1. mikeeemm's Avatar
    is there a way to have the phone lock pinned to the start screen? I need something that can do this because theres times i need to password lock my phone and i would like it to be easy to access instead of going thru the settings menu and stuff. This is my dilema. While im at work i usually dont get reception in most of the building but when im inside the truck or in certains parts i get reception so thats when i get the notifications but most of the time its when im inside the truck offloading it and the phone is in my pocket. I have dialed people, removed tiles and a whole bunch of other things. It gets pretty annoying because it takes me most of my break or lunch to get my phone how i had it. any suggestions? TIA.
    07-23-2013 09:55 PM
  2. Curtieson's Avatar
    The thought that in your pocket you:
    1) hit the power button
    2) create contact with your skin or something
    3) swipe up the full 1-2 inches to unlock the screen.
    That alone is impressive enough, haha.

    But, I am not sure what you were trying to explain with the story about the reception and truck...your situation and how it affects how you actually use the phone.

    What hardware do you have? Nokia 900? Samsung Focus? HTC Titan? Your best bet is to get a case or sleeve for your phone so the buttons on the side are hidden more.
    07-23-2013 10:34 PM
  3. mikeeemm's Avatar
    I have a samsung focus.
    i work at a retail store and people with at&t dont get reception there. Im in the receiving department and i go inside the trailers and take the boxes out. Usually in the truck i can get reception, thats when i get notifications its usually from text messages and facebook (the power button doesnt get hit) and somehow the swipe happens and things happen on my phone usually i catch it when i hear the voice command options telling me things. I know its weird but it does happen. If i was able to screen cap i would.
    07-23-2013 10:48 PM
  4. shane francis's Avatar
    I have a samsung focus.
    i work at a retail store and people with at&t dont get reception there. Im in the receiving department and i go inside the trailers and take the boxes out. Usually in the truck i can get reception, thats when i get notifications its usually from text messages and facebook (the power button doesnt get hit) and somehow the swipe happens and things happen on my phone usually i catch it when i hear the voice command options telling me things. I know its weird but it does happen. If i was able to screen cap i would.
    wear loose fitting jeans man.
    07-24-2013 01:24 AM
  5. Curtieson's Avatar
    I have a samsung focus.
    i work at a retail store and people with at&t dont get reception there. Im in the receiving department and i go inside the trailers and take the boxes out. Usually in the truck i can get reception, thats when i get notifications its usually from text messages and facebook (the power button doesnt get hit) and somehow the swipe happens and things happen on my phone usually i catch it when i hear the voice command options telling me things. I know its weird but it does happen. If i was able to screen cap i would.
    Great phone. I get what you are saying now...BECAUSE the notifications pop up...when they are on the screen for those 3 seconds, the phone no longer needs a button push and only needs the swipe to unlock.

    But I don't remember my Samsung working through fabric but it could if the fabric in your pocket was thin enough (It would have to be bumping your leg to simulate the swipe).

    So Solutions...

    Software: You could put a Pin for access on it. So when you get the text you would ALSO have to enter a pin. You aren't going to accidentally get that correct, haha. Or, you could always just put the phone into Airplane mode, and put it back into normal mode when you are on your break. Basically like a "do not disturb" mode.

    Physical: You could always get some sort of slip case for it. You could also put it in your back pocket since the jean material will be less likely to allow your skin to activate it (you most likely aren't sitting for work unless you work a forklift at times) or you could put it in your pocket with the screen facing out, away from your leg.
    07-24-2013 08:07 AM
  6. mikeeemm's Avatar
    I think its probably sweat that helps on it being swiped.

    Back to my questions is there an app or a way to pin the lock function so its fast to lock and unlock instead of going thru the menu?
    07-24-2013 12:04 PM
  7. Curtieson's Avatar
    Back to my questions is there an app or a way to pin the lock function so its fast to lock and unlock instead of going thru the menu?
    But...you can't get any faster than swiping up...that is what you do to unlock the phone...and you can't change that. The lock screen is always there, no matter what.

    Maybe....I think you saying you want a fast way to pin the "password" or "PIN" toggle? And you want to turn a password on only while you are at work? You want to pin the PIN, haha.

    Try this one...

    Settings Plus | Windows Phone Apps+Games Store (United States)
    07-24-2013 01:22 PM
  8. mikeeemm's Avatar
    Yes I don't know why I couldn't say it,
    I wanna pin the pin lol
    Sent from my SGH-i917 using Board Express
    07-25-2013 01:01 AM
  9. Curtieson's Avatar
    You try that app? Did it have that function?
    (I know I could just try it...but I am weird about my Store history...I don't like getting apps that I know I won't at least use for a bit...stupid really, haha)
    07-25-2013 01:09 PM
  10. mikeeemm's Avatar
    App didn't have what I needed only lets u pin Bluetooth WiFi and 2 other things
    Sent from my SGH-i917 using Board Express
    07-25-2013 01:36 PM
  11. Microsoftjunkie's Avatar
    If you haven't found the answer yet, there is no app, probably because its a restricted function by the OS, that allows you to "lock" your phone by a pinned app.
    07-25-2013 01:41 PM

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