NFC Ring Unlock

NFC Ring Unlock


Unlock your Phone or Tablet by holding your NFC Ring on your Phones NFC Sweet Spot. NFC Ring Unlock can be used in conjunction with other lock screens.

This app is for NFC Ring customers only, an unlock code is required on first run. We're working towards opening this up to everyone and ultimately having NFC Unlock in Android Core.

This is beta software, please help us make the software by reporting bugs as soon as you find them!

For Common Questions, Answers and other reference please see the wiki: https://github.com/mclear/Android_NFC_Ring_Unlock/wiki

Please file any problems/bugs/issues in our bug tracker: https://github.com/mclear/Android_NFC_Ring_Unlock/issues/new

Recent changes:
1.5.1113:
Clearer instructions for registration/unlock

1.5.1112
Allow non caps verification codes..
Ensure users have a tag/ring written BEFORE enabling security
Activate Rings by default
Fix some typos
Allow multiple length PIN codes
Never show PIN when entering
Make PIN Code buttons larger
PIN Codes require verification
Fix backup of keys database
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Free
65
3.3
User ratings
210
Installs
5,000+
Concerns
1
File size
2263 kb
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About NFC Ring Unlock
Unlock your Phone or Tablet by holding your NFC Ring on your Phones NFC Sweet Spot. NFC Ring Unlock can be used in conjunction with other lock screens.

This app is for NFC Ring customers only, an unlock code is required on first run. We're working towards opening this up to everyone and ultimately having NFC Unlock in Android Core.

This is beta software, please help us make the software by reporting bugs as soon as you find them!

For Common Questions, Answers and other reference please see the wiki: https://github.com/mclear/Android_NFC_Ring_Unlock/wiki

Please file any problems/bugs/issues in our bug tracker: https://github.com/mclear/Android_NFC_Ring_Unlock/issues/new

Recent changes:
1.5.1113:
Clearer instructions for registration/unlock

1.5.1112
Allow non caps verification codes..
Ensure users have a tag/ring written BEFORE enabling security
Activate Rings by default
Fix some typos
Allow multiple length PIN codes
Never show PIN when entering
Make PIN Code buttons larger
PIN Codes require verification
Fix backup of keys database

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A Google User
Aug 8, 2014
Horrible on Nexus 5 Yrmv, but I find that the app crashes after a few uses, requiring a restart of the phone. Often crashes when using as screen unlock resulting in being unable to access your phone. Ring itself is randomly not detected in same hot spot that detection is generally detected in. Shipment of said ring took nearly 2 months and a LOT of complaining with maximum frustration and little/pathetic responses from company. I would highly discourage anyone considering buying a ring and using this software.
A Google User
Aug 8, 2014
Doesn't work Won't variety my account to let me use it
A Google User
Aug 8, 2014
Great idea. But more can be done Calls picking and hanging needs nfc unlock which doesnt makes sense. Secure but useless if it gets in the way of daily usage
A Google User
Jul 26, 2014
Still dysfunctional Despite being fully updated, the nfc lockscreen still activates on a bad pin input even though it is turned off.
A Google User
Jul 24, 2014
A good idea, a terrible, insecure and buggy execution. - You can't have pattern/passcode/password lock *or* the ring, you have to turn off Android's lockscreen in order to just have the NFC unlock screen. This app implements it's own completely separate lockscreen. - If the app crashes (which it did several times) your device will be unlocked. - If you reboot your device and quickly tap "back" as the lockscreen is coming up, your device is unlocked. - If you can't scan the ring and you don't have a data connection or if you turned flight mode on (disables NFC too on some devices)... you're screwed. - The "backup" unlock doesn't work if your NFC ring is registered to an email that isn't your Google account, leaving you locked out of your device. - If you do have USB debug turned on, you can get in and kill the app via ADB because this is not the standard Android lockscreen that disables ADB while the phone is locked. - If your device is locked, there is *no* emergency call functionality. - App is very hard to use due to basic UX issues e.g. captions for checkboxes describe their current state, not what they do if checked. - App is closed source unlike what was promised on Kickstarter. - You can't answer a phone call locked.