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).
Due to changes in the system security, the app does currently not work on Android 5.0

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
• 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
• Sony devices: Disable Stamina or at least whitelist the app there

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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

3.7:
- added some options on Android 5.0, unfortunately, disabling the lock does currently NOT work on Lollipop - please do not send me more mails about this, I already do what I can
- removed option to restore PIN after some failed unlock attemps on Samsung device if device is encrypted

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


Comments and ratings for Delayed Lock
  • (66 stars)

    by Miguel Baptista on 13/12/2014

    It's fantastic, when it works. I don't know what happens but sometimes this app ceases to work. Normally I would open the app and deactivate it and activate it back to make it works (which was a pain) but now not even that trick makes it work. It's a shame because I think there's nothing else similar

  • (66 stars)

    by Gary Feld on 13/12/2014

    Works great. I didn't realize how good it was until I lost it when I went to Lollipop. Now I miss it every time I use my tablet. If I knew it wouldn't work in Lollipop I would have stayed at Kit Kat.

  • (66 stars)

    by Roger Gough on 12/12/2014

    A little tricky to set up but worth the effort. The various options mean that the need to repeatedly enter a lock screen code is safely removed when appropriate to do so.

  • (66 stars)

    by ant boy on 09/12/2014

    Great app. Seems to be very reliable and stable. Would like to see fingerprint scanner compatibility added.

  • (66 stars)

    by John Turner on 06/12/2014

    Very straightforward app that works. Clear instructions and intuitive menus. My only issue is that I want my screen to be active (on pressing my phone's power button) as soon as I connect to my LAN. This is because I want to scan NFC tags to turn lights on when entering my home (another app altogether) but NFC scanning needs the screen to be active. This app can unlock the PIN straight away but I

  • (66 stars)

    by Adrian Artemus Jr on 06/12/2014

    Great

  • (66 stars)

    by Martin Sisiak on 06/12/2014

    Does exactly what it says.