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. avt123's Avatar
    Any thing else that would be prudent?
    Stop off at an ATM, then go buy another iPhone.
    10-26-2008 10:58 AM
  2. BB-fan's Avatar
    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.
    And your still alive? Have not been robbed? Have not got sick? Been stalked? Well then you must be one lucky SOB.
    10-27-2008 06:22 PM
  3. dromero#IM's Avatar
    i only have the passcode on while at work. anywhere else its off.
    10-30-2008 01:08 PM
  4. anon(153966)'s Avatar
    Whether you're a heavy iPhone user or not, do you have a passcode on your iPhone?

    Sometimes I feel that I'm using it so much, I spend more time entering a passcode to get into it...

    What say you?
    08-07-2009 01:46 PM
  5. lionheartednyhc's Avatar
    No. Its just a pain. I don' really have anything important on it worth stealing, and if I did (and it was stolen) I would just remote wipe it.
    08-07-2009 02:05 PM
  6. flyingember's Avatar
    if you're in an exchange environment it's a requirement to be able to wipe it.

    for me, it's a basic security feature. someone can't steal the phone and use it without taking the time to wipe it.
    08-07-2009 02:06 PM
  7. big9erfan's Avatar
    I don't have enough secure conscious items on my phone to warrant a password. Oh no, they see texts between my girlfriend and I. If I lose my phone I change my mail password and the mail client is no long valid. That's the only info on my phone that MIGHT contain the slightest bit of confidential data.
    08-07-2009 02:19 PM
  8. anon(153966)'s Avatar
    Good point! And, I guess in my case, since I use nuevasync if I changed the password on my account, that would cause my Mail, Calendar and Contacts to not work!


    I don't have enough secure conscious items on my phone to warrant a password. Oh no, they see texts between my girlfriend and I. If I lose my phone I change my mail password and the mail client is no long valid. That's the only info on my phone that MIGHT contain the slightest bit of confidential data.
    08-07-2009 02:26 PM
  9. big9erfan's Avatar
    Centralized data is good....sometimes. LOL
    08-07-2009 02:30 PM
  10. Ipheuria's Avatar
    No passcode here either like others have said I don't have any sensitive data that would be a big deal if the phone was stolen. I tried a passcode on an old phone awhile ago and boy was it a pain. The new OS update is supposed to disable a theif from just wiping the phone if there is a passcode so after that I may put the passcode on.
    08-07-2009 02:44 PM
  11. anon(153966)'s Avatar
    Well, what generated this question was I was watching a Larry Greenberg review\video today, and noticed that he didn't have a password/passcode set.

    I know he probably doesn't have one, since he'd have to cover his screen for each video he started, etc, etc...

    But then it dawned on my how often I pick up my iPhone to use it, and thus have to enter the code. Sometimes I pick it up, use it, and within 1-2 minutes I've got it in my hand using it again...

    Thus my initial question...
    08-07-2009 02:49 PM
  12. Shangraham's Avatar
    I use the passcode lock but it's set to 5 minutes.
    08-07-2009 07:52 PM
  13. btown11's Avatar
    the iPhone contains everything for me. personal email, bank/atm information, passwords to everything, client contact numbers, and a ton of texts i don't need my friends prying in. passcode lock is a no-brainer for me. waaaaay too much info.
    08-07-2009 09:53 PM
  14. traylorc's Avatar
    I don't. My iphone is always on me, I have NEVER lost a phone and don't plan to.
    That makes sense....because anyone who actually has lost a phone must have planned on losing it.
    08-07-2009 10:24 PM
  15. zhelf's Avatar
    never lost a phone anywhere then in my own home lol and never leave it anywhere it could be stolen. i use it too often the passcode would be too inconvenient although i might invest in a mobile me account for that remote wipe just incase
    08-07-2009 11:04 PM
  16. rknowlt's Avatar
    I'm not worried about my phone being stolen, but I do enjoy the comfort of knowing that nobody can pick up my phone and go through it. I'm fairly young (19) so it's pretty common for my friends to pick up my phone, but only a very select few pick it up for more than a second since the passcode shuts most of them down in a hurry. A few of my friends have also become quite addicted to a few of the games on my phone, so the passcode keeps them from picking up my phone and playing when I don't want them to be.
    08-08-2009 02:25 AM
  17. Txdogs's Avatar
    I never used to. But with phones being stolen or lost and with valuable personal information on my phone, I started passcode locking it a few months ago and it does not bother me at all.
    08-08-2009 08:30 AM
  18. chobbs1's Avatar
    I most definitely use the passcode lock. If the phone were stolen it may afford me more time to activate the find my phone feature and either locate it or wipe it. I know I know. Theif can just turn the phone off. Bit I am gambling on the fact that the theif is not so clever. If the would be theif were clever he/she wouldn't be stealing in the first place.
    Last edited by chobbs1; 08-08-2009 at 10:35 AM.
    08-08-2009 10:24 AM
  19. sting7k's Avatar
    Nope, there is only one person that ever uses my phone; ME. My friends are actual friends won't steal my phone, if I am out it is either in my pocket or in my hand; never set it down.
    Last edited by sting7k; 08-08-2009 at 10:41 AM.
    08-08-2009 10:39 AM
  20. lonbeehold's Avatar
    I passcoded before 3.0 to prevent text message contents popping thru when I was in an app...that's really the only time anyone else (eg kids playing a game) has my phone.
    08-08-2009 01:03 PM
  21. rgar3388's Avatar
    I only passcode lock it when I'm in unfamiliar places or situations (traveling away from home or out of the country, late night with friends). And I usually forget to even then. So I have to say I almost never do. I'm good about taking care of my iphone.
    08-08-2009 04:28 PM
  22. rijc99's Avatar
    I passlock my phone at 5 minutes. Just like I lock my house and car.

    If the phone is not locked, when someone finds it remote wipe could be useless. The first thing the thief is going to do is turn on airplane mode.
    08-08-2009 07:32 PM
  23. mth785's Avatar
    No need for me, my iPhone is either on my hip or in my hand.
    08-08-2009 07:57 PM
  24. djbbox's Avatar
    Yes, I do all the time. Just because I have all my email accounts, bookmarks for websites that have my password stored in them, personal calendar, an a whole lot of other personal data; my device is part of my life, I think if lost my device, the person would learn a lot about me in seconds. also I know ppl that uses their iPhone as a diary; I don't but ppl do.
    08-09-2009 12:46 AM
  25. jhamilton3's Avatar
    My phones never leave my side... no need for a lock....
    Ha.. I'm the same way. Always by me no matter day or night.
    08-09-2009 12:56 AM
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