Disabling or Changing the Unlock swipe methodSupport


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  1. chatherley1

    chatherley1 New Member This Topic's Starter

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    Hi Guys,

    Quite new to Android and the X10. Just got it a few days ago. Is there a way to install or change the method of unlocking the handset when it times out, i dont really like the swipe method that you have to do at the moment?

    Are there any other unlock apps you can install?
     

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  2. robwscott

    robwscott Well-Known Member

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    they do have other unlock sliders in the market iphone style and an htc style unlock but the issue i keep having is that the default ARC unlock does not deactivate so you have to unlock that one THEN it goes to the downloaded unlock screen which you then have to unlock is there a way to disable the native unlock
     
  3. androginy

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    my swipe unlock changed direction by itself, now i have to swipe from right to the left, like i'm lefthanded. is there a way to fix this or do i have to reset my phone? :confused:
     
  4. pontuszaar

    pontuszaar Active Member

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    Press on the the top of the swype thing and slide it the right or left.
     
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  5. kezm

    kezm Well-Known Member

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    really quite off putting when it changes sides as well lol
     
  6. garytheanimal

    garytheanimal Well-Known Member

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    Does anyone know of an app (or a way in the settings) to lock the phone requiring a passcode to unlock rather than just a finger swipe? i had the ability on my iphone and i kind of miss it, added security and all if i lose it
     
  7. ClasseClas

    ClasseClas New Member

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    In Settings, select Security. Select "Set unlock pattern" and record a graphic passcode. If you prefer to deactive this added security function de-select "Require pattern":
     
  8. Busha

    Busha Well-Known Member

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    So is there a way to make unlock like on Desire ? So we do not have this swipe to right but to down like on Desire ?
     
  9. garytheanimal

    garytheanimal Well-Known Member

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    Thats great thank you, good idea too.
     
  10. benzmar

    benzmar Well-Known Member

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    The unlock pattern is amazing.

    By the way, is there any other ways to take the incoming call. It's disgusting to open the sleeve and swipe to pick the call. While driving using ear pads, still, we need to swipe to take the call. Is there any other ways of receiving the call?
     
  11. meld51

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    I would not trust the unlock pattern because it is not particularly secure. A bad guy can see your grease marks and there are not many combinations anyway: far less than a password.
     
  12. robwscott

    robwscott Well-Known Member

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    This is great but how do u disable the default swipe unlock method???...
    Because it is pretty inconinient to have to unlock the phone twice...
     
  13. werthers

    werthers Well-Known Member

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    I'm after a solution to this too!! :confused:
     
  14. trickyts

    trickyts New Member

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    Hi Benzmar,
    I use a Bluetooth headset (Plantronics Voyager Pro) in the car. All I have to do to take a call is to touch the button on the headset when it is connected. I'm not sure whether all bluetooth headsets would work with the X10 like this.
     
  15. dibberly

    dibberly Well-Known Member

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    yea i must admit i hate the unlock swipe and it does it in my pocket

    I have also put the pattern screen on and now it sometimes goes into emergency call in my pocket

    i to would love to change it as its so frustrating
     
  16. Bexy

    Bexy Well-Known Member

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    Yeah I'd like to know how to disable it as well. I download an iPhone one and then had to unlock the phone twice. But i'm now wanting the HTC unlock but, again I don't want to have to unlock twice. Hope there is a way :).
     
  17. TheManWithAPlan

    TheManWithAPlan Well-Known Member

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    Lock 2.0 is pretty cool although used to be abit off at times..not tried with the new firmware though!!
     
  18. Nickoak3s

    Nickoak3s New Member

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    Hi guys this is my first post so I hope I do everything right lol. I got lock screen 2.0 working fine on my xperia X10 earlier I did this by downloading the app no lock from the market. first close screen lock 2.0 and install no lock which will disable the default screen lock (make sure both of the apps are ignored if you have a task killer installed) then run screen lock 2.0 and you should be done. I've noticed it keeps Turning your screen on if you leave your wifi on and you may need to do a little messing with the back light timer on your phone as default its very short but nothing major. hope this helps you guys.
     
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  19. TheManWithAPlan

    TheManWithAPlan Well-Known Member

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    [​IMG]

    "Goto" app
    works really well.. unlocks without a problem. im really diggin this app at mo! would be better if i was able to customise it! :p --the only thing you can customise though is the background image like ive done above--

    only saw SE swipes twice.. so far!
    1st - when someone rang my phone whilst it was in lock mode.. swipe needed to answer
    2nd - when i put passcode on, i though id test just pressing the back key instead of entering my code.. and lo and behold the SE swipe showed up! lol.. i really find these as minor issues..

    suposed 2 show weather forecast under date but not sure why i cant get the weather bit working!

    billy jean can be changed to any name you want.

    The above 2 settings can be modified by hitting the "i" --near date/time--

    the phone icon when tapped upon shows a little slider where user can change to loud, vibrate or silent without even having to unlock!!

    the swipe to apps work well although wish i could customize it.. so far its messaging, call log and gmail! and unlock after that! lol

    although i dont think this was meant to happen im actually glad it did lol basically when the lockscreen shows, if u keep hold of the home button, it shows the 6 previously used apps which you can go to without the need to unlock although once you back out of the app you chose to view, your back to the lockscreen again lol

    for those who are bit off about the whole unlocking and then passcode thing, i just tried a quick test now and i can say when this phone is in lock mode, you can jus press home key and draw ya passcode and your then taken to homescreen :) also holding home key doesnt show previously used apps here so no worries about anyone bypassing security!

    well hope this quick review helps!!
     
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  20. Bexy

    Bexy Well-Known Member

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    Think I'll give No lock a try first, sounds more like what I'm after but, will try GoTo as well :D. Thanks for the info guys!
     
  21. TheManWithAPlan

    TheManWithAPlan Well-Known Member

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    Disadvantage of goto that I've realised so far is that any button can turn the screen on :-(
     
  22. Bexy

    Bexy Well-Known Member

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    Thanks for the heads up, I was about to try that today.

    I tried No lock and LockBot Pro yesterday but, sometimes I would get the SE lock screen and sometimes it'd just go straight to the phone. While in the car, it opened the menu and loads of stuff. I had dolphin browser open, it was a shortcut on the homescreen as were a few other things :S. So I tried Lock 2.0 instead, slightly better. At least I can't browse the web by accident but, the SE lock screen keeps coming up now as well, so I need to unlock it twice. If the buttons activate GoTo, I won't download it, just keep what I've got I think.
     
  23. FitzysX10

    FitzysX10 Well-Known Member

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    I can truely say that after downloading the latest update (o23) from SonyE the swipe thing is no longer a problem for me.

    They seem to have fixed at least this 1 bug.

    No more missed calls for me now.

    Cheers
     
  24. npk21

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    I searched Goto application on market...but it is not available...can u give me internet link of it.....i wud like to download the apk file of it!!!
     
  25. benzmar

    benzmar Well-Known Member

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    I love the swipe and it is innovative. I do not want to remove it. I just want to keep it and use it whenever I require. I should have option to opt for other methods of unlocking too besides the usual swipe (for especially picking up calls).

    True, bluetooth answers, but apart from BT, is there any other system/apps in phone itself to operate per requirement?
     

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