Delayed Lock

Delayed Lock


(2 stars)


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This is a 7 days trial version! License can be bought through an in-app purchase (1.99 EUR / 2.99 USD).
The app does not run on Samsung and OPO devices running Android 5.0.x due to a bug in their system software!

Not using any pattern-, PIN- or password lock is a huge security problem, but reentering your PIN code a hundred times a day to unlock your lockscreen can also be annoying.
Delayed Lock is a solution to this problem: After unlocking your device, it will turn the secure lock screen off for a user defined amount of time or while you're connected to a certain WiFi network or Bluetooth device, just as the "personal unlocking" feature from the upcoming Android version! You can turn your phone off and on as often as you want without entering your password/PIN/pattern again. After the defined delay time, it will automatically reactivate your lockscreen, so no stranger can unlock your device and access your private data.
Additionally, there is also an optional notification in the Android status bar and a widget to immediately reenable the lock screen, and free plugins to automatically keep the device unlocked while at certain locations or to control the lockscreen through the Tasker app.

Main Features:
• Delayes the requirement to enter pattern/PIN/password again after succesfully unlocked once
• No lockscreen while connected to certain WiFi network or Bluetooth devices
• Time delay since "Screen off" or since "Last unlock"
• Quickly re-enable the lock through the Android notification bar or a widget
• Widgets & Shortcuts: Toggle Lock, Screen off, Screen off & Lock, Enable / Disable DelayedLock
• Free plugins: Disable lockscreen while at certain locations or use the Tasker app to control the lockscreen
• automatically wipe the device after several failed unlocks
• Android Wear integration

General limitations:
• Does not work on Android 4.x if your Exchange policy requires a PIN, if you setup a VPN in the Android settings or if you have installed any custom certificates (might work if your device is rooted though)
• Pattern lock & FaceUnlock require root on Android 4.x
• Does not work on all devices, see section Device incompatibility
• Requires root on Android 4.x if full device encryption is enabled
• Incompatible with NoLED, No Lock & some other apps
• Please use the "Uninstall" option from within the app to uninstall it

Device incompatibility:
• Some HTC devices: Pattern lock might not work
Samsung devices with Android 4.4: User reported that after 3 days, the device does not accept the PIN/password any more. Make sure you enable the "Android Device Manager" to remotely change your password in case this happens! Also try to disable the fingerprint feature before setting up Delayed Lock
• Not compatible with Samsung devices running Android 5.0.x
• Sony devices: Disable Stamina or at least whitelist the app there

Legal information:
I do not guarantee that your device's data is unaccessible and will not be responsible for any damage you or your company may get because of an unlocked device. Please check if the usage of the app is compatible with the security policy of your company.

ACCESS_SUPERUSER - for pattern lock on Android 4.0+
BLUETOOTH & BLUETOOTH_ADMIN - to unlock when connected to Bluetooth devices
DISABLE_KEYGUARD - fallback method to disable the lockscreen
RECEIVE_BOOT_COMPLETED - to lock after boot
VIBRATE - for the "vibrate when locking" feature
WAKE_LOCK - for the "Wake to lock" feature
WRITE_SECURE_SETTINGS - toggle pattern lock & usb debugging on some Android versions
WRITE_SETTINGS - necessary for "screen off" widget in some scenarios

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Recently changed in this version

3.8.1: minor improvements

- added PIN/password support for Android 5.1
- added "wipe device after x failed unlock attemps" setting on Android 5.1

- added "other" locking method (fingerprint lockscreens, pattern without root) - EXPERIMENTAL
- behaviour of "keep unlock" widget/shortcut changed: If device is already unlocked, first click on those will keep it unlocked instead of locking
- minor improvements in the widget configuration

Comments and ratings for Delayed Lock
  • (27 stars)

    by Mark McKinney on 04/05/2015

    I love the app and have been using it for a long time, but it won't work at all for me on 5.0.2 on my s4. The notification says it's unlocked but even with that when I try and open my phone again I always have to enter my pattern. I've tried with a pin as well. Oh, and I'm not running a Samsung rom, but PACman.

  • (27 stars)

    by Ron Miller on 03/05/2015

    Prior to installing this app, I couldn't access phone voice commands through my Bluetooth helmet speaker system when riding my motorcycles due to the screen locking. Well, now the phone won't autolock the screen and prevent this from occurring.

  • (27 stars)

    by meletios meletiou on 30/04/2015

    Needs widget vibration or some kind of notification telling us the service is on or off

  • (27 stars)

    by Simon Ball on 29/04/2015

    This app works exactly how you want it. I had set up a few wifi locations and didn't have to unlock my phone again unless I was out. Unfortunately after upgrading to a Galaxy S5 and Android 5.0 I can no longer use Delayed Lock. My review will go back to 5 stars once this is fixed as this is so much better than androids trusted locations which doesn't include wifi

  • (27 stars)

    by Gary Raymond on 29/04/2015

    3.8 was working OK with lollipop 5.0.2. Was this a fluke as latest update no longer works!? How do I revert to previous version? Update: refused to disable lock by location yesterday but OK today - without a phone reboot!

  • (27 stars)

    by Wendy E on 26/04/2015

    I love delayed lock! It's an awesome app that allowed me to have my phone unlock when I was connected to my home wifi, and lock as soon as I left it. Kept my phone secure from nosy co-workers, etc. I was so disappointed when Lollipop broke it for Samsung users. I tried many other apps, nothing worked like this one. I did however find another app that works on my Samsung Note 4, running Lolli

  • (27 stars)

    by Nimil Joy on 26/04/2015

    Working well. I love this application.

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