Unlocking your Phone

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  1. cece5702

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    Under the new ICS how do you all prefer to unlock your phone? I've tried the face lock but dont care for it. Half the time it doesnt recognize my face..Lol...I'm just using the slide option to unlock my phone for now until I determine which lock feature works best.
     
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    I use the swipe too.

    DROID RAZR MAXXIMIZED!!!! PREPARE TO BE VANQUISHED!!!
     
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    I am using Go Locker but still prefer the swipe to unlock the best myself. If the stock one didn't vibrate upon unlock I would probably still be using it.

    Edit: A little side note here, I just installed the new leak of the .214 and the vibrate when unlocking was toned down a bit. I still don't like it but it is much less intense than it was before.
     
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    I have WidgetLocker set up to allow me to unlock the phone by any three of the following ways: 1) using one of several sliders to open an app directly (I current have 6 set up on my lockscreen), 2) tapping an unlock icon in the middle of the lockscreen, 3) tapping the capacitive back button. Unless I'm opening a specific app, I find myself using the capacitive back button the most.
     
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    I use the stock swipe to unlock for a couple reasons. I like being able to pick camera, message, or unlock. I don't worry about the security of it because my phone never leaves my side.
    Most importantly, in an emergency, I want someone else to be able to open my phone and call for help. Had a lady pass out at Lowes and smash her head...watched two people trying to use her locked iphone to call 911 to no avail, as I was walking up.
     
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    Some very good points. I was thinking the very same thing. I like to have easy access to my phone. My phone is with me all the time never leave my side either. I prefer the swipe unlock better.
     
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    With any of the security unlocks enabled - pattern, pin, password, or face unlock - there's an option on the lock screen to make an emergency call. So, even if you have one of those enabled, and there is an emergency, someone can still use your phone to make an emergency call.

    Also, if you want someone to be able find your information and contact you in the event that you've lost your phone, you can place any info you want (name, number, email, etc.) on the lockscreen itself. That way, they can see who the phone belongs to without digging through your device.

    Both of those things aside, I don't use any type of security on my phone. There are many times when I want instant access to something, and a pin/pattern/password/face unlock just annoys me. :)
     
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    I haven't looked hard enough to find the option to add the info to lock screen. I know by default it isn't there, so if your not very savy, like yourself, you wouldn't know to put it there... Like the lady at Lowes. :-( Good point thou.
     
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    Settings -> Security -> Owner info -> select "Show owner info on lock screen." You can then type the information that you want to be displayed in the space below that.

    You're right. Many things are buried in the settings, and while it doesn't take a tech savvy person to be able to find them or use them, you do often have to spend some time looking for them. And sometimes they aren't in a place that you'd think they'd be. For many of them, it definitely takes exploring the settings to find or asking someone about it.
     
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    The one thing I found about the owner info is that it scrolls on the home screen when the phone is locked. But, the scroll isn't finished before the screen goes dark again if the message/info is long. Consider keeping it short and sweet.
     
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    "No Lock" app for me. Its never locked and never had an issue. I plan to use a pin # if I want it secured tho.
     
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    With ICS you can set it to have no locking and it actually works now like it didn't in GB. You press the power button and you go right into your home screen, just FYI in case you didn't know.
     
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