1. Android Central Question's Avatar
    Is there an alternative lockscreen that shows the unlock pattern immediately upon lighting the screen? The lockscreen on my Samsung Note 10 Lite, and the Samsung A50 I had before it, would require these steps to unlock:
    1. Double tap screen to wake the device.
    2. A swipe up to show the pattern dots.
    3. Enter the pattern.

    My old Samsung Note 3 had a much better experience:
    1. Double tap screen to wake the device.
    2. Enter the pattern.

    I don't mind paying for an app, but I do prefer open source (as opposed to just free) apps.

    Thank you.
    08-31-2021 10:15 AM
  2. mustang7757's Avatar
    Are you using biometric with pattern?
    I dont recommend pattern as some have encountered lockouts and had to factory reset to get back in .

    I'll leave a Link to register so you can communicate here, As a guest account you can only post questions but can't reply

    https://forums.androidcentral.com/sh...d.php?t=409154
    J Dubbs likes this.
    08-31-2021 10:45 PM
  3. dotancohen's Avatar
    Thank you for the warning. I am not using biometric. I would appreciate links to the issue with the pattern lockouts as I've been using the pattern for years without issue. I will try the biometric on this Note 10 Lite device, though my previous experience on lesser hardware has been poor.

    In any case, I find that the Samsung Note 3 had the perfect lockscreen for these two features:
    * Displays unlock pattern immediately
    * Select contacts can be dialed without unlocking the phone

    I still have that device. Can the lockscreen APK be taken from that device and used on the Note 10 Lite?
    09-01-2021 01:42 AM
  4. mustang7757's Avatar
    Hi, welcome to AC!
    Yeah didn't seem to be problem years ago but with newer device ive encountered many people that ran into this , even you look it up in the search bar of the forums but i have one example for you in this thread .
    https://forums.androidcentral.com/sh....php?t=1027081
    09-01-2021 01:51 AM
  5. mustang7757's Avatar
    09-01-2021 02:12 AM
  6. dotancohen's Avatar
    Thank you for the warning.

    Orthogonal to the issue of Samsung phones having a bug in not recognizing the lock pattern, are there and alternative lockscreens that display the lock pattern on device wake, without requiring a swipe? Are there any lockscreens that can display contacts for quick dialing without requiring unlocking?
    Madd62 likes this.
    09-01-2021 03:37 AM
  7. mustang7757's Avatar
    Thank you for the warning.

    Orthogonal to the issue of Samsung phones having a bug in not recognizing the lock pattern, are there and alternative lockscreens that display the lock pattern on device wake, without requiring a swipe? Are there any lockscreens that can display contacts for quick dialing without requiring unlocking?
    Display contacts , No not with today's Andriod security.
    Have you tried just pattern without biometric?
    09-01-2021 09:35 PM
  8. dotancohen's Avatar
    > Display contacts , No not with today's Andriod security.

    Thank you. I found that if I add a contact to the In Case of Emergency category then I can add it to the lockscreen emergency contacts and dial it without unlocking.

    > Have you tried just pattern without biometric?

    Yes, I do currently have only the pattern, with no biometric.
    09-02-2021 03:21 PM
  9. mustang7757's Avatar
    > Display contacts , No not with today's Andriod security.

    Thank you. I found that if I add a contact to the In Case of Emergency category then I can add it to the lockscreen emergency contacts and dial it without unlocking.

    > Have you tried just pattern without biometric?

    Yes, I do currently have only the pattern, with no biometric.
    Not ideal but if it works that way for you great on adding contacts to emergency lock screen.

    Still same the pattern without biometric , maybe look at google smart lock?

    Your welcome.
    09-02-2021 03:37 PM
  10. dotancohen's Avatar
    Thank you for your time.
    09-03-2021 04:29 AM
  11. mustang7757's Avatar
    09-03-2021 11:59 AM

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