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  • Immediately?

    40 15.94%
  • After 1 min?

    30 11.95%
  • After 5 min?

    43 17.13%
  • After 15 min?

    16 6.37%
  • After 1 hour?

    14 5.58%
  • After 4 hours?

    2 0.80%
  • Never?

    97 38.65%
  • Hey, Apple, more options!?

    9 3.59%
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    Rene Ritchie's Avatar
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    Default Do You Passcode Lock Your iPhone?

    The endless battle between security and convenience
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    I don't. My iphone is always on me, I have NEVER lost a phone and don't plan to.
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    Default 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.
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    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.
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    i dnt keep any personal personal personal info in my iphone anyways. other than maybe the app store and buying stuff on that there isnt really anything that someone can do with the information in my phone. i hope lol.
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    I do, after 5 minutes. I figure that is long enough. If I am doing something and just put the phone down quickly, it won't lock. But if I have set it down for an extended period of time, it will.
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    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?
    I read the latest cell phone news at icellphonedeals.com and get a brand new phone for free at bestincellphones.com, where else can you find better deals?
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    My phones never leave my side... no need for a lock....
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    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 06:22 PM.
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    Most definetly
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    Mine does after 1 hour
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    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.
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    Company exchange policy mandates no longer than 1 hour before it locks. I don't mind it though, as my phone has been known to slip out of my pocket and take a cab ride without me...
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    Quote Originally Posted by jamesus View Post
    Company exchange policy mandates no longer than 1 hour before it locks. I don't mind it though, as my phone has been known to slip out of my pocket and take a cab ride without me...
    Ouch, that would be a nightmare.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bad Ash View Post
    Ouch, that would be a nightmare.
    I'm already accustomed to it as it was the same on my WinMo phone. Oh well...such is life!
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    I keep mine locked because sometimes at work I leave it at my desk on accident when I step out for a few minutes. I try to keep my phone on me at all times as well, but sometimes I forget
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    Quote Originally Posted by tuna View Post
    I keep mine locked because sometimes at work I leave it at my desk on accident when I step out for a few minutes. I try to keep my phone on me at all times as well, but sometimes I forget
    I am with you on that one, only at home though so far. If you have people around they can get nosey!
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    Quote Originally Posted by 3guser View Post
    I am with you on that one, only at home though so far. If you have people around they can get nosey!
    Especially when you have a really cool gadget!!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by avt View Post
    I don't. My iphone is always on me, I have NEVER lost a phone and don't plan to.
    +1. Consultant's commandments when traveling:

    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 06:23 PM.
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    Quote Originally Posted by volsfan0911 View Post
    +1. Consultant's commandments when traveling:

    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.
    As a fellow consultant, I agree, and would add:

    4) Thy iPhone/iPod shall always be charged on Sunday evening and Thursday morning.
    5) Thou shalt add new podcast/albums/videos on Sunday to thy library and sync.
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    Quote Originally Posted by jamesus View Post
    4) Thy iPhone/iPod shall always be charged on Sunday evening and Thursday morning.
    I would say more like "Thy iPhone shall always be charged everyday at lunch and at night."
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    Quote Originally Posted by tuna View Post
    I would say more like "Thy iPhone shall always be charged everyday at lunch and at night."
    Ture, although for a consultant that is flyinh out Monday morning and flying back Thursday afternoon, #4 applies directly to them!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rene Ritchie View Post
    The endless battle between security and convenience
    I do not passcode lock my phone. But thats my philosophy in general

    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.
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    Certainly I do passcode. It gives me a protection of my secret data and gives me the assurity that no one else can view it without my permission .
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    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?
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