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Desire Lockscreen

Hi all first time poster here.. go easy on me!

Picked up my Desire yesterday sim free after moving from an iPhone 3GS. So far very impressed.

I have one niggle though that I can see will do my head in..

I have setup the phone to connect to our Exchange Server at work. All working fine, but we have a policy that requires a pass code to be set on the device. On my iPhone I could simply enter a four digit pin and use this to unlock the phone. On the desire the four digit pin works, but I have to enter it using the full keyboard. This can be a bit of a pain as it's a lot more tricky that quickly tapping in the numbers on a simple screen. Does a simple "keypad" unlock screen exist for Android? Ideally I'm after something like the iPhone unlock or old Windows Mobile screen from years back.

Thanks in advance. Expect a few more questions over the coming weeks!
 
Hi all first time poster here.. go easy on me!

Picked up my Desire yesterday sim free after moving from an iPhone 3GS. So far very impressed.

I have one niggle though that I can see will do my head in..

I have setup the phone to connect to our Exchange Server at work. All working fine, but we have a policy that requires a pass code to be set on the device. On my iPhone I could simply enter a four digit pin and use this to unlock the phone. On the desire the four digit pin works, but I have to enter it using the full keyboard. This can be a bit of a pain as it's a lot more tricky that quickly tapping in the numbers on a simple screen. Does a simple "keypad" unlock screen exist for Android? Ideally I'm after something like the iPhone unlock or old Windows Mobile screen from years back.

Thanks in advance. Expect a few more questions over the coming weeks!


Download LockPicker app from the market and you wont even have to enter a passcode;)
 
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wat does this app lockpicker do. is it just usefull when connecting to exchange server. can we get rid of the default lockout after the screen turns off after the specified time?

If your Exchange server enforces a password policy when connecting from a mobile device, LockPicker basically bypasses the need to have to enter a passcode every time you turn the phone back on or the screen turns off.

Very simple.. very handy.
 
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I like the security to unlock the screen but also didn't like the pin code, preferring the pattern unlock. I now use touchdown for my exchange client and it doesn't force the pin code on you so I get the best of both. Also Touchdown is far better than the HTC client. I see that the 2.2 upgrade will have exchange improvements so might change based on this thread. If you use lockpicker, can you still have the pattern unlock?
 
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I like the security to unlock the screen but also didn't like the pin code, preferring the pattern unlock. I now use touchdown for my exchange client and it doesn't force the pin code on you so I get the best of both. Also Touchdown is far better than the HTC client. I see that the 2.2 upgrade will have exchange improvements so might change based on this thread. If you use lockpicker, can you still have the pattern unlock?

I've installed lockpicker and now can access Exchange without code. I can confirm i still need to use pattern to access phone.
 
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Hello

Perhaps someone here can help.

I am a proud owner of HTC an Desire from a couple of days ago. When configuring Exchange Server it asked me for a pin which i am now required to enter every time i switch the phone/screen on. A little annoying but not the end of the world. However I keep seeing this option of entering a screen pattern which sounds perfect. How do I change from entering a code to a pattern, it's defeated me so far.

Thanks
 
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