1. ydh2323's Avatar
    i think i saw this posted but can not find it now- there is an app that u can disable the slide to unlock and password enter when you are in car so you dont need to go through those motions every time you want to use the phone, whats the name of the app?
    thanks dave
    12-20-2010 09:54 AM
  2. KayIslandDrunk's Avatar
    Exactly how would you expect an app to know if you're in a car or not?
    12-21-2010 12:27 PM
  3. tropper's Avatar
    search car dock.
    If on froyo there is a lock icon on the settings widget
    12-21-2010 12:34 PM
  4. solo1's Avatar
    Exactly how would you expect an app to know if you're in a car or not?
    The GPS detects movement .. So if your position is moving at a certain speed it would assume that your in a motor vehicle of some kind.
    12-22-2010 08:59 AM
  5. takeshi's Avatar
    Frequent GPS polling is a good way to kill the battery.

    Tasker will do this if you can establish a context (docked, USB power, etc). I haven't figured out if Tasker can remove the lock if the device is locked when I dock it. However, it can prevent the device from locking once it is unlocked.
    12-22-2010 09:04 AM
  6. KayIslandDrunk's Avatar
    The GPS detects movement .. So if your position is moving at a certain speed it would assume that your in a motor vehicle of some kind.
    This seems highly inefficient and a major battery drain. Bluetooth connection would probably be the better option, if you could filter it to certain bluetooth connections. For instance, only keep unlocked when connected to "NISSAN"
    12-22-2010 09:11 AM
  7. KayIslandDrunk's Avatar
    Frequent GPS polling is a good way to kill the battery.

    Tasker will do this if you can establish a context (docked, USB power, etc). I haven't figured out if Tasker can remove the lock if the device is locked when I dock it. However, it can prevent the device from locking once it is unlocked.
    You don't need Tasker to do this. In Settings > Applications > Development there is an option for "Stay awake" that will prevent the phone from going to sleep while plugged in. I use it at work every day so I don't have to unlock my phone while at my desk.
    12-22-2010 09:13 AM
  8. ydh2323's Avatar
    sorry- i didnt necessarily need it to detect when im in the car, just a toggle widget of some kind that when i am going into the car for example, i could disable the screen from slide to unlock and disable the enter passkey etc function
    01-06-2011 10:17 AM
  9. azjerry's Avatar
    I have Tasker detect when it's plugged in. This displays a menu of profiles (car, work, home) where I select the profile. Disconnecting the cable sets a "standard" profile.
    01-06-2011 02:33 PM
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