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Discussion in 'Android Help' started by old_codger, Jan 12, 2016.

  1. old_codger

    old_codger Well-Known Member
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    Hope this is the proper forum.
    Samsung Alpha.
    1) Somehow I have an app/widget on my phone's lock screen. Appeared 3 days ago for no reason. I've searched Settings, but can't find a setting to remove the app/widget. How do I do it?
    2) A couple of years ago I installed an app that appears as soon as I turn on the phone. I've set it up to show time/date/battery and 3-4 other icons. Within the last week, those icons have moved - clustered at the top of the screen. I can't remember the name of the app I used to create the opening screen and a scroll through the apps list doesn't show me anything that sounds familiar. How do I find/modify the app?

     


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    Post #18 by old_codger, Jan 14, 2016 (1 points)

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  3. androidmachine

    androidmachine Android Enthusiast

    Did you phone get an update? What Android version are you using?

    I don't know the answer to #2, but as to #1, can't you just go to settings ---> apps and find the app and uninstall it like any other app?

    The only thoughts I have on #2 is that maybe you used Zooper or UCCW?
     
  4. old_codger

    old_codger Well-Known Member
    Thread Starter

    Well, I don't want to uninstall the app - just remove it from the lock screen.
    Version 5.0.2
     
  5. KOLIO

    KOLIO Guest

    It may help if you can post a screenshot of your lockscreen & give us detailed info regarding the model number of your device.
     
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  6. old_codger

    old_codger Well-Known Member
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    How do I get a picture?
    Samsung SM-G850A
     
  7. KOLIO

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  8. old_codger

    old_codger Well-Known Member
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    Apparently neither method works on the lock screen. I can get snapshots of every other screen, but not the lock screen. I was hoping there was a setting to edit the lock screen. From your response, I suspect not.
     
  9. chanchan05

    chanchan05 The Doctor

    Well, what is the widget that appeared anyway?
     
  10. old_codger

    old_codger Well-Known Member
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    My Data Manager. FWIW, Appeared on lock screen within 30 minutes of previous use of phone.
     
  11. chanchan05

    chanchan05 The Doctor

    And you don't have that app installed? Do you have a PIN/Pattern locked screen?
     
  12. old_codger

    old_codger Well-Known Member
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    Hmmm, I know so little I'm probably not explaining this properly.
    When I turn on my phone, I see a screen created by an unknown app displaying time/date/battery. (I created the screen but have forgotten how.) When I hit the phone's RETURN key (bottom right) I see a lock screen - blue background with keypad on the bottom half. Above the keypad is the My Data Manager app/widget which I DLd months ago. Have no idea how it got on the lock screen a few days ago and want to remove it. I THOUGHT there would be a standard setting that would give me access to the lock screen but can't find it.
    How do I modify the lock screen?
    Secondly, how do I determine which app I used to create the screen I see when I turn on the phone?
     
  13. MLSS

    MLSS Android Expert

    So you can't find this app in your app drawer?
     
  14. MLSS

    MLSS Android Expert

    I downloaded the app and it showed up in my app drawer as "my data manager". Did you happen to hide any apps from your app drawer?
    I looked through the settings and didn't see any lock screen options so I don't know what to tell you. I don't use apps like this so I'm not real familiar with them.
     
  15. androidmachine

    androidmachine Android Enthusiast

    If it were me, I'd try uninstalling and reinstalling the app.
     
  16. old_codger

    old_codger Well-Known Member
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    I'm not saying I can't find the app. It is in my app drawer and on a screen within the phone. My complaint is it on the screen. I'm going to try to uninstall/reinstall. Probably the easiest option.
    Thanks.
     
  17. old_codger

    old_codger Well-Known Member
    Thread Starter

    Well, that didn't work. My Data Manager is gone from the lock screen but it was replaced by a widget? telling me how many unread emails I have. Any other ideas?
     
  18. androidmachine

    androidmachine Android Enthusiast

    Are you sure that's a widget? Android Lollipop has notifications appear on the lock screen.
     
  19. old_codger

    old_codger Well-Known Member
    Thread Starter

    I'm sure of nothing. I know about a week ago all I had on the lock screen was a keypad (bottom half) and, time/date (Top). At least when I check the emails, the lock screen widget? disappears, but I want to banish it forever.
    Version 5.0.2
     
  20. androidmachine

    androidmachine Android Enthusiast

    Go into Settings ---> Notifications ---> When Device is Locked and change it to not show anything at all.
     
  21. Mark Peterson

    Mark Peterson Newbie

    Go to settings > application manager > all > choose the app you want to remove and press uninstall.
     
  22. old_codger

    old_codger Well-Known Member
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    PERFECT. Thanks very much.
     
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