Locking Screen

We've been having trouble with students in our new iMac lab not logging out, which ends up locking the screen and preventing anybody else from logging into the machine. While figuring out how to get ...
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Can't deactivate lock screen

I go to System Preferences -> Security & Privacy -> General and there is a checkbox [✔] Require password [immediatly ↕] after sleep or screen saver begins So my guess is: when my mac's ...
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Command line reading of screen lock timeout preferences

I'm writing a script to check for security compliance on a number of computers and wanted to verify that the user has set the computer to require a password immediately after sleep or screensaver. ...
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Locked out of my Mac?

Recently when I was on my Mac I had turned off Bluetooth accidentally when I had meant to turn the WiFi off and back on (the WiFi was acting up). I logged off when I had to get off. And since my Mac ...
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Is there any way to lock the Lock/Unlock settings?

I've got an iPad mini 4, running iOS 10.3.3. When you head to the Settings > Display & Brightness, you can set if you want the iPad to lock when you close the cover/press the power button, as ...
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|OSX 10.10.5] Script execution stops when screen locked?

I was running a script that takes ages in Terminal. I wanted to run it unsupervised while I was working away from my MacBook, so I chose from the menu (top right) username > Login Window..., which is ...
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How to navigate lock screen using keyboard?

On the lock screen, I need to use mouse to select the user to login. I would like to navigate using the keyboard. I tried Tab key, and combination with Ctrl and Option key, but can't find a way to ...
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On iOS 10, how do you open the Suggested App on the Lock Screen?

On the Lock Screen, Proactive Siri can suggest apps. If my iPhone detects I'm in the car, it correctly shows a Maps icon in the lower left corner on the lock screen. Under iOS 9, you could swipe up ...
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keyboard shortcut to lock screen doesn't work if finder menu visible

I have a keyboard shortcut set for lockscreen - ctrl-shift-F15 but if the finder menu bar is visible, the shortcut doesn't work. This is in El-Capitan on a macbook pro 2015 and I am using an external ...
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How to see timer status on lock screen with media playing?

I want to see quickly/easily how much time is left on my timer while audio is playing. This was possible in previous versions of iOS by pressing home twice. Now in iOS 10, I have to press home, then ...
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iPhone locks itself while I’m speaking on it

Whenever I’m on a phone call with my iPhone 6S, the phone locks itself. The actual call continues normally, but if I want to access the screen, including to end the call, I have to unlock the phone ...
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How do I lock my screen without making it sleep on macOS 10.11.3?

I tried control+shift+power button as well as command+shift+power button. Neither seem to work.
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How can I increase spotify lock screen controls duration after pause?

While playing Spotify on my iPod Touch I have got some controls over the player on my lock-screen. I have to pause the player a lot and wish I could play the songs instantly after some time again. ...
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Keep Mac from locking after sleep

A brand new Mac locks after it goes to sleep, or when the screensaver happens. How can I keep the Mac from locking?
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Crontab and session locked

I would like to execute a script on my machine every five minutes, even when I am not in front of my mac OS X Yosemite. Therefore, I would like to lock my session and shut off the screen while the ...
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How to lock screen of host machine with TDM on Sierra

I regularly use my iMac as an external display for my macbook using target display mode (TDM). Since upgrading my iMac to Sierra, the screen locking behavior has changed in a disturbing way. I'm ...
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iPhone locked when calling with headphones

When calling I use my iPhone 5S with headphones on and it always gets locked during the call. This doesnt happen when calling phone to ear. Is there a way how to prevent iPhone to lock when having a ...
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Put owner information on iPhone lock screen (via provisioning profile) without wiping device?

Is there a way to setup a device as managed or whatever in order to put owner information on the lock screen without wiping the whole phone? Or, can you at least restore from a prior/unrelated backup ...
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Why iPhone SE stays with a black display always after screen lock

A few days ago, my iPhone stuck in a black screen. It was ON, I could use Siri, and every call or message were entering ok. Also, when toogling the silence switch, the iPhone vibrated. I realized ...
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How can I make reminders appear on my lock screen?

I just upgraded to iOS 10, and I see that there's a Reminders widget on my lock screen. I added a couple of test reminders to the Reminders app, but they don't appear on my lock screen. If I touch the ...