Mar 26, 2009 11:22 AM –
Annoyed by the need to constantly draw your lock pattern when the screen turns off? With AutoLock, your phone will only lock after you leave it alone for some time.
AndroidTapp.com Android App Review:
AutoLock Android App is a nifty little utility for extending the timeout of the “Screen Unlock” feature for the G1 or Android powered phone. By default, when you enable Screen Unlock it locks the screen when the phone falls asleep. Therefore, every time you need to access your phone it requests the password/pattern, which can be annoying with a short screen timeout (usually kept under 30 seconds to conserve battery life).
AutoLock Android App alleviates some of that nuscince by allowing you to customize the timeout at user defined intervals based on phone inactivity.
Gripe Alert: We’ve found AutoLock Android App can be conflicting though. For example, if you want to disable Screen Unlock altogether… whether you Paused AutoLock or unchecked “Require screen unlock pattern” in the settings menu… it still loads regardless. Just frustrating that you can’t effectively disable Screen Unlock with AutoLock installed.
You can choose from predefined intervals or your own interval. Gripe Alert: to customize your own interval, choose “Other” then tapp OK in the Settings menu. You will be prompted to enter the interval in seconds only (yeah… you gotta doing some quick math).