Your Android phone or tablet will turn off the display after a certain period of time if you’re not using the device. This is a good thing, because it helps save battery life. But it can also be annoying because the next time you turn on the display you’ll also probably have to swipe to unlock the device. If you’re listening to music and constantly turning on the screen to skip tracks, for instance, you might find yourself hitting the power button and swiping to unlock over and over again in a short period of time.

DelayedLock can save you a lot of frustration. The app tells your phone or tablet not to bring up the lock screen right away. You can choose  custom time between 1 minute and 5 hours. During that time all you have to do is hit the power button on your phone and you can bypass the lock screen.

There are also a ton of customization options. For instance, you can disable the lock screen when you’re using Bluetooth or WiFi, or based on your location or have your phone vibrate when the lock screen is activated.

DelayedLock is available from the Android Market for $1.44, but it doesn’t work on every device so you should probably check out the free trial version first.

via Lifehacker

Brad Linder

Brad Linder is editor of Liliputing and Mobiputing.He's been tinkering with mobile tech for decades and writing about it since...