BlackBerry Forums Support Community               

Closed Thread
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
Old 08-15-2010, 05:52 PM   #1 (permalink)
dz8
Knows Where the Search Button Is
 
Join Date: Apr 2009
Model: 9800
PIN: N/A
Carrier: AT&T
Posts: 34
Post Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Default Pesky Lock Button

Please Login to Remove!

Alright as most of the reviewers have noted, that Lock button is getting REALLY annoying. You honestly cannot put this phone in your pocket and have it not unlock itself.

I hope a patch to BB6 puts in a slide to unlock feature because without it, that Lock button is a true disaster in usability. Their QA must have only tested it with a holster.. you know the holster they did not include with the phone.
Offline  
Old 08-15-2010, 07:10 PM   #2 (permalink)
Appleinator
 
Dubdub's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2005
Location: New Hampshire
Model: App5
OS: AJBR549
PIN: Ask
Carrier: ATT & Verizon
Posts: 20,036
Post Thanks: 54
Thanked 782 Times in 742 Posts
Default

BTW, no holster is/was an AT&T decision, not RIM.
__________________
-->>BB FAQ

-->>Stinsonddog's Tip Site!

-->>Twitter


If someone helps, tell them by clicking the Thanks button.!!
Offline  
Old 08-15-2010, 11:23 PM   #3 (permalink)
Talking BlackBerry Encyclopedia
 
Join Date: Dec 2005
Model: 9800
Carrier: ATT
Posts: 234
Post Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by dz8 View Post
Alright as most of the reviewers have noted, that Lock button is getting REALLY annoying. You honestly cannot put this phone in your pocket and have it not unlock itself.

I hope a patch to BB6 puts in a slide to unlock feature because without it, that Lock button is a true disaster in usability. Their QA must have only tested it with a holster.. you know the holster they did not include with the phone.
Great idea of having a slide lock...
Offline  
Old 08-15-2010, 11:27 PM   #4 (permalink)
Tom
Admin & Founder
 
Join Date: Aug 2004
Location: Kitchener-Waterloo, On, Canada
Model: 9800
OS: 3.1415926
PIN: UnDisclosed
Carrier: Rogers
Posts: 5,268
Post Thanks: 6
Thanked 105 Times in 25 Posts
Default

I don't think they would do a slide lock, it's to iPhone, and they are trying to stay away from that.

I just use a password lock and it solves the problem with the lock button.
__________________

Tom Glogowski Owner and Administrator
BlackBerryFAQ.com | BlackBerryForums.com | BlackBerryClub.com
Offline  
Old 08-15-2010, 11:39 PM   #5 (permalink)
dz8
Knows Where the Search Button Is
 
Join Date: Apr 2009
Model: 9800
PIN: N/A
Carrier: AT&T
Posts: 34
Post Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Default

Password lock works too ;) but then you have to shortcut the Password Lock or use the one programmable physical button we have. You can't tie it to the regular Lock button or maybe I haven't figured out how that's done?
Offline  
Old 08-16-2010, 12:39 AM   #6 (permalink)
Tom
Admin & Founder
 
Join Date: Aug 2004
Location: Kitchener-Waterloo, On, Canada
Model: 9800
OS: 3.1415926
PIN: UnDisclosed
Carrier: Rogers
Posts: 5,268
Post Thanks: 6
Thanked 105 Times in 25 Posts
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by dz8 View Post
Password lock works too ;) but then you have to shortcut the Password Lock or use the one programmable physical button we have. You can't tie it to the regular Lock button or maybe I haven't figured out how that's done?
No.. you can't tie it. It seems password lock only works based off of its timer, and not the lock button (Or by pressing and holding A like with OS 5)

This is definitely a bug that needs to be fixed in a future release. Annoying.
__________________

Tom Glogowski Owner and Administrator
BlackBerryFAQ.com | BlackBerryForums.com | BlackBerryClub.com
Offline  
Old 08-16-2010, 12:49 AM   #7 (permalink)
Talking BlackBerry Encyclopedia
 
Join Date: Dec 2005
Model: 9800
Carrier: ATT
Posts: 234
Post Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Default

FYI, the K key on the keyboard locks it, like on the older OSs. Yeah.
Posted via BlackBerryForums.com Mobile
Offline  
Old 08-16-2010, 09:56 AM   #8 (permalink)
New Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2005
Model: 8820
Carrier: AT&T
Posts: 7
Post Thanks: 0
Thanked 1 Time in 1 Post
Default

not on my Torch it doesn't. "K" doesn't lock it. Be great if the convenience key was maybe just a little more convenient, and let you assign the password lock to that. the top screen lock is useless.
Offline  
Old 08-16-2010, 10:02 AM   #9 (permalink)
Talking BlackBerry Encyclopedia
 
Join Date: Dec 2005
Model: 9800
Carrier: ATT
Posts: 234
Post Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by forefun View Post
not on my Torch it doesn't. "K" doesn't lock it. Be great if the convenience key was maybe just a little more convenient, and let you assign the password lock to that. the top screen lock is useless.
It does. Just make sure the option "Launch by Type" is set to "Application Shortcuts" and not "Universal Search".
Offline  
Old 08-16-2010, 11:37 AM   #10 (permalink)
Talking BlackBerry Encyclopedia
 
palomartian's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2009
Model: 9800
PIN: ched off BBM, gained 3MB
Carrier: att
Posts: 271
Post Thanks: 9
Thanked 7 Times in 6 Posts
Default

Layer tape over the button until it's desensitized enough to be useful.
__________________
"You. My room. 10:30 tonight. You. 10:45... And bring a friend."
Offline  
Old 08-16-2010, 12:48 PM   #11 (permalink)
Tom
Admin & Founder
 
Join Date: Aug 2004
Location: Kitchener-Waterloo, On, Canada
Model: 9800
OS: 3.1415926
PIN: UnDisclosed
Carrier: Rogers
Posts: 5,268
Post Thanks: 6
Thanked 105 Times in 25 Posts
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by rdef View Post
FYI, the K key on the keyboard locks it, like on the older OSs. Yeah.
Posted via BlackBerryForums.com Mobile
Mine does not do this either.
__________________

Tom Glogowski Owner and Administrator
BlackBerryFAQ.com | BlackBerryForums.com | BlackBerryClub.com
Offline  
Old 08-16-2010, 02:22 PM   #12 (permalink)
CrackBerry Addict
 
Join Date: Dec 2008
Location: Airport lounges and starbuxxx
Model: 9900
OS: 7.0.0.296
Carrier: Vodafone Business
Posts: 573
Post Thanks: 1
Thanked 5 Times in 4 Posts
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Dubdub View Post
BTW, no holster is/was an AT&T decision, not RIM.

Any reference on that for confirmation? I can understand AT&T being directly involved in any feature rollout decision that directly involves the network and the infrastructure (eg voip), but a case?!

"Hi Apple, we're ATT, you can't have VOIP over our network" makes sense.
"Hi Apple, we're ATT, you can't offer a pair of headphones or a charger or a case over our network" sounds ridiculous to me.

Please explain, thx.
Offline  
Old 08-20-2010, 11:14 PM   #13 (permalink)
Talking BlackBerry Encyclopedia
 
Join Date: Dec 2005
Model: 9800
Carrier: ATT
Posts: 234
Post Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Default

Just installed PatternLock Lite. It's free and completely solves this problem.
Posted via BlackBerryForums.com Mobile
Offline  
Old 08-21-2010, 12:51 AM   #14 (permalink)
Thumbs Must Hurt
 
Join Date: Jun 2007
Model: 9800
PIN: N/A
Carrier: AT&T
Posts: 91
Post Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Default

rdef, Great Fix! Thanks!
Offline  
Old 08-21-2010, 02:34 PM   #15 (permalink)
Thumbs Must Hurt
 
Join Date: Oct 2006
Location: NYC
Model: 9800
Carrier: AT&T
Posts: 82
Post Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Default

Excellent recommendation - after trying the lite version I went with the full version. Thanks.

Quote:
Originally Posted by rdef View Post
Just installed PatternLock Lite. It's free and completely solves this problem.
Posted via BlackBerryForums.com Mobile
Offline  
Old 08-22-2010, 01:32 AM   #16 (permalink)
Talking BlackBerry Encyclopedia
 
palomartian's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2009
Model: 9800
PIN: ched off BBM, gained 3MB
Carrier: att
Posts: 271
Post Thanks: 9
Thanked 7 Times in 6 Posts
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by the-economist View Post
Any reference on that for confirmation? I can understand AT&T being directly involved in any feature rollout decision that directly involves the network and the infrastructure (eg voip), but a case?!

"Hi Apple, we're ATT, you can't have VOIP over our network" makes sense.
"Hi Apple, we're ATT, you can't offer a pair of headphones or a charger or a case over our network" sounds ridiculous to me.

Please explain, thx.
ATT buys phones and related bits from RIM. ATT sells phones and related bits to consumers. What ATT buys and what ATT sells is up to ATT, not RIM. Does that help?
__________________
"You. My room. 10:30 tonight. You. 10:45... And bring a friend."
Offline  
Old 08-25-2010, 11:10 AM   #17 (permalink)
New Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2010
Model: 9800
PIN: N/A
Carrier: att
Posts: 1
Post Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Default

Its annoying, so annoying that I think I am going to return the phone before the 30 day trial is up. Even if I use the PW lock, its locks yes but hitting that button in my pocket it keeps beeping at me, VERY ANNOYING. Also, being a leftie when I go to take a picture the way I hold the phone I hit that damn lock button and lock the phone accidentally losing the now gone picture I was trying to get. WHATS WITH THAT BUTTON
Offline  
Old 08-25-2010, 06:24 PM   #18 (permalink)
Thumbs Must Hurt
 
islandguy's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2007
Model: 9800
OS: 6.0.0.546
PIN: N/A
Carrier: AT&T
Posts: 73
Post Thanks: 1
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Default

I just got an Otterbox case which solved this problem for me. (great case btw but I wish it had the textured feel of the original Torch battery cover)
Offline  
Old 08-29-2010, 10:50 AM   #19 (permalink)
BlackBerry Master
 
MrKyoo's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2005
Location: Los Angeles
Model: 4s
OS: iOS
PIN: 79B32491
Carrier: AT&T
Posts: 4,546
Post Thanks: 1
Thanked 4 Times in 3 Posts
Default

Another vote for PatternLock. You can even "Assign to hardware lock key."
__________________
http://twitter.com/mrkyoo
Offline  
Old 10-06-2010, 06:34 AM   #20 (permalink)
New Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2010
Model: torch
PIN: N/A
Carrier: Vodafone UK
Posts: 9
Post Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Default patternLock lite

Got to say, I was 1 day away from returning this phone, but patternlock lite makes the phone useable on an everyday basis. I tried the password protect but that's a pain, the phone doesnt ship with a holster in the UK ( never used the holster on my curve) but I can not for the life of me work out why the designers of this phone would install such a crappy lock button..
Offline  
Closed Thread


Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

vB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On





Copyright 2004-2014 BlackBerryForums.com.
The names RIM and BlackBerry are registered Trademarks of BlackBerry Inc.