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Delayed Lock

Delayed Lock


Reviews: 2854 | Score: 4 | Price: Free

This is a

7 days trial version!

License can be bought through an in-app purchase (1.99 EUR / 2.99 USD + tax).

Not using any pattern-, PIN- or password lock is a huge security problem, but reentering your PIN code a hundred times a day to unlock your lockscreen can also be annoying.

Delayed Lock

is a solution to this problem: After unlocking your device, it will turn the secure lock screen off for a user defined amount of time or while you're connected to a certain WiFi network or Bluetooth device - just as the "personal unlocking" feature from the latest Android versions! You can turn your phone off and on as often as you want without entering your password/PIN/pattern again. After the defined delay time, it will automatically reactivate your lockscreen, so no stranger can unlock your device and access your private data.

Additionally, there is also an optional notification in the Android status bar and a widget to immediately reenable the lock screen, and free plugins to automatically keep the device unlocked while at certain locations or to control the lockscreen through the Tasker app.


Main Features:

• Delayes the requirement to enter pattern/PIN/password again after succesfully unlocked once

• No lockscreen while connected to certain WiFi network or Bluetooth devices

• Time delay since "Screen off" or since "Last unlock"

• Quickly re-enable the lock through the Android notification bar or a widget

• Widgets & Shortcuts: Toggle Lock, Screen off, Screen off & Lock, Enable / Disable DelayedLock

• Free plugins: Disable lockscreen while at certain locations or use the Tasker app to control the lockscreen

• automatically wipe the device after several failed unlocks

• Android Wear integration


General limitations:

• does not work on Android 4.x if your Exchange policy requires a PIN, if you setup a VPN in the Android settings or if you have installed any custom certificates (might work if your device is rooted though)

• pattern lock & FaceUnlock require root on Android 4.x

• does not work on all devices, see section

Device incompatibility

• requires root on Android 4.x if full device encryption is enabled - might still not work with Samsung devices

• please use the "Uninstall" option from within the app to uninstall it

• only PIN & password lockscreens are currently supported on Android 6.0


Device incompatibility:

• some HTC devices: Pattern lock might not work

Samsung devices with Android 4.4

: User reported that after 3 days, the device does not accept the PIN/password any more. That seems to be an issue in the Samsung ROM, please update your system if possible

• might not work on some

Samsung devices running Android 5.0.x

• Sony devices: Disable Stamina or at least whitelist the app there


Legal information:

I do not guarantee that your device's data is unaccessible and will not be responsible for any damage you or your company may get because of an unlocked device. Please check if the usage of the app is compatible with the security policy of your company.



ACCESS_SUPERUSER - for pattern lock on Android 4.0+


BLUETOOTH & BLUETOOTH_ADMIN - to unlock when connected to Bluetooth devices

DISABLE_KEYGUARD - fallback method to disable the lockscreen


RECEIVE_BOOT_COMPLETED - to lock after boot

VIBRATE - for the "vibrate when locking" feature

WAKE_LOCK - for the "Wake to lock" feature

WRITE_SECURE_SETTINGS - toggle pattern lock & usb debugging on some Android versions

WRITE_SETTINGS - necessary for "screen off" widget in some scenarios