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Support Screen lock doesn't work after setting Phone lock pattern/pw

Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by DIMiller, Sep 9, 2010.

  1. DIMiller

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    Hi. I have a Motorola Milestone from Telus running Android 2.1 (update 1). If I leave the "Phone lock type" as "None", the phone properly locks (i.e. when I briefly press the power button (on top of the phone) the screen blanks out and when I press it again the lock screen appears). However, if I enable the "Phone lock type" to either pattern or password and then press the power button once to blank the screen and then a second time to turn the screen on again, the phone just goes back to the previous screen (instead of the lock screen).

    Am I doing something wrong here? Right now, I have the phone set to lock after one minute of inactivity. I would really like to be able to lock the phone by using the "lock/power" button.

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    The only thing that you might want to check is the Security Lock Timeout setting in there. The default one is 30 minutes and unless you leave your phone locked for 30 minutes it will not lock. Set it to When display is off and it will lock immediately.
     
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    Awesome! That works. I never saw it because it was hidden at the top of the list. They might want to change the display so it shows the top of the list first and not the bottom of the list.

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    Is there any way at all to make that timeout work for the slide unlock as well? I love that timeout when used with the pattern lock or the pin lock, but I want to also have that same delay when using the simple slide lock

    or more to the point, I'm tired of sliding that thing across every 30 seconds while playing music, etc
     
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    The slide lock is related to screen timeout and you can only change it by changing screen timeout in Settings>Sound & display>Screen timeout.
     

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