Toggle Lock Auto
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This is a build upon my free Toggle Lock app, and takes the manual toggle concept of that app further, by automatically toggling your Device security between enabled and disabled based on your device's connection to selected Wi-Fi networks.
You can still manually toggle security from enabled to disabled and back again, through the app itself or a home screen widget, but now you can also specify which Wi-Fi networks you want to use to enable or disable your Device's security automatically. When your Device connects to the specified Wi-Fi network, the Device security will automatically be disabled, and remain disabled, until your Device disconnects from the specified Wi-Fi network, when the Device security will be automatically enabled again.
You can use the app or the widget to manually toggle the setting, effectively overriding the automatically set state.
The widget colour also indicates the current security setting, whether set manually or automatically - red indicates that security is disabled, green indicates that security is enabled - and is great to install on your home screen for quick access and so you can see at a single glance what the security setting is.
Display notifications can be set on or off to show when security has been disabled. If notifications are set to on, a warning icon is displayed in the notification bar when security is disabled (note, not when security is enabled). The notification can then be selected to quickly re-enable security.
Warning messages can also be set on or off, to display an on-screen message when the security setting is changed automatically by the app (note, not if the device screen is off).
To indicate how this should work, imagine the following scenario:
- I am at home, connected to my home Wi-Fi network - the device security is set to disabled, and I do not have to enter my PIN to access the device
- I leave the house and drive off to work - as soon as my phone disconnects from my home Wi-Fi the device security is enabled, and I would now have to enter my PIN to access my device, so my device is now secure if I loose it when out and about
- I get to work, and go into the office, where my device automatically connects to my work Wi-Fi - the device security is automatically disabled again, and I do not have to enter my PIN to access the device
The Android security model has changed across different versions and is implemented differently on a number of devices, so this has been extensively tested on the following:
- a Galaxy Ace phone running Android version 2.3.6
- a Galaxy Tablet 10.1 running Android version 4.0.4
- a Google Nexus S running Android versions 4.2.1 and 4.2.2
Because of the way the security model has been implemented on different devices, there is a risk that this may not work on your device. The way in which this app disables the security setting is exactly the same as in my free Toggle Lock app, so I suggest that you install my free Toggle Lock app, and try it out first on your device - if that app works ok on your device, then this paid app should also work. Please do this to avoid disappointment of paying for an app that may not work on your device.
1) This app requires device administrator privilege to be able to lock the screen. After installing and the first time you run the app, you will be prompted to activate the lock screen admin. Please select "activate".
2) To un-install the app, please revoke the device administrator setting for this app in Settings>Security>Device Administrators, and de-selecting the check box, which will prompt you to deactivate the lock screen admin. Please select "deactivate" and then you will be able to un-install the app in the usual way.
Enable Disable Security Keyguard On Off Pattern PIN Password Lock Unlock Automatically WiFi Wi-Fi
Tags: toggle pin lock.
- fixed bug where app crashed when Wi-Fi deactivated
- fixed bug where app crashed if Wi-Fi network SSID contained apostrophe character (')
- compressed app size