Pocket Mode

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243 reviews
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About this app

Pocket Mode can detect when the phone is in a pocket or other enclosed space and turn off the display to prevent accidental clicks. This can help to prevent unintentional phone calls, text messages, or app launches, which can be frustrating and inconvenient.

I have developed this app because stock Android lacks this feature and my phone always changes something or disables important things while laying inside a pocket. Seriously, this had to be stopped.

The app is completely free and open source, the donations are welcomed but do not provide any benefit for the user.

How does it work:

Pocket mode monitors the proximity sensor for a fraction of a second after turning the screen on. If in this time window the proximity sensor has been covered for a defined period the app turns the screen back off.

Used permissions explained:

- Accessibility service -- Pocket Mode uses accessibility service to send the command that locks the screen. Without it locking the screen would require a PIN code on each unlock, ruining the user experience.
- android.permission.RECEIVE_BOOT_COMPLETED -- needed to restart the service after a reboot.
- android.permission.READ_PHONE_STATE -- needed to pause screen locking while call is ongoing.
Updated on
Aug 30, 2022

Data safety

Safety starts with understanding how developers collect and share your data. Data privacy and security practices may vary based on your use, region, and age. The developer provided this information and may update it over time.
No data shared with third parties
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This app may collect these data types
App activity, App info and performance, and Device or other IDs
Data is encrypted in transit
Data can’t be deleted

Ratings and reviews

242 reviews
Jack Kamm
January 30, 2024
Great, simple app that focuses on doing one thing well: turn off the screen when the phone is covered. Solved the problem of ghost touches/pocket dialing on my zenfone8 with lineageos rom. Plus it has a clean UI without any annoying ads. I highly recommend it!
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May 19, 2021
Very good app. I think there is no need to disable pocket mode during calls. If a call came when the mobile is in pocket and pocket mode is disabled there is high chance to accept or recject the call by accidentally, especially when using bluetooth I was faced lot of issues like bluetooth off, airplain mode On, torch on etc. So I denied telephone permission and working as expected.
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Artem Chepurnyi
May 19, 2021
Latest version should only disable pocket mode when the call is in active state, in ringing state it should work now
subhankar mishra
November 8, 2020
Good app. I first got mad why Google kept out such an important useful feature outside their OS natively. But with this light app, accidental calls & other unwanted interactions with device while it is pocket has drastically reduced. To the extent that even I forgot I had an issue like this sometimes back.
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