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  1. Nasalhair

    Nasalhair Well-Known Member

    Last night I picked up my One X and pressed the power button to wake the screen up when I heard a text arrive. When the lock ring appeared I was about to slide it away but instead dragged the notification bar down and found that this also unlocked the screen. Is this normal or a bug?

  2. s.m.knipe

    s.m.knipe Well-Known Member

    It unlocked the screen or did the unlock animation and took you to the messages app? It should not be unlocking to the Home screen...
  3. Nasalhair

    Nasalhair Well-Known Member

    I dragged the notification bar down, tapped on the message, the messages app opened, and if I pressed the home button it then took me to the home screen.
  4. s.m.knipe

    s.m.knipe Well-Known Member

    Okay, believe it or not, that is normal behavior. I guess the mentality is that more people would want to go to the home screen than the lock screen... or maybe it is an issue where it would be convoluted to re-map the function of the home button or allow the lockscreen process to intercept the normal procedure in this one instance...
    In other (fewer) words; I don't know if it was a design decision, an engineering decision, or not a decision at all...
  5. Harry2

    Harry2 Well-Known Member

    Have you a pattern lock or password set for to open the lockscreen?
    When so, the phone's behavior by dragging down the notification bar and than getting the home screen would be a security hole.

  6. Nasalhair

    Nasalhair Well-Known Member

    I haven't set a lock pattern etc - I just drag the ring. Before this I owned a HTC Desire and set a pattern on that one but the screen on this seemed less prone to unlocking when e.g. putting the phone into my pocket. May have to set a lock after all.
  7. Nasalhair

    Nasalhair Well-Known Member

    Seems like rather strange behaviour, doesn't it?
  8. Harry2

    Harry2 Well-Known Member

    I tried it on my One X :)

    While time out of the lock pattern and lock screen I've access by notifications bar.
    After time out of the lock pattern I have to use the push ring of the lock screen :)

  9. s.m.knipe

    s.m.knipe Well-Known Member

    It is. It isn't just the One X or Sense 4, I can replicate it on my Galaxy Nexus... It could be a bug in Android 4.0 ICS, but I would think HTC would have caught it and patched it if it were unintentional. Of course, maybe they just haven't noticed it Here is Google's Bugtracker for Android, and HTC's developer support:

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  10. ohadfreund

    ohadfreund Well-Known Member

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