Download Pocket Locket - Free apk RELEASE free for Android smartphone

5 Aug
Pocket Locket - Free

Posted by Alboi GbR in Productivity | Aug. 5, 2014 | 11 Comments

Apk file size: 1.3 MB

Pocket Locket is a lightweight service which can automatically turn off and lock the screen of your phone, when you put it in your pocket and turn the phone back on if you pull it out again. The good thing is, that you will never have to touch the power button again to turn the screen off and that your phone will be locked while covered. This not only warrants that your phone won't be out of order too soon, but also makes using it more efficient in general. The times, when the battery of your phone was drained by accident, are over!

Since there are many different habits of using a phone and when (in which position) to turn the screen off and lock it, etc. this app just has an "keep screen on" option that can easily be enabled via the service settings when you want to read the news, for instance.

The phone should turn off and lock immediately when the proximity sensor is covered. Nevertheless on some devices, the screen off delay is quite high (5-10sec.).Therefore, the Pocket Locket Admin has to be turned on when starting the service, ensuring that no apps will be started or phone calls being initiated accidentally, when the phone should rather be locked.

It is also possible to add certain apps to a whitelist which will prevent the screen from beeing turned off and locked while one of these apps is running in the foreground, to prevent the screen from turning off / lock when playing a game, for instance.


FEATURES

- "screen off and lock" when the phone is covered
- "screen on" when the phone is not covered
- swipe over the proximity sensor to turn the screen on when the phone is lying on the table
- prevents the device from accidentally turning on while in your pocket
- while the phone is in use, you may choose to always keep the screen on at current brightness level
- drains almost no battery
- easy and feasible use (no needless settings)
- add apps to a whitelist, preventing the proximity sensor to turn the screen off and lock the phone
- activate autostart on boot
- change service settings via notification bar

IMPORTANT NOTES

If the screen won't turn off and lock as expected, most likely the Pocket Locket Admin is not running. Please proceed as follows to solve the problem.

OPEN SERVICE SETTINGS -> STOP SERVICE -> WAIT FOR 5 SECONDS -> START SERVICE -> CLICK ON ACTIVATE

If Pocket Locket cannot be uninstalled. Remove it from the administrators via "Security" -> "Administrators" and try uninstalling again.

Hint: If your phone is turned off and lying on the table, just swipe over the proximity sensor to turn the screen on.

There is also Pocket Locket + out now, with the additional feature to browse, open or dismiss notifications directly from the lock screen.

Whats new

    - Cancel screen lock when screen off timeout is too low
    - Minor Improvements
    - Bugfixes regarding screen state and locking screen in pocket

Alboi GbR part of our Productivity and have average installs from 10000 to 50000. Last Update Aug. 5, 2014. Google play rating is 87.5. Current verison is RELEASE. Actual size 1.3 MB.

Download pocket-locket-free.apk 1.3 MB

11 Comments

Tony Etherington

Doesn't Work Moto G LTE Kitkat 4.4.4 Simply doesn't work. Have tried the various recommendations. Still doesn't work. Pocket Locket Admin was running as I had to Remove it to Uninstall.

Zahaab Rasheed

It works really well on my a900 but stops after a few minutes and needs reactivation. Need update

Christopher Comer

Burning up battery quickly after update

Pulipaka srikar

Very useful Great app. Loved it.

Megan Stephenson

Won't let me uninstall Tried deactivating it and it says it is but it still won't uninstall. Not working.

Joe Whitt

It will not let me uninstall. How do I uninstall it? Got it thank you for your help!

Tim Kemp

Too aggressive It turns the screen off any time my hand gets too close to the top. Several programs have become unusable with this installed. I believe it increased my battery life by preventing my phone from turning on in my pocket, but by making my phone such a nightmare to use the rest of the time, this app ends up uninstalled and filed away as a failed experiment.

Kevin Rodriguez

Didn't work, but sounds useful. I heard about this from an ad that would let me play another game, and I found out I couldn't uninstall. Had me scared for a second, thinking this was malware or something. Nice idea though.

dave decator

Does not keep phone locked in pocket if it rings or text.

Richard Couillard

S4 t-mo sensor too sensitive for this It made my device shut off constantly. It was an interesting game to turn off the app.

Marino Dayoc

Whitelist not effective Camera app is included on whitelist but still this app locks my phone every time I am using my camera. Same with games. Any suggestions?

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