Completely transparent lock screen

No matter what I do I can't get anything but a completely transparent lock screen. I spent hours making a new lock screen only to find out that it wouldn't apply any kind of lock screen. I tried wiping appdata uninstalling reinstalling and trying it again to no avail. even loading the preset lockscreens that come installed with the app (right after a clean install) yielded a transparent lock screen. and when I say transparent I mean nothing... no lock icon, no clock, no notifications, no nothing.

Phone is Umidigi one pro Android 8.1