How to Disable the Lock Screen in Android

Lock Screens

Virtually every new Android device comes with a lock screen that appears when you first wake your phone or tablet from sleep. While these lock screens are often loaded with widgets and shortcuts to your favorite apps, they are usually just speed bumps that slow you down on your way to the desktop and your apps. If you configure them with a password or unlock pattern, lock screens can provide an added level of security, but if you don’t want to type or draw something every time you wake from sleep, you might just want to remove the lock screen altogether.  

To disable the lock screen in Android:

  1. Navigate to settings. You can get to the settings menu from the notification drawer or the apps menu.
  2. Tap Security.
    Security Settings 
  3. Tap Screen Lock.
    Tap Screen Lock
  4. Select None.
    Select None 

Your phone will now have no lock screen at all, so as soon as you hit the power button to wake it up, you’ll be right back on the same screen it was on when you last used it. Of course, you also won’t have any password or pattern to stop someone who picks up your phone from using your apps. We recommend installing a security app like Lookout Security and Antivirus, which can remotely lock or wipe your phone if it’s lost or stolen. 

Avram Piltch
Avram Piltch
The official Geeks Geek, as his weekly column is titled, Avram Piltch has guided the editorial and production of since 2007. With his technical knowledge and passion for testing, Avram programmed several of LAPTOP's real-world benchmarks, including the LAPTOP Battery Test. He holds a master’s degree in English from NYU.
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  1. Buffet Says:

    The “none” is very faint and says it’s disabled?
    What now?

  2. cherry316316 Says:

    this is the worst recommendation to give someone in today’s world to disable lockscreen all together, when everyone is boosting about security to protect the all information we have on smartphone these days. if it is done temporary, then it is good.

  3. Matt Says:

    thanks for this tip. was trying to figure this out for ages. A must for androidx86 users as its impossible to get out of lock once it boots causing you to restart the system,

  4. texasme2 Says:

    Thank you for some very useful information.

  5. Bobby Neuhouse Says:

    Bullshit article. You just say . Now… Where’s ?

  6. navdeep Says:

    the option none is greyed out

  7. Judy Says:

    ASUS Android tablet – no “none” at all under screen lock.

    This should be a user choice. My purse doesn’t have a padlock and it’s a lot more important than my tablet.

  8. Margaret Hastings Says:

    My grandson has an android 4.4 Kit kat that he put in a pass code and then he put in another one. Now neither work and he can’t get into in the devise. Can you help?

  9. Rose Says:

    Thank You! Great tip..

  10. arline Says:

    Thank you so much !!!

  11. Sakaldeo Sinha Says:

    Even after doing “NONE”,screen lock red cross comes o/s Jellybean android system.
    Thanks for some approaches.

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