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Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Unlock With WiFi v2.3.3

Requires Android 2.1 and up
Size: 282kb
Market Price: $3.00
Android Market Link
App Developer Site


Unlock With WiFi unlocks your phone when you're connected to your home WiFi!
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Hate entering your password every time you turn on your phone? Unlock With WiFi unlocks your phone 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 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. This is great for SMS texting!


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 (you can adjust it), 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. This feature is considered experimental at this time. It works on most devices, but isn't guaranteed to work on all devices.


There are also battery saving options to:
Turn off WiFi when you leave home
Turn on GPS when you leave home*
Turn off GPS when you get home*
Turn on Bluetooth when you leave home
Turn off Bluetooth when you get home
Turn off Auto Sync when you leave home
Turn on Auto Sync when you get home
WidgetLocker integration (New!)**


* This feature is experimental, and not guaranteed to work on all devices. 
** May not work 100% reliably at the moment, but reliability will be improved when WidgetLocker 2.2 is released.


Works on tablets too!


IMPORTANT: If you have trouble with this app, please email me (unlockwithwifi@benhirashima.com) and I will respond right away. Don't give me a bad review until I have a chance to help you get it working!


Known Limitations:


WARNING: This app doesn't work on some phones. Please read this description carefully, and the FAQ.


This app won't work if your employer enforces a password policy on your phone. Many corporate Exchange email users have this.


Unlock With WiFi is incompatible with Juice Defender, Green Power, BatteryFu and other apps. See the FAQ.


Make sure to exclude Unlock With WiFi from your task killer apps, or it won't work properly.


Unlock With WiFi doesn't work on the Samsung Fascinate if it's been upgraded to Android 2.2 (stock Samsung ROM). It also doesn't work at all on the Samsung Charge.


See the FAQ for more details http://benhirashima.com/unlockwithwifi/faq


Tech support is only available in English.


Note that I will be on vacation from August 27th through September 4th, 2011. I will not be able to answer emails during that time, but I will reply as soon as possible when I get back. Thank you for your patience.


License Agreement
By downloading this software, you are agreeing to the End User License Agreement, which can be read here: http://benhirashima.com/unlockwithwifi/eula. It's pretty standard stuff.


  

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