Delayed Lock

Delayed Lock

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This is a 7 days trial version! License can be bought through an in-app purchase

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. 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

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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

re-uploaded in hope to eliminate the not being able to download issue for many users. If you're already on version 3.5.5 then there is no reason to download this new version


Comments and ratings for Delayed Lock
  • (66 stars)

    by Simon Patten on 14/06/2014

    Works very well and extremely useful.

  • (66 stars)

    by Mark Evans on 12/06/2014

    I've been using this app for a couple of weeks now and it's been behaving exactly as expected. Can't ask for better than that.

  • (66 stars)

    by Jason Theriault on 11/06/2014

    This app helps me minimize seeing my lock screen to areas where loosing my phone is a possibility.

  • (66 stars)

    by Michael Arkin on 11/06/2014

    This app will turn off the screen lock under a variety of conditions. I love it! Totally worth the $3!

  • (66 stars)

    by Tomer Baz on 10/06/2014

    Been using Delayed Lock for years with 3 different phones. With each phone and version of Android it worked flawlessly. Where there seem to have been issues (especially with new phones or after upgrades) the developer was super responsive.

  • (66 stars)

    by Nathaliabeautylover Nathalia on 07/06/2014

    It will not let me uninstall.

  • (66 stars)

    by Marco Huipe on 06/06/2014

    This update finally fixed the issue where the lock wasn't activated in the "safe" zones. Thank you!