Any chance Apple will let people disable the lock screen?

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by iPhone7ate9, Jun 27, 2014.

  1. iPhone7ate9 macrumors 6502a

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    I know it's a long shot but I'm planning to go for an iPhone 6 and what I'll miss from my Galaxy S4 is not having to have a lock screen, I just press the home button and the screen turns on and I'm at my home screen.
     
  2. Gathomblipoob macrumors 68040

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    I'd say the chances are just about zero.
     
  3. T5BRICK macrumors 604

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    Use TouchID. Or jailbreak.
     
  4. Enabledobject macrumors 6502

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    Yep, Touch ID. Put your finger on the home button and, presto!
     
  5. iPhone7ate9 thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    I haven't liked it so far to be honest, seems to not read my fingerprint very well.
     
  6. T5BRICK macrumors 604

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    Seems to take about half a second for mine to unlock. It does better with my right thumb than my left.

    Have you tried to setup TouchID again and re-scanned your fingerprint?
     
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    Changes are as good as them giving us a notification LED.

    Just will not happen.
     
  8. sunking101 macrumors 603

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    It does seem daft to have a lock screen if you disable passcodes and Touch ID. With Android, if you don't use a passcode the lock screen disappears, which it should as it's redundant.
     
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    Definitely not happening, maybe there was a chance before they introduced touchID but definitely not now
     
  11. cambookpro macrumors 603

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    The lock screen serves to make sure your phone doesn't go dialling people in your pocket, or opening a video that drains your battery etc.

    It definitely serves a purpose.
     
  12. iPhone7ate9 thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    This is not an issue. My current phone never pocket dials. It would require a home button press and like 3 menus to call someone. It's never happened.
     
  13. ZombiePete macrumors 68020

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    Scan your thumb as multiple fingers; makes a big difference. I have the first two fingers as my right thumb, the second two as my left, and the last as my right index finger. I forget my phone even has security enabled it's so smooth and fast.
     
  14. BeeGood macrumors 65816

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    Might just want to keep your S4
     
  15. iPhone7ate9 thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Not really
     
  16. BeeGood macrumors 65816

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    ?

    If having a lockscreen is a deal breaker, why would you get one? There is probably zero chance you will have an option to turn it off.
     
  17. iPhone7ate9 thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    ... who said it was a deal breaker?
     
  18. sunking101 macrumors 603

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    Surely we can slate various parts of iOS and Apple hardware without necessarily wanting to jump ship. Apple get quite a few things wrong in my opinion, but the overall product is still a viable one.
     
  19. ZombiePete macrumors 68020

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    C'mon, dude; he asked a harmless question. Considering it's a guy who's potentially thinking about switching from Android to iOS, let's try to be helpful instead of combative.
     
  20. BeeGood macrumors 65816

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    It's at least the second thread that you've brought the lock screen up in. It sounds like it will be a problem for you.

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    Sorry if I came off that way, I was only suggesting that he keep what he has since it sounds like the iphone won't work for him. The S4 isn't a bad phone.
     
  21. JayLenochiniMac macrumors G5

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    I don't know much about it, but there's a jailbreak tweak called SkipLock that allows you to bypass the lock screen. Might be a possibility once someone jailbreaks iOS 8.
     
  22. iPhone7ate9 thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    I don't think it's a bad phone by design by samsung quality sucks. The battery life is abysmal too.

    I still never said it was a deal breaker.
     
  23. sunking101 macrumors 603

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    How many hours screen time do you get, on average, from a full charge?
     
  24. cambookpro macrumors 603

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    My friend had an Android phone with the lock screen disabled and he managed to pocket call 999. I'm not saying it's hugely likely, but I think it's such a small inconvenience to deal with compared to what could happen if you were unlucky enough for that to happen.
     
  25. sunking101 macrumors 603

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    A case would prevent that. Anyway, the option to remove it would be nice. It's great with Android phones to have a factory case, where a magnet opens the home page when you flip the lid. Straight in with no messing.
     

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