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#1 User is offline   Ken Gracey 

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Posted 27 March 2012 - 07:20 AM

I was listening to a radio show this morning, discussing iPhones, and the question came up do you or don't you have a password lock on your phone...

Well from the calls that came in I would say 99.99% of people DONT !

After the presenter went on to discuss how much vital data people keep on there phones, including apps like internet banking, and bill paying apps, plus email details, photos of family members, etc etc etc.

I think the number went more like 99.9% put a password on there phone, and a 1 or 2 still thought their phone would never be lost or stolen.

So my question IS, do you YOU have a password on your phone? to be honest i didn't until this morning, but i do NOW
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Posted 27 March 2012 - 07:44 AM

Absolutely I do, I have a password manager on my phone and the iPads, and even that has a two levels of password access on-top of the device locks.

Paranoid, not really, but if I loose one one of my devices they don't have a chance in hell to get my data.

I have set it up after a certain amount of failed attempts it will wipe the device clean.
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Posted 27 March 2012 - 08:22 AM

I don't have a password on my iPhone.

I know it's risky, but I find it painful having to unlock it every time I want to use it.

Edit: I just had a look in settings and you can specify when you want your iPhone to prompt you for a password. Eg. Immediately, in 1 minute etc..

I tested the 1 minute setting and after that minute it never prompted me, am I missing something here??
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Posted 27 March 2012 - 10:03 AM

Absolutely. I don't run any device without one...
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Posted 27 March 2012 - 11:28 AM

I put one on it when I go away, but just at home and around town I don't bother.
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Posted 27 March 2012 - 01:03 PM

Password protected all devices....


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Posted 27 March 2012 - 01:16 PM

I don't, because I hate having to unlock all the time. But I feel guilty about it!

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Posted 27 March 2012 - 04:23 PM

I recently put a passcode on my iPhone my husband & kids know it but I haven't given it to anyone else.
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Posted 27 March 2012 - 05:16 PM

I poped one on mine today, and if you have an iPhone 4s, it's not much of an issue, as you just activate Siri in the normal way, and the phone still stays locked, which is pretty handy.
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Posted 27 March 2012 - 06:16 PM

I have a 4s & since the last update, on the bottom right next to the bar to slide open there is a little camera icon. So I can take photos without having to unlock the phone using the code. I think I can view those photos too without unlocking the phone.
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Posted 27 March 2012 - 06:19 PM

O I haven't tried that yet, I must test that out in a minute, that's a handy tip Ellis.
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Posted 27 March 2012 - 06:38 PM

Me too I find it just a pain.....But do not have all info on the phone.OOOPS! got a Nokia.

View PostDave Bullard, on 27 March 2012 - 01:16 PM, said:


I don't, because I hate having to unlock all the time. But I feel guilty about it!

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Posted 28 March 2012 - 07:05 AM

I don't lock phone or ipad.

All my phone accounts are unlimited or pre-paid so my call losses are minimal.

I don't bank or have any secure data on the phone, except for personal contacts which could pretty much be found in a phone book.

My iPhone is a...... telephone (remember them?)

OK, it's also a language dictionary and a mapping system and a few other things, but for banking and stuff that involves storing passwords etc, it's the laptop.

I'm a dinosaur!

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Posted 28 March 2012 - 08:04 AM

Absolutely I do! Too much data accessible. I have passwords for some of my apps too.
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Posted 28 March 2012 - 10:03 AM

How do you set passcodes for apps?
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Posted 28 March 2012 - 10:51 PM

Sure do, I use a sequence that is easy to tap almost without looking. Then another and more complex one for 1Password.
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