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Toggle Lock

Toggle Lock

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This app is designed to enable you to toggle your phone security from enabled to disabled and back again without having to go through the device settings menus. This is very useful if you do not like having to enter your security PIN, Pattern or Password when you are at home, but then want to easily enable security with a single click when you leave home so that your device is safe when you are out.

The app includes a setup screen and a re-sizable 1x1 toggle widget.

The widget can be used to quickly toggle the security setting between enabled and disabled. The widget shows green when security is enabled, and red when security is disabled.

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.

Note that when you re-start your device, even if you had previously disabled security, you will be required to enter your PIN, Pattern or Password. After you have keyed the code in the first time after re-start, the security will then be automatically disabled again if that was the setting before you switched your device off.

The Android security model has changed across different versions so this has been extensively tested on the following devices:
- 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 2.3.7, 4.0.4, 4.3.1, 4.4.2
- a Galaxy S3 running CM10.1 and 10.2
The app seems to work well on all of these version.

IMPORTANT NOTE: In Android version 4.0.n, when device security is disabled, selecting a notification will display the lock screen. This is a known bug in this version of Android. Once you have re-entered your pattern, PIN or password, device security will be disabled again without having to toggle security settings manually.

Keywords:
Enable Disable Security Keyguard On Off Pattern PIN Password Lock Unlock

Tags: quick unlock on pin/password with toggle, screen lock toggle, toggle security pin on off, toggle cipher lock, password screen lock toggle, toggle screen password, toggle screen lock.

Recently changed in this version

- Fixed widget icon size issue, as reported be some users
- Notification icons standardized across android versions


Comments and ratings for Toggle Lock
  • (35 stars)

    by Zoom Wood on 21/05/2014

    Great idea. I was looking for an app that would do this. Works most of the time. Kind of inconvenient when it does not work (intermittently) and I still have to enter the password even though security is disabled. I have Motorola Droid Mini with Android 4.4. ALSO, needs to allow the slide to get the screen back when security is disabled. Otherwise you have inadvertent screen touches. FIVE STARS

  • (35 stars)

    by Peter Chapman on 14/05/2014

    Works for me. I needed a way to quickly enable security when in a place where the phone wasn't as secure. The only bother is having to go through the phone's security (PIN or whatever) each time I boot it up, whether set to security or no security -- But at least the developer mentions this.

  • (35 stars)

    by Eitan Babcock on 30/04/2014

    Did not work on my Samsung Galaxy S5. Would have been nice.

  • (35 stars)

    by Adam Pearson on 26/04/2014

    Very good, works 100% but the widget looks very ugly, this is not really a problem but I would like if the colors were more "mature." Also I would like the widget to be a bit smaller. All in all a great app thanks!

  • (35 stars)

    by Ali Burk on 24/04/2014

    I had low hopes for this since my pervious attempts were unsuccessful but this app works as promised on Nexus 5. I notice there is a slight delay, just a couple of seconds, for the lock to toggle sometimes but it works. So happy! Also, when it fails to work rebooting phone brings it back.

  • (35 stars)

    by Stephen Maxwell on 15/04/2014

    Does exactly what i need it to do. Nothing more. Nothing less.

  • (35 stars)

    by Mark Worley on 12/04/2014

    Works brilliantly on my Samsung Galaxy Fame. Very happy with it. Many thanks to the developer :)