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By Flyview, Senior Member on 24th September 2014, 01:25 PM
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Introducing Lock Me Out:




Can't put your phone down? Are you addicted to your smartphone?
Lock Me Out is a powerful application that can lock you out of your device!


Features
• Blocked apps mode*
• Allowed apps mode*
• Lockscreen only mode
• Automatic lockouts based on your usage
• Schedule repeating daily lockouts
• Quick lock buttons (15m, 30m, 1h, custom)
• Lock until X time
• Lock later from X - X time
• Usage statistics for screen-on time, number of unlocks, and unlock rate
• Notifications to warn you about your usage

Install now to enjoy some organic, device-free, and distraction-free time!

Lock Me Out is completely customizable to your needs and constantly being improved based on user feedback and feature requests. It has helped thousands of people reduce their phone use, including helping students focus on studying.

Customer service is a top priority at TEQTIC. If you experience an issue, please use the "Contact support" menu option inside the app or email [email protected] before leaving a negative review! We usually reply to all emails within 48 hours, and often much quicker.

This app uses the Device Administrator permission. It is required so that Lock Me Out can lock the screen for you during your chosen lock out period.

To uninstall on Android 7.1 and older, you must first toggle "Device administrator" off from inside the app or from the system settings.

If you use a third party replacement lockscreen, Lock Me Out will lock the screen as soon as you turn it on because third party lockscreens don't notify the system when they are unlocked.

* limited to 3 apps in the free version. Please upgrade to premium to fully unlock these features, remove ads, and support future development!

Translators
Spanish - Tatiana Soto
French - Mathieu D.
Turkish - Fatih


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CHANGELOG

4.9.1 (2019.05.13)
-Do not reset preferences when updating from <4.8.1

4.9.0 (2019.05.10)
-Added search function to Choose Apps dialogs
-Added an option to show the name of the app being detected
-Added option to hide launcher icon during lockouts
-Restore DND/ringer mode if phone off while lockout ends
-Added direct button for settings
-Black background for locked out screen
-Reorganized options and split off into more categories
-Added Chinese translation (Thanks Hu!)

4.8.1 (2019.04.06)
-UPDATE CLEARS ALL PREFERENCES, please set up again! Unfortunately no way around it after removal of android_id for preference encryption
-Fixed incorrect calculation of unlock rate
-Fixed paid exit possibly not being consumed
-Fixed messaging for unlock rate locked out notification
-Set time to 24 hours if time picker set to 0h 0m
-Tapping locked out notification opens Locked Out Screen
-Animate appearance of early exit button
-Added German translation (Thanks Ben!)
[-Big text style for locked out notification]
[-Show LOA messaging depending on what intent it’s started with]
[-Changed to paid exit level 3 default]
[-Changed to 20s emergency exit default]
[-Fixed default lock later from/to times]
[-Changed default screen-on time to lock at to 30 min]
[-Changed default usage windows to 2 hours]

4.8.0 (2019.03.25)
-New option for requiring password to open app
-Put settings into separate screen accessible from the menu
-Fixed paid exit not working when Play store on blocked list
-Increased max emergency allowance to 30s
-Don’t prevent re-enabling a usage lockout rule
-Fixed not allowing switching to long excluded apps list in free version
-Fixed unpausing if toggling exclude apps from monitoring
-Re-ordered menu options
-Minor bug fixes
[-Fixed loashowing possibly getting stuck]
[-Set non-translatable strings]
[-Show emergency exit and paid exit option by default]
[-Updated to ads library 17.2.0]
[-Fixed not checking spannable just clicked for checkboxes]
[-Added purchase check to LOA in case consumption messed up and needs to try again for paid exit]

4.7.0 (2019.02.26)
-Require one minute wait time between temporary emergency unlocks
-Show time remaining on locked out screen
-Show uninstall button on any Android version in case device admin disable is still required
-Fixed “prevent changes to usage lockouts” not allowing changes to quick lockout mode
-Show current mode and options when collapsed
-Default to not showing pause button in notification
-Spaced out lockout options so easier to tap
-Increased font size to make it easier to read and tap
-Spaced out lockout options so easier to tap
-Increased font size to make it easier to read and tap
-Other bug fixes and improvements

4.6.6 (February 10, 2019)
-Added uninstall menu button and removed device admin switch for Android 7 and older
-Better method for identifying task switcher (recents) app when using non-stock launcher
-Animate appearance of ads
-Fixed some rare crashes

4.6.5 (February 2, 2019)
-Fixed sometimes being able to get past “Locked Out” screen by quickly pressing home button in lockscreen-only mode
-Lockout mode & lockout options collapsible
-Added animations for card changes
-Additional options for usage-based lockouts disappear when usage-based lockouts disabled
-Made paid exit button only appear when price is ready
-Fixed usage statistics dialog sometimes not updating when opening from notification
-Updated translations
[-Reset numberRestrtictAccessCalledWithinShortTime in SCREEN_OFF so it doesn’t lock you out again if it just did]
[-Fixed null pointer exception in LockedOutActivity if ends because of no active lockout]
[-Made show pause in notification option disappear/grey when usage lockouts are disabled]
[-Reduced padding on Remove ads button]

4.6.4 (January 26, 2019)
-Fixed being locked out of Play store when trying to purchase early lockout
-Fixed a crash relating to unconsumed products
-Fixed possible consumption of permanent purchase
-Fixed usage statistics dialog sometimes not updating when opening from notification
-Added “Remove ads” button above ads that also serves as a spacer

4.6.3 (January 11, 2019)
-Better support for split-screen and pop-out windows
-Universally allow “android” package name which is sometimes used for dialog that picks an app
-Link “Our other apps” to website

4.6.2 (January 8, 2019)
-Fixed purchase being lost by service after opening usage statistics dialog
-Increased emergency allowance choice up to 20s
-Added website to About dialog

4.6.1 (December 28, 2018)
-Fixed intermittent crash with ads on Android 9
-Fixed crash when showing unlock rate reminder notification
-Show reminder notifications again if limit reached again without locking

4.6.0 (December 26, 2018)
-Blocked/allowed apps modes now free to use with limited number of apps
-New options to prevent changes to lockouts
-New option for financial penalty to end lockout early
-New option for temporary access during emergency
-New option to show the pause button in notification
-Show more system apps
-Clearer layout
-Fixed app detection on some Android 5.0 devices
-Added confirm dialog for deleting saved lists
-Notifications expandable for long text
[-Fixed edit button remaining on custom lockout button during countdown]
[-Disable load selection spinner while list of apps is loading]
[-Ads in free version]
[-Fixed blank screen on time at 4am]
[-Changed usage monitoring to Usage based locking and layout so it's more intuitive and clear]
[-Stopped showing device admin switch for Andoid 7.1+ and showing at the top for others]
[-Keep a record of all day’s screenOnDurations, but only add up what the current window is, in case they change the window]
[-Added last xx min to usage statistics to match usage based lockout rule]

4.5.3 (December 11, 2018)
-Fixed crash when setting long repeating lockout

4.5.2 (December 10, 2018)
-Changes to a saved list affect all lockouts using that list
-Screen-on time usage lock repeats if reached again within specified period
-Fixed screen on time decreasing after pausing counting while in an excluded app during lockout
-Check long lockout before activating custom lockout
-Removed Chinese translations
[-Changed “do not count” to “exclude”]
[-REVERT Change strings to display 60m or 60 minutes instead of 1h 0m.]
[-Show “minutes”/”hours”/”h m” for repeating lockout duration]

4.5.1 (December 4, 2018)
-Fixed issue with lockout mode possibly changing on its own for repeating lockouts
-Added custom duration quick lock button
-Don’t reset lock until and lock later values
[-Change strings to display 60m or 60 minutes instead of 1h 0m.]

4.4.1 (August 20, 2018)
-Remove “Locked out” screen from recent apps screen on more devices
-Show system settings app in list of blocked apps but block by default
-Added Simplified and Traditional Chinese translations (Thanks 胡佳伦 !)

4.4.0 (August 7, 2018)
-Set different lockout modes for different lockouts
-Add option for setting do not disturb mode / silent ringer with each lockout
-Reset paused screen-on counting with screen off
-Increased frequency of foreground app check [500ms to 250ms]
-Do not show LMO in recent apps screen during lockout
-Auto scroll lockout list when adding a repeating lockout
-Check for lockout end with screen on in case of delayed alarm
-Added Turkish translation (Thanks Fatih!)
-Removed Dutch translation

4.3.1 (July 6, 2018)
-Fixed lockouts not working if monitor usage turned off
-Don’t allow access to settings in blocked apps mode
-Fixed a second lockout during another lockout not starting right away
-Show all scheduled daily lockouts in Lock Regularly section
-Finish activities when a lockout starts
-Fixed scheduling a lock later lockout messing up the quick lock countdown

4.3.0 (July 2, 2018)
-Removed total lockout mode to comply with Google Play policies
-Show “Locked Out” screen when accessing blocked apps instead of locking screen to make it easier to get back to an allowed app
-Added new lockout mode: block specific apps
-Pause screen-on time counting from notification
-Ordered daily lockouts by time
-Animations for scheduled lockout cards
-Moved add lockout button into toolbar
-Added stock launcher to list of apps to exclude from screen-on time

4.2.1 (June 15, 2018)
-Fixed “monitor usage” automatically being enabled when opening settings
-Fixed screen on time possibly going up when re-enabling monitor usage
-Re-schedule lockouts when changing time zones

4.2.0 (June 14, 2018)
-Critical: Fixed allowed apps list not being updated until rebooting or restarting service
-Removed option to not show long lockout warning
-UI: Switched all dialogs to new style
-UI: Bold section titles
-Fixed a crash related to notifications on Oreo
-Increased max value for minutes to auto-lock based on usage to 720 minutes
-UI: Updated all buttons to rounded corner cardViews

4.1.2 (May 25, 2018)
-Fixed lockout mode not being recognized by service right after purchase
-Fixed multiple crashes
-Updated menu strings
-Updated Dutch translation (Thanks Gijs!)

4.1.1 (April 27, 2018)
-Increased lock delay so there is enough time to leave an un-allowed app in allowed apps mode (new strategy coming soon)

4.1.0 (April 18, 2018)
-Fixed repeating lockouts possibly locking phone even if they are disabled
-Fixed immediate lockout if enabling repeating lockouts during a repeating lockout period
-Combined LockService and MonitorService for less resource use
-New menu UI
-Fixed Locked Out notification merging with usage notifications
-Fixed timeTotalMonitoring time not stopping when Monitor Usage disabled
-Changed link for TeqTic apps to developer page [(so can eventually change "developer name" to have keywords]

4.0.4 (March 28, 2018)
-Always allow com.android.documentsui for picking files
-Fixed crashes related to restoring app data and Oreo
-Added French translation (Thanks Mathieu!)

4.0.3 (March 20, 2018)
-Fixed missing buttons to set usage reminder times in Spanish
-Fixed a couple of rare crashes on Android 8.1 [looks like startForeground wasn't being called in time]

4.0.2 (March 17, 2018)
-Add "recents" screen to allowed apps
-Fix line wrapping in Spanish
-New donate dialog
-Re-schedule alarms when opening after force stopped (ex. restoring from Titanium Backup)

4.0.1 (March 15, 2018)
-Fixed subscription not being immediately recognized

4.0.0 (March 15, 2018)
-Lockout for as long as you want for free!
-New lockout modes: allow specific apps, allow lock screen, total lockout
-New option to exclude apps from screen-on time
-Fixed daily lockouts possibly being forgotten
-Real-time countdown of time left in lockout
-Lock immediately if in lockout and starting app after reboot
-New card look for buttons
-Added exit button to device administrator dialog
-New menu and upgrade dialogs with different pricing models
-Many bug fixes!
-Fixed overlapping lockouts possibly shortening longer lockout
-Changed small buttons to clickable text
-Regenerate launcher icon to not show bits of circle when in squirrel mode
-Only show notification badges for usage reminders notifications
-Set alert only once on usage notification
-Changed all dialogs to AppCompatDialogFragment
-Updated to support library 27.1.0

3.0.1 (February 7, 2018)
-Fixed automatic lockout bug when unlocking to activity in the morning
-Fixed automatic lockout notification text

3.0.0 (January 31, 2018)
-Completely new re-design
-Quick lock buttons
-Lock until xx time
-Lock later from xx - xx time
-Schedule daily lockouts
-Usage monitor with statistics and notifications
-Automatic lockouts based on usage
-Translated to Spanish (Thanks Tatiana!)

2.0.6 (December 28, 2017)
-Fixed time left in notification not updating

2.0.5 (December 18, 2017)
-Increased free time period to 30min!
-Much quicker start up after reboot
-Built for Android 8.1
-Increased min SDK from 10 to 14

2.0.4 (August 15, 2017)
-Added extra dialog and in-app message to explain Device Administrator permission
-Removed delay for re-lock so it re-locks instantly
-Updated contact email and About dialog layout

2.0.3 (September 26, 2016)
-Show minutes left in lockscreen notification
-Hide keyboard when locking

2.0.2 (June 18, 2016)
-Reduced re-lock delay to 1s
-Added French translation, thanks Anthony!

2.0.1 (May 25, 2016)
-Do not allow disabling device admin once lock countdown starts
-Fixed rotating activity turning off device admin
-Slight layout improvement

2.0.0 (May 20, 2016)
-No more changing device passwords/PIN! (safer)
-Lock Me Out will simply lock you back out if you unlock the device during your chosen lock out period.
-Updated design
-Added About dialog

1.2.2
-Dynamically set the minimum password length (will help with some devices that would not actually set blank PINs and remain locked).
-Fixed a rare issue with the recognition of purchases and the purchase system.
-Updated to newest libraries and built with Marshmallow SDK.

1.2.1
-Fixed lock-out not ending on pre-Lollipop.

1.2.0
-Made it impossible to lock yourself out forever, even if app is force closed.
-Fixed slide-unlock not being set with empty PIN.
-Added warning against memory cleaners.
-Added confirm PIN dialog.
-Stopped setting chosen password on every boot.
-Added Lollipop styling for pre-Lollipop Android versions!
-Re-set unlock alarm after app update in case locked out during update.
-Added contact menu option.
-Updated action bar unlock icon for Lollipop.

1.1.0
-Lolliop theme for Lollipop!
-Reduced cancel timeout to 3s
-Improvements in clarity
-Improved purchase caching

1.0.3
-Fixed crash on boot if device admin disabled

1.0.2

-Fixed launcher icon not showing on some devices
-Made Screen security dialog scollable
-Screen security set right away (not just after lock-out)
-Smaller apk size

1.0.1

-Do not ask for old PIN if never set or blank
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24th September 2014, 04:45 PM |#3  
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An excellent idea!

Thanks!
24th September 2014, 10:47 PM |#4  
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Another good app.
I no people to suggest this to right now lol.
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There was a small update last night (see second post), and price has been lowered for premium version.
29th September 2014, 02:39 PM |#6  
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Anyone using this from XDA?

Sent from my Nexus 5
6th October 2014, 09:55 PM |#7  
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Yes
On Nexus4 it is not possible to use camera, only emergency calls. Also you can see status bar but it is not possible to do anything with it like scroll down etc. e.g. for checking status of notifications like email (maybe intended).
Same with camera, it is possible to swipe to it but picture is black with keypad above it.
For less then 1$ nice app, for more than 1$....who knows...
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Quote:
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Yes
On Nexus4 it is not possible to use camera, only emergency calls. Also you can see status bar but it is not possible to do anything with it like scroll down etc. e.g. for checking status of notifications like email (maybe intended).
Same with camera, it is possible to swipe to it but picture is black with keypad above it.
For less then 1$ nice app, for more than 1$....who knows...

What you can do from the lockscreen isn't set by the app. That's up to the ROM/lock screen you are using and the widgets available on it while locked.
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Problem was non-default camera application. I have more apps so every time camera is started it asks which one should be used.
When phone is locked it is impossible to use camera due this behavior.
Choosing default camera app (use always, not once) fixes it
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Would it be useful to add a password option, in addition to PIN?

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9th October 2014, 08:30 PM |#11  
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Good app, very useful
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