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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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 ...
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iPhone password problem

I have a really weird problem. My girlfriend recently changed her iPhone password. The problem is that the iPhone says that the password is incorrect, but she had to repeat the code twice when she ...
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How to Show Apple Wallet without Apple Pay — Boarding Passes Only (iOS 10)

In Australia, Apple Pay is not widely supported, so the credit card facility is not of much use at this time. On the other hand, the two major domestic airlines certainly support Apple Wallet with ...
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Touch ID lock screen functionality in iOS 10

In iOS 10, is it possible to have the lock screen functionality so that you could press the home button to turn the screen on, and rest the Touch ID finger on the home button to unlock, as in iOS 9? ...
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Lock screen timed lockout

Is it possible to configure the Mac lock screen to refuse to accept login attempts for a certain amount of time after the lock screen is activated?
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iPhone screen occasionally does not want to auto-lock?

I have an iPhone SE running iOS 9.3.3. Once in a while, it seems like the screen doesn't automatically turn off when it should. It should auto-lock (screen turns off) after 3 seconds on a lock screen, ...
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Can anyone tell what does the number 33 mean in my lock screen of iOS 10?

Recently, I tried iOS 10 public beta in my iPhone 6, but I am confused by the lock screen, see the picture, my question is what the number 33 means in my lock screen? Update: In the new version of ...
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What does locking a Mac actually do?

When my Mac locks itself due to inactivity, or because I've switched to the login screen (without logging myself out), what actually changes? For example: Is access to data on my hard disk affected? (...
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When locking screen on OS X Chrome cancels downloads

When I lock my screen using cmdalteject while Chrome is downloading, the download is canceled. I get back to my computer and see that download is not active. I also noticed that video streams I'm ...
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Lost iPad doesn't connect to WiFi

A family member's iPad 2 (WiFi), which is connected to my old Apple ID has been locked with a message that says she has to pay $30 to someone online. I said not to pay and I went online, logged into ...
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How to prevent Cisco AnyConnect from disconnecting when locking screen

My Mac Book pro with 10.11.2 has this annoying feature that it disconnects Cisco AnyConnect VPN every time I lock the screen. I found some instructions on how to prevent Wi-Fi disconnection when ...
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Disable Screen Sleep AppleScript

Is there a way to turn screen sleeping on and off temporarily through AppleScript? I'm making a script at the moment that will run for a few minutes when I'm away, so I don't want it to sleep, but don'...
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Unable to unlock screen if QuickTime was the last app open in fullscreen view

I noticed that if I leave QuickTime open in fullscreen and then my screen is locked, I have no way to unlock it: Screen is completely black but for the mouse cursor. I can move the mouse across the ...
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Why does the Notes app show on the lock screen?

The Notes app occasionally shows on my lock screen. I understand that apps can show on this screen based on my location (ex: my AT&T app shows when I'm near an AT&T store) but I don't know why ...
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Automatic lock screen does not work in EL Capitan

I have my preferences set so the screen locks 1 minute after sleep or after the screensaver goes up. This used to work until I upgraded to El Cap. Now no matter how long after the screensaver has ...
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iOS 9 Removing Camera Access From Lock Screen [duplicate]

Some guy took my Son's iPhone and took 1,200 photos within 12 minutes. He was able to use the camera from the lock screen without having access to the locked phone. These photos completely wiped our ...
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How to stop ipad from auto locking while play games?

I know I can switch off auto-lock altogether, but actually I just want to prevent the screen from being locked when I am playing games.
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Is there a way to safely eject a USB hard drive from the lock screen?

Often I come to my mac sitting on my desk in the morning and need to simply unplug it and put it in a bag. While maybe not strictly necessary to properly eject the attached USB drive, it sure would be ...
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iCloud delete and remove device and photos

Inexplicably I wasn't able to enter my 4 digit password on my iPhone anymore. I tried so many times that my iPhone was deactivated. I powered off my iPhone and restarted it, but no chance. Afterwards ...
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iPad: app stops when screen is locked

Basically I have a problem with apps stopping when the screen is locked. I have first encountered this issue when I started using Strava. I would normally start recording on Strava, lock the screen ...
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why my phone is slow and stop working suddenly?

I have moved to Malaysia recently. unfortunately my iphone 5s is working slow even sometimes when I press home button the screen stays black ( looks like switched off ) and I have to keep pressing ...
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Lock computer without disabling output to external monitor

I want to display a video on an external monitor while the computer is locked (so that no one can walk up and stop the video, access my account, etc.). Can I do this in OS X? If not, are there any ...
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Removing camera button on iPhone lock screen

How to remove the camera button on the iPhone lock screen without removing the camera from the springboard I don't want to allow people without access to take pictures using my phone (pictures are ...
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Disable iPod at certain time

I find my self on my iPod (5th Gen) late at night (until 12 or 1 in the morning), and want to know if there is a Cydia tweak that locks me out of my device at a specific time.
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Disable instant reboot by crtl-cmd-power or bring up a confirmation or wait timer

Being a newbie to Mac I found it very strange that Ctrl+Cmd ⌘+Power instantly kicks my computer to reboot without even printing a warning of any sort. The problem is that sometimes I mix it up with ...
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Login or unlock screen on a Mac using an NFC tag?

Does OSX have support for unlocking the screen (or logging in) using a NFC or RFID tag? The ACS ACR122T USB NFC dongle (a PC/SC device) seems to have working OSX drivers, but no software suite for ...
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On the iPhone lock screen, how can I see just the number of unread mails?

As a Windows Phone user, I can see the number of new mails for an account on my lock screen. I'd like to have the same effect on my iPhone, without seeing the mail's preview content. Is there a way ...
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Screen turns off when I move my MacBook when it is on the sleeve

I've noticed that when my laptop is on its sleeve and I slide my laptop on it the screen goes black. This doesn't happen when I have the laptop on my lap. Its consistently reproducible. It's somewhat ...
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Why Does My MBA Close All My Apps After 5 Mins Idle?

Sometimes if I walk away from my MBA without locking the screen and I return I'll be faced with a login screen. Once I login all my apps I had open are now closed. Sometimes I'll close my MBA lid and ...
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waking up from locked screen with just keyboard

I'm on OS X 10.9.5. I do not like using mouse/trackpad, and mostly work with keyboard only. One annoying thing is that when the OS is locked (screen lock) and the power saving for the monitor is ...
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Yosemite Login screen ignoring login after Screen Saver

This is regarding a: MacBook Pro (Retina, 15-inch, Late 2013) 2 GHz Intel Core i7 8 GB 1600 MHz DDR3 I have a managed, admin, remote account on the Mac. This is the only account on the Mac. The ...
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Turn off iPhone lock on home wifi

Is it possible to / is there an app that can turn off your iPhone lock when the device is connected to your home WiFi?
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iPhone/iPad lock screen as a digital message board

I use my iPhone/iPad screens as digital message board. A bit like digital message boards you might see in airports, doctors waiting rooms or train stations. My current strategy is to open a photo ...
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How can I extend the lock screen timeout in iOS?

This question is applicable to both iPads and iPhones: how do I extend the lock screen timeout? By that I mean the time from when I see the "slide to unlock" message to when the screen goes black ...
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Siri to lock screen and take screenshot?

Apparently, the power button has become pretty insensitive in my iPhone 5. When I say "lock screen" or "take screenshot", I want that iPhone does such activity. Now when I say them, iPhone just ...
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How can I reduce the delay when locking the sceen on a MBPr?

So with a little research I found that control+shift+fn+power replaces the old control+shift+eject on keyboards without eject keys. However I find I have to hold the keys longer for it to work, ...
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Manually lock screen

I would like to lock the computer when not at home but leave the computer unlocked at home. If I choose to lock the Mac after the screen saver starts I can lock it with control+shift+power but then ...
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Rotation lock on a iPhone 5

How can I find the rotation lock switch on a iPhone 5? It is lock and does not rotates the pictures when I rotate the phone.
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If one forgets their iPhone Lockscreen password, how would they go about getting it back?

Someone I know forgot their iPhone lockscreen password. This goes for iPhone 4 to 5. How would they go about getting back into the phone? And if they can't, can they back up data aside from the ...
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What to do if you forgot your lockscreen password? [duplicate]

How would I go about forgetting my lock-screen password? What can I do to get back in? This is about the iPhone 4, 4S and 5. More of a How-To question, someone I know forgot their password.
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Using AppleScript to lock screen

I need an applescript which locks my Mac in the same way pressing shift+ctrl+eject would. I tried two different approaches, but both failed. The first one was to search the internet for a script, ...
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Is there a way to send a remote lock/unlock message to an iOS device with Cydia?

I want to be able to trigger my iphone to unlock from a webserver. Is there a way to send a command over LAN to it to unlock using Cydia?