Unlock app improvements list

  • Yes,
    I agree turning off the sound would be a wonderful thing to those of us who have spouses, that do not appreciate the finer things in Life !

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    I think it's a system sound so the only way to would be some systems settings. sadly android has no such setting.

  • Change the 'Device Security' enable/disable toggle back to the standard UI toggle widget, which is clearer. Like this ...
    Android OS toggle

    Current text is ambiguous and not obvious it is a piece of UI that should be clicked on.

  • Remove the picture of a ring from the unlock screen, or make it optional.
    I tried to change my unlock wallpaper, to something more cryptic that people wouldn't guess ("Scan retina now") and also has custom message asking 'what's the magic word' to throw people off the scent - but it still sticks a picture of a ring on the wallpaper. Kind of gives the game away about what to do to unlock.
    I want people who steal my phone to be holding it up to their eye and talking bollocks to my phone :)

  • [BUG]: The Unlock app does not prevent the user from interacting with the phone while it is "locked." For an easy demonstration, lock your phone while on the home screen, wake the screen, and hold the Recent Apps button (or Menu button, depending on your hardware). While the screen will not update, once unlocked, you will see that the Google Now app has in fact opened.

    [BUG]: The "lock screen" does not immediately render when the phone is woken. If any other interface was previously on-screen (if the sceen was not turned off from the NFC Lock Screen itself), the previous screen is briefly visible. At a bare minimum, this could allow an attacker access to anything on screen. Additionally, it looks bad. Gs3 (SGH-i747) running Android 4.4.2.

    [FEATURE REQUEST]: A basic clock for the lockscreen would be nice.

    [FEATURE REQUEST]: Rather than or in addition to the provided stickers, I would like the option to render my phone's NFC heat-map (as seen in NFC Ring Control) as a background for the lock screen.

    Additionally, backing the call for a non-aural feedback to unsuccessful ring reads. In fact, any additional feedback for the unlock process would be an improvement.

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    can you please open them in the bug tracker

  • Done.

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  • Feature request:

    Make the unlock app transparent to the regular google lockscreen, but somehow bypass it with the nfc unlock. I'm not sure if this is possible but the fact that the nfc unlock app takes up the whole screen and you cant see the time or calendar or missed notifications really hurts this.

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    The app has to remain wholly in userspace and can't do anything that would require root access.