disable "slide to unlock" but keep passcode lock?

Discussion in 'iOS 5 and earlier' started by macaroni steve, Oct 13, 2011.

  1. macaroni steve macrumors newbie

    May 18, 2008
    Aren't these two features redundant? I have tried setting Autolock to "Never" but then the phone never turns off. I want it to simply lock with passcode after a short time. I shouldn't have to swipe to unlock and then enter a passcode - the swipe is an extra unnecessary step isn't it? Afterall, what are the chances that I will butt dial my passcode?

    Am I thinking about this wrongly?
  2. Acronym macrumors 68000

    Apr 26, 2008
    how would you bring up the passcode screen? wouldn't it conflict with the notifcaions on the screen? I think they have the "Slide to unlock" so that the passcode is not always intruding on the rest of the screen.

    my 13.47$
  3. macaroni steve thread starter macrumors newbie

    May 18, 2008
    I'm not sure if that's the reason. The passcode entry box could be anywhere. Am I the only one annoyed by this extra step? Seems totally redundant.
  4. French macrumors regular

    Jan 13, 2011
    No you aren't, but there is no way to get rid of it without jailbreaking. At least not that I know of. I hate it, too.
  5. frydaddy macrumors newbie

    Jun 15, 2011
    Just don't leave your phone somewhere or have it stolen. Very easy to gain access if all they have to do is swipe the screen to use it, look at stuff.
  6. Chozo macrumors member

    Jun 23, 2008
    The swipe is put in there to prevent bad things from happening. Same idea to swipe to power off.

    Do you remember the times when people accidentally called you because something brushed up against their pants pocket?

    Just how would you bring up the passcode screen anyway? If it's always up, then again bad things can happen. If you wanted to bring it up by simply tapping a specific section of your screen, bad things might still happen.

    When I say bad things, I'm referring to unwanted actions.
    Basically, it's all a way to make sure you aren't calling other people when you don't mean to, as well as unknowingly entering the wrong passcode which can lead to a device wipe (if you set it), etc.

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