1. nealoc187's Avatar
    I am new to android and I'm wondering if there is app or setting or any way to make my screen turn off without actually locking the phone up (regardless of if you're using a pin/pattern/password or not).

    For instance say I'm just sitting on the couch casually texting with someone, getting a text every few minutes or something like that. I'd like the screen to black out after X amount of time (say 30 seconds or so) in order to conserve battery, but it is supremely annoying to have to enter my password or even do the default unlock left to right swipe in order to read each dang text I get. Or if I'm driving in the car and need to make a phone call, having to either force my screen to be on by changing the screen timeout setting (draining battery and annoying me if it's night time because there's lit up phone screen in my peripheral vision) or forcing me to perform some arbitrary action like "unlocking" the phone. I'm thinking there's got to be a way around that. Please tell me there is.
    12-22-2010 12:43 AM
  2. DroidXcon's Avatar
    Please let me know if this works for you

    No Lock - Android app on AppBrain
    12-22-2010 12:55 AM
  3. nealoc187's Avatar
    Seems to. Tested it up to 5 minutes (had screen timeout set to 15 seconds, then waited 5 minutes to press a button and the phone was still unlocked, home screen came right up when i pressed the home menu button).
    12-22-2010 01:42 AM
  4. DroidXcon's Avatar
    Seems to. Tested it up to 5 minutes (had screen timeout set to 15 seconds, then waited 5 minutes to press a button and the phone was still unlocked, home screen came right up when i pressed the home menu button).
    Awesome, glad i could help
    12-22-2010 01:44 AM
  5. nealoc187's Avatar
    Awesome, glad i could help
    By the way, thank you.

    Assuming this continues to work (a few reviews have stated that it worked for X amount of time and then stopped working) it will greatly lower my annoyance level lol.
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    12-22-2010 01:46 AM
  6. DroidXcon's Avatar
    By the way, thank you.

    Assuming this continues to work (a few reviews have stated that it worked for X amount of time and then stopped working) it will greatly lower my annoyance level lol.
    LOL a conditional thanks huh lol... well i hope it continues to work for you

    i thank you for the thank you though lol
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    12-22-2010 01:49 AM
  7. simon.ponder's Avatar
    I hope you don't make any pocket dials. Without the lock, if the phone wakes, and the right static touches the screen, it can do whatever. To each his own.
    12-22-2010 06:34 AM
  8. flyinb501's Avatar
    The no lock widget works great for me. I turn the lock off when the phone is not in my pocket.
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    12-22-2010 09:21 AM
  9. simon.ponder's Avatar
    The no lock widget works great for me. I turn the lock off when the phone is not in my pocket.
    I have not checked out that app. I might look into it.
    12-22-2010 09:32 AM
  10. DroidXcon's Avatar
    The no lock widget works great for me. I turn the lock off when the phone is not in my pocket.
    Thanks for sharing
    12-22-2010 11:16 AM
  11. nealoc187's Avatar
    I hope you don't make any pocket dials. Without the lock, if the phone wakes, and the right static touches the screen, it can do whatever. To each his own.
    You turn the lock on when the phone is going in your pocket via the widget.

    BTW for anyone wondering it's still working great.
    12-23-2010 12:26 AM
  12. DroidXcon's Avatar
    You turn the lock on when the phone is going in your pocket via the widget.

    BTW for anyone wondering it's still working great.
    Glad to hear it


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    12-23-2010 12:32 AM
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