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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Is it possible to listen to key presses on the lock screen?

I want to have some keyboard shortcuts that work even when macOS is on the lock screen. Is there any way to accomplish this?
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MacBook Pro Didn't Go to Sleep and did not ask for password

I closed my 2020 M1 MacBook Pro (running Big Sur) at 9:57 p.m. I have my MacBook Pro set to passcode lock after 5 minutes of sleep. I opened my Mac at 10:09 p.m and my MacBook was not asleep/unlocked ...
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Cursor changes from a filled box to an open box and keystrokes don't work + strange screenlock behaviour, after change of SSD

I moved the SSD harddisk from one Air to another Macbook Air (both are from 2017, running Catalina, bought same day). I encounter two strange problems: after some inactivity, the cursor changes from ...
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Semi-transparent lock screen

On some iMacs and MacBooks (about 2 or 3 years old) my lock screen semi-transparent on the edges. For example how it looks on the screenshot and on the photo. The same problem on MacBook 2019 year. ...
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Disable alarm options on lock screen [iOS 14.2]

How can I disable alarm options (stop and snooze buttons) on my lock screen? I want to be able to stop or snooze the alarm only once I have unlocked my phone (with faceID or password). Is it possible ...
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Lock screen occasionally does not show up on BigSur

I use combination CTRL+SHIFT+PowerButton or just close the lid of my macbook to lock the screen. It used to work great, and it still works but not great. Sometimes either of methods don't trigger lock ...
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How to put the Mac Mini to sleep (without logging in) when the screen is locked?

The screen is locked after some time. That is ok. Then some minutes or hours later I come back. Sometimes I want to get in again, then I need to log in. But sometimes I just want to send the machine ...
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How to set lock screen in a way that it does not cut the video output?

I am currently using two screens with my macbook. When I lock the device it cuts the video output after a while and messes up the workflow of mine when it is being unlocked again. Is there any way ...
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Is it possible to apply screen sizing settings and background to the first boot screen of Mac OS?

I am currently using Macbook Pro 2015 13" with Mojave due to lack of audio capabilities of new gen updates. Whenever I boot my device, the screen settings are different then what I set on the ...
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Big Sur "sleep" does not lock screen (when slept via keyboard shortcut)

EDIT: corrected keyboard shortcut to say ⏻ rather than ⏏ I put my computer to sleep using cmd+opt+⏻ whenever I leave my desk. For years, this has reliably locked the screen of the computer. But ever ...
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Keep R running while screen is off in Big Sur (11.0.1)

I've just switched from Windows/Linux to a Macbook Pro, and am having trouble with sleep/screen off. My work involves running very long (multiple day) processes in R, so I need to be able to leave ...
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Why can no iOS app other than Safari play audio web content in background?

Firefox, Google Chrome, Telegram... Whenever I start playing web audio in an app that is not Safari and then lock the screen, playback invariably terminates after 20 seconds. This happens with various ...
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How to delete message from iPhone lock screen?

When a SMS come in, it is shown on the lock screen with part of its content shown. If it is useless, how to delete the message directly from the lock screen without unlock the phone? There are ways to ...
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Big Sur - Logging in after sleep sometimes doesn't work

I have a MacBook Pro 2018 and after upgrading from High Sierra to BigSur, I sometines can't log in after putting my Mac to sleep with ControlCommandQ. I don't always have the issue and can't exactly ...
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Is it possible to see the running timer on the lock screen in iOS 14?

In iOS 13, a running timer was shown on the lock screen, so picking up your iPhone was enough to quickly see the remaining time without needing to unlock it: In iOS 14.0.1 this feature is gone, so in ...
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Screen won’t lock after upgrading to Catalina

I recently upgraded my 2018 Mac mini to macOS Catalina 10.15.6, and I’ve noticed that whenever I turn my monitors off and leave my computer, it never actually locks itself after the 10 minutes when it’...
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how to return to lock screen after switching user [duplicate]

This seems such a simple thing, I can't believe I can't work out how to do it or find the solution on the net. My partner's MACbook Pro (running 10.15) laptop was on the lock screen, and I stupidly ...
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Screen-Lock Breaks Uploads

I've noticed that when uploading long-ish videos to social media, if the device goes to autolock, invariably I'll see the upload failed. Not a problem if one is continuously using the device so screen-...
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App to lock the phone “right now”

I configure my devices to only turn off the screen after a couple of minutes, and only lock themselves several minutes after (so I can quickly turn on the screen without needing to unlock them all the ...
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How to stop MBP from disconnecting external display when screen is locked? [duplicate]

Setup MBP, 13", 2017, with touch bar; MacOS 10.15.4 (Catalina); LG 27UD88-W external display; Display is connected over USB-C -- USB-C cable. Signal and charging over the same cable. Problem Every ...
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Locking my Macbook when I remove my smartcard

I have a smartcard paired with my account on my 2015 Macbook. I'm running Catalina 10.15.4 (despite the horror stories). After I first paired the card, when I removed it my screen would lock. I ...
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iPhone, half of the screen broken, cannot perform backup

I recently dropped my iPhone and half of the screen is broken. I directly ordered a new one but I cannot manage to backup my old one. I can still interact with the bottom half but when I plug it into ...
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Show limited reminders/notifications on iPhone lock screen (iOS 13)?

I'd like to be able to show on my iPhone lock screen notifications that I have upcoming events today, timed reminders, and suchlike, but without showing the actual details of what they are. However, I ...
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Which distance sensor to lock screen if I leave my seat?

This is follow-up to this question: Automatically lock screen if I leave the MacBook I want to get some signal from a sensor if I leave the seat. Background: I change the job and in the new company ...
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Automatically lock screen if I leave the MacBook

I want my MacBook to get locked automatically if I leave it. I am open to ideas. How could the MacBook detect this? Switching off after one minute of inactivity is not enough. The screen most get ...
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Is it possible to create/add shortcut on lockscreen instead of homescreen in iOS Devices?

As I follow up this reference link: How do I create a link on the iPad home screen to a specific pdf? for a requirement, However my requirement is slightly different. I want to put the shortcut on ...
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iPhone's power button doesn't lock, shows Swipe to Power Off instead

My iPhone SE, running iOS 12.4 reached its lower battery limits and went dead. I, foolishly pressed power button and then it stayed in an Apple Logo screen → power off → Apple Logo, loop for a while ...
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How to keep a process running on the terminal after locking/logging out?

Research: Found no links on internet where someone was able to make it happen. Most answers go round and round without providing a working solution. I'm starting to believe that this is not possible ...
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Lock Screen using terminal? Osascript is preventing keystrokes

I want to lock my Mac's screen remotely. I don't want to sleep my Mac. Only the screen. I don't want to require a password every time I put my monitor to sleep (system prefs/require password). And ...
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Lock macOS with a password from bash

Is there a way to lock macOS so that waking it up requires the user’s password? (Even If normally the password won’t be requested if it is waked up in, say, 1 hour)
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How can I cut off/block all traffic when I lock the screen (and resume when unlocking) in MacOS?

Looking to block all network traffic anytime I am away from the computer. I tried putting the iMac to sleep every time I step away and changed the sleep mode to hibernation as well changed energy ...
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Why does Apple allow factory reset if passcode is forgotten? [duplicate]

I just came across the instructions to factory reset Apple device if one does not remember the device passcode: https://support.apple.com/en-us/HT204306 I am very new to Apple and I don't understand ...
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iOS 12 devices randomly wakes to Home screen and doesn't turn off again automatically

I've got an iPhone 8 and an iPad mini 4 (both running iOS 12) that both seem to have the same issue. For some reason they randomly turn on the Home screen when they are resting, as if they have just ...
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My keyboard isn’t working and I can’t log into my laptop

My sister recently spilled water on my MacBook Air's keyboard, and unfortunately I couldn’t save it. Some keys on my keyboard don’t work, like for example the half the numbers and some letters. ...
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Why can't my laptop stay connected to WiFi when locked?

My laptop isn't staying connected to it's wireless connection when I lock it. I set up an alias using this post and tried to follow the instructions from this one, and those didn't work for me either. ...
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Why does my VPN client (Viscosity) disconnect when I lock my screen?

Usingthis information, I've set it so that the WiFi doesn't disconnect when I lock my mac. To lock the mac, I'm using this alias to lock my screen from the command line: alias lockscreen='/System/...
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Mac screen stays lit on login prompt

My 2013 iMac running Mojave 10.14.3 has had this problem for a number of years and spans a few OS upgrades. When in locked mode, the screen can stay lit indefinitely, until I hit Esc. Behavior is ...
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Does turning lock screen passcode off disable iCloud password saving?

I'm not an iOS user myself, but my mother has an iPad and iPhone, and I'm the family tech support (I've been a software engineer for almost 40 years). Her iPhone frequently asks for her iCloud ...
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How to make a Macbook Pro lock and not sleep when connected to power? [duplicate]

My 2018 MacBook Pro is connected to external displays and peripherals via a Thunderbolt 3 dock. When I step away from my desk I lock the computer by pressing ctrl+cmd+Q on my external keyboard. This ...
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macOS High Sierra won't sleep

I have a 2017 27" iMac running macOS 10.13.6. I have configured the sleep / auto lock settings as per the below screenshot. But for some reason the computer wont sleep / auto lock. I have an ...
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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 ...