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Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by shantytownbrown, Dec 25, 2011.

  1. shantytownbrown

    shantytownbrown Android Enthusiast
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    Currently my phone is set to lock after 3min of inactivity, however, i would like to put in my code, check my mail , and lock immediatley after...

    can i put something on my home screen than will do that?

    my blackberry that i have for work has that feature...i imagine it exists here, but i cannot figure it out

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  2. esthernrob

    esthernrob Android Enthusiast

    there are simple apps like this one...

    Lock Screen Widget
    that might be what you're looking for.... a simple "one click" lock... but then again, isn't just pressing the power button the same...

  3. shantytownbrown

    shantytownbrown Android Enthusiast
    Thread Starter

    yes and no, pressing the power button just brings up the slide lock but doesnt activate the security screen, which is what i need,
    i will try the above, but the reviews say this is also just a screen off app..

    need one that will activate the security feature right away without the 3 min delay
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  4. esthernrob

    esthernrob Android Enthusiast

    that was just one app i came across, i'm sure there are better ones out there... i was unaware that pressing the power button didn't activate the security screen. i don't use the security feature on my phone... i do have an app that will lock it remotely and wipe all data if i loose it but i never liked having to gesture or pin every time i wanted to use it... just a hassle for me..
  5. esthernrob

    esthernrob Android Enthusiast

    then again, i did just notice that if you set your security under lock phone after to immediately it'll work...
  6. shantytownbrown

    shantytownbrown Android Enthusiast
    Thread Starter

    i'll try that, hopefully the lock wont turn on too quickly during normal activity......i guess i am picky, 3 minutes normally or on demand otherwise, i'll try the immediate way and see how it goes

  7. shantytownbrown

    shantytownbrown Android Enthusiast
    Thread Starter

    ok immdiate plus power button does the job!...

    would be curious how an app like you mentioned above would work in conjunction

    thanks again
  8. esthernrob

    esthernrob Android Enthusiast

    glad to have helped...
  9. dan330

    dan330 Extreme Android User

    3 mins and you are worried?

    I have mine set to 15 mins... and that is perfect. It lets me have text conversation and other activities without unlocking it every time. 15 mins of sleep and it is locked. anyone steal my phone... would see the lockscreen.. because i am sure they would try to hide it for a while (more than 15mins) before they feel they can check it out.

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