Do You Have A Passcode Lock?

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by ONIKAMARAJ, Sep 12, 2014.

  1. ONIKAMARAJ macrumors member

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    Do You Have A Passcode Lock On Your Phone? Because I don't, and everyone tells me I need to, but I don't care, I'm not going to do it. But I'm just wondering Do You Have A Passcode Lock on your phone?
     
  2. 12vElectronics macrumors 68040

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    No I do not. I'm on my phone alot throughout the day and it would bug the crap out of me if I had to enter a passcode everytime.
     
  3. legioxi macrumors 6502a

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    Yes, I use a 16-32 char password, even before TouchID came out. Phone is set to never sleep and only lock after 5min of having display off (now it is instant with TouchID). Was quite happy when TouchID was released though.
     
  4. ONIKAMARAJ thread starter macrumors member

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    How do you have the time to type all of that?
     
  5. haticK macrumors 6502a

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    Never have but I plan on using Touch ID since it will be much easier than typing something.
     
  6. tigerfan41 macrumors regular

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    Better typing in a passcode than having someone pick up your phone and being able to see all your photos, messages, personal info etc. Also, it makes it harder for someone to steal your phone and then reset it to resell it.
     
  7. cammyg123 macrumors regular

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    Yes, I use a passcode

    I use the classic 4-digit passcode. Takes a few seconds to unlock, and keeps the unwanted people out. Works perfectly for me. But nobody should say you "need a passcode" but I surely would use one.
     
  8. macblitz macrumors member

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    Yes, required by my company since i put work email on it.
     
  9. yanki01 macrumors 68040

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    I leave my iPhone a lot unattended at work so I have one on mine. I have the 5 right now so the Touch ID will be a plus for me on the iPhone 6.
     
  10. iphone X macrumors regular

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    +1 i been using a passcode on my iphone since the 3GS :)
     
  11. SoloStyle macrumors regular

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    My passcode is 12 digits long, and yes it's a PITA to enter it in every single time I access my phone, but unfortunately there's someone in my household that insists on spying and searching my phone at any available chance, so a long passcode is necessary.

    I can't wait to get my iPhone 6 Plus so I can finally utilize Touch ID!
     
  12. Creep89 macrumors 6502

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    Basic 4 digit code, and erase after 10 failed attempts. ;)
     
  13. bransoj macrumors 6502a

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    Never did as I couldn't be bothered typing it all the time. Now have a four digit pin that's asked for every hour.
     
  14. legioxi macrumors 6502a

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    I don't type it anymore, TouchID. However when I did have to type it, like I said before, the phone did not lock for 5min after the screen was off and the screen was set to never automatically turn off. Most of the time, the phone display was on. I did not have to type it often.
     
  15. I7guy macrumors G5

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    I have an easy to remember hard to hack passcode of 10 characters. With one cap, one punctuation and one number.
     
  16. Primus84 macrumors 6502

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    Having a passcode is essential in case the phone is lost.
     
  17. ucfgrad93 macrumors P6

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  18. Surf Monkey macrumors 68030

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  19. tbobmccoy macrumors 6502a

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    Just never sleep, because they might use your finger when you're asleep to unlock your phone /paranoid

    I always use a sentence for my passphrase. It helps a lot for remembering it. I'll use Touch ID to shorten all that down, happily.
     
  20. dazlicous macrumors 6502a

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    I did on my 5 and iPad but it's jailbroken with cleverpin so passcode doesn't activate when on my home wi-fi
     
  21. eoblaed macrumors 68000

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    Always. 6-8 character passcode.

    One of the reasons I was sooooo happy when TouchID came out. Also makes my phone worthless to any thieves.
     

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