Lockscreen Policy

Lockscreen Policy


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Disable widgets and/or camera access on the lockscreen. May not work the same on some manufacturer skins.

★ Featured on Android Police, CNET, Droid-Life

Please read instructions below!

# Uninstall
First go to the app's left swipe-in menu by choosing 'Deactivate'. Or uncheck the app from the 'Device Administrator' list under 'Security' in your 'Settings' application. This allows you to uninstall.

# Android 4.4+
Ability to disable lockscreen widgets is built into KitKat. Lockscreen Policy has reached end-of-life. Thanks for supporting Lockscreen Policy!

NOT USEFUL on Samsung TouchWiz devices. From version 1.3.2, the application will assist with the uninstall when you run it.

Use a third-party SMS app to hide SMS on the lockscreen.

Disables the camera widget in stock Android (Nexus/GPE). Leave this setting in 'ON' position if you do not have a lockscreen camera widget.

# Android 4.2.x
Known issue under 4.2.2 with widgets disabled:
With the clock hack disabled, the clock widget toggles between the bold and the non-bold hour clock every other unlock.

If your device is rooted, you can use the clock hack to get the device to consistently display the non-bold hour clock. Sorry for the inconvenience, but I had no control over this. This issue is fixed in Android 4.3.

Clock hack does NOT interfere Android system updates, OTA or otherwise. The hack performs a setting change to your 'user data' only, not to the actual system.

If you do not re-root your device after updating to Android 4.3, it is HIGHLY RECOMMENDED you undo the clock hack before proceeding, or you will have no way of restoring the stock digital clock widget on your device.

# Usage
1) Run application
2) Make selections, and press activate
3) In the 'Activate device administrator' screen, choose 'Activate'
4) Turn off undesired features using the toggle switches. Changes are made instantly. Make sure your lockscreen is enabled to see the results.

# Hide App Icon from Launcher
If you enable this feature, you can undo this by adding a desktop 'Shortcut' (identified as a 'Widget' on some Launcher) to reopen the app to revert.

#Clock Hack for Rooted devices:
For users running Google firmware, you can now disable the bold-hour lockscreen clock with 'Clock Hack', accessible via the action bar menu even with widgets disabled in the lockscreen.

To undo or revert this, simply rerun 'Clock Hack'. You will additionally have to manually remove the clock widget and readd the desired one for changes to take effect if your lockscreen widgets are on. Note that this setting persists even if you deactivate or uninstall this application. (Can take a couple of screen locks/unlocks to take effect)

There are several downsides to using this hack. You will also lose access to the same widget from your homescreen. This alternate clock also will not launch the alarm app on click, nor does it display your world clocks.

On Android 4.3, to restore the bold hour clock widget, you may need to manually readd the widget by first removing the non-bold hour fallback clock widget.

# Caveats when disabling widgets on Android 4.2

Enabling this will force the lockscreen to use a 'default fallback widget'. On Google builds, the default is the stock DeskClock digital clock widget (with bold-hour style). This behavior cannot be changed.

The bold hour clock only affects official Google builds, and is part of Google's proprietary firmware.

The rooted method implements the following from XDA,

The music controls will still appear as a new page when active, even with the lockscreen policies in place.

# Privacy
I do not collect any personal information with this completely free application.

No permissions other than device administrator required.

# Additional Notes

Uses Stericson RootTools http://code.google.com/p/roottools/

# Translations
Portuguese: Thiago Oliveira
Polish: Damian Krysa
German: Philip Weber

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Recently changed in this version

Reduce package size, rename package slightly to distinguish from KitKat build

Comments and ratings for Lockscreen Policy
  • (42 stars)

    by Jerred Bowser on 21/06/2014

    We had a good run but you don't like me anymore since I've decided to enjoy some guilt free Kit Kat. I'd like to feel sorry that we're parting on bad terms but the choice was really yours to make. Good luck wherever your digital life leads you. ✌

  • (42 stars)

    by Ravi Jani on 21/06/2014

    But still working great partially. Love it.

  • (42 stars)

    by Soumik Dam on 21/06/2014

    Bitchen stuff bro

  • (42 stars)

    by Kosta Pliakas on 21/06/2014

    Worked fine up untill the latest update. Ill be more then happy to give you a five star rating if you make the app work like previously. Hate that annoying preview of my texts or calls on my lockscreen. And with the latest update they still kept it around after so many users complained about that stupid widget on the lock screen.

  • (42 stars)

    by Tam Nguyen on 20/06/2014


  • (42 stars)

    by xiongbin rao on 20/06/2014

    very useful

  • (42 stars)

    by John Pleya on 18/06/2014

    Works perfect.

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