The most advanced technology innovation to happen in recent times has been the touchscreen we see today in most of the devices we interact with. Now, speaking of touchscreen, we all know that Apple, the company behind the iPhone was the one who launched the first device in the world with a capacitive touchscreen way back in 2007. Back then, navigating the user interface on a phone just by touching the software was out of the world. However, fast forward to ten years, that is today, touchscreens are the only way to interact with our gadgets. Moreover, today touchscreens have become cheaper to manufacture or produce. As a result, today, they are available in most or a wide range of electronic gadgets. Keeping touchscreens in mind, I would like to show you all an app called Blocky. Blocky allows you to disable or lock the touchscreen of your device from unauthorized use or accidental touches or presses.
The app I mentioned above would come in handy when you would like to hand over your device to your kids. Checkout the screenshots below to know more.
Blocky: Touchscreen Blocker
The first screen when you launch the app. To lock the touchscreen, pull down the notification bar and then tap on the Blocky notification.
The Blocky icon appears at the left of the screen to show that it is enabled. Moreover, the Blocky icon dims in few seconds.
To unlock the touchscreen, double tap the dim Blocky icon. You also have the option to configure the number of taps that is required to release the lock, in settings. Tap the power icon located at the top right-hand side to turn off Blocky notification. Also, tap the gear icon next to the power icon to access the settings.
Here, you are provided with options to configure the number of taps required to unlock the locked touchscreen. Moreover, you also have the option to disable the lock automatically upon receiving a call.
Let’s take a look at the app in action.
Tap the Blocky notification in the notification bar to lock the touchscreen. This works anywhere in any app.
The Blocky icon appears at the left. The icon dims after a few seconds.
Tap the Blocky icon two times to unlock the touchscreen. By default only two taps are required. You can change this in the settings.
So here you go folks on my review of an app called Blocky that would come in handy when you hand over your device to kids. Useful when your kids are watching cartoon and at the same time they don’t press or tap the screen accidentally and mess up your device.
Feel free to chime in the comments and let me know your take on and experience with this simple and neat little app. Download via the Google Play Store link given below.