Touch Blocker / Disable Touch

Touch Blocker / Disable Touch


Netflix usage: because many users want to use this app with Netflix, please check below for details on how to use this Touch Blocker with Netflix to prevent the movie playback from stopping as soon as you disable touch input. This video shows you how to do it: http://youtu.be/w4wixMgltLc


Touch Blocker prevents unintentional touch interaction with the touch screen of your device by blocking touch input. When you disable touch input while watching a movie you don't have to worry not to skip scenes by accidentally touching the screen. Also useful if you hand your phone to someone (e.g. to show them a picture) and don't want them to mess with the device.


Usage: Install and start Touch Blocker and select which methods you want to use to disable/enable touch interaction with your device (I would recommend enabling at least the options 'Run In Foreground' and maybe 'Disable On Triple Tap'). Setting up these options has to be done only once. Then select 'Enable' in preferences (you may also set it to be launched automatically at each reboot of your device). You can then lock the screen by clicking the notification icon. The donate version offers a even simpler way of blocking/unblocking touch input by the way of a convenient overlay icon.

If you want to use this with NETFLIX: The secret of disabling touch input for Netflix is to start blocking touch events while the Netflix app is buffering the video stream for playback. It works using any method Touch Blocker provides, but easiest and most conveniently by using the overlay icon (available after donating -- just click on it while Netflix displays 'Loading...' next to the rotating circle animation). If you also enable the Fullscreen option you can enjoy uninterrupted playback of your Netflix movies! What is currently not possible is to block touch input if the video was paused once or you used the slider to seek forward/backward. This is NOT a bug of this app, but a 'feature' of the Netflix app. The way around that is to stop the playback (the position is saved by Netflix) and then start it again. Then proceed as described above.

A thanks to the people who donated: I've added an overlay icon that gives you a simple and always availabe way to toggle the blocking function (no need to use the notification anymore). The overlay icon is hidden 3 seconds after the touch input is blocked. You can show it again by touching the screen once. Also available is a shortcut that you can place on the home screen to block touch input or that can be called by gesture control programs (like GMD) to block touch input.

More options of the donate version:

- lock the volume keys when the touch input is disabled
- hide the notification bar
- remove all ads from the app
- add a configurable delay before the touch input is is disabled (useful if you want to use it for Netflix)
- a password can be set that is required to unlock the device
- a widget to quickly easily disable touch input
- an option to go FULLSCREEN (hide navigation and notification bar) -- *ROOT* is required up to Android 4.3 to use this though


Keywords:
baby lock, baby touch block, child lock, kids, child, children, notouch, no touch, netflix, touch blocker, untouch, disable touch,touch disabler,deactivate touch,block touch,touch blocker,touchscreen,no touch,prevent touch,touch screen,prevent accidential touches,block touch input, netflix

Recent changes:
v2.2 - bug fixed, that caused the overlay icon to be shown, even if it had been disabled
- new notification icons to conform with Android design guidelines

v2.1 - overlay icon automatically hidden after 3 seconds after screen is blocked
- improvements to the shake detection

v2.0 - overlay icon that gives users of the donate version access to the blocking functionality without having to use the notification -- thanks guys/girls!

v1.9 - improved blocking of soft keys once again
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About Touch Blocker / Disable Touch
Netflix usage: because many users want to use this app with Netflix, please check below for details on how to use this Touch Blocker with Netflix to prevent the movie playback from stopping as soon as you disable touch input. This video shows you how to do it: http://youtu.be/w4wixMgltLc


Touch Blocker prevents unintentional touch interaction with the touch screen of your device by blocking touch input. When you disable touch input while watching a movie you don't have to worry not to skip scenes by accidentally touching the screen. Also useful if you hand your phone to someone (e.g. to show them a picture) and don't want them to mess with the device.


Usage: Install and start Touch Blocker and select which methods you want to use to disable/enable touch interaction with your device (I would recommend enabling at least the options 'Run In Foreground' and maybe 'Disable On Triple Tap'). Setting up these options has to be done only once. Then select 'Enable' in preferences (you may also set it to be launched automatically at each reboot of your device). You can then lock the screen by clicking the notification icon. The donate version offers a even simpler way of blocking/unblocking touch input by the way of a convenient overlay icon.

If you want to use this with NETFLIX: The secret of disabling touch input for Netflix is to start blocking touch events while the Netflix app is buffering the video stream for playback. It works using any method Touch Blocker provides, but easiest and most conveniently by using the overlay icon (available after donating -- just click on it while Netflix displays 'Loading...' next to the rotating circle animation). If you also enable the Fullscreen option you can enjoy uninterrupted playback of your Netflix movies! What is currently not possible is to block touch input if the video was paused once or you used the slider to seek forward/backward. This is NOT a bug of this app, but a 'feature' of the Netflix app. The way around that is to stop the playback (the position is saved by Netflix) and then start it again. Then proceed as described above.

A thanks to the people who donated: I've added an overlay icon that gives you a simple and always availabe way to toggle the blocking function (no need to use the notification anymore). The overlay icon is hidden 3 seconds after the touch input is blocked. You can show it again by touching the screen once. Also available is a shortcut that you can place on the home screen to block touch input or that can be called by gesture control programs (like GMD) to block touch input.

More options of the donate version:

- lock the volume keys when the touch input is disabled
- hide the notification bar
- remove all ads from the app
- add a configurable delay before the touch input is is disabled (useful if you want to use it for Netflix)
- a password can be set that is required to unlock the device
- a widget to quickly easily disable touch input
- an option to go FULLSCREEN (hide navigation and notification bar) -- *ROOT* is required up to Android 4.3 to use this though


Keywords:
baby lock, baby touch block, child lock, kids, child, children, notouch, no touch, netflix, touch blocker, untouch, disable touch,touch disabler,deactivate touch,block touch,touch blocker,touchscreen,no touch,prevent touch,touch screen,prevent accidential touches,block touch input, netflix

Recent changes:
v2.2 - bug fixed, that caused the overlay icon to be shown, even if it had been disabled
- new notification icons to conform with Android design guidelines

v2.1 - overlay icon automatically hidden after 3 seconds after screen is blocked
- improvements to the shake detection

v2.0 - overlay icon that gives users of the donate version access to the blocking functionality without having to use the notification -- thanks guys/girls!

v1.9 - improved blocking of soft keys once again

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A Google User
May 17, 2015
Great but how to block hidden drag down bar on lollipop? My son drags down the all purpose bar on my Note 3 despite being screen locked. (Also how do u donate?)
A Google User
May 6, 2015
Keeps honest fingers honest. ... To start it, swipe down where you would stay your wifi or clear your notifications. Press "enable touch input". The screen that you where on will pop back up. To turn it off, triple touch the screen fast. These two lines of instruction would have been helpful to know. I have s baby and we watch sesame Street etc , and this saves him from browsing all over the place while he does his baby thing and grabs everything. Ready to use, the default setting should do it for the standard user. Love it.
A Google User
May 2, 2015
If you have an android it's useless! Downloaded so my toddler son could play games and watch videos ... But apparently the app is unable to lock home keys and navigation bar(android).... And the video buttons still work. Not sure what the point of the app is for android users because games and videos are what kids use on phones.... My phone had a lollipop update today and randomly this stupid app froze my phone completely. Hard reset wouldn't even work... Had to take my battery out. Deleted the app,.. Useless!
A Google User
Apr 27, 2015
Nearly what I needed I'm looking for an app that stops the menu & back button, this would be perfect for game emulators, its a shame you can't specify what buttons to block on this app, I still wanna use the screen just disable back & menu button, if you do that I'll change my review to 5 star.
A Google User
Apr 24, 2015
Works so far Nice app. Useful while kids watching YouTube etc on the phone. Hats off play store.
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