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

Android Market Comments
A Google User
Jun 26, 2015
Great for my toddler. This touch blocker works great. I use it when I let my toddler watch videos, since he's always pointing at things on the screen. It does work with Netflix, you just need to activate it during buffering. The only thing I would fix is the triple-tap disable feature; my toddler actually manages to disable the app with this feature on, even though he certainly doesn't triple-tap, apparently him just touching the screen three times even slowly disables the touch blocker with this on.
A Google User
May 25, 2015
very simple and useful
A Google User
May 21, 2015
Good app Works and blocks touches on the screen and touch keys and homescreen button but doesnt stop s finder popping up when holding the left (menu) touch key. Still pretty useful though
A Google User
May 19, 2015
I am just luving it :-) :-* Really a very nice app... WORTH TO DOWNLOAD IT...Really i am luving it..Tis app wil b useful for everyone beyond doubt
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?)
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