View Poll Results: Do you Passcode Lock Your iPhone?

Voters
251. You may not vote on this poll
  • 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. BLu's Avatar
    Lock after 5 mins for me. If I'm in the middle of a text/IM conversation it's nice not have have to enter the code each time, but also I don't like to leave baby too long insecure!
    08-25-2009 04:05 PM
  2. CarlyLyon's Avatar
    ive lost it a bunch of times and passcode lock is AWESOME
    08-25-2009 04:06 PM
  3. whmurray's Avatar
    i have it ON every 4 hours...just in case
    Too big a window. If your phone is unlocked when someone finds it, they can simply turn the lock off all together.
    08-25-2009 04:45 PM
  4. whmurray's Avatar
    ...........I DO want Apple to implement something to where people can not just switch the find my iPhone feature off.

    That should require a passcode for sure. Preferably longer than 4 numbers.
    One cannot know whether four digits is long enough without knowing how many trials are allowed. I allow ten trials but have never needed more than three myself. Four digits, ten thousand options, and ten trials, means that a finder has a one in a thousand chance of guessing the passcode. By reducing the number of trials to two, I reduce his odds to one in five thousand.

    Note that even if one were to lock oneself out all together, the penalty is to reset to factory settings and restore from iTunes. The finder can reset to factory settings, and then what?
    08-25-2009 04:55 PM
  5. chobbs1's Avatar
    There are ways around it but you also ne to have the code to access the passcode settings
    08-25-2009 05:46 PM
  6. Enforcer25's Avatar
    I agree with other posts, I have never lost a phone and it is always with me.
    09-06-2009 06:20 PM
  7. mth785's Avatar
    Because of this thread I decided to passcode my phone. I thought that it would annoy me but it doesn't.
    09-07-2009 11:39 AM
  8. whmurray's Avatar
    Because of this thread I decided to passcode my phone. I thought that it would annoy me but it doesn't.
    My experience too.
    09-07-2009 12:18 PM
  9. Maggard's Avatar
    Yeah. Never did it with my old Curve 8310, but definitely going to do it with the iPhone.
    09-09-2009 02:52 AM
  10. Pr3mier's Avatar
    no lock for me. i always have my phone nearby.
    09-17-2009 11:54 AM
  11. jglowe74's Avatar
    I do. My 2 year old son has figured out the slide to unlock feature. Guess I shouldn't have let him play Flick Bowling. :/ And he's managed to send a tweet/FB update using qtweeter. Now I'm set to lock after 5 minutes. Takes an extra 2 seconds and keeps his ninja fingers at bay.
    09-17-2009 12:16 PM
  12. whmurray's Avatar
    I do. My 2 year old son has figured out the slide to unlock feature. Guess I shouldn't have let him play Flick Bowling. :/ And he's managed to send a tweet/FB update using qtweeter. Now I'm set to lock after 5 minutes. Takes an extra 2 seconds and keeps his ninja fingers at bay.
    Buy him his own iPod Touch.
    http://forum.theiphoneblog.com/iphon...ht=touch+child
    Last edited by whmurray; 09-17-2009 at 12:49 PM.
    09-17-2009 12:46 PM
  13. DanCle's Avatar
    I have my phone setup to lock after 1 minute. I feel secure doing that, but it is kinda tedious to constantly type my code in. I may set it up to lock after 5 minutes.
    09-21-2009 07:12 PM
  14. PirateNinja's Avatar
    usually when i travel i always have it locked. but its true that it does get tedious at times
    09-21-2009 10:49 PM
  15. li2327's Avatar
    I don't lock mind even though it's a good idea to lock it.
    09-22-2009 12:01 AM
  16. alermo's Avatar
    I don't. My iPhone is alwais with me, I don't see any reasons to leave it somewhere, besides, what if I forget the password. you know, sometimes it happens.
    09-24-2009 02:05 AM
  17. mtheartist's Avatar
    The very first thing I did when I purchased mine was set up a password just because a close friend of mine had done the same. After a while it got annoying, especially when it locks and I'm using it in my car and I want to play a different song. Once, I was out having a drink and I was going to show a girl I was dating a picture and entered the password in front of her and she said " I saw your password." After that I just stopped using it. Always in my pocket anyway.
    09-24-2009 01:17 PM
  18. whmurray's Avatar
    I don't. My iPhone is alwais with me, I don't see any reasons to leave it somewhere, besides, what if I forget the password. you know, sometimes it happens.
    Not knowing it is a problem for anyone else but not a problem for you. First, you are not likely to forget an important four digit number. One does not forget one's new phone number.

    However, if you should forget the number, connect to iTunes, restore to factory settings, and then restore from backup.
    09-24-2009 03:35 PM
  19. Hack-My-i's Avatar
    i lock mines every 4 hours. it works out great because it only locks when my iphone is NOT in use for 4 hours straight...the only time i really have to unlock it is when i go to sleep and wake up(if i sleep for more then 4 hrs lol) cause i am constantly on this phone
    09-24-2009 08:06 PM
  20. ccryder's Avatar
    Flyingember:
    Pls tell me about the passcode lock requirements of Exchange Server.

    Thx
    Neil S.
    11-04-2009 09:17 PM
  21. bergman's Avatar
    I don't lock, but I'd consider locking if I traveling outside the US or to an area where theft might be more common. My phone stays on me all the time outside my home or private office.
    11-05-2009 08:11 AM
  22. Stephxieh's Avatar
    If i was going to be somewhere with a higher chance of it getting stolen or around some really nosey people i probably would lock it.

    otherwise i wont.
    11-06-2009 03:56 AM
  23. applejosh's Avatar
    I normally don't lock mine, but as the previous poster suggested, if I know I'm going to be some place a little suspect, I will put on a passcode. Otherwise, it rarely is more than an arm's length away.
    11-06-2009 04:51 PM
  24. iKittee's Avatar
    I don't currently have it locked however I'm finding that as I put and more info on it, I'm probably going to move to that direction.

    If I'm traveling however, it gets locked in case of being left/lost.
    11-08-2009 01:59 PM
  25. Eileen89's Avatar
    I use a passcode. Set to immediately and wipe after 10 tries.
    09-14-2011 10:03 PM
133 ... 23456
LINK TO POST COPIED TO CLIPBOARD