1. Download the #1 Android News App:   EarlyBird - News for Android
    Dismiss Notice

Can SGN2 lock screen be completely disabled?Support

Last Updated:

  1. allenh

    allenh Member

    Are there any other road warriors using SGN2?

    I'm finding that using my SGN2 is not nearly as convenient as my BB Torch was while driving - particularly hands-free dialing and incoming call handling through vehicle's bluetooth.

    I'm particularly annoyed at the lock screen which I can't seem to defeat/disable. S-Voice doesn't wake up and unlock the phone as advertised, so that requires hands-on. Once awakened and unlocked, the voice commands do seem to work OK.

    The 5-minute maximum screen on-time doesn't bode well for using the generous screen for GPS use either.

    Has anybody overcome these challenges? Sad to say I'm tempted to put the old BB and Garmin back in service.



  2. NeuDroid

    NeuDroid Well-Known Member

    When you say lock screen, do you mean disabling a passcode or the like feature? Just want clification. Also, on my Tmobile Note I have a max screen time of 10 minutes before locking though sometimes I do want/wish I had the option of "never" like my iphone did.

    Once in Navigation mode, my screen sleep/lock mode is disabled automatically.
  3. drexappeal

    drexappeal Well-Known Member

    If you have your phone plugged in, while in the car:

    Menu>System Settings>Developer Options>Click Toggle for Stay awake

    If you keep your phone plugged in, while in the car, that should prevent the screen from turning off while driving.

    Now, there is one caveat. If you have your work emails also connected to your phone, there might be some limitations as far as security is concerned. Just for example, I also use my phone for work and the Exchange security doesn't allow me to use the "stay awake" toggle. I did, however, find an app that's supposed to keep the phone on (but the other night, while the phone was plugged in, I noticed it didn't really work...LOL).

    Hopefully, that'll help get you what you needed.
  4. schimm

    schimm Well-Known Member

    No Lock is a free app you can DL where you never see the lock screen.
    KOLIO and Puddi like this.
  5. colnago

    colnago Well-Known Member

    > Settings >Lock screen >Screen lock... choose "None"


    For the screen to never turn off, even when not connected to a charger, I use an app called "Quick Settings", by halfbit. It allows for a "never" timeout however you may have to go into the app's settings, and set the screen timeout switch to be visible.
  6. allenh

    allenh Member

    Thanks Neu,

    I mean not having to use a passcode at all. ATT Note 2's have 5-min. screen timeout limit and 5-min. lockout limit.
  7. allenh

    allenh Member

    Thanks Col,

    The settings on your screenshot aren't available or grayed out on mine. And "quick settings" settings that are applicable to the question are also non-responsive.

    Starting to sound like it's that Exchange server sync issue locking me out from taking control of system settings.
  8. allenh

    allenh Member

    Thanks Schimm,

    No go on No Lock. Doesn't deliver the functionality I'm looking for.
  9. colnago

    colnago Well-Known Member

    Really? When I set quick settings to "never":


    I get this under the system timeout settings:

  10. allenh

    allenh Member

    I get a different set of menu choices. And 'screen timeout' just beeps when i press the link. No other response.
  11. colnago

    colnago Well-Known Member

    Who's "Quick Settings" app did you install? There are at least (4) different developers.

    With Quick Settings, you may have to move the screen timeout button from the "hidden" menu,


    ...to the "visible", before it will work:

  12. colnago

    colnago Well-Known Member

    I "finally" got the unlock via voice to work... had to reboot ate enabling the voice to wake. Now I have a mic icon on the lock screen.


    However if I have to wake the phone with a button press, and then use voice to "unlock", what's the point? It takes longer to say a phrase than to swipe.
  13. dylane

    dylane Well-Known Member

    Can you just have the screen timeout after some time period, but the phone not lock? I want to just be able to tap the screen to have it come back on, not press a button and then slide to unlock every couple of minutes.
  14. colnago

    colnago Well-Known Member

    Post #5 will get you close to what you want.
    dylane likes this.
  15. drexappeal

    drexappeal Well-Known Member

    App says that Quick Settings can't support 4.0 and up and they recommend switching to Settings Extended

    Thanks for posting the info though. I might check this out.
  16. ScandaLeX

    ScandaLeX Wasn't Me

    Well, this has turned into one confusing thread. :confused:
    I don't know if what's being asked is about screen time-out or disabling the lock screen completely. Both of which can be done without the need of additional apps. What am I missing?
  17. colnago

    colnago Well-Known Member

    1. Screen lock can be disabled via Lock screen settings.

    2. Setting the screen to "never sleep when not plugged in" may need a 3rd party app for some versions of the phone. I am able to acheive this with the "Quick Settings" app, made by halfbit. I'm sure other will work as well.
  18. ScandaLeX

    ScandaLeX Wasn't Me

    Settings/ Developer options/ Stay awake.....Is your phone missing that setting?
  19. colnago

    colnago Well-Known Member

    Right...but the rest of that sentence is??? One's goal may be to have the phone stay wake when "not" connected to power.
  20. drexappeal

    drexappeal Well-Known Member

    colnago mentioned when not plugged in.

    Oh, and for those that have encrypted exchange for work, keeping phone awake while plugged in gets disabled (at least for me), so I tried an app called any screen timeout, but that didn't work, so I found another app called "full brightness when plugged in" and that works no problem.
  21. ScandaLeX

    ScandaLeX Wasn't Me

    Thank you. I did not see not. :)
  22. aburman1

    aburman1 New Member

    It's probably your connection to Exchange which is preventing the "none"on LOCK SCREEN Choices. If I set up a VPN on the phone the least secure setting is passcode. The lowerer secure types are grayed out.

  23. allenh

    allenh Member

    I installed the version you suggested. Does not work for me - because -

    Hat tip to alburman1
    I do have an Exchange account for my work email, calendar, contacts, etc. Unfortunately you give up ultimate control control in the name of security, which makes sense, but disables an Android phone from being truly roadworthy - FOR BUSINESS!!! Some other settings change also. This gives administrator authority to the company Exchange server (and technerd) you're connected to, so beware.

    BB10 reportedly offers two distinct phone use identities that can coexist and allows quick swap back and forth. Android developers??????

    Will try the "full brightness when plugged in" app and see if it helps.

    This forum (which is people, after all) is great.

  24. drexappeal

    drexappeal Well-Known Member

    Look at my post earlier. Already mentioned exchange preventing the phone from staying awake.

    I found 2 options that have helped me.
    1) I'm using the App called "Full Brightness when plugged in" from the app store. Works prefect for me. You can toggle to have phone never sleep when plugged in or not.

    2) I also have it set from the systems settings to not let phone sleep while I'm looking at it. This doesn't work well at night but with any light on, works great.
  25. allenh

    allenh Member

    aburman1, give me that cookie back, I'm going to give it to Drex. He was first!!!

    "full brightness ........." app does keep my N2 from timing off and back to lock screen whie plugged in. Don't see any setting to prevent sleeping when not plugged in. Haven't used it in car yet while nav. Will test and report back.

    Sorry Drex. you're the bestest androider ever.


Share This Page