Screen Lock / Disable Touch

Screen Lock / Disable Touch


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 Argus 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: You have to enable the block functionality during the time when the video is being buffered for playback (the donate version has an overlay icon that makes it easier to get the timing right).

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:
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 Screen Lock / Disable Touch
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 Argus 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: You have to enable the block functionality during the time when the video is being buffered for playback (the donate version has an overlay icon that makes it easier to get the timing right).

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:
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
Aug 21, 2014
Perfect app I use on my waterproof phone so water doesn't trigger the screen while I'm out in the splash
A Google User
Aug 21, 2014
Works wonderfully App works as described and developer is very responsive.
A Google User
Aug 20, 2014
The notification icon should be greyscale to follow Android's UI guidelines. This is five minutes of the developer's time, and would make it much prettier. Would buy full version if I didn't have to look at the MS paint quality icon all day long. Otherwise everything works as advertised
A Google User
Aug 16, 2014
LOVE the on-screen lock/unlock button! Thanks for adding the onscreen button - it makes the app so much easier and useful. Well worth the upgrade.
A Google User
Aug 15, 2014
Toggle Icon Problem! The first time I pressed toggle icon, the app has worked, the screen was blocked. But when I unblock screen, then pressed toggle icon again, it hasn't work. The toggle icon has blocked screen only one time (first time press), after that, it has just used for unblock. My device is FonePad7. Please help!