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Can I set my S3 so that it doesn't lock when screen turns off?

Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by SeriousBusines, Aug 10, 2012.

  1. SeriousBusines

    Thread Starter

    Hey guys, Android n00b here. Just got my S3 a couple days ago and love it.

    I'm going from a Blackberry 9700 to the S3, and as such, I find myself looking for similar features between the two phones.

    Is there a setting in the Settings or something so that the phone only locks when I press the key on the right side of the phone? To that point, is there a setting so that the phone will NOT lock when the screen turns off?

    When I'm just sitting at my desk at work, I'd rather not have to unlock the phone every time I want to respond to a text or check an app, etc.

    So far, the only work around I've found is to turn off any sort of device lock, but I'd still like the ability to lock when I know I'll be away from my phone.


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  2. AntimonyER


    Welcome to AF, SeriousBusines! Unfortunately, I can't find a way, other than to set your screen timeout for a very long time, or disable lock altogether. There may be a way using Tasker, but you would need to be rooted for that.
  3. pcbms

    pcbms Well-Known Member

    There's a free app/widget - No Lock - this will allow you to disable the lock screen
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  4. SeriousBusines

    Thread Starter

    Really appreciate the feedback guys. Thank you kindly.

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The Samsung Galaxy S3 release date was May 2012. Features and Specs include a 4.8" inch screen, 8MP camera, 1GB RAM, Exynos 4412 Quad processor, and 2100mAh battery.

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