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 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.

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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

- added some more information to the "can not disable lockscreen" error message


Comments and ratings for Delayed Lock
  • (66 stars)

    by Oron Israeli on 19/08/2014

    Did everything I wantes and more. My phone is now more secure AND easier to use when at home or driving.

  • (66 stars)

    by Eleazar P Racoma on 19/08/2014

    This is a great app and did everything it was designed to do on my Galaxy S3. I loved it. Switched to a Galaxy S5 and the app became unusable. Highly recommend the app as long as you don't have a S5. I hope the S5 issues can be resolved, I miss this app's functions.

  • (66 stars)

    by Girish Kaltippi on 19/08/2014

    Perfect application for who don't like to enter pin every time but need security :)

  • (66 stars)

    by frank manti on 18/08/2014

    One of the most reliable ones i have used

  • (66 stars)

    by Rudolph du Plooy on 15/08/2014

    Solves one of the biggest frustrations I've had with my phone for ages now. Works exactly as advertised. Love it!!

  • (66 stars)

    by Lester Pimentel on 14/08/2014

    Does exactly what I need it to do - Disables my PIN lock screen when connected to my preferred Bluetooth devices and wifi networks. Perfect!

  • (66 stars)

    by Matt Seng on 13/08/2014

    Would like to see an option to only play the locking sound when the device is actually locked, instead of when turning off my screen, or at least to play it again when the phone locks. There's already an option to vibrate on lock, so it seems like a natural addition. Otherwise the basic time locking functionality seems fine, which is all I wanted. SGS4