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Discussion in 'Android Development' started by FrancoNieman, Feb 13, 2018.

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Is over-riding the Android OS security pin possible from an application?

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  1. FrancoNieman

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    Hi

    We are developing a app that pushes advertising to the devices lock screen. The user can the choose to engage or not.

    My question: Is there a way to over-ride the app pin a user has set-up in their android OS settings? (Obviously asking permission from the user before doing this)

    Current solution: we can only redirect the user to the settings page where they can the turn of their android OS pin.

    The idea: To give the user the best possible user experience in unlocking their phone as easliy as possible while still receive the lock screen content.

    Any advice will be appreciated.
     

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    I really hope this isn't possible... Pin spoofing sounds like a bad idea to me.

    The current workaround is a better plan, if you are going ahead with this project.
     
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    Wholeheartedly agree with you. just exploring all avenues.
     
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    Turning off the PIN prevents you from using fingerprints to unlock, and also prevents you using them for other authentication purposes such as payment systems. So I don't think that's going to be a popular option.
     
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    Great point!
     

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