Proximity Screen Off Lite

Proximity Screen Off Lite

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Want to feel what gestures can do? here's an application which will let you turn of your screen just with a swipe!! yes that's right!! All you have to do is swipe your hand over the proximity sensor (Located near the earpiece on top of the phone).


1) Turn off the screen by sliding your hand
2) Turn off the screen by Covering the sensor for a duration of time (Tap and Hold)
3) Turn on the screen by Covering the sensor for a duration of time (Tap and Hold) - Note: This can cause Battery Drain
4) Enable screen on/off during calls only
5) ScreenOff shortcut, to turn off the screen by launching the app.
6) Based on your device select the sensor of your choice, or the one that's available and configure their values, as they are different for different devices.

Motivation to build this app:
1) While the phone is in pocket, and you have your bluetooth headset connected, even though you can answer your call with a click of bluetooth headset button, because the screen goes on and remains on, your call may hang-up or go on hold or probably few buttons may get pressed, isn't that annoying?
2) Lot of android phones don’t turn off the screen when phone is held close ear (You may end up hanging up on someone)
3) Accidental call pickups: Since capacitive screens are sensitive to touch as well as heat, An Incoming call gets picked up automatically when phone is in the pocket (And we get obliged to speak to annoying calls)
4) Its Cool!!!
5) If you are a HD2 user, you would know the pain. Many users have replaced that hardware buttons due to usage!!!

NOTE: To un-install, go Settings, Locations & Security, Select Device Administrators and disable the ScreenOff App

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Tested On:
1) HD2, Desire HD, Nexus One, Motorolla Xoom(Light Sensor), DROID Incredible

Tags: proximity, proximity screen off, proximity screen off lite, proximity screen, proximity screen off pro, proximity screenoff, proximity screen off konfiguracja, screen off, proximity sensor screen off, proximityscreenoff.

Recently changed in this version

- Fixed Phone locks to lock-screen by default

- Added option to enable/disable call handling
- Fixed bugs

- De-activate sensor when only screenOff mode is enabled. (except if override power button is enabled)
- enableInCall battery save mode added. Sensors are only active during the call.
- [New feature] to override lock screen, can be disabled by enabling lockOnScreenOn
- [New feature] override power button (Sensor needs to be active on screenOff)

Comments and ratings for Proximity Screen Off Lite
  • (58 stars)

    by Chaitanya Sharma on 23/06/2014

  • (58 stars)

    by Seraphin Xero on 04/06/2014

    Doesn't work even when configuring it to use the light sensor, and even worse, it freezes the whole system. Can't restart because the touch UI isn't responding, and when it does finally decide to let you force stop it, you can't uninstall; the dumb thing won't uninstall with it turned on, and you can't turn it off because launching the configuration freezes everything again! This thing acts more l

  • (58 stars)

    by payatot flores on 16/05/2014

    Really helpful

  • (58 stars)

    by Dave D on 15/05/2014

    default values prevented me from unlocking my phone before it auto locked. Good thing I backed up my entire phone because a factory reset was required to fix this issue.

  • (58 stars)

    by Marius Furtuna on 13/05/2014

    everytime when i recieved calls the screen went on EVEN INSIDE THE POCKET. So when i was walking down the street the the phone used to swipe (answer or decline call) inside the pocket before i even hear it ringing... Now with this app that i enabeled it only during calls, my screen stays off when the sensor is covered. Hope it works nice and can rely on it.

  • (58 stars)

    by ABDUL KAHAR GAZI on 13/05/2014


  • (58 stars)

    by Dani Doe on 13/05/2014

    I use this to lock my phone's screen and it works every time.