Auto lock longer than 5 mins?

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by Board Room, Aug 12, 2010.

  1. Board Room macrumors newbie

    Jul 24, 2010

    I recently got my ip4 and loving most of it but...

    Is there any way to get a longer auto lock than 5 mins?

    I'd prefer 10, 15, 30 mins.

    I use a 6 character alphanumeric passcode which is a real pain to have to keep putting in so often.

    Dont want to set it it to never in case I forget to lock it then lose it!

    Too much confidential info on it to risk leaving it unprotected.:eek:

    Thanks for reading and thanks for any info.


    B R
  2. Simbazz macrumors regular

    Jun 11, 2010
    Lancashire, England
    There should be, I keep mine at 4hrs inside the house and 10 minutes outside the house.

    If its not there, reset the phone, should open up the options I believe I've read somewhere.
  3. boze1 macrumors newbie

    Jun 28, 2010
    you can set it require a passcode differently to the autolock.

    mine is set to autolock after 1 minute but only request passcode after 15minutes.

    settings-->Passcode Lock-->Require Passcode
  4. Board Room thread starter macrumors newbie

    Jul 24, 2010
    Hi Guys

    Thanks for replying.

    I found that I dont have any options to change the duration for the passcode request. All it offers is "immediately". :(


    B R
  5. mrochester macrumors 68000

    Feb 8, 2009
    IIRC using mail for exchange forces password lock to be on immediately. I think anyway!
  6. vbtwo31984 macrumors regular

    Jun 20, 2010
    If you use Exchange, they can set a policy that phones have to auto-lock after a certain amount of time and that they require you to enter a passcode every time. The phone must follow the policy to be compatible with the protocol.

    If you have Gmail over Exchange, then it's set in there that auto-lock is after 1 minute and passcode is required right away. People have complained to Google and they said they'll look into it, but that was a while ago.

    The only way to get around it is to remove all Exchange accounts or ask your work IT to change their Exchange policies (good luck with that!).

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