Delayed Lock

Delayed Lock

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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).

Not using any pattern-, PIN- or password-lock is a huge security problem, but reentering your PIN code a hundred times a day 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.

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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
• auto disable USB-debugging on rooted devices (on 4.0 - 4.2.1, not necessary on 4.2.2+)

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General limitations:
• Does not work if your Exchange policy requires a PIN! (might work if your device is rooted though)
• Pattern lock & FaceUnlock require root on Android 4.0+
• Does not work on all devices, see section Device incompatibility
• Requires root 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
• Might not work with Bluetooth Low Energy devices

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Device incompatibility:
• Some HTC devices: Pattern lock might not work
• Some Samung devices: Notification bar might be accessable even in locked state
Samsung Galaxy S5: 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

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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.

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Permissions:
ACCESS_SUPERUSER - for pattern lock on Android 4.0+
ACCESS_NETWORK_STATE, ACCESS_WIFI_STATE & CHANGE_WIFI_STATE - to unlock when on WiFi networks
BLUETOOTH & BLUETOOTH_ADMIN - to unlock when connected to Bluetooth devices
DISABLE_KEYGUARD - fallback method to disable the lockscreen
READ_EXTERNAL_STORAGE & WRITE_EXTERNAL_STORAGE - for custom widget icons
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
BILLING - license validation

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Recently changed in this version

- fixed issue where "swipe lockscreen might be enabled!" error was shown even if the swipe lockscreen was in fact disabled


Comments and ratings for Delayed Lock
  • (66 stars)

    by Marc Hill on 08/08/2014

    On galaxy S5 the finger print senser is enabled regardless of delayed settings. I.e. you can't bypass it which is the point of this app.

  • (66 stars)

    by Evripidis Tsapadikos on 03/08/2014

    I'm using its basic functionality of not locking the phone when connected to certain wireless networks. It's really helping at this; when at home, no need to supply the PIN every time to unlock the device. I bought it gladly after the trial period was over. It's highly recommended.

  • (66 stars)

    by CD Andrews on 02/08/2014

    Puts me in control of my phone again.

  • (66 stars)

    by Qutbuddin Pardawala on 02/08/2014

    Not compatible

  • (66 stars)

    by Paul Niezabytowski on 01/08/2014

    This app makes so easy to set up my phone to only require my PIN to unlock my phone when it makes sense. Love it! My only request would be to implement some way to save/backup the configuration so that it can be easily restored and/or transferred to my other devices.

  • (66 stars)

    by Paul Michel on 31/07/2014

    Now I can rest assured that my device will be locked unless I have my bluetooth headset connected. So I no longer have to rely on my god awful memory. If I walk away from my phone the bluetooth disconnects and this app automatically locks my phone!

  • (66 stars)

    by Abhishek Joshi on 29/07/2014

    Makes my nexus 5 WiFi not to work and not to recognise when my WiFi network is available. I've to restart my phone as WiFi off on doesn't work