Any chance Apple will let people disable the lock screen?

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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.
 

Gathomblipoob

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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.
I'd say the chances are just about zero.
 

T5BRICK

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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.
Use TouchID. Or jailbreak.
 

T5BRICK

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

sunking101

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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.
 

cambookpro

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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.
 

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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.
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.
 

ZombiePete

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

sunking101

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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.
 

BeeGood

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... who said it was a deal breaker?
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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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.
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.
 

JayLenochiniMac

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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.
 

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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.
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.
 

cambookpro

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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.
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.
 

sunking101

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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.
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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