Bluetooth Screen Lock
By Chris Vallis
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Don't forget to lock your screen again. Be secure at home and at work.
The application will lock your screen when you walk away while carrying an associated bluetooth device.
Pair with device prior to launching application or make sure device is discoverable.
Increase the delay seconds before activate to decrease the chance of accidental lock.
This application does not unlock. To lock and unlock use "Bluetooth Unlock".
What's New in Version 3.0.1
Does what I want
I’m fairly happy about this - I haven’t had any issues, and it works. I, too, wonder where the “Screensaver” option in the preferences shown in the screenshots are, but that’s fairly minor.
The only other minor quibble that I have is that I don’t quite trust it as yet. It’s not completely clear how closely it tracks my iPhone 5; it’s kind of hard to test it out given that you can’t see the signal strength while you’re testing. I haven’t had it not lock, but it’s like getting to the point where you trust the refrigerator light is always out when you close the door - until the mechanism is clear, you wonder. Also, the signal strength display appears to update rapidly (good) but I wonder whether there’s any load on the phone battery from the Bluetooth activity.
These are minor, however, and it’s a great value - so I do recommend it.
I paired the software successfully with my iPhone SE, but the application’s behavior is erratic at best. I tested the app by turning Bluetooth off and on on my iPhone for an hour or two, but I was never able to get consistent support. Sometimes the app would simply not respond at all, sometimes it would respond properly, and sometimes it would get really strange and, for example, lock the screen after I turned Bluetooth back on.
Absolutely not recommended.
- Category: Productivity
- Updated: Mar 25, 2014
- Version: 3.0.1
- Size: 0.9 MB
- Language: English
- Seller: Chris Vallis
- © Meruko
Compatibility: OS X 10.7 or later, 64-bit processor