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By in_dmand, Senior Member on 23rd April 2014, 06:15 PM
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15th October 2014, 03:21 PM |#11  
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What about settings>security >screen lock >none? This is what I did and it works great 😊

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28th November 2014, 02:17 PM |#12  
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I'm in the same situation with my G3, did you ever find a solution?

Try setting up Lock timer and unchecking power button locks instantly in lock screen settings (I don't know exact translations, sorry).
I have timer set to 30 seconds so if I turn screen off and immediately recall I wanted to do something, screen is not locked yet.
These settings should be available on every Android device, I was using it even on my old Nexus S. I only noticed on G2 that if I'm using knock code, screen can't be turned back on using simple double tap even within timer interval and I have to use knock code. But power button asks for code only after timer interval.
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29th January 2015, 10:37 PM |#13  
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Hey. Sounds like you need the app 'Smart Unlock' from the Play Store. It's been developed by some off the top guys from XDA.

It works by turning off the need to enter the lock screen pin/pattern when you're connected to a safe or known Wi-Fi network or Bluetooth device.

For example when you're at home just tell smart unlock that it can trust your WiFi network and BAM! Never need to enter the unlock pin again once connected to that network. It will bypass it completely and just present you with your home screen. Sounds exactly what you're looking for 😀
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7th February 2015, 05:32 AM |#14  
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Hey. Sounds like you need the app 'Smart Unlock' from the Play Store. It's been developed by some off the top guys from XDA.

It works by turning off the need to enter the lock screen pin/pattern when you're connected to a safe or known Wi-Fi network or Bluetooth device.

For example when you're at home just tell smart unlock that it can trust your WiFi network and BAM! Never need to enter the unlock pin again once connected to that network. It will bypass it completely and just present you with your home screen. Sounds exactly what you're looking for 😀

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23rd March 2015, 07:56 PM |#15  
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Hey. Sounds like you need the app 'Smart Unlock' from the Play Store. It's been developed by some off the top guys from XDA.

It works by turning off the need to enter the lock screen pin/pattern when you're connected to a safe or known Wi-Fi network or Bluetooth device.

For example when you're at home just tell smart unlock that it can trust your WiFi network and BAM! Never need to enter the unlock pin again once connected to that network. It will bypass it completely and just present you with your home screen. Sounds exactly what you're looking for 😀

It's not quite the same either. Because it still requires you to be connected to a wifi network or bt device and it does not work on the go, but more of a area based situation.

I am also still looking for an app that can turn off screen without locking the device, essentially mimicking the power button entirely. I want to leave in place the locking ability of the OS after 15 seconds-30 minutes.
29th May 2015, 09:22 AM |#16  
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I am looking for the same functionality. Every app I tried manages to go and lock the screen when it turns off. I was using CM roms for a while where we can add a shortcut that puts the display to sleep without changing the lock settings. This mimics the power button behavior. So far no luck with finding an equivalent app from play store
18th June 2015, 02:17 PM |#17  
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I found this: "Screen Off" by an awesome developer Konreu. Please remember to send him thanks and 5 star ratings.
http://android.konreu.com/applications/screen-off/
https://play.google.com/store/apps/d...roid.screenoff

It mimics the power button almost exactly without requiring root. Because of Android limitations, it takes about a second for the screen to go off.
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10th July 2015, 06:42 PM |#18  
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It's hard to believe that an app that does such a simple thing as turning off the screen can't be found.
I have tried a dozen apps and they all turn off the screen AND lock. I'm looking for an app that does just what the op said; turn off the screen and follow android's lock settings (lock delay, etc).

We're almost there with the app that Sepero suggested, but the screen takes a second or two to shut off because there' is an animation you have to choose from. You can't just straight shut off the screen.
3rd August 2015, 10:47 AM |#19  
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We're almost there with the app that Sepero suggested, but the screen takes a second or two to shut off because there' is an animation you have to choose from. You can't just straight shut off the screen.

I found workaround, working good for me. But you'll need Tasker and root for this:
— create task with action "Run Shell",
— insert command "input keyevent 26" and set checkbox "Use Root"
This command emulate a power button press.

It works good, but not too fast for me (it have about 0.5-1 sec delay), so I add vibration and screen dimming for immediate reaction.
Here is description of this task:
A1: Vibrate [ Time:60 ]
A2: Variable Set [ Name:%prev_brightness To:%BRIGHT ]
A3: Display Brightness [ Level:0 ]
A4: Run Shell [ Command:input keyevent 26 ]
A5: Display Brightness [ Level:%prev_brightness ]

I can export this task in standalone apk, if somebody need it.
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3rd August 2015, 03:04 PM |#20  
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Ahhh brilliant! Thanks BusinessSausage.
I have already bought Tasker a while ago on my S5 but never used it. I knew it would come in handy one day. Works perfectly on my S6, without the delay you've mentionned. Simply using "input keyevent 26" turns the screen off right away and doesn't lock it.
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