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Disable/Delay Android Lock Screen Programmatically

Posted by: admin June 15, 2020 Leave a comment


I’d like to disable/delay the lock screen programmatically. In looking into this, KeyguardManager is depreciated/doesn’t work consistently, FLAG_DISMISS_KEYGUARD is not an option because I want to do this in the background, I don’t want to use WakeLock for battery reasons, Device Administration does not appear to be capable of this and, while SCREEN_OFF_TIMEOUT is available to control when the screen sleeps, I was unable to find a similar timeout for the screen lock.

What am I missing here? Thanks.

How to&Answers:

try this, it will keep awake the screen/ display , as long as the activity is on top.

Also this does not require any permission in manifest.


the answer of @nandeesh is working but it’s deprecated , to disable lock screen use flags :



Did you try this?

KeyguardManager keyguardManager = (KeyguardManager)getSystemService(Activity.KEYGUARD_SERVICE);
KeyguardLock lock = keyguardManager.newKeyguardLock(KEYGUARD_SERVICE);


<uses-permission android:name="android.permission.DISABLE_KEYGUARD"/>

You can disable the keyguard using this.