1. lurkio77's Avatar
    Hi All !
    I've just got one of those chinese smartphones (Swees MTK6582) which I think is great, however I think I have a problem - the supplied flip case which uses a magnet in the top left to turn the phone on and off, also logs you in which I think is a big security no-no
    I can't find any settings for this "feature" but I am a bit of a noob
    does anyone know how I can control this - is there maybe an app I can download ? will rooting help ?

    Tx
    09-16-2014 06:43 AM
  2. B. Diddy's Avatar
    Welcome to Android Central! There are usually separate settings for display timeout and time before the screen is locked. For example, you can set the display to turn off after 1 minute of inactivity, but not have the phone lock until another 30 seconds after the display has gone to sleep. So if you turned the phone on 20 seconds after the screen went to sleep, you wouldn't have to unlock it.

    Look for the screen lock settings in Settings>Security. The actual menu might vary.
    09-16-2014 11:04 AM
  3. lurkio77's Avatar
    Thanks for your thoughts but that isn't the problem - If I take the phone out of the case everything works as you would expect, but If I use the case and flip the cover, the screen wakes without showing the PIN lock screen - the cases magnet somehow bypasses the lock !
    09-16-2014 11:41 AM
  4. B. Diddy's Avatar
    Do you have the power button set to automatically lock?

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    09-16-2014 11:58 AM
  5. lurkio77's Avatar
    yes if i press the power button the screen goes off and the device is locked - however if I flip the cover it wakes bypassing the PIN

    My concern is that if all it takes to unlock my phone is a magnet then it is not secure if I lose it or leave it unattended
    09-16-2014 12:05 PM
  6. B. Diddy's Avatar
    Hmm, must be a flaw in the firmware.
    09-16-2014 12:07 PM
  7. lurkio77's Avatar
    anything I can do about it ?
    09-16-2014 12:15 PM
  8. B. Diddy's Avatar
    Hard to say, since you have a phone direct from China. Support will probably be minimal to nonexistent.

    Just to make sure--have you already checked for an "Automatically lock" setting in Settings>Security​? And it's set to "Immediately"?
    09-16-2014 12:52 PM
  9. lurkio77's Avatar
    yep - set to immediately - I guess it must be something the manufacturer overlooked, otherwise it is a good phone - Ill have to see if it bothers me enough to do anything about it
    Do you think flashing with another ROM would fix it ? I'm reluctant to try as it is a bit beyond my skill set, tho I have done similar things with Android TV boxes
    09-16-2014 02:46 PM
  10. B. Diddy's Avatar
    I'm not skilled when it comes to rooting and ROMing. You'd have to find a rooting guide and ROMs for your exact phone, which might be difficult, since it's not common.
    lurkio77 likes this.
    09-16-2014 03:23 PM
  11. lurkio77's Avatar
    oh well thanks for you help anyway
    B. Diddy likes this.
    09-16-2014 03:36 PM

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