View Poll Results: Do you Passcode Lock Your iPhone?

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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%
  1. Rene Ritchie's Avatar
    The endless battle between security and convenience
    10-08-2008 01:21 PM
  2. avt123's Avatar
    I don't. My iphone is always on me, I have NEVER lost a phone and don't plan to.
    10-08-2008 02:47 PM
  3. ihateallex's Avatar
    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 03:12 PM
  4. Mike Overbo's Avatar
    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.
    10-08-2008 06:51 PM
  5. patrickbballer's Avatar
    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.
    10-08-2008 11:12 PM
  6. cjvitek's Avatar
    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.
    10-09-2008 09:02 AM
  7. mikecc's Avatar
    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 01:12 PM
  8. Jeremy's Avatar
    My phones never leave my side... no need for a lock....
    10-09-2008 09:30 PM
  9. Tunnelrunner's Avatar
    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.
    10-10-2008 06:20 PM
  10. BreakingKayfabe's Avatar
    Most definetly
    10-11-2008 02:44 PM
  11. rpalumbo#IM's Avatar
    Mine does after 1 hour
    10-11-2008 05:26 PM
  12. kraig's Avatar
    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.
    10-11-2008 05:39 PM
  13. jamesus's Avatar
    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...
    10-14-2008 03:42 PM
  14. Jeremy's Avatar
    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.
    10-14-2008 04:24 PM
  15. jamesus's Avatar
    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!
    10-15-2008 10:47 AM
  16. tuna's Avatar
    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
    10-15-2008 12:21 PM
  17. BB-fan's Avatar
    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!
    10-15-2008 06:41 PM
  18. jamesus's Avatar
    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!!!
    10-15-2008 07:14 PM
  19. volsfan0911's Avatar
    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.
    10-21-2008 06:20 PM
  20. jamesus's Avatar
    +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.
    10-22-2008 08:23 AM
  21. tuna's Avatar
    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."
    10-22-2008 10:15 AM
  22. jamesus's Avatar
    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!
    10-22-2008 11:28 AM
  23. avatar test's Avatar
    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.
    10-26-2008 07:06 AM
  24. rafayj's Avatar
    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 .
    10-26-2008 10:07 AM
  25. hermdog's Avatar
    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?
    10-26-2008 10:40 AM
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