1. onthecouchagain's Avatar
    The same gesture that you do to get to Google Now can be changed to turning the device/screen off.

    Just install this free app called "Screen Off And Lock": https://play.google.com/store/apps/d...nofflock&hl=en

    Then swipe up from Home (like you would to get to Google Now) and it'll ask you to set a new default:

    Google Nexus 5 - Swipe Up From Home Button to Lock Screen -- Sharing what I discovered...-18kipgx.jpg

    Grant it permissions, and now, every time you swipe up from Home, you can lock your screen/device from anywhere! Great for those who don't want to overuse the power button, and for those who obviously don't use Google Now like that.

    To get rid of it, just go to "Screen Off and Lock" app in your App settings and Clear Defaults (or just uninstall the app).

    Just thought I'd share.
    11-15-2013 12:38 PM
  2. slik6996's Avatar
    Thank you for this I am using it now on my nexus 5
    11-15-2013 01:01 PM
  3. onthecouchagain's Avatar
    I will definitely use this app. I am using samsung grand, can I install this app?
    Not sure, but try this app: https://play.google.com/store/apps/d...homebuttonfree

    Swipe Home. I was using it on my HTC One. Great app. 7 day free trial, 99 cents after that.

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    Thank you for this I am using it now on my nexus 5
    You're welcome. I think it really changes the way one uses the Nexus 5. I love being able to turn off the screen from anywhere at anytime.
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    11-15-2013 01:54 PM
  4. Sharky19's Avatar
    Thank you for this. Very useful indeed.
    11-15-2013 02:04 PM
  5. Ice_Cold_Q's Avatar
    Just tried it out, its damnn nice, thanks onthecouchagain.............now, only if there was a way to unlock the device without touching the power button....
    11-15-2013 05:57 PM
  6. onthecouchagain's Avatar
    Just tried it out, its damnn nice, thanks onthecouchagain.............now, only if there was a way to unlock the device without touching the power button....
    Ha, that would be great. I do dig LG G2's "knock" (or really "double tap") feature to wake the device. Alas, nothing like that -- that I know of -- available for Android.
    11-15-2013 07:35 PM
  7. klamer's Avatar
    What battery monitoring app are you using with the white numbers?
    11-15-2013 08:01 PM
  8. gmurphy0487's Avatar
    What battery monitoring app are you using with the white numbers?
    I'm not sure about the OP, but I use battery notifier pro BT
    https://play.google.com/store/apps/d...vgs.batterypro

    Then I use this icon pack with it.
    https://play.google.com/store/apps/d....icons.hdwhite
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    11-15-2013 09:17 PM
  9. onthecouchagain's Avatar
    What battery monitoring app are you using with the white numbers?
    Power Toggles: https://play.google.com/store/apps/d...nless.pc&hl=en

    It's part of the toggles I have set up in my notification pull down:

    Google Nexus 5 - Swipe Up From Home Button to Lock Screen -- Sharing what I discovered...-215mk18.jpg
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    11-15-2013 09:53 PM
  10. Ice_Cold_Q's Avatar
    Ha, that would be great. I do dig LG G2's "knock" (or really "double tap") feature to wake the device. Alas, nothing like that -- that I know of -- available for Android.
    Yeahh, before the N5 was released i was anticipating the knock feature to be on it, its sucha cool feature

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    11-16-2013 10:14 AM
  11. Major Problem's Avatar
    Thanks for the tip, Couch!
    With the Nexus 5 and 4.4 I really don't need 2 ways to get to Google now anyway, and of course, less wear and tear on the power button.
    11-17-2013 04:33 PM
  12. onthecouchagain's Avatar
    Thanks for the tip, Couch!
    With the Nexus 5 and 4.4 I really don't need 2 ways to get to Google now anyway, and of course, less wear and tear on the power button.
    Agreed. Plus, it's just so nice to sleep your device anytime anywhere. No need to reach for the button since your thumbs are almost always floating around the screen.
    11-17-2013 08:27 PM
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