1. dveatch's Avatar
    I was just got back from a visit with my brother in CA. he told me he just got a phone like mine, phones have the same update but his when woke up has a different looking screen but after it is unlocked it looks the same, why ? it not a app just because he just got it and does not really know what a app is.
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    10-14-2015 01:15 AM
  2. doogald's Avatar
    He installed a replacement lockscreen app. That looks like it could be the app Cover?

    https://play.google.com/store/apps/d...en.cover&hl=en
    10-14-2015 07:51 AM
  3. dveatch's Avatar
    I can't say it was not done at the Verizon store but he is 73 and I was showing him how to us some of the apps on the phone he had just took it out of the box the day before I got there from IL. and of course me I spent my spare time trying to figure out what was different, checking app and widgets and setting but could find nothing also after you put your thumb and the lock button it does this and you can swipe and when you remove thumb it goes to normal screen. .Droid setup ?-img_20151004_095508975-1-.jpg
    10-14-2015 10:00 AM
  4. doogald's Avatar
    Yes, somehow a third party lockscreen app got installed. I don't know them well enough to be able to recognize from the photos. However, you can go into the Play Store app on his phone, tap the menu control top left and go to my apps, and look at the list of installed apps. Hopefully the culprit will be obvious by name from the list. You can tap it to get a button to uninstall and then it will go back to normal.
    maxman1 likes this.
    10-14-2015 11:20 AM
  5. jrmt077's Avatar
    From the look of the home screen he definitely has a number of apps that are not part of OEM package, ie flixter, yahoo, stocks, flashlight, ESPN. They were all probably ported over by Verizon from his old phone, or a Verizon rep's idea of "essential apps". The lock screen app looks interesting, as doogald said, it will be found on google play or in apps setting under downloaded programs. Let us know the name.
    10-15-2015 10:50 AM
  6. dveatch's Avatar
    I will keep looking, he is in CA. and I in IL. I found a app called cover that puts up 6 links on the side but that is it, I was wondering if it is because mine is a year old and he just got his and the newer ones my be OEM with apps like flixter . Thanks for replies and I will try to have him look at his apps but I am afraid it will be like trying to repair a computer over the phone. I will repost if I find the reason.
    10-15-2015 11:58 AM
  7. doogald's Avatar
    It looks a lot like this one, Start: https://play.google.com/store/apps/d...ick.lockscreen

    Watch the video.

    Ask him if he has an app called "Start" on his phone. It may even be in the app drawer. If so, he can drag it from the app drawer and an "uninstall" drop area will show at the top of the phone, and he can drag it there to uninstall it.
    maxman1 and jrmt077 like this.
    10-15-2015 12:56 PM

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