Ever thought of a ‘hidden’ lock screen mechanism for your Android device? A lock screen that does not actually support any ‘screen’. However, just a simple little padlock that could be tapped in order to unlock your device. Well, thanks to the efforts of XDA-Developers member Marinelli. Tv, Hidden Lock also offers you a really unique, simple yet extremely effective, and also secure method of locking your device. In this article, we are going to talk about Secret Lock Screen on Android – Hidden Lock. Let’s begin!
Along with Hidden Lock, you guys can opt to unlock your screen via a padlock that can take position secretly anywhere on your home screen as well. The app also supports unlocking your screen via a PIN. Plus, there is also a home screen widget for the app that we can use to instantly lock or unlock your device.
Secret Lock Screen on Android – Hidden Lock
Well, using Hidden Lock is extremely simple. All you guys need to do is just choose from the available lock screen modes offered via Hidden Lock. And tweak them using simple little steps in order to secure your device. When you install that, then the app can be configured to start or stop app services and also in order to modify lock screen settings. Along with Hidden Lock, you guys can simply opt-in order to bypass the default lock screen. And unlock your device directly from your home screen without even any additional screen overlay.
In case you guys opt to secure your device via a hidden lock. It will then prompt you to adjust the lock’s size and its opacity (termed as Alpha on the slider). You can also reposition the lock button according to your preference anywhere on your home screen as well. However, always remember the position that you guys have selected for the lock button in order to unlock your device. When you’re done with all the adjustments, just click Finish.
When that is done, you can then unlock your device with just a couple of taps. Tap on the power button on your device. Click on the exact position where you last placed your lock button in order to make it visible. Clicking on this button unlocks your screen.
Just like that, you guys may also want to secure your device via a PIN. Just open the app, navigate your way in order to choose a lock screen option. Under the Lockscreen Settings menu, and then choose Hidden PIN. Give your 4-digit prefer PIN and then click on OK. Again, next time you guys want to unlock your device. You then have to feed in the accurate PIN via the semi-transparent number pad visible on the home screen.
As mentioned earlier, there is also an option in order to add Hidden Lock’s widget to the home screen. This widget can use it to lock or unlock your device. Without even having to reach out for the lock button on your device time and again. If you want to add hidden lock’s home screen widget. Then long tap on a vacant spot on your home screen and choose Widgets from the menu. Next, click on Hidden Lock Lite (or Pro), and choose widget size, and click OK. You guys have successfully added the widget to your home screen.
Further | Secret Lock Screen on Android – Hidden Lock
The notification icon basically reminds you of Hidden Lock services that are running in the background. Another pretty useful feature of Hidden Lock is that it lets you Test the Lockscreen mechanism on your device. Before you guys choose and turn on the preferred one. Then there is the option in order to remove the default system lock altogether. And just rely on Hidden Lock’s locking or unlocking mechanism. If you guys opt to delete the system’s default lock screen. The trackball and volume keys we can also use in order to wake your device from lock mode on some devices.
The app was actually put to test on our Samsung Galaxy S. And the results were really satisfactory under both the hidden lock and PIN mode as well. If you guys want to enhance the security of your Android device via a hidden lock mechanism. Then this app could prove to be more than handy actually.
However, all the aforementioned features basically represent the Lite (free) version of Hidden Lock. Interested users may try out Hidden Lock Pro (paid version) in order to avail of even better-unlocking features like auto-start service on boot. Option to show or hide notification icon, and lock message dialog box. Turning on and off haptic feedback and the option in order to unlock the device along with just a single tap.
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