Pocket Mode: Prevent accidenta

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About this app

Pocket Mode is an Android app that locks your phone when you cover the proximity sensor.

I have developed this app because stock Android lacks this feature and my phone always changes something or disables important things while laying inside the 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

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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
182 reviews
Harry Mitchell (mitchilin)
July 13, 2022
Life changing! My Pixel 3a has in the last couple of weeks been unlocking in my pocket. Pocket dialling and random setting changes were becoming the norm. The last straw was when my banking app got reset in my pocket and now I'm locked out of my account for a few days until I get a new login through the post. Since installing the app, not once has my phone unlocked in my pocket. This is the solution guys!!!!
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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 Chepurnoy
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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