Review: Pocket Lock


Are you getting tired of pulling the slider on the side of your Symbian phone? Are you locking and unlocking so often that your thumb is getting sore? Well, you should seek medical attention! After you've done that, you also need to check out Pocket Lock from SBSH, available from the Ovi Store. This is a free application, which uses the phone's proximity sensor to detect when it has been put in, or taken out, of a pocket or bag. Read on for our special video review.

Author: SBSH

Version Reviewed: 1.02

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This is one of those applications which you can't really appreciate without actually seeing it in action. Therefore, I decided a video review was in order, rather than just writing about it.

The introductory screen of Pocket Lock

The introductory screen of Pocket Lock

As you'll see from the screen shot below, the only setting in Pocket Lock controls whether it is launched when the phone boots up. Nice and simple.

The solitary 'advanced' setting found in Pocket Lock

The solitary setting found in Pocket Lock

Without further ado, here's the video review:

Further to the demonstration in the video, Pocket Lock even reacts properly when the phone is picked up from a surface. If the phone has been put down and has automatically locked itself due to inactivity, Pocket Lock will unlock the screen as soon as you pick up the phone. This is an impressive added feature that seemingly makes your device that bit much smarter in how it serves you. However, it doesn't work if you have manually locked the phone, so you need to leave it to control the screen itself.

Given the price tag of 'free', I fully recommend this application.


David Gilson for All About Symbian, 17th March 2011.

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