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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+)
• Android Wear integration

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General limitations:
• Does not work 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 4.0+
• 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 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

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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

3.6.6:
- added "immediatelly lock when connection to Wear is lost" option
- fixed issue with "Turn off BT if not connected to any device"

3.6.5:
- fix: Lock on airplane mode did not work on some devices

3.6.4:
- fix: "Lock now" in notification did not work
- fix: Bluetooth was sometimes turned off on disconnect, even if other Bluetooth devices were still connected
- fix: "Enable/Disable Delayed Lock" widget did not work
- translations updated


Comments and ratings for Delayed Lock
  • (66 stars)

    by Fred Schmitthammer on 01/11/2014

    This works as it says. I really like this app!

  • (66 stars)

    by Robert Share on 01/11/2014

    This app is outstanding and functions just like it should. The best part of all, I can use a Pattern password. This is the only app of its kind that allows that and actually works. My rooted Nexus 5 stays unlocked when I want it to, and locks according to the parameters I set. Love that it locks my phone when my Moto 360 disconnects. I had a minor hicup and contacted support. The developer was ver

  • (66 stars)

    by CW Lim on 01/11/2014

    It's exactly how I need it to work. Very easy to setup and works each and every time with no bugs.

  • (66 stars)

    by Tim Kuehn on 31/10/2014

    Does what it's supposed to do and is very convenient. The only hiccup I have is with the location plugin. Without GPS, it's accuracy can be hit or miss. Using a rooted Nexus 5.

  • (66 stars)

    by Chris Grant on 30/10/2014

    this app is freakin' awesome

  • (66 stars)

    by Colt Henry on 29/10/2014

    After initial install issues. I found the app requires root to do many of its features and is only a 7 day trial. Thanks but no thanks. I'll just wait until it's free with android L.

  • (66 stars)

    by Tim Austin on 29/10/2014

    Utterly essential if you've got an Android Wear or Pebble watch. The convenience of not having to unlock my phone but knowing that it'll be secure if I leave it behind anywhere is fantastic. Works flawlessly.