A Better Way to Disable Android Screen Lock When Connecting to Your Home Network

Akshata Shanbhag 05-03-2014

Is your Android smartphone smart enough to disable the screen lock as you connect to your home network? Well, with a location profile app like Llama [No Longer Available] it can be.


A screen secured with a PIN or a pattern lock takes more than a swipe to be unlocked. You can set up a PIN from the device settings, usually through Settings > Security > Screen lock.


Once this security measure in place, anyone who wants access to your device must get past the lock screen by entering the PIN. This is handy to prevent unauthorized access to your device. But when you’re at home, having to unlock your device screen every time you switch on the screen can get annoying quickly. It is one of the reasons many people do away with the screen lock, which is a bad move from a security standpoint.


The free and powerful Llama app Use Llama To Automate Your Android Phone With Location Profiles & More On a scale of one to ten, how smart is your smartphone? It may be smart enough to handle email, or help you navigate unfamiliar urban landscapes. But is it smart enough to turn off... Read More can fix this problem for you. It can automatically disable the screen lock as soon as you connect to a trusted network such as your home network, and of course, enable the lock after you disconnect.


We have already covered a couple of other ways to get the same result – by using Safe Areas How To Automatically Unlock Your Android Phone When Connected To a Trusted Wi-Fi Network A smartphone is a very personal device; I definitely wouldn't want anyone fiddling around with my phone without my knowledge. Worse still, were anyone to steal the device, I wouldn't want them to be able... Read More and through Unlock with Wi-fi Unlock With Wifi: Disable Phone Lock When On Your Home Wifi Network [Android] Read More . But many of us have found the Llama way better, mainly because it is more reliable. Here’s a step-by-step guide to set up Llama to get rid of that pesky device lock when you’re at home.

Say Hello To Llama

When you install Llama and explore its interface, you’ll notice that it’s a chatty app that gives detailed explanations for every action. The instructions disappear when you tap on Okey Dokey/Groovy on each of them. But don’t worry, they aren’t lost for ever. Need to read the instructions after all else has failed? Access them from the How can I help you? section by clicking on the Llama icon at the bottom of the app.


For this post, we need to concern ourselves with the Events tab only. By default, there are already some events in place, such as switching to a Quiet profile at night and when you’re at work.


Housetraining Llama – It’s Not What You Think

To delegate a task to Llama, we need to create an event, which involves one or more conditions followed by one or more actions. In simple words, what we need is an if-this-then-that setup.


In this case, our If involves connecting to a specific Wi-Fi network, and our Then involves disabling the screen lock. Llama events usually work in pairs, which means you need to pair this event with another one that enables the screen lock on Wi-Fi disconnect.

Disabling Screen Lock On Wi-Fi Connect

Step 1: In the Events tab, look for the bar at the bottom of the app interface. Yes, that’s the bar that displays one-liners like Not related to the Dalai Lama and Llama llama duck. Now tap on the + icon in that bar to add an event. Rename the event, or not. In the screen that follows, add the If condition by tapping on Add Condition and selecting Wi-Fi Network Connected from the list that pops up.



Step 2: In the next popup, you can see a list of available networks. Check the box next to the name of your trusted network, and hit OK. Now you’re back to the event screen. If things worked fine till here, great! You can skip to Step 4.

Step 3: If your network isn’t listed in the popup, it’s likely that your Wi-Fi is off or your network is not in range. You’ll need to take a slight detour here. Ensure that you’re within the range of the network, turn off Wi-Fi, and turn it back on.

Even though you didn’t select a network in the previous step, the Wi-Fi Network Connected condition still appears in the event creation screen, so you won’t be able to add it once again unless you remove it first. To do that, tap on Remove, select the Wi-Fi Network Connect condition, and it’s gone! Now back to Step 1. This time, you should be able to see your home network and select it in Step 2.



Step 4: Tap Add Action from the event creation screen. A list of potential actions pops up. Select Screen lock password. You’ll be prompted to enable Llama as a device administrator, so Okey Doke! it is. Activate Llama as a device administrator and follow the onscreen instructions, answering everything in the affirmative.llama-change-screen-lockWhen you’re asked to enter a password and confirm it, leave the password field blank both times, and hit Ok.


Hit the Back button on your device and you can see the event you just created.

Enabling Screen Lock On Wi-Fi Disconnect

This event is a sort of reversal of the previous one, and the process involved in setting it up pretty much the same as before, except for a few changes:

  1. Go through Steps 1 to 3, choosing Wi-Fi Network Disconnected instead of Wi-Fi Network Connected in Step 1.
  2. When you select Screen lock password in Step 4, you won’t have to go through the activation process again. You’ll be prompted to enter a PIN and confirm it. But this time, don’t leave it blank. Enter a nice and secure PIN. Note that if you have already set up a PIN using device settings, this new PIN will override the first.
  3. Add Screen lock as the second action, and then choose Enable screen lock.


Now your device is protected with a password unless you’re connected to the network you selected before. If you’d like to see both the new events in action, open the Events tab and observe how they’re alternately highlighted in green as you connect to and disconnect from your home Wi-Fi.


Llamas Are Like Camels, But Much More Awesome

Once you learn how to set up Llama to do your bidding, what’s to stop you from focusing on more important tasks like watching YouTube videos all day long?


On a serious note, the screen lock is is vital for the security of your Android device, but it does interrupt your workflow at the most inopportune times. With simple tweaks like the one described here, you can get rid of the lock on your Andorid device at least in locations you consider safe, such as your home. Enabling/disabling the screen lock function is one of the many automated tasks that Llama is capable of handling for you. Tasker is another app that handles automation based on location profiles, but I, for one, prefer its free and funny cousin, Llama.

Do you have a better setup for disabling screen lock? We’re all ears.

Image credits: A derivative of Captain, the Llama by ralphandjenny (used under CC)

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  1. Seth
    April 18, 2017 at 8:52 pm

    Llama apparently can't change the screen lock password under Android 7.0 (it worked under Android 6).

  2. Aviator
    August 5, 2016 at 11:36 am

    Works perfectly! Thank you, Akshata. You've saved me a lot of trouble.

    • Akshata Shanbhag
      August 13, 2016 at 7:31 am

      Glad to hear that!

  3. Steve
    July 4, 2016 at 10:08 pm

    I think there is a conflict with some Samsung software as I can't get lama to work properly on my S4. It worked fine on my Nexus 4.


  4. Anonymous
    June 28, 2015 at 11:07 am

    I followed the instructions, but I still cannot get it to work. I also find the program to be a bit complex for me. I understand it is an IF>THEN algorithm, but it won't unlock my phone upon connecting to my home WiFi. :(

    • Akshata Shanbhag
      June 30, 2015 at 1:29 pm

      Hi Ashraf,
      You could try Safe Areas [Broken Link Removed] or [Broken Link Removed] . Maybe you'll have better luck with those as some of the our other commenters have.

  5. Anonymous
    June 6, 2015 at 3:19 pm

    This simply did not work for me. I have tried both with the normal "Screen Lock" and the one that claims to be buggy.
    Z3 Compact Lollipop

    • Akshata Shanbhag
      June 8, 2015 at 1:52 pm

      Sorry to hear that, Kalle. Maybe you could give Tasker a try.

  6. Russ
    April 3, 2015 at 11:03 am

    Hi Akshata, I'm still struggling with this. I have tried deleting the event and recreating it but now I don't get asked about the PIN before "Enable Screen Lock". I have tried Llama settings to reset the PIN to blank and also to my original PIN but it still doesn't lock when I deactivate the wifi network I have chosen. Under the phone's security / device settings, it says that Llama administrator is active and allows Llama to change the screen-unlock password and to lock the screen. Thanks for your patience!

    • Akshata
      April 9, 2015 at 3:27 pm

      Hi Russ,
      Unfortunately I don't have any more answers for you right now. I suggest you post your question in MakeUseOf Answers, our Q & A forum.

  7. Russ
    March 30, 2015 at 2:27 pm

    Hi, this works for for disabling the password on my Samsung Galaxy S4 mini, but does not enable the password again once I disconnect from my "safe" network. There is no screen lock enabled and I have to manually set up another PIN. Any ideas what I might be doing wrong?

    • Akshata
      March 31, 2015 at 4:05 am

      Hi Russ,
      Have you selected the Enable Screen Lock option after setting the pin manually?

    • Russ
      March 31, 2015 at 9:29 am

      Hi Akshata, the Enable Screen Lock option is selected. When I disconnect from my safe network, the event is green and says "When your phone disconnects from (my network) - enable screen lock". But it isn't enabled and I have to go back into the phone settings (settings, my device, lock screen, screen security) and create a new PIN to lock the device. Cheers

    • Akshata
      March 31, 2015 at 9:44 am

      The PIN setting should be done through the Llama app when you're creating the event, *before* you select Enable Screen Lock. Any PIN you set through device settings will be overridden (which is where I'm assuming things are going wrong for you)

  8. Akshata
    January 3, 2015 at 6:25 am

    Ken, I haven't tested Snaplock. But I don't think it will work with Snaplock, because when you set up a Llama event forthe lock screen, it overrides existing lock screen setups.

  9. ken flah
    December 31, 2014 at 11:20 pm

    does it work with 'Snaplock' lockscreen??

  10. Ralph
    August 18, 2014 at 8:13 am

    Hi Akshata,

    Thanks for this tute. I'm wondering if there may be a simpler way to do it that doesn't require granting Llama device administrator status...

    I created an event whose action is to "Disable screen lock after unlock" when connected to home WiFi. I added an Advanced... Repeat event, and set the repeat interval to the minimum 1 minute.

    For the corresponding event I created one whose action is "Enable screen lock" when home WiFi Network Disconnected.

    For the most part this seems to work fine for me, and suits me better because it also allows me to continue to use my pattern unlock, rather than PIN, when I am away from home.

    The only problem I have found is that it isn't 100% foolproof - sometimes even when connected to home WiFi I still need to enter my pattern to unlock - but I am wondering if this might just be because Android sometimes kills the Llama service. I'm not sure how to diagnose if that's the issue. What are your thoughts on using this method anyway?

    • Akshata
      August 18, 2014 at 10:12 am

      Hi Ralph,

      As far as I know, this is one among the simpler solutions, but I do agree that it isn't 100% foolproof (mainly for features specifically listed as buggy within Llama). You can also try Skiplock (which Alex, one of our readers, suggested in the comments).

      I use a custom ROM called CyanogenMod, which allows you to activate different profiles (Work/Home, etc) with a single tap and without any extra app required. Setting up a modified ROM like this does take some time, but it is worth the effort because there are so many smart features built into them as defaults.

  11. WasMarek
    August 12, 2014 at 12:04 pm

    Hi Akshata,
    When I say “the second event (PIN as setup in the system)”, I mean a PIN that is specifically set up through Email.
    Your instruction before and after the note: "Note that if you have already set up a PIN using device settings, this new PIN will override the first." doesn't say:
    "use different PIN than already set up in device settings".
    Like I mentioned I setup different PIN for the second event later on and it replaced successfully the first one (set up by Email). So now to unlock the screen I have to write the PIN that was set up by Llama.
    If you doesn't have any suggestion after my above explanation I'll try to switch-off the administrative privileges for Email (but after that I'll loose my connection to co. mailbox and I'll have to set up it once again).

    • Akshata
      August 12, 2014 at 3:15 pm

      Since the new PIN set through Llama will override the one set through system settings, it doesn't matter if you use the same PIN or not.

      If you didn't encounter an error (from the Mail app) while setting up the first event (which requires the PIN field to be left blank), it's strange that an error shows up later. I would recommend trying something else (perhaps there's some setting in your mail app that you can modify) before switching off admin privileges for email so that you don't have to go through a tedious mail setup process again.

      I'm afraid that that is the only solution I have for you right now.

  12. WasMarek
    August 11, 2014 at 6:24 pm

    Hi Akshata,
    I'd successfully setup the first event (blank PIN) and the second event (PIN as setup in the system) in my mobile with Android v. 4.2.2.
    Now, when I connect to home Wi-Fi I always get the error message from Llama "Can't change lock screen password" (translated from Polish).
    When I disconnect Wi-Fi the second event works without any error (I test it by changing PIN from the previous to the new one in the action settings of this event).
    The problem could be that to the active administrators of my phone belongs Email and Llama (in this order). The Email as the administrator was setup by the policy rules of my corporate Mailbox on the Exchange server which I use to read my office emails at home. Also these rules forced me to setup the screen lock PIN (already changed by the second event). I can't deactivate administrative privileges of Email without loosing possibility to read emails from my co. mailbox.
    Probably those security rules don't let to change PIN to the blank one.
    Do you have any suggestions how solve that problem?

    • Akshata
      August 12, 2014 at 3:15 am

      Hi WasMarek,

      When you say "the second event (PIN as setup in the system)", I hope you mean a PIN that is specifically set up through Llama and not one that you have set up through Device Settings, because the former overrides the latter.

      Also, I'm not sure that the device administrators work on a priority basis as you have mentioned, because in the Settings they appear simply as list items that you can check or uncheck, in order of installation.

      How about disabling the Mail app as device admin, setting up the Llama events and passwords, and then re-enabling the Mail app to see which password finally works? Do keep all the passwords easy to remember till you have it all figured out.

  13. Spud
    July 24, 2014 at 2:31 am

    Thanks so much for the helpful write up. I enabled this on my wife's moto G. I really wish google would build this into the OS, like they already have the bluetooth unlock. That would probably be more reliable. I imagine this solution is 98% reliable but for security it should be part of the OS.

    • Akshata
      July 31, 2014 at 8:55 am

      Glad to help, Spud. This does seem worth having as a default feature, and it is one on modified OSes like Cyanogen Mod.

  14. yatin
    July 15, 2014 at 1:52 pm

    i can't use it....

  15. Shauna
    June 21, 2014 at 10:29 pm

    Safe Areas is a very simple free app that can also designate blue tooth connections as safe.

    • Akshata
      June 22, 2014 at 8:35 am

      You're right, Shauna. SafeAreas also does the trick. We have covered it before, but for those who want more advanced options, Llama seems the better choice.

  16. JP
    June 19, 2014 at 6:58 pm

    I recently applied an update for my Samsung Galaxy note and I've been using IIama for quite some time now and love it. Well today, I hit rock bottom. I use profiles and areas etc. to control my passwords. I'm very sure of my password and now that I've applied the android update my phone is locked and telling me I'm incorrectly putting in my pin. Any advice?

    • Akshata
      June 20, 2014 at 4:24 am

      Hi JP,

      Do you have a PIN set through device settings? That one would normally be overridden by the Llama PIN, and should stay that way even after the update, I think. But it might be worth trying out if nothing else works.

  17. WV
    June 6, 2014 at 3:18 pm

    Hi Akshata,

    It makes sense now why the second event is needed, thanks.

    But as for the PIN number, yes it keeps asking me for it, even when I'm connected to the Wifi network. So I enter the events into Llama, then lock the screen. I unlock the screen, and am prompted for my PIN. I enter it, the phone unlocks. At this point the event should kick in, right? Yet when I lock then unlock the phone again, it asks me for my PIN again. I've tried this multiple times in a row, and I've been connected to the Wifi the whole time.

    And as for the pattern, if I understand correctly, I can't use a pattern at all with these events, it's not possible to use a pattern and Llama unlocking together in any way? I have to set a PIN for these events to work, and even when I'm not at home, I can't use a pattern lock?

    • Akshata
      June 6, 2014 at 5:16 pm

      That shouldn't happen i.e. the PIN screen shouldn't come up unless you have disconnected manually (or the connection is automatically disconnected because you're out of range). Please read my second comment in reply to Jacki Richey above. This is the section that might fix your problem:

      1. Event: Use home wifi – After you left the password field blank the first time, did you tap on Cancel or Ok? Unless you press Ok, the old password (set through device settings) stays intact. I ‘m asking you this because I remember when I had first tried to set it up with a blank password, I tapped on Cancel and could not get it to work. So do ensure that you have pressed Ok after leaving the password field blank.

      I hope that solves your problem.

      As for the pattern lock, you can't use it through Llama as long as that event pair is active. That's because if you delete the second event, the screen remains unlocked. But if the second event is active, it still overrides any pattern lock you might have set.

  18. WV
    June 6, 2014 at 2:48 pm

    I don't get it, it doesn't seem to work. It's a great idea, so I followed all the instructions, but now whenever I unlock my phone, it wants me to enter the secure PIN I set up in Step 2 of the second event (I made sure to leave the password field blank the first time). If I have to enter this password again every time, I don't really see the point of the whole exercise. What am I doing wrong?

    Also, is the second event really necessary? If my device is locked, but I make an event to keep it unlocked only while I'm at home, surely it's locked again by default when I disconnect from the Wifi?

    I use a pattern normally, if that helps, but from what I understand of your other replies to comments, once the PIN is set up, and I enter the PIN to open the phone, it should just stay unlocked as long as I'm connected to Wifi, whether I have a pattern or not.

    • Akshata
      June 6, 2014 at 3:09 pm

      Hi WV,

      The first time you switch on your device from home, it will ask for the PIN since you are not connected to the home Wi-Fi yet. Once you enter the PIN and connect to your home network, that is when the Disable screen lock action takes place. From that point onward, the screen does not require a PIN as long as you're connected to the home network. If you disconnect from it for some reason, the next time you lock and unlock the screen, you will have to enter the PIN. Are you saying that it asks for a PIN even if you haven't disconnected from your home network?

      About the second event: The first event disables the lock on Wi-Fi connect, but doesn't automatically enable it on Wi-fi disconnect because Llama events work in pairs. You will need a second event to reverse the action.

      The PIN you set through Llama overrides the PIN/pattern you set up through device settings. Unless you disable or uninstall Llama, that pattern lock is as good as non-existent.

      Do let me know if I seem to have interpreted your questions incorrectly or if you need more clarification.

  19. Curtis
    May 20, 2014 at 4:56 pm

    Finally, a post that makes this understandable. Works great on my ATT S3 with the S3R Rom. Thanks a bunch!

    • Akshata
      May 21, 2014 at 10:29 am

      Good to hear it worked for you without a glitch. Thank you for reading, Curtis!

  20. HH
    April 12, 2014 at 8:56 pm

    At long last I found a free app that works for me. Instead of using my home wifi as a condition to unlock my screen, I use home location so that even when my wifi is off, the screen remains unlocked. Thanks for your article. I am going to Google Play to give it four stars.

    • Akshata
      April 14, 2014 at 10:48 am

      That's great, HH. Nice to hear that the method worked out well for you.

  21. Jacki Richey
    April 7, 2014 at 12:52 am

    1. I'd love to have Llama bypass my password, but it doesn't work. I followed your instructions until doing the second part, reenabling the screen password. It never asked me for a pin. I get an error message: failed to decrypt your screen lock password. Your instructions did not ask for the password, so how could Llama decrypt it? I read all the instructions on kebabapp.blogspot, but I couldn't find any way to fix the problem.

    2. If I can't get Llama to bypass my password, I would like to uninstall it. You told kojak that we have to disable Llama as a device administrator under settings before uninstalling. How do we disable Llama as a device administrator?

    Thanks for your help,

    • Akshata
      April 7, 2014 at 4:30 am

      Hi Jacki,

      1. I'm not sure I have understood your Llama problem right. But from what I have understood, here's an explanation that might help.

      Once you have entered the screen lock PIN and have connected to your home network, the next time you lock the screen and unlock it, there should be no password stopping you (but only as long as you're still connected to your home network).
      If you diconnect from your home network (or get disconnected from it for some reason), lock the screen and then try to unlock it, you'll have to enter the PIN i.e. the one you set using the instructions under the Enabling Screen Lock On Wi-Fi Disconnect section of this post. This worked fine for the first commenter, Leandro, who had previously been using the PIN set up using Device Settings instead of the one set up through Llama. Do let me know if this works for you.

      2. If you do decide to uninstall Llama, you can disable Llama as a device administrator from Settings > Security > Device Administrators and then uninstall Llama as you would any other app. If you're still unable to find the Device Administration section, do let me know the model and OS version of your device, so that I can help you find it.

    • Jacki Richey
      April 23, 2014 at 2:40 am

      Akshata, I am still not getting it. Every time I turn on my phone at home, I am asked for the screen password. I hope I can explain more clearly my problem.

      1. Event: Use home wifi. It does recognize my home wifi. However, when I turn off my phone and turn it on again, I have to enter the password (the one set up in Device Settings). Under Editing Event, the last item is Screen lock password. Password hidden. I tried to remove that, but it came back again the next time I turned on my phone and clicked on Use Home wifi. I know the instructions above said not to put in a password when it asked for one. The first time I set this up, I did not put in a password. Then because it was not working, I tried adding the password.

      Event: Leave home wifi. The instructions above say to add a password (the one "set up through Llama". I was never asked for a password when setting up this event. When I click on Editing, the last item is Toggle screen lock--Enable screen lock.

      2. I did find how to disable Llama as a device administrator, but I hope we can fix Llama so I can use it. I also want to set it up so I don't need to use a screen password at the school where I teach English. It takes too much time to enter the screen password when I want to look up the translation for a word.

      Thanks for your help,

    • Akshata
      April 23, 2014 at 1:23 pm

      1. Event: Use home wifi - After you left the password field blank the first time, did you tap on Cancel or Ok? Unless you press Ok, the old password (set through device settings) stays intact. I 'm asking you this because I remember when I had first tried to set it up with a blank password, I tapped on Cancel and could not get it to work. So do ensure that you have pressed Ok after leaving the password field blank.

      Event: Leave home wifi - Since the Editing event section shows only Toggle screen lock–Enable screen lock, I'm guessing that you might have skipped adding the first action required (i.e Screen Lock password) and that's why you were not asked for the password. Please check Step 2 from the following section: Enabling Screen Lock On Wi-Fi Disconnect.

      If you have gotten both of these right and are still facing the same issue, do let me know and we can try a different approach.

      2. Let's hope that you don't have to uninstall it. And you're welcome :)

    • lama
      September 26, 2016 at 6:51 am

      Same issue was here, but this has done the trick:
      When it asks you: "You should set Llama security password ..." press NO instead of YES, then it will ask "Enter screen lock password" which kept blank just confirm with "Ok" twice. This will change your lockscreen PIN to blank and you don't have to type it, just swipe screen for unlock. Hope it helps someone..

    • lama
      September 26, 2016 at 6:53 am

      Same issue was here, but this has done the trick:
      When it asks you: "You should set Llama security password ..." press NO instead of YES, then it will ask "Enter screen lock password" which kept blank just confirm with Ok twice. This will change your lockscreen PIN to blank and you don't have to type it, just swipe screen for unlock.

  22. kojak
    April 2, 2014 at 8:27 pm

    I really need to get my head examined. I read these thing and it sounds so simple and cool. Download the app, follow the instructions, and now my simple swipe to unlock has become a long password that shows up even when it was asked not to appear (when I am on my home network).
    How do I get rid of Llama and get back my simple swipe to unlock?

    • Akshata
      April 3, 2014 at 3:49 am

      Hi kojak,

      Too bad your Llama experience was less than great. To uninstall Llama, head to device Settings, disable Llama as a device administrator, and then uninstall Llama as you would any other app on Android.

  23. Happier
    March 19, 2014 at 4:53 pm

    Hello Akshata.
    Thank you, I had followed the steps above, but it worked only some of the time. Somehow, when I changed my password, the new password only worked for a short time, then it reverted back to my original one. Of course, I was not expecting it to continue to work once uninstalled; on the contrary, I expected the opposite. However, it seemed like it was running despite being uninstalled. In other words, It seemed like my phone was asking for a password because I wasn't on a trusted network. Follow?
    You helped me realize that Llama had changed my setting to ask for the password. I had tried to solve this by disabling the actions and editing the actions. I'm still not sure why that didn't stop the phone from asking for the password. However, now that all actions are disabled and I changed the setting, I'm good to go! I greatly appreciate your rapid response and assistance. Thank you!

    • Akshata
      March 20, 2014 at 2:10 am

      Ah, now I got what you referred to. Anyway, I'm glad you got it sorted out. You're welcome :)

  24. Not a llama fan.
    March 18, 2014 at 8:48 pm

    Despite disabling all the actions AND deactivating administrator rights AND uninstalling Llama, I have to always enter the original password to access my phone. How do I get rid of this stupid thing?

    • Akshata
      March 18, 2014 at 11:52 pm


      I'm sorry Llama did not work out for you. This post about installing Llama and setting up events was to help you bypass the password access to your phone when you're on a trusted network. I'm not really sure why you expect the same to happen after you have uninstalled Llama. Please clarify. I might have misunderstood you.

      In case you're talking of simply disabling the PIN-password based screen lock and going with the swipe function for unlock, you can do that through Settings > Security > Screen lock (the location of this setting might be different on your device).

  25. Aleks
    March 6, 2014 at 1:56 am

    I use SkipLock for this. It's very simple to use and works great! Not only does it work for wifi but also Bluetooth.

    • Akshata
      March 6, 2014 at 12:23 pm

      SkipLock looks interesting, Alexs. That's one more app for our readers to experiment with. But those looking for a completely free solution would probably want to stick with Llama. Thanks for the tip.

  26. Steve
    March 5, 2014 at 8:22 pm

    I use CyanogenMod and have the Profile tile in my "Quick Settings" Panel. I have a Home, Default, and Work profile setup where Default and Work turn on the pattern-lock screen and Home turns it off. To make sure I actually get the most out of these, each also set my ring and media volume, WiFi, Sync, Mobile Data, Airplane Mode, etc.

    • Akshata
      March 6, 2014 at 2:32 am

      Steve, that sounds like a great setup to have without having to install an app. Thanks for the tip.

  27. Leandro T
    March 5, 2014 at 5:46 pm

    Does it work only with PIN? I followed all the instructions, but I use a pattern. It's not working though... Are there different instructions then?

    • Akshata
      March 6, 2014 at 2:29 am

      Hi Leandro,

      Whichever lock you set through the device settings (PIN, pattern, password, etc.) it gets overridden by the PIN you have set through the Llama app (WiFi Network Disconnected + Screen Lock Password + Enable Screen Lock). When you're unlocking the phone, try using the PIN that you set up using Llama. That should work. Do let us know how it turns out.

    • Leandro T
      March 19, 2014 at 7:30 pm

      Hi! Now it worked!
      Thank you very much!

      Maybe you could post other 'recipes' we can create with llama!


    • Akshata
      March 20, 2014 at 2:06 am

      That's great, Leandro! You're welcome. I'll keep an eye out for other llama recipes that are worth a post :)