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Phone goes to lock screen when closing app

asked 2014-02-15 21:40:45 +0300

dan.socea gravatar image

Sometimes when closing an app the phone goes directly to lock screen instead of home screen. I have to enter the lock code in order to continue using it. Anyone else encountered this problem?

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Well, at least this happens with Android apps. I'm usually always greeted by the lock screen after watching an episode of a TV-series in Netflix. Happens also when just minimizing.

typo ( 2014-02-15 22:48:22 +0300 )edit

today i just got that when closing the store so i don't think it's only limited to android apps but also native ones

dan.socea ( 2014-02-15 22:50:29 +0300 )edit

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answered 2015-01-11 19:12:04 +0300

vitaminj gravatar image

Steps to reproduce:

  1. Ensure you have a lock code enabled, set it to instant
  2. Tap to launch an app that isn't running (I'm using Tweetian and this defect is 100% reproduceable)
  3. Lock the phone with the hardware button immediately (i.e. before the app is on screen)
  4. Wait a few seconds
  5. Double-tap screen. App shows (incorrect behaviour!)
  6. Swipe down to close app. Unlock screen shows (also incorrect)

Guess at cause: lock screen added to top of window stack on device lock, app launches above lock screen once done loading.

Additional: Screen timeout is brief if you interact with the app in step 5, which also suggests the system thinks you're looking at the lock screen, but an app is actually over the top.

Also: if you don't have a lock code, the above steps will just let you bypass the lockscreen entirely, but you still get the reduced screen timeout.

Related: https://together.jolla.com/question/71984/how-to-go-directly-back-to-last-used-app-show-app-on-glance-screen/

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i can confirm, easy to reproduce this is actually quite a big security issue, i hope its being fixed soon

misc11 ( 2015-02-13 12:00:46 +0300 )edit

answered 2015-01-11 01:25:26 +0300

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updated 2015-01-11 03:27:22 +0300

foss4ever gravatar image

Can't reproduce, never happened to me in any OS version regardless of whether I'm (swipe-)closing native or droid-apps.

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Downvoting this answer does not make the problem magically appear for me ;) Just wanted to report that I have not seen the issue in my device, your mileage may wary..

[changed to community wiki, so you are free to edit or delete this if you don't like this report]

foss4ever ( 2015-01-11 03:27:10 +0300 )edit

Just that you can't reproduce this doesn't make the issue go away.

late88 ( 2015-01-11 19:32:13 +0300 )edit

No-one has claimed that not being able to reproduce a possible bug makes an issue go away. It only gives additional imfo about the nature and scope of the issue and prevents the initial reports to be automatically confirmed as a bug. Possibly draws attention to more clearly specify the actual conditions of the issue (i.e. helps to make the issue report more precise and detailed), which is a good thing IMO :)

foss4ever ( 2015-01-13 02:04:15 +0300 )edit
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