From pattern locks to the controversial face unlock, there are a number of different ways you can secure your Android phone's lockscreen. Some methods are clearly more secure than others, but it comes down to user preference at the end of the day. So, which lockscreen security type do you prefer and why?
Scroll Your Device by Tilting it with Tilt Scroll
Most Android devices are stuffed with quite a few sensors used to determine countless variables like temperature, acceleration, and so on. These values are used mostly by Google Play Services, but developers here on XDA also make a good use of them directly in some very interesting projects.
One of the sensors that is commonly used by devs is the accelerometer. It’s used to determine whether the device is accelerating, and if so, at what rate. XDA Forum Member mrYoussef135 found potential in this sensor and decided to use motion to control device scrolling.
Tilt Scroll allows you to scroll in many application by just tilting the device. The app allows you to scroll the content either horizontally and vertically by performing certain gestures. Scrolling can be activated by shaking up the device. This application works perfectly with the Gallery and Internet browsers like Chrome and many others.
Tilt Scroll has a few requirements to work properly. It will work only with rooted devices, and it obviously requires an accelerometer sensor and multitouch input. Luckily, the vast majority of devices meet these requirements without any problems.
You don’t have to moves like Jagger to control your device efficiently without touching the screen. Tilt Scroll will do this for you. The app can be found in the Tilt Scroll application thread, so go there and give it a try.
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