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#237962 26-Jun-2018 22:25
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Stock 8.1.0. When in locked state I can swipe down and access WiFi and mobile data settings.

How to prevent that when locked?

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  #2044784 27-Jun-2018 14:13
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I think you can pull down the menu and toggle on/off but for the action to take effect you need to unlock the screen.


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  #2044787 27-Jun-2018 14:25
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I'm not seeing that option. What does it look like?

 
 
 
 


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  #2044814 27-Jun-2018 15:04
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gzt: I'm not seeing that option. What does it look like?

 

It's not an option they are saying the change will not take effect until the handset is unlocked

 

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  #2044894 27-Jun-2018 17:28
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Interesting one. With the locked swipe down, I can toggle wifi, data & Bluetooth, but not access the settings. (8.1 on OnePlus 5)

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  #2045064 27-Jun-2018 22:27
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Agree. All toggles can be used and are effective immediately. It's not a great thing. I can trigger BT device switch. I assume the same for wifi. Can view WiFi and BT.

I could configure it to remove all toggles from that area + inconvenience. That leaves only brightness.

Must be missing something here..

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  #2045073 27-Jun-2018 22:50
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Hm.

 

Suppose this is a good reason i only allow wifi as an option there.

 

 

 

Testing with my V20,swiping down asks for pin to apply change, using second screen it does it freely though..





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  #2045092 27-Jun-2018 22:58
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Interesting. On Samsung devices (S8 and S9 at least) trying to toggle Wifi, location, data or Bluetooth from the secured lockscreen will prompt for the device to be unlocked.


 
 
 
 


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  #2045293 28-Jun-2018 11:00
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gzt: Stock 8.1.0. When in locked state I can swipe down and access WiFi and mobile data settings.

How to prevent that when locked?

 

Any particular reason why?


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  #2045471 28-Jun-2018 13:08
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Imo locked phone should be a locked phone.

It's nice to have these features when unlocked.

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  #2045570 28-Jun-2018 15:06
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You can just toggle on/off Wifi or Bluetooth. If you toggle on it will connect only to saved WLAN/BT device. If you try to connect new WLAN or pair with new BT device it requires unlock first. Toggling on/off mobile data always ask for unlock.


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  #2045644 28-Jun-2018 16:48
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Must be an 8.1 thing. No trouble with toggling mobile data on S7 Edge with 8.0. Actually most settings are useable while locked.




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  #2045648 28-Jun-2018 16:52
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8.1.0 can toggle aeroplane mode. Same as mobile data off.

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  #2045649 28-Jun-2018 16:53
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bradstewart:

Interesting. On Samsung devices (S8 and S9 at least) trying to toggle Wifi, location, data or Bluetooth from the secured lockscreen will prompt for the device to be unlocked.


Win for Samsung.

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  #2046115 29-Jun-2018 16:48
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This seems to be around for a while. Just checked one of my old phone running LineageOS (Android 7.1.2 on the Galaxy S3 - that Samsung said was never able to run anything past 4.3 - huh!), and the actions are very similar.

 

On my phones at least, it is toggle actions only that are allowed. Any long presses to get at further details/screens and you are presented with the lock screen. The one exception is Location, were it cannot even be toggled without the lockscreen being triggered.

 

Seems secure enough to me, although I tend to agree with @gzt, locked should be locked.


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  #2046169 29-Jun-2018 18:55
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I'm a new lock user. Current phone is too big to casually pocket It surprised me these features were available locked.

An attacker could increase brightness, blind me, and drain my battery. ; ). With finger unlock, voice unlock, and BT unlock, access to these functions is easy when I need it. It bothers me that I need to remove useful things to secure the lock screen.

I expected an easy toggle to switch this entire tray off for the lock screen. Any different in android p version betas?

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