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Do you use a Lock Screen?



  • hollaphollap United StatesPosts: 8,377 ✭✭✭✭✭✭✭✭


  • mantionmantion Knoxville, TNPosts: 157 ✭✭✭

    I see the advantage of a lock screen, or at least locking a phone.

    I wish android gave the use a simple option to leave it unlocked and engage a lock when wanted

    I know that you can use smart lock and other tricks to keep it from locking completely but I just like double tapping the screen or clicking a button to get to my one and only home page with all my widgets and programs ready to go.

    If it were up to me I would have the phone require a unlock when the phone first boots into system.  Then it would stay unlocked until I did something special.  It could be a notification button, it could be a gesture like a tripple or quad tap.  Could be a voice command like "lock"  or anything.

    OR The ability to easily toggle between a secure mode when you are out and about and a less secure mode when you are in the office or in the car or sitting on the couch with the dog.

    I do like the finger print on the back, but it makes it harder to unlock and when its sitting flat on the table or in a car mount.

    Again if you have a work phone with a work policy follow it.  Its their network and information you are responsible for.

  • mantionmantion Knoxville, TNPosts: 157 ✭✭✭

    Well ZTE had a poll on mass spectrometers so we could unlock our phones just by breathing on them.

  • mantionmantion Knoxville, TNPosts: 157 ✭✭✭

    Although a simple solution would bet put the finger print reader on the side.  A company did it, it doesn't work well, but I am sure it could be improved.  Especially if they stop making such skinny phones. 

  • npaladin2000npaladin2000 Wappingers Falls, NYPosts: 376

    Been using fingerprint readers since the Motorola Atrix. Which I liked except for the 8 hour battery life. I prefer patterns after that, though for a while my company tried to enforce PINs.

    I have been known to make use of SmartLock, particularly at home and in my car, but everywhere else I want it secured.

  • hollaphollap United StatesPosts: 8,377 ✭✭✭✭✭✭✭✭

    Seen it.  Not as impressive as the A7.  The Z9 looked better than the Z11 in my opinion.  I wonder what they will be annoucing tomorrow:


  • celticchryscelticchrys Posts: 234 ✭✭✭

    Absolutely. I've even had a friend whose co-workers were caught picking up his phone if he left it on his desk at work, to snoop through it. Not a company phone. His personal phone. Taught him to use a lockscreen.

  • celticchryscelticchrys Posts: 234 ✭✭✭

    Quite true, but you can't teach the entire world a lesson.

  • zeedezeede Posts: 182 ✭✭✭✭✭
    celticchrys wrote:Absolutely. I've even had a friend whose co-workers were caught picking up his phone if he left it on his desk at work, to snoop through it. Not a company phone. His personal phone. Taught him to use a lockscreen.

    What's wrong with people these days?

  • I was trying to disable the lock screen, but it doesn't give me that option.

    Am I dong something wrong or are you just not able to disable it?

  • Thanks, well that, umm.. is what ^ said.

  • birkbinnardbirkbinnard United StatesPosts: 118 ✭✭✭✭✭

    I never used a lock screen with my previous phone (Nexus 5.) Even though I am careful with keeping the phone on or near my person I did have some concerns about losing it or having it stolen. But now I have set up a lock screen passcode and the FP scanner. I normally use the FP scanner to open the phone, but I am happy to know that if the phone gets lost or stolen the lock screen will keep my contents safe. 

    Kudos for ZTe for providing this well though tout feature.

  • hollaphollap United StatesPosts: 8,377 ✭✭✭✭✭✭✭✭

    Thanks for the info.  I wasn't understanding.  Unfortunately my company forces lock so i have no choice but to keep it on there.

  • dr.mdr.m AustinPosts: 160 ✭✭✭✭✭

    If you ever want to recover your $400+ investment, should you lose it or it is stolen, best to not only have  lock screen, but have your ID and contact info on that lock screen.  I maintain four phones in my little family, and I set the lock screen in all of them -- which consists of a picture ID, address, and phone number to call if found.  I also install some phone tracking apps like Android Device Manager and Real Time Tracking 2. 

    Just FYI for the wise, if you hand your phone to a friend, acquaintance, or stranger, and they refuse to return it, that is NOT a theft, it may be a civil conversion, but you might have to file a civil suit in court to recover it, which may take months to resolve.  Even if you can strong-arm recovery, the person you just strong-armed could call the police on you, and if so, you need something very obvious to show the item recovered irrefutably belongs to you.

  • dr.mdr.m AustinPosts: 160 ✭✭✭✭✭

    I don't expect anyone with your negativity to do anything but live in your tiny world and anoint yourself. 

    But for others, it was a warning of why you should NOT hand your cellphone over to just anyone who asked to use it.  There is no implication that I tend to that, just some knowledge about the legal complexity that can occur in trying to get loaned property returned -- that also applies to cellphones -- an item very likely to be loaned.

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