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Is there a way to deactivate the screen lock?

Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by amberb53, Nov 29, 2009.

  1. amberb53

    amberb53 Member
    Thread Starter

    I don't mean the lock pattern. I mean the very first screen after you push end to wake up the phone? I hate having to push menu and am wondering if there is a way around this that I'm missing somewhere.
     



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  2. kahale

    kahale Android Enthusiast

    i been looking for this too. no options in settings for this. annoying. i looked everywhere but couldn't find anything. i dont think this is possible for 1.5. maybe 2.0 has this. lol wm6.1 has this option but not a free open source os like android....wtf...no one thought people wanted this option?
     
  3. Talyn

    Talyn Member

    its annoying to have to push menu to unlock your screen so you dont pocket call everyone in europe and austrailia without your permission?
     
  4. kahale

    kahale Android Enthusiast

    yea and its annoying to have ppl comment here with sarcastic remarks without helping. nice. thanks.
     
  5. amberb53

    amberb53 Member
    Thread Starter

    I just think having to push one button is sufficient to activate your screen. I know Samsung did the same with the Instincts, I thought maybe they'd have a work around this time around...
     
  6. kahale

    kahale Android Enthusiast

    i heard lock 2.0 in market can do this. i heard some bad things about it so i haven't tried it.

    i just wish there was more options and customizations for android, especially basic options and settings. i understand android is still a new os but these are basic functions any other non android late model cellphone has. no excuses.
     
  7. Jadien

    Jadien Member

    I agree that the unlocking sequence can be cumbersome in day to day use at a desk, but I understand the need to lock the phone for pocketeering.

    Slight shift of topic direction, but I would like there to be a differentiation between "Sleep" and "Lock".

    Whereas:

    Sleep - screen is off, but once moved or with a button press, the phone comes on; no need to "unlock".

    Lock - same as the lock function we have now.

    Thoughts?
     
  8. amberb53

    amberb53 Member
    Thread Starter

    I agree, if it were to go to "sleep" and just wake up with a push of the button great. We could then push the "end" key and "lock" it.
     
  9. Talyn

    Talyn Member

    I wasn't being a smart ass.
    I dont know why people are freaking out over having to press 1 button to unlock the screen.

    I can see it when its sitting on my desk. it can be annoying when it times out, but it just is natural.
    Actually, the lock doesn't even work all the time. I had somebody sit on me and it turned my phoen on and unlocked it while it was in my pocket, facing out.
    Then it proceded to call somebody.
     
  10. No one freaked out...they voiced legitimate complaints about an option that ought to be there. Different people use their phones in different environments, and in different ways. I also find Android 1.5 to be greatly lacking in the area of user control and configurability...like a mandatory screen lock for example.
     
  11. AndroidSPCS

    AndroidSPCS Android Expert

    What do you mean? There is a screen lock.
     
  12. AndroidSPCS

    AndroidSPCS Android Expert

    It will always be 2 steps to unlock the screen, for a non-flip cellphone, is what I mean. There's no way to eliminate the 2nd step. It's to prevent acciddental phone calls. No way just to have one click to unlock the screen. Just not going to happen.
     
  13. Heh. Double disconnect.

    As I said, mandatory screen lock.
     
  14. AndroidSPCS

    AndroidSPCS Android Expert

    I still don't follow you. There is a screen lock, which can be set to never activate (foolish to do this as it kills battery life), or be set to activate always.
     
  15. Okay, but again, different folks different contexts. People don't always keep their phones in their pockets. If its on a desk or dashboard, the screen lock is just a nuissance.
     
  16. AndroidSPCS

    AndroidSPCS Android Expert

    Wow, just wow. It's a portable device, designed to be carried around.

    If people want something on their desk, disable the display timeout, and voila. Or they can use something crazy, I don't know, like a computer... :eek:
     
  17. You can deactivate the timeout but I haven't seen a way to stop the lock...they're different things. So having a mandatory lock is a "lack" of control, since I can't change it.
     
  18. AndroidSPCS

    AndroidSPCS Android Expert

    I've yet to have a phone that never locks, except for flip phones. Perhaps you should switch to a flip phone.
     
  19. I don't see anything wrong with the uses I've suggested for a pda phone.
     
  20. AndroidSPCS

    AndroidSPCS Android Expert

    There's nothing wrong with what you said, just that it's not going to happen. That's why if it's a big deal to you, then you should switch to a flip phone.
     
  21. The Treo had the option. Turned it off on my 650.
     
  22. amberb53

    amberb53 Member
    Thread Starter

    This is not true. I'm coming from a palm Centro, the device screen turns off after a specified period of time and you have a CHOICE to turn the key lock on or not. So your statement above is not correct. If the device times out, I see no reason to have to go an extra step by pushing menu to turn it on. Obviously I want it on or I wouldn't have pushed to red end button to turn it on. Is it really that hard to understand? I'm not trying to be rude here but it's a matter of personal preference. This is one thing that really annoys me. I'm not complaining about the battery quirk, which doesn't bother me one bit but a LOT of people seem to be bothered by it. Did you tell them to "use a computer"?
     
  23. agent0014

    agent0014 Android Enthusiast

    It's the same with many many WinMo devices. I've had a few touchscreen devices, and a lock was optional, not mandatory. I should know, for the amount of pocket dialing I did with my HTC Touch... *sigh*

    But... why are people getting so up in arms about this? People want to use their device the way they want to use it. If they want to take the risk of increased pocket dialing for the convenience of only having to push a single button to regain full access, then that's their prerogative. There's no good reason not to give people that option if they want it.

    Personally after all the pocket dialing I did in WinMo whenever I'd forget to reinstall a lock program after flashing a new ROM... I'll take the protection that locking provides.
     

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