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[APP] Unlock With WiFi - Automatically unlock your phone while at home

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Angry [APP] Unlock With WiFi - Automatically unlock your phone while at home

Unlock With WiFi has been reborn as SkipLock!

Unlock With WiFi is now available on the Android Market! Thanks for your feedback everyone!

Get it on the Android Market

What does the app do?

Unlock with WiFi unlocks your device when you're connected to your home WiFi network. What does "unlock" mean? It means you don't have to enter your password/pattern/PIN when you turn on your phone. When you're at home, or work, you don't need to worry about losing your phone, so why should you have to enter your password?

How does it work?

When you get home (or to work, whatever), and connect to your WiFi network, your device will unlock. Then when you leave, and the WiFi disconnects, the device will lock again.

You have to enter your password the first time after you connect to your WiFi network. This is so that if someone steals or finds your phone, they can't just bring it to your house to unlock it. After you enter your password once while connected to your WiFi network, you won't have to enter it again until you leave/disconnect.

What else does it do?

You can also set a lock delay, for when you're not at home. The default delay is set to 5 seconds, so when you turn the screen off, the device won't lock until 5 seconds have passed. That way, if you remember something you forgot to do, you can turn it back on without entering your password.

There are also options to:
  • Turn off WiFi when you leave home
  • Turn on Bluetooth when you leave home
  • Turn off Bluetooth when you get home
  • Turn on Sync when you get home
  • Turn off Sync when you leave home

If you have any problems with the app, please post on this thread, or PM me. Also, the app has a built in feature for reporting bugs. It will send me the system log file via email. You need to install SendLog in order for this to work, but please do so because the log file is extremely helpful to me for troubleshooting.

Please read the FAQ before posting a question or reporting a problem.

I hope you like the app, and look forward to hearing your feedback!

Known limitations:

See the FAQ for known limitations.

Versions:

There are two versions: free and full. The free version only allows you to configure one wifi network as a home network, and the extra options are disabled. Note that the free version no longer shows ads! If you like it, please buy the full version. The full version allows an unlimited number of home networks, and all the options are enabled. You can get the full version on the Android Market.

Changelog

I will no longer be maintaining the changelog here. See my website for release notes.

Cheers,
Ben
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this is PERFECT.
thank you so much.
i'll report any bugs in a sec.
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Still on Stock Android? I pity you. Get on MIUI.
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Holy ****

# Turn off WiFi when you leave home


AWESOME
 
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Holy ****

# Turn off WiFi when you leave home


AWESOME
How about turn on wifi when you come home?
 
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How about turn on wifi when you come home?
I've considered adding that. If there's enough requests for it, I may add it at a later date.

How's the app working for everyone?

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Have an ATT Backflip With CyanogenMod 6.1.2 and this app is amazing, works flawlessly
 
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Have an ATT Backflip With CyanogenMod 6.1.2 and this app is amazing, works flawlessly
Thanks for letting me know. I wish everyone would post a little message like this. Come on guys - 23 downloads and only one report?

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Will test it tonight!
 
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Nice idea, probably good app, but I can achieve all this and much much more with Tasker. Much more complex, indeed, and that is probably where your app comes into play - simple and easy.

But still, i prefer Tasker
 
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Thumbs up Good Idea!

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When you get home (or to work, whatever), and connect to your WiFi network, your device will unlock. Then when you leave, and the WiFi disconnects, the device will lock again.
Fantastic idea! If you add in the functionality found in the Y5 - Battery Saver App, it could be an all in one app:
  1. You get home
    1. Recognizes Cell towers
    2. Turns on WiFi
    3. Connects to Network
    4. Unlocks Phone
  2. You leave home
    1. Leaves area of Recognized Cell towers
    2. Turns off WiFi
    3. Locks Phone

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