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How do I lock (security lock) my Android on-command (i.e. immediately)?

Discussion in 'Android Lounge' started by grekker, Mar 13, 2012.

  1. grekker

    grekker New Member
    Thread Starter

    Mar 13, 2012
    I've searched for this on Google and here but haven't found a good answer yet. (Similar question to http://androidforums.com/incredible-support-troubleshooting/230406-how-lock-phone-immediately.html)

    When I talk about "locking", there are two different things I mean. When I say "lock", I mean having the lock screen appear that you need to swipe to get back to your home screen. When I say "security lock", I mean that in order to get back into your phone you have to enter your password/PIN/pattern that you have set in your security settings.

    I am not asking how to "lock" my phone. I know I can do that by pressing the power button briefly.

    I also know that I can set my phone to automatically "security lock" at various intervals, such as 'immediately when display powers off', or at intervals of 1 min, 2 min, 3 min, 5 min, 10 min, etc.

    It's inconvenient for me to set a short security lock timeout when I am using the phone frequently, but every now and then I have a need to immediately trigger the security lock (i.e. not wait for the timeout).

    Is it possible to immediately trigger a "security lock" without waiting for the timeout (and obviously without changing the timeout)?


  2. dan330

    dan330 Well-Known Member

    Jan 22, 2010
    i think there are widgets that you can get on the "Google Play store".. .some are free..

    widget button.. that locks your phone...

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