Wow, my boss is cheesed off. Took the L update, damn, should have told him not to, and he hates hates hates this new notification "Lock" screen. And it doesn't look like it can be removed: security - Bypass Swipe up to unlock on Android Lollipop lock screen - Android Enthusiasts Stack Exchange Swipe to unlock AND pattern lock huh - Android Forums at AndroidCentral.com Issue 79889 - android - Lollipop lock screen needs an option to skip the new swipe step - Android Open Source Project - Issue Tracker - Google Project Hosting Seriously?? Wow, Google. #Fail Be together, not the same, but you will have a notification lock screen whether you like it or not.... It doesn't bother me in the least. I like it. But plenty of people do not, obviously. Don't suppose anyone else has any ideas?