Android lock pattern

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  1. onelegchair

    onelegchair Member

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    I REALLY hate the lock pattern on android. Is there any way I can change it to a numeric lock?
     
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    On the factory presets, no. There are a few lock apps out there however, but I havent used any of them.



    Wagner :motdroidvert:
     
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    pattern stinks cause you can just change it if you get the pattern wrong three times
     
  5. Berzerker

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    I personally love the lock pattern idea, but I believe the app "Lock 2.0" can give you a numeric screen lock similar to how the iPhone works. $1.99 though.

    In order to do that you need to know the Gmail account AND password. It's not that insecure.
     
  6. whiddles

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    okay have not made it that far. someone told me they tried it on my phone and it just asked them for a new pattern
     
  7. Berzerker

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    You could just try it. The limit is 10. Once you get the pattern wrong 10 times, it locks you out for 30 seconds and gives you a "Forgot pattern?" link in which upon successful login of the gmail account, you can create a new pattern.
     
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    I personally like the unlocking device on the phone....as long of course the pattern is pretty easily drawn or swiped....Try a different pattern, it may seem easier another way.
     
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    If this is the pattern, and you are right handed...

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    then swipe like this

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    and choose the option for it not to follow your path. It makes unlocking very easy.
     
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    I love the lock pattern, so much more secure (well potentially) than a 4 digit pin.
     
  11. hooknife

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    I think the lock pattern blows. Its really easy to figure out what the unlock code is just by looking at the finger print smug on the screen, its a dead give away. Try this, clean your screen free of finger prints and then unlock your phone and see that you have giving your pattern to anyone who has a half a brain.
     
  12. Redls1bird

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    Generally on a touch screen phone, after unlocking it, it would be customary to follow up your pattern with multiple touches/swipes, since thats how you access the info that you unlocked it to get in the first place. Chances are, your pattern is history.

    Also, a numeric code entered on a touch screen phone would result in a similar "dead give away".
     
  13. onelegchair

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    wow. I never said that it was to hard or something to use the pattern. I just find it stupid and would much rather have a normal lock.
     
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    I vote for retina scanner with built in taser for unauthorized users.
     
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