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The lock menu item in ambiences does not lock the device

asked 2018-09-19 12:29:54 +0300

Vratislav Podzimek gravatar image

I have my Xperia X configured the way that it only requires the numeric code or fingerprint to unlock the device after a period of time (5 minutes). That works great for me, but sometimes I want to lock the device immediately. I expected the lock item in the ambiences menu to do so, but it appears to just turn the display off like if I used the button on the side of the phone. I think this is a bug because it is confusing (a lock menu item that doesn't lock) and AFAICT there's no easy way to lock the device immediately (when configured to lock automatically after a period of time).

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This is indeed an UI bug, since the icon is a padlock I'd assume it locks the device, not just turns of the display.

Mohjive ( 2018-09-19 13:00:20 +0300 )edit

Yeah, that looks like a potential UX issue. Also I guess it could be configurable what if each action (lock menu, power button) should also lock the device by the code or not.

MartinK ( 2018-09-19 13:40:33 +0300 )edit

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answered 2018-09-19 13:02:34 +0300

Mohjive gravatar image

Since the question also is about locking the device manually I'll post this as an answer:

To lock the device manually, double-press the power button.

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