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I am using Android L on Lenovo phone. Mostly I don't hand out my phone to anybody or keep it unattended. So, I prefer not to bother myself with a lock (password or pin) and just keep swipe lock screen. But while many a times when I have to keep my phone away from my attention, I want to put lock password over it. For this I have to go to the settings and change it and change it back when I am done. Is there a way to keep two different lock screen setting(say swipe and pass) on two different triggers (say power button and option on long press power button menu)?

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  • Raw idea: Smart lock. If you have e.g. any Bluetooth device, you can tell your Android device it's "safe" as long as it can see it (so: no lock), but "not safe" otherwise (lock). To have your device locked, you'd simply have to shutdown or disconnect the BT device. Works natively with Android 5+ – and for earlier versions, there might be fitting apps. Would that match your needs?
    – Izzy
    Jun 9, 2016 at 16:14
  • @Izzy It does help. I ended up using a combination of location and Bluetooth based smart lock. There was a face lock as well, which could work as well, whose accuracy I didn't yet checked. Thanks. Jun 16, 2016 at 5:28
  • Thanks for the feedback, trevis! Mind to make your solution an answer (and "accept" that 2 days later)? That way it becomes clear also from lists that your issue was solved, which again might help others in a similar situation. Thanks in advance!
    – Izzy
    Jun 16, 2016 at 6:32
  • Although I believe, you should get the credit. I would accept your answer, as my approach was nothing but driven by your response. Sorry for not responding in time, wasn't available at all. Jun 16, 2016 at 6:45
  • As you wish – so I expanded my comment to a full-fledged answer, including hints for "lower Android versions" not yet equipped with the "smart lock" feature natively. Enjoy!
    – Izzy
    Jun 16, 2016 at 8:56

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You could use Android's Smart Lock feature for this, see e.g.:

If you have e.g. any Bluetooth device, you can tell your Android device it's "safe" as long as it can see it (so: no lock), but "not safe" otherwise (device gets locked). To have your device locked, you'd simply have to shutdown or disconnect the BT device (or have it out-of-reach; for Bluetooth-devices usually being away 10m is enough – even less with walls in between).

Smart Lock works natively with Android 5+ – and for earlier versions, there are fitting apps (e.g. Zwype Lock Screen, SkipLock, or using one of the more generic automation solutions to build your own: I e.g. use tasker with the Secure Settings plugin for this).

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