Does anyone know if the new Motorola Skip will work, or how to use NFC to bypass a manual password l

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Does anyone know if the new Motorola Skip will work, or how to use NFC to bypass a manual password login? This was announced for the Moto X, but I am hoping it will work for the Droid Maxx.
 

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I second that and was hunting the interwebs for the same answer. You would think it would work no problem at all, but I don't want to be the first one to find out it doesn't.
 

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You need root as of now. And I'm pretty sure the skip won't work on the droids. I did ask punit soni to make the droids work with it though. He said he'd look into it.....

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I Just noticed after the recent update that there is a "moto skip setup" version 1.0.30 option in the all apps section of settings, which is a good sign that they are working towards integrating the droids.

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The soak test is over so I can comment: yes, Moto Skip unlocking support is part of the changelog for the new update. I don't have a Skip, though, so I could not test.
 

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If you leave the phone on the tag will it stay unlocked? Is there any extra battery drain if the phone is left close enough to the tag to detect it? I use a holster for my phone and wonder how it will work with the skip on the holster and therefore always in contact with the phone.

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Yes, confirmed working here also.

With a trusted BT device like the Cobra Tag, I don't see me bothering with it much, though.

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If you leave the phone on the tag will it stay unlocked? Is there any extra battery drain if the phone is left close enough to the tag to detect it? I use a holster for my phone and wonder how it will work with the skip on the holster and therefore always in contact with the phone.

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I just tested it and the screen will turn off for a second then I get a vibrate and the screen turn back on. When I hit the power button it does the sane thing.

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Sweet, I must have this. My work email requires I have a PIN and I hate it! This is super cool.

So it works great? If so, I'm ordering today!

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Sweet, I must have this. My work email requires I have a PIN and I hate it! This is super cool.

So it works great? If so, I'm ordering today!

I think most people would be happier with a trusted bluetooth device, which can be had in many different forms. Dedicated things like an InSite or Cobra keychain fob are about $10-$15 more expensive, but much more convenient and seamless. I have both (from my testing days and prefer the Cobra), but i also use my BT headphones, my BT Heart Rate Monitor, and my car's BT audio link. All can be used at the same time, there's no exclusivity. Very convenient.

That said, yes, it works great, tap your phone to the Skip and it unlocks.
 

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I think most people would be happier with a trusted bluetooth device, which can be had in many different forms. Dedicated things like an InSite or Cobra keychain fob are about $10-$15 more expensive, but much more convenient and seamless. I have both (from my testing days and prefer the Cobra), but i also use my BT headphones, my BT Heart Rate Monitor, and my car's BT audio link. All can be used at the same time, there's no exclusivity. Very convenient.

That said, yes, it works great, tap your phone to the Skip and it unlocks.

What trusted Bluetooth device do you recommend? I ordered the skip this morning, but the Bluetooth device does sound more convenient. I cab see having both being a good solution. The Skip spots conveniently located for when the Bluetooth devices is forgotten or has a dead battery.

I had no idea these devices existed!

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I think most people would be happier with a trusted bluetooth device, which can be had in many different forms. Dedicated things like an InSite or Cobra keychain fob are about $10-$15 more expensive, but much more convenient and seamless. I have both (from my testing days and prefer the Cobra), but i also use my BT headphones, my BT Heart Rate Monitor, and my car's BT audio link. All can be used at the same time, there's no exclusivity. Very convenient.

One issue, though: if you have multiple items set up as a trusted BT device, and you disconnect from one of them, even if the other device is still connected, you will still be presented with a lockscreen the next time that you power up the display.
 

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What trusted Bluetooth device do you recommend? I ordered the skip this morning, but the Bluetooth device does sound more convenient. I cab see having both being a good solution. The Skip spots conveniently located for when the Bluetooth devices is forgotten or has a dead battery.

I had no idea these devices existed!

Sent from my Droid MAXX via Tapatalk.

The Cobra Tag is my preferred trusted device. Great range, 6-7 days between charges, good keychain size.

Check the Trusted Bluetooth Device thread here for a good discussion on the subject.

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