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Alphabetic device lock

asked 2014-01-26 18:14:51 +0300

abc123 gravatar image

updated 2015-04-29 12:57:05 +0300

r0kk3rz gravatar image

I miss alphabetic device lock, i used it on the N9. Using alphabetic chars on the numeric keypad (alphanumeric) is not the same thing, typing "open sesame" is not the same as "67360737263". I find it a lot easier to use remember alphabetic chars (words) then numeric combinations.

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Seems like Update 10 will implement this :D https://lists.sailfishos.org/pipermail/devel/2014-November/005168.html

abc123 ( 2014-11-08 12:52:09 +0300 )edit

While this has now been implemented, I'm not sure I'll use it (with the current bug though nobody should yet?). I very much prefer to unlock the phone with the larger, easy-to-hit numeric buttons.

My approach to long numeric combinations has always been to genuinely type a word on the keypad, in other words, L is 555, etc. This way a shorter word suffices, and it's extremely quick to input. I've got a some of my combinations so well stored in muscle memory that most of the time I don't remember the numeric form. Like: SAIL = 77772444555333

Additionally, typing on a keypad is something an old fart like me is very good at...

Aonsaithya ( 2014-12-19 09:42:45 +0300 )edit

Is it this feature that will be removed in the new update? They talk about alphanumeric but alphabetic was the new feature in the update.

abc123 ( 2014-12-19 22:41:59 +0300 )edit

What if you have disabled the layout on which you had created the password? (Consider a non-English layout with special characters.)

AliN ( 2015-05-04 01:46:53 +0300 )edit

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answered 2015-04-29 12:58:36 +0300

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What happened to this feature?

It was briefly released before being removed and then hasn't been mentioned at all in the last few update change logs.

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answered 2014-12-18 17:18:19 +0300

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updated 2014-12-20 15:01:24 +0300

Implemented in https://together.jolla.com/question/71741/release-notes-software-version-11126-vaarainjarvi/

But then (temporarily) removed in due to a critical bug.

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Pulled back on hotfix - suggesting deleting this answer

simo ( 2014-12-20 14:12:34 +0300 )edit

Thanks for the feedback simo.

abc123 ( 2014-12-20 15:41:51 +0300 )edit

Will this feature return?

hoschi ( 2015-03-04 00:16:01 +0300 )edit
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