There is a limitation for Android devices where automation cannot start if the device is currently locked, depending on the screen lock type
|Screen lock type||Can automation start when locked?|
If an automation start is attempted when the device is locked, it is possible to manually intervene to unlock the device, i.e., the user will have to physically enter a pattern, pin, or password. This will allow automation to start successfully.
If the device screen becomes locked while already automating, it is possible to unlock it via automation.