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.
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 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 not guaranteed to work on all devices. Android normally doesn’t allow apps to turn the GPS on/off, but UWW uses a hack that works on some devices.
** Works best with WidgetLocker version 2.2+.
UWW works on tablets too!
This app won’t work if your employer enforces a password policy on your phone. Many corporate Exchange email users have this.
If your screen won’t go off, or comes on randomly, try disabling the lock delay in the Unlock With WiFi settings.
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.
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.