Ability to unlock Apps for security purposes

Discussion in 'iOS 5 and earlier' started by hasanahmad, May 4, 2012.

  1. hasanahmad macrumors 65816

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    Apple needs to ability to lock out Apps in the same framing as locking your phone.


    Too many times we see people not locking their phones but if your phone is locked there is always teh 10-30 second window of it being unlocked and picked up. There should be ability to apply a secondary unlock/per app

    e.g. When you open up a social network app such as Facebook or Twitter there should be an option for the user especially when travelling or in a public environment to unlock before you POST anything and/or view anything.

    Same rule could be applied to sending / viewing email or viewing pictures.

    There a couple of Apps which require you to enter your 'Password' but a standard systemwide lock key which can be utilised for all apps as an option will be greatly appreciated
     
  2. miles01110 macrumors Core

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    Not necessary. Just lock the phone by pressing the display power button. Zero second delay.
     
  3. hasanahmad thread starter macrumors 65816

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    a colleague or 'friend' asks you if they can borrow your phone to check something on the browser. You don't want him to check your email/pics/fb/twitter inadvertently or intently. then what?
     
  4. chenks macrumors 6502a

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    don't give your friend the phone if you can't trust them to not snoop.
     
  5. hasanahmad thread starter macrumors 65816

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    thats hindsight. it can happen to anyone thru anyone
     
  6. miles01110 macrumors Core

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    Politely decline? If your phone and the contents that can be accessed from your phone are private to the point where "friends" aren't privy to it, reconsider allowing your phone to access that information in the first place.

    Maybe I'm just being too logical about this. It's happened before.
     
  7. Hyper-X macrumors 6502a

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    Nope. There has to be a penalty for those who continue to be irresponsible and stupid.
     
  8. Jessica Lares macrumors G3

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    Yeah, honestly, I wouldn't let ANYONE touch my phone to just use the browser. They can buy their own damn smartphone for that. Make a phone call because their phone died, sure, otherwise no.

    And honestly, why are people so paranoid at what their friends are seeing on their phone, especially on Facebook and Twitter, when they can use any device to load said Facebook and Twitter page on their own device? Most normal people have no desire to go through Facebook Messages and Twitter DMs.
     
  9. dukebound85 macrumors P6

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    What's wrong with wanting the option?

    Or are those against the notion waiting to be on board only when apple implements a solution and then praise the idea?
     
  10. miles01110 macrumors Core

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    If you've perceived a need for this, buy a jailbreakable phone and use any of the existing solutions to do it.
     
  11. AndyK macrumors 65816

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    I would never let anyone use my phone unless it was to make a 999 (911) call, which they can do from the lock screen, since I have a pin on the phone to unlock it.
     
  12. anyjungleinguy macrumors regular

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    Ha, what a condescending reply. Not considering some people's specific needs and a "one size fits all" mentality suggests your logic is quite lacking.

    On topic though, it's like you said - developers can add this into their programs if they see it sufficient. As for the native apps (Messages and Photos specifically), it wouldn't be hard for Apple to add this feature. All it needs is a slight extension of the restrictions system that's already in place.
     
  13. Daveoc64 macrumors 601

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    I do think there's a problem with mobile devices (not just iOS devices) in that people want to be able to let people see things (e.g. a photo or a game), but they don't want them to be able to see everything on their device.

    It would be incredibly difficult to solve that though.
     

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