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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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Remove "Live Activity controls" from iOS lock screen (such as audio controls for BBC iPlayer, Apple Music, Spotify, etc)

How can this control be removed? The app in question is BBC Sounds, but these controls also appear with Apple Music, Spotify and likely any other audio app. The trouble is, these controls are ...
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Screen does not lock in Sonoma

MBP M1, Sonoma 14.4.1, screen does not automatically lock after 5 minutes (and screensaver does not start, either), despite being set to kick in after 5 minutes. Problem 'resolves' with reboot, but ...
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How to debug M2 Macbook Air screen going black right after unlocking

First of the hardware/software involved here: 2023 15” MacBook Air M2 16GB RAM Sonoma 14.4 Randomly, but rather frequently, right after unlocking my Mac with Touch ID my screen go black and ...
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Use Applescript to check if screen is locked on a Mac with Apple silicon?

For years, I've used Applescripts to check if my Mac's monitor is locked (not to be confused with checking if the screen saver is active. I don't have the screen saver lock the screen since I use the ...
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Macbook doesn’t get into sleep mode if I don’t close the cover? [duplicate]

I worked yesterday with MacBook and went to bed with the cover open. When I woke up, the battery died to 0% and I couldn’t turn it on until I plug in the power. So, MacBook gets into sleep mode only ...
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How to lock the iPad screen automatically, when VNC connection is established?

I use RealVNC Viewer on my old iPad (iOS 9.3.5 is there). The device is automatically locked, when it is not used. There is no PIN or any other protection enabled. However, when VNC connection is ...
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Disable Sonoma Video Screensaver

After updating to Sonoma, I turned on the new video screensaver. Now I would like to turn it off because I don't like it, but I can't seem to make it go away. I changed the Lock Screen settings to &...
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Can the Magic Keyboard's lock button do "Lock Screen" with Watch unlock?

I'd like the lock button on the Apple Magic Keyboard to lock the screen, start the screen saver, and leave the display on (if connected to power), in such a way that I can unlock quickly later ...
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How to I force my Ventura-running Mac to disconnect from wifi when sleeping?

Since updating to Ventura, my Mac is forced to stay connected to wifi (likely Bluetooth, or other operating features) when I go to Sleep (now called Locked Screen). I'm sure this is for "Find My&...
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How to get MacBook Air screen to turn off

I have my MacBook Air screen configured to turn off after a few minutes of inactivity (the same configuration I've had for many years and a couple of hardware upgrades) but now, suddenly, it will not ...
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Change screen saver auto-lock time based on current wifi network

I would like to make mac require a password after being asleep for 30 seconds when it is not on my home wifi network, but only require a password after 4 hours when its on my home network. I have ...
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How can I make the MacOS lock screen wait longer at the password prompt before turning off the screen?

My Macbook is connected to an external monitor that takes a full minute to turn on (it scans through it's half-dozen inputs, taking 10 seconds for each one). When I wake up my Macbook, if I simply ...
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Why will the iPad not auto-lock and turn its screen off after the set time has expired?

The iPad's auto-lock settings are set to 5 minutes. Running iOS 16.5. For some reason the iPad does not auto-lock after 5 minutes of inactivity. Reboots did not help. (I thought it was a localized ...
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Using Wallpaper Shuffle with a set order (iOS 16)

I want to use Wallpaper Shuffle (iOS lock screen photo shuffle) to show a carousel of images, but they are being shown in a random order. This isn't very functional. Is there any way to turn this ...
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I can’t log in, how to reset password macbook m1

the password is wrong it shows but I have taken the pic of the password last night
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Is there a way to lock an iPhone that disables most on-screen touch functionality?

When commuting I travel with my iPhone in my pocket, which randomly presses the screen. Over time as more and more functionality has moved to the lock screen, this has become very problematic. As of ...
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Dimming Before Lock in Low Power Mode

The screen sometimes dims before locking to give you a chance to cancel the lock. Sometimes it just locks without warning. How can I get the phone to always dim first before locking?
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Stop screen-lock and user-logout and Bluetooth disconnections when closing MacBook's lid in Ventura

The MacOS Ventura release has been changed in the way the options are organized in System Settings/Preferences. My question is, how to prevent the computer/screen lock and/or prevent automatic the ...
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macOS Ventura 13.1 Always Sleeps on Lock

I'm attempting to lock the screen on my 2021 MacBook Pro (updated to latest OS version, Ventura 13.1 at time of writing) without putting the machine to sleep via Apple -> Lock Screen. I've ...
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Is it possible to explicitly lock the screen without Ventura going to sleep?

I'm transferring files. I want to lock the screen but prevent the transfer from pausing upon doing so, as it currently does. This appears to be buggy. If I wanted the machine to sleep, I would select ...
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What does a lock icon with non-usable password entry field instead of login screen mean on a mac?

I powered on my MacBook Pro 2019 (I think with Catalina) after about a month of non-use and after a long wait it came up .. sort of (note: the picture should be 'level' but well I guess I could use ...
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Is there a way to choose a different location for the Earth detail lock screen?

In iOS 16 I want to use the Earth detail Lock Screen but with a location other than my current location. Seems that this is not supported but has anyone found a hack or trick to choose a different ...
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How to record audio/video with screen locked?

I want to use Voice Control or another way to record the screen but it's not working for me on iOS 16. I couldn't find any app for this nor any way of locking the screen through shortcuts. How can I ...
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Re-program Apple Keyboard Lock Key

I have an Apple Magic Keyboard, and I'm hoping to reprogram the Lock key to be a push to talk key. Programs like BetterTouchTool can be used in congress with Mic Drop to facilitate this happening with ...
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Lock the screen of a Mac without hanging up FaceTime

According to this method, one can lock the Mac without putting it into sleep by pressing control+⌘+Q. However, it will terminate the FaceTime call immediately. Is there a way to keep the FaceTime ...
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Any way to set a delay before activation on hot corners?

Edit: Found a good workaround here https://apple.stackexchange.com/a/354755/359900 There is a few post on this, but mostly many years old. Is there any way to add a delay on hot corners to avoid ...
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Monterey, lock-screen & power

How can I stop monterey from powering off the screens on my m1 MacBook Air? My problem is that I have a wired gigabit connection through an external monitor. When I lock the screen (CtrlSplatQ) it ...
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Show/Hide Date & Time on Lock Screen During Sleep Focus

This video shows how to show/hide time on iPhone: https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=vOdZk3ksXj0&t=7s&pp=2AEHkAIB But I do not have the 'Show time' button in the sleep focus. I'm on an iPhone 12 ...
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How can I sleep computer AND lock screen with a shortcut, but not after screensaver starts?

Running Mojave (10.14.6), I want to be able to issue a single keyboard shortcut that will immediately put the computer to sleep such that (a) displays are off immediately and (b) a password will be ...
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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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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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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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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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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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