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 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

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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iOS device in single app mode: Is it possible to skip the lock screen?

I use an iPad in single app mode for an art installation. In the evening my app detects when the usb power is switched off and sets the ipad into sleep mode. But in the morning when the power is ...
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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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Notification sounds aren't playing when iPhone 7 is locked

When my iPhone 7 (iOS 13.4.1) is locked (screen is off and phone is on), it doesn't play any notification sounds. I also have an iPhone Max XS and it works as expected, it's only the iPhone 7 which ...
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How to stop MBP from disconnecting external display when screen is locked?

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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Photos taken from lock screen do not save to camera roll

Iphone 11pro 13.3 I took some photos at a restaurant with regular camera and the photos are there. Then got into my car and realized I wanted some photos of the storefront, so I long-pressed the ...
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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 ...
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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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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 ...