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Password Prompt After x Minutes?

Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by Fairlight, May 18, 2012.

  1. Fairlight

    Fairlight Lurker
    Thread Starter


    Is there anyway to have my LG Optimus V (Android 2.2) to only prompt me for my password after x minutes? As it stands, it will ask each time the screen has timed out or I have explicitly locked it. Rather, I would like it to prompt me only after the screen has been timed out for over 10 minutes. I don't want to have to configure the display to be active for 10 minutes just to accomplish this.



  2. benslgdroid

    benslgdroid rockstar

    I don't think there is. For that to happen the phone would have to time how long the screen is off and that would prevent deep sleep and drain the battery.
  3. Thorsten

    Thorsten Android Enthusiast

    Two thoughts:
    Why not just persistently store the time of the last password entry and check against that whenever the screen comes on?

    Are you sure? How do alarms work, then?
  4. benslgdroid

    benslgdroid rockstar

    I am not completely sure if my idea was correct.
  5. brotherswing

    brotherswing Android Expert

    That would be an elegant way of handling it, it makes me wonder why they didn't implement something like that. Sadly I haven't seen that option on any rom I've ever run. I'll bet something like MagicLocker might do it, but I haven't ever used it so I couldn't sat for sure.

    They use a partial wakelock on the kernel, but again the lock screen would need to be coded that way, which it currently isn't. It's a great idea for a mod, but my own programming skills are inadequate for the job. Besides, I think root access may be required to pull it off.

    To the OP, the simple answer is no. I'm sorry but it just wasn't built with that in mind. There may be methods to make it do so, but may require an investment in time to get setup just right.
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  6. Thorsten

    Thorsten Android Enthusiast

    Perhaps not. No Lock works just fine without root. If it is possible to simply save when the screen was last activated
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