How to Disable the Lock Screen in Android

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.
  3. Tap Screen Lock.

  4. 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.

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