Saturday , 23 May 2015

Unlock Android Phones Without Power Button

How to unlock Android Mobiles without using Power button? Are you fed up with using power button again and again for unlocking your mobile? We will show the solution for this so that the power button of your mobile need not be used for unlocking.

Also Read -> List of Android Phones with Jelly Bean Operating System

Unlock Android Mobile without Power button

Most of the android mobiles like Sony Xperia, Samsung Galaxy, HTC have to be unlocked using the default power button. Many android mobile users complaint that:

They feel very uncomfortable to use the power button frequently and its time consuming.

They are afraid the power button may not work because of frequent usage.

It is difficult to use the power button because it is very small and hard to press in some android mobiles like in Xperia.

So to answer all these complaints it is better to use few android apps that serve this purpose of unlocking the phone using either proximity Sensor technology or Gravity sensors.

I recently came across a beautiful android app “Auto Screen On“. It serves the exact purpose that we are discussing about.

Requires Android 2.3.3 and up. It is tested in Ice cream Sandwich and works without any issues. Yet to be tested in Jelly Bean.

Auto screen On‘ android app can be downloaded from Google Play. It is a free app and easy to install. Size of the app is also very small.. just 65k.

Also Read –> Android Tips and Tweaks

Features of Auto Screen On:
Turn screen on by using Gravity sensor
Turn screen on by using touch proximity sensor for the devices with cover
Turn screen on by using touch proximity sensor twice for the devices without cover
Pause function by notification/shortcut/widget
Battery save facility for this app

You can change the settings to either G-sensor or Proximity sensor. If you use G-sensors then you can unlock the phone by turning the device horizontally. If proximity sensor is enabled then just keep your palm near the phone (no need even to touch the phone… just approach) and the mobile will wakeup by itself.

This app can be kept in the startup devices so that in case you restart the mobile this app starts automatically with the settings already saved.

Reliability of this app is 90 to 95% and I prefer to use Proximity sensors which have long life and no need to even touch the mobile. 4 stars for this app.

You can post your queries on this in the comment section. Any other related and reliable free android apps to unlock android mobiles without using power button, do let us know.


  1. nice app. but it sometimes not working, i dont know why it may be due to juicedefender or sensor stop working i have checked in history it shows that service recreated if is there any solution for it please tell me!

  2. I am using android sandwich and i will the steps on it.

  3. Thank you for this tip. My mom just got a new Android phone and she’s still studying on how to use it.

  4. app works great on galaxy note2…no need to push power button again and again…i just wonder does it badly affect lifetime of proximity sensors?
    thanks for sharing this app. info with us.

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