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  1. AC Question's Avatar
    does any1 know how to get it bk to bormal numbers ? its like its set to private :/
    04-03-2015 04:11 PM
  2. B. Diddy's Avatar
    Welcome to Android Central! Which device?
    04-04-2015 02:43 AM
  3. googs136's Avatar
    Yeah, mine has been doing this for about a week now on my Galaxy S5 and started right after the latest update. Very annoying...
    04-05-2015 10:05 AM
  4. B. Diddy's Avatar
    Try a cache partition wipe: http://support.t-mobile.com/docs/DOC-10404
    04-05-2015 12:42 PM
  5. jdmac76's Avatar
    I have this too. Been since blooming lollipop update. Wipe cache doesnt work nor does factory reset.
    04-18-2015 06:40 AM
  6. mic86's Avatar
    I also have this problem. Blocks all over my lock screen. very annoying. Started having issues after the update.
    04-22-2015 12:24 AM
  7. DoBeDoBeDo's Avatar
    I'm having the same problem and it has just been since Lollipop. For me it happens almost slowly, like 1 or 2 numbers will be blocks, then the next time it locks a few letters, then the next time a little more, until everything is a block. Rebooting helps them go back to regular for maybe 18 hours or so.
    04-22-2015 08:25 AM
  8. raychelrampagex's Avatar
    My phone has been doing the same thing and it's also been a slow transition. Attaching a screenshot here of what this looks like for reference.

    My locked screen key pad numbers are blocked in white squares, how do I get them back to black?-lock-screen-blocks.jpg


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    04-22-2015 03:02 PM
  9. fireidiot's Avatar
    My Note 3 has been doing the same annoying thing after the upgrade to Lollipop. I usually just to a battery pull to get it to go away. Sometimes it's a day or two, sometimes it's a week before it reappears. No clue what's causing it, but a factory reset or cache wipe does not fix it.
    04-26-2015 09:16 AM
  10. Curtis Mechanuck's Avatar
    I also have been having this happen since upgrading to Lollipop on my Galaxy S4, within the last couple weeks. Restart has helped as a temporary solution, but like others, the problem has recurred after a few days. I will try the cache partition wipe and hopefully that helps.
    04-27-2015 01:45 PM
  11. bassplayer_08's Avatar
    Both mine and my girlfriend's S5's have been doing this since the lollipop update. It's really annoying because I have to unlock my phone if I want to see what time it is. Has Android come out with a fix that actually works for this yet?
    04-29-2015 08:33 AM
  12. Corey Hebert1's Avatar
    The previous update screws up my home button, now when it's fixed lollipop breaks my home screen. This is bullish*t can we have one update without problems? I didn't buy an s5 active to be a godd*mn beta tester...
    04-30-2015 02:59 AM
  13. MHoltan's Avatar
    I have two users who are also experiencing this exact same issue. One says it occurs every 18-48 hours gradually turning to blocks and phone restart to reset the 'death-timer'. Did a hardware reset and it didn't fix the issue.

    Searched for Open Bugs in Android Open Source's (AOS) bug tracker and none of the 300 that matched "lock screen" were this issue. Unfortunately, this issue has been shown to occur in only Samsung products so far (S4, S5, Note 3) and so since those are heavily-customized Samsung-specific Android code, the vanilla Open Source bug tracker won't provide support.

    It appears the Samsung Developer Forum's is the only/best place to report the bug: developer.samsung.com/forum/en
    04-30-2015 04:41 PM
  14. meehunglowe's Avatar
    Has anyone seen a resolution to this issue? Bloody annoying!
    05-16-2015 04:34 PM
  15. Bearl09's Avatar
    My S5 was perfectly fine until I downloaded the latest software update, now a week later it's doing this! My husband's phone has been doing it for a while but his was updated long before mine (difference between ATT and Verizon). Wishing I had never updated it now, this is stupid! I have always had Samsung and used Android OS but this makes me want to try iPhone, at least they work!
    05-27-2015 07:06 AM
  16. Stiefel's Avatar
    Same problem here. No ideas yet. This must be a good one.
    05-29-2015 02:00 PM
  17. jd254's Avatar
    My S5 was perfectly fine until I downloaded the latest software update, now a week later it's doing this! My husband's phone has been doing it for a while but his was updated long before mine (difference between ATT and Verizon). Wishing I had never updated it now, this is stupid! I have always had Samsung and used Android OS but this makes me want to try iPhone, at least they work!
    why do people always bring the iphone up when it's so unrelated? anyways, as someone who troubleshoot cell phone for a living, no, iPhones don't always work. The iPhone 6 plus has problems that was never fixed since the iPhone 4 release.

    all electronic devices have their own set of bugs.
    06-01-2015 10:08 AM
  18. Wolflover121's Avatar
    I have s5 my daughter s5 active hers did the update now is doing the white blocks in lock screen but I have not let mine do the update yet and I have had no problems as of yet it has to do with the upgrade they must not have written the code right
    06-10-2015 09:41 PM
  19. Lucy Graham1's Avatar
    Has anyone found a resolution the robot looking numbers yet? Glad I'm not alone, I thought my phone was broken!!
    06-24-2015 10:23 PM
  20. babysnuggles88's Avatar
    Mine has started doing the same and also running alot slower. It also keeps crashing and I keep having to reset it. Does anyone know a solution yet cos it's getting rather annoying
    08-19-2015 05:04 PM
  21. ineedafreak's Avatar
    So, not just me then..... safety in numbers.

    I've grown to quite like these new artifacts - viva le numbers masquerading as white blocks!
    08-21-2015 05:28 PM
  22. scg1378's Avatar
    Mine too. Same problem. Let's go android or Samsung. That's why you get the big bucks
    08-23-2015 12:44 PM
  23. andres vernis's Avatar
    Turn off your phone, instead of choose "Power off" choose "Restart"
    That solve the problem in my phone
    09-16-2015 02:21 PM
  24. Jon Pie's Avatar
    Has no one solved this yet?
    09-21-2015 11:56 PM
  25. lifeasundead's Avatar
    Restart works, my numbers are back.
    10-04-2015 03:49 PM
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