View Poll Results: Do you Passcode Lock Your iPhone?
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After 1 min?
After 5 min?
After 15 min?
After 1 hour?
After 4 hours?
Hey, Apple, more options!?
- 10-08-2008, 03:47 PM #2
- 10-08-2008, 04:12 PM #3iPhone Newbie
- 22 Posts
I will when I hear about a friend's getting stolen
I don't right now. I have never lost a phone or gotten it stolen. With an iPhone, I'm reaching for it like every 3 minutes anyway.
But when I hear that my friend's had his stolen (hopefully it's not the other way around with one my friends), I might consider password protecting it.
It's an inconvenience that isn't necessary.
- 10-08-2008, 07:51 PM #4
i'm a big fan of locking, since I like making notes to myself on the thing. that, and i prefer to have a password on my email one way or another.
- 10-09-2008, 12:12 AM #5
- 10-09-2008, 10:02 AM #6
- 10-09-2008, 02:12 PM #7
I don't. Too many passwords to memorize. What if you forget the password, do you have to restore the phone and lose all the contacts/data you entered?
- 10-09-2008, 10:30 PM #8
- 10-10-2008, 07:20 PM #9
Definitely passcode-lock. I did this with my old Treo as well. Even though my iPhone never leaves my side, you can never be too sure about thieves and hackers...maybe in 2.2, there'll be an auto self-destruct?
Last edited by Tunnelrunner; 10-10-2008 at 07:22 PM.
- 10-11-2008, 03:44 PM #10
- 10-11-2008, 06:26 PM #11
- 10-11-2008, 06:39 PM #12iPhone Nanite
- 1 Posts
Mine does immediately and always will. I hate people going through my stuff and only give the code to my close friends. One nice feature would be the ability to have any length passcode. My old passcode on my Nokia used to be 11 digits. But yeah, I have always had some security on my phones.
- 10-14-2008, 04:42 PM #13
- 10-14-2008, 05:24 PM #14
- 10-15-2008, 11:47 AM #15
- 10-15-2008, 01:21 PM #16
- 10-15-2008, 07:41 PM #17
- 10-15-2008, 08:14 PM #18
- 10-21-2008, 07:20 PM #19
1) Thou shalt have thy cell phone with thee 24/7/365
2) Thou shalt check thy pockets after TSA to ensureth thou hast retrived thy cell phone and wallet (the most important contents being DL and corporate AmEx card).
3) Anything else I can live without or replace via begging, borrowing or buying. Laptop data is encrypted on the machine and backed up daily online. But as long as I have my iPhone, a photo ID and plastic, I'm good to go.
Last edited by volsfan0911; 10-21-2008 at 07:23 PM.
- 10-22-2008, 09:23 AM #20
- 10-22-2008, 11:15 AM #21
- 10-22-2008, 12:28 PM #22
- 10-26-2008, 08:06 AM #23
I also do not:
1) Lock my doors.
2) Look around before using the ATM.
3) Cook my steak all the way.
4) Wash my hands 30 times a day.
5) Or avoid dark alleys.
Life is not enjoyable if you are always freaking out about everything! Relax,,,,,, have some undercooked chicken in a John boat 30 miles from shore 20 minutes before sunset and Quit checking the locks on your front door 10 times before bed and leave your iphone to fend for itself.
- 10-26-2008, 11:07 AM #24
- 10-26-2008, 11:40 AM #25
So in the unfortunate event that you are separated from your iPhone by either loosing or stolen, What steps should be taken after the fact to protect your data if no lock code is in place? I can think of 3:
1. If you have Exchange account have Admin perform a Remote Wipe (not sure if this wipes exchange data only or the whole phone)
2. Change you Gmail or mail password. Also passwords in other apps like Pageonce.
3. Call AT&T an report the phone lost or stolen.
Any thing else that would be prudent?