Keeping the screen of your Android device locked is a necessary precaution, but waking your device up, swiping across or along the screen to unlock it every time the display times out can prove to be quite a hassle, especially if your lockscreen is password-protected. And when you’re at home, said precaution becomes an unnecessary one.
Presenting Unlock With WiFi for Android – developed by a senior member at XDA, this app automatically disables the lockscreen (whether password-protected or not) when your device connects to a user-defined Wi-Fi network. So when, for instance, you’re at home or work with your device connected to the specified WiFi access point, waking the device after a display time-out won’t take you to the lockscreen. The app also allows you to set a lock delay that determines the time the device would take to lock itself after it is disconnected from said network.
Unlock With WiFi is in its beta stage at the moment and the aforementioned lock delay feature has been reported to malfunction on certain devices and custom ROMs. We confirmed said problem testing the app on an HTC Desire with the MIUI (1.3.25) custom ROM.
Other than that, the app is as handy as handy can be and may see further improvements upon its official release to the Android Market, which, as promised by the developer, will be on or after the 15th of April, when the beta expires.
The interface is simple yet easy on the eyes. At first launch, it guides you through the steps required to get the app running. You will need to be connected to the Wi-Fi network that you wish to add.