Galaxy S2 : change Screensaver, open screen?Support

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  1. TobesEtc

    TobesEtc Well-Known Member

    Hi - Got a Samsung Galaxy S2 (to replace HTC Desire) and generally I love it. One question: How do you change the open-screen, the one you have to swipe away to open the screen (is it called the screen saver?). When I changed the wallpaper the picture that I've got as the screensaver (if that is what it's called) is listed as a Wallpaper in the menu options, so it must be changeable... but not sure how to change it? Any ideas?

    I bet this is really easy if you know how...

  2. Teknik

    Teknik Well-Known Member

    settings > display > screen display > lock screen
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  3. TobesEtc

    TobesEtc Well-Known Member

    See, I was right! (It was obvious)

    Thank you!
  4. sagirsafar

    sagirsafar New Member

    Hi!! This is my first time posting a question.. never used a forum b4 .. (so plz xcuse the format) Just recently bought the samsung galaxy s2 last month(my first android phone ever!).
    I know how to change the lock screen to a different picture, but since I changed the picture I can't change it back to the ones which came with the phone (y'know the 5 wallpapers in the wallpaper gallery )....

    Please tell me how do I access the wallpaper gallery for the lock screen ?

    (This is not a reply.... I didn't know where to post the question!!)
  5. Gretho

    Gretho Active Member

    settings > display > screen display > select 'background' under the tab 'lock screen' and it should give you an option to access the 'wallpaper gallery' with the basic preset images.
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  6. sagirsafar

    sagirsafar New Member

    the 'Lock Screen' tab under Screen Display only has Wallpaper and Clock position
    I do not have any thing under 'Lock Screen' that says "background" .. there is background effects under display ..but that has options : dynamic , standars , movie..
    Please Help !! :confused:
  7. pcbms

    pcbms Well-Known Member

    If you click on wallpaper it will allow you to change the lock screen wallpaper - either to something from your gallery or choosing one of the stock backgrounds
  8. Laksirids

    Laksirids Member

    Hi I want to know how to remove the screen unlock password please
  9. Hawker

    Hawker Well-Known Member

    Settings, Location and security, change screen lock, (enter unlock code), None
  10. Laksirids

    Laksirids Member

    Hi Thanks for the reply, but [None] and [pattern] are blanked out with a comment that says "Disabled by remote phone administrator. Please advise
  11. Hawker

    Hawker Well-Known Member

    It sounds like you have made some security lock-down on your GS2 on a remote app such as Samsung Dive, Android Lost or similar.
  12. Laksirids

    Laksirids Member

    And now how can I proceed to remove this?
  13. Hawker

    Hawker Well-Known Member

    I'm not sure if this is the case, but its just a guess.
    Is this a brand new phone or 2nd hand?
    Have you actually registered with your device with Samsung Dive or similar?

    If not, then all I can suggest is doing a factory reset
  14. steslatt

    steslatt Well-Known Member

    Go to settings>location and security>select device administrators, then untick any boxes and press deactivate. You should then be able to remove screen lock password.
  15. Hawker

    Hawker Well-Known Member

    Never noticed that one before.
    Its interesting, as I have android lost installed and is ticked as a device administrator, but I can still change the screen lock options.
    Perhaps Laksirids phone has been remotely locked then?
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  16. Laksirids

    Laksirids Member

    Its a brand new phone and I think I had registered with Samsung Dive/Similar
  17. steslatt

    steslatt Well-Known Member

    It will depend on the app and yes maybe it has been remotely locked. Deactivating it should fix it though.
  18. Laksirids

    Laksirids Member

    thanks that has done the trick for me..
  19. Laksirids

    Laksirids Member

    ok I found the reason, enabling synch on my company mail needed the admin functions to be activated. When I deactivate I am unable to receive mails from company server.
  20. jgray6

    jgray6 New Member


    Have you managed to work out how to change the lock screen wallpaper yet? I changed it to a photo taken from my camera and now it will only let me select these pictures. It won't let me change it back to one of the preinstalled wallpapers.

    If anyone can help me with this it would be very much appreciated.
  21. hsantanna

    hsantanna New Member

    Exactely same problem here.....

    Set the lock screen to a photo taken from the camera, now I can't undo that but only change to another picture from the camera.

    I want that black lock screen that came from the factory.
  22. zmir

    zmir New Member

    Settings>Display>SreenDisplay>Locksreen>Wallppaer Gallery

    Select picture to choose from existing

    Seclet Gallery to choose from your own photo album.

    Perfect... It works...:p
  23. Danidw

    Danidw New Member

    Thanks for all contributors.

    I think most people have the problem to get rid of the wallpaper *at all*. They don't want a gallery picture or other pictures, they like me just want to get rid of the screen all together.

    Why is there a reason I should wipe away something when I start the Galaxy? I want to get straight to the apps, where is the clock, the weather and everything you need.

    We don't need any security step in between.

    Any hint about getting rid of the screen?

  24. Russell Ng

    Russell Ng Well-Known Member

    Search for No Lock Screen App?
  25. Danidw

    Danidw New Member

    If it serves the purpose?

    I stood under the impression that some no lock apps just replace the lock screen by another lock? Could you hint me in the right direction as to what app I should be looking for?


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