Proximity Screen Locker

Proximity Screen Locker


(4 stars)


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1,000 - 5,000 downloads

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This Open Source app will ensure, that your screen is locked when in pocket or bag.

You will benefit:
* Screen won't eat your battery
* No more accidental calls

Will start automatically after device reboot (use app to start/stop it).

It uses proximity sensor to measure when device is in pocket. Screen is turned off when there is something close to the proximity sensor (in the front of the screen).

Measurement is done right after screen is unlocked. After few seconds you can cover sensor with your hand. No more annoying screen locking.

If screen is covered and power button is pressed, the screen will flash short and it will turn off screen - saves your battery.

To test if it works you need to lock your phone, cover the Proximity sensor (top corner usually) and then try to turn on the screen again. It should turn off soon and vibrate (so you know it works).

This app REQUIRES your ADMIN rights on the phone to lock the screen. It's the way Android architecture is created. And it's good, because you always know when this app is enabled to lock the screen and when it's not.
NOTE, that you need to remove this app from admins before you can uninstall it. Please go here to do so: Settings->Security->Device administrators

Sources are here:

Tags: proximity locker.

Recently changed in this version

Fix bug #1:

Service will start automatically after reboot.
Layout changes

v1.3: Screen lock functionality is supported only by Android 2.2+.
v1.2: Button to disable "Device Administrators"
v1.1: Don't lock the screen when on call - managed by the system.

Comments and ratings for Proximity Screen Locker
  • (62 stars)

    by sanchit agarwal on 27/10/2013

    one that I needed for my tab 2

  • (62 stars)

    by Roselyn Bowman on 30/09/2013

    No good for samsung p5110 tablet

  • (62 stars)

    by Sidharth R on 21/09/2013

    This is exactly what I was looking for, does what it says!!

  • (62 stars)

    by Tim Backer on 22/06/2013

    Nice to see an app that works well and doesn't feel the need to add features to "keep up with the Joneses". Only initial concern is the proximity sensor is on 100% of the time - will watch battery use. Also, have apps that momentarily wake screen when s

  • (62 stars)

    by Koti Reddy on 24/05/2013

    Not bab

  • (62 stars)

    by Mantas Sakalis on 13/03/2013

    Very usefull app! Works fine on my G Note 2. You should work more on interface and auto-start after reboot as well it would be real nice feature. Sekmes. :)

  • (62 stars)

    by A Google User on 25/01/2013

    Just perfect for me. Everybody should install this application. Very useful!!