Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by mxrider821, Nov 8, 2009.
The title says it all. Is there. Anyway to turn it off?
Yes: Settings -> Sound & display -> Screen Timeout -> Never
that doesnt turn auto-lock off it just makes the screen stay on :/
No, that DOES turn off auto lock, meaning it doesn't lock .. AUTOMATICALLY.
You want to turn off the swipe to lock screen i take it?
I think what he is asking is for a way to keep it so the screen goes off, but that when he touches the screen it comes back on without having to go through the unlock procedure.
I made an app called keyguard disabler. Its not free but its available in the market and does just what you want.
Can you explain what exactly your app does?
There's a review on the homepage of Phandrod.com about Autolock. Haven't tried it but you might want to check out the review.
I'm looking for something to solve the same issue, I just tried auto lock and it doesn't do it either. It will delay the pattern lock part but you would still have to swipe across the screen.
I have been looking for an answer to this since day one. I came upon this forum and saw the post about autolock. I fired up my credit card for my 99cent purchase, installed it, and then disappointment.
So I searched a little longer and came across a free app / program called ScreenMode Widget. It didn't seem to have any instructions and it wasn't in my program list after I installed it, and neither was the widget. So I reset and tried to add the widget to my home screen after and it was there. It has three options:
1: Sleep Auto
2: Awake Stay
3: Screen Stay
To change between them just click on the widget icon and it will cycle through the three. From what I can tell option 1 will let the phone operate normal. Option 2 is the one you want to turn off lock feature. The screen will go blank on its own, or when you hit the top button. When you hit the button to turn back on it just comes back to where you were no unlock ! It seems option 3 just makes the screen stay on until you turn it off.
Hope this helps everyone who was looking for a solution. Sorry I cant remeber where I found it to give credit, but enjoy regardless !
Good answer - works like it should. You have been given karma for the answer.
Option 2 is what I use now that I found this app/widget Saturday. I got tired of having to slide the unlock to check text messages or see what song was playing on Pandora. It has removed one of my biggest problems with the phone.
Anyone try the "Keyguard Disabler" app that can post a review? I would be curious about how this app works compared to the Autolock and ScreenMode apps.
Does anyone know if this would have a negative effect on battery life?
Good question. Locking the system should be the most efficient, but I am not sure if leaving it unlocked and blanking the screen will be massively inefficient or not....
I suppose it could, depending upon the methodology used to prevent locking the device....
I use the phone pretty much the same way each day. Lots of music streaming from Imeem over 3g some games and regular web browsing. I have noticed no real difference now that I use this app as opposed to when I didn't.
Thanks for the karma JohnGalt.
Only used it for a day and a half but I haven't noticed any additional drain.
I can't see where it would though since all it is doing is saving you one step when waking up the phone(although I can't count how many extra swipes it is actually saving me during the course of the day). Now if you are using option 3 then obviously the battery will drain quickly.
Good deal, thanks all.
Edit: Installed, works well so far.
Tip for those searching for it, it's under 'screenmodewidget' with no spaces.
Great app, now I wonder if you combine it with the delayed lock ability of autolock and we might all get the functionality we've been searching for.
I wish it was an app rather than a widget though, that icon is ugly.
No luck with auto lock combo. Screen widget disables any sort of lock function.
I downloaded this widget (screenmodewidget) yesterday and love it! Thanks for the tip. I also discovered that either the volume rocker or camera button will unlock the screen, not just the power button. I'll have to be careful when the Droid is in my pocket.
Good point. Might be helpful to put screen timeout to 1 minute, so if you do accidentally hit a side button, the screen will only be on in your pocket for a minute. Not too much battery waste there.
I liked the app but the app allowing the phone to wake up on camera or volume rocker buttons is awful. I need this app with only the lock key unlocking. Is there an app/widget like that?