Do you have a PASSCODE?

EarthNeutron

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I do but I wish I didn't cause it just causes me trouble. From errors while syncing with iTunes to wasting time unlocking it.
 

kingdLo

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I don't, but I also know where my phone is at all times. If I'm out somewhere and I think I could be at risk of losing it i'll put one on and turn on find my iphone just in case.
 

Givmeabrek

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I don't, but I also know where my phone is at all times. If I'm out somewhere and I think I could be at risk of losing it i'll put one on and turn on find my iphone just in case.
That's pretty silly. :confused:

What if you don't think you are at risk and you lose it? :eek:
 

sweetbrat

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Absolutely. There's way too much important information on my phone to not have one. I'm curious, how does having a passcode turned on cause problems when you're syncing your phone?
 

edk99

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ALWAYS have a passcode on my phone. I accidentally left my phone on top of my car when I got gas and it fell off when I left the gas station. I did not realize I lost it till 1/2 hr later when I needed to use it. Ended up using a friends phone to call my phone and someone answered it and was kind enough to return it to me. Luckily I got it back but knowing that I had a passcode on it makes it well worth the 2 seconds it takes to unlock it.
 

EarthNeutron

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Absolutely. There's way too much important information on my phone to not have one. I'm curious, how does having a passcode turned on cause problems when you're syncing your phone?
Well I always get an error that iTunes lost connection to my iPhone, when it's syncing and locked. So I have to unlock it/disable the passcode to sync it wirelessly
 

Phil A.

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I do, but have it to lock after 5 minutes so I don't have to be constantly entering it
 

cambookpro

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I do, but have it to lock after 5 minutes so I don't have to be constantly entering it
Same. 5 minutes is the sweet spot.
 

GoCubsGo

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It causes me trouble to lose a device that has a lot of personal info on it. At least a passcode will delay getting into it hopefully long enough for me to do a remote data wipe.
 

cynics

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I have mine lock in 15 minutes. My thought is by the time I lose it or it's stolen 15 minutes will have elapsed. And it doesn't bug me when I'm using it.
 

maflynn

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Yep, I have one, and I'm also forced to have one. My company requires the use if I want to access the exchange servers for my work email.
 

scaredpoet

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Well I always get an error that iTunes lost connection to my iPhone, when it's syncing and locked. So I have to unlock it/disable the passcode to sync it wirelessly
I have a passcode and have never had to unlock it for it to sync with iTunes.
 

Zxxv

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Only when I leave the house. Set to one minute though instant is safer as if someone gets it they can just keep playing with it if within the minute.
wish it would auto lock when I leave the house, and stay unlocked when I return home and unlock it. ie be able to set up safe areas using the gps or even better wifi routers.
 

kingdLo

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Cause you know, people plan on losing their phone or know when they are going to lose it ;).
It's really simple if you think about it. I don't go anywhere without 3 things; my car keys, my wallet, and my phone. 90% of the time if i'm out the phone is in my pocket.
 

rwilliams

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Yep, I have one, and I'm also forced to have one. My company requires the use if I want to access the exchange servers for my work email.
Same here. We use Google Apps for Education for our work email, and we're forced to have a passcode longer than the standard 4-digit code in order for the mail client to connect to Google's servers. But even before that rule went into effect, I had a 4-digit code, because I keep too much information on this thing for just anyone to have access to.
 

AustinIllini

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Yep, I have one, and I'm also forced to have one. My company requires the use if I want to access the exchange servers for my work email.
Same here. I don't necessarily like it, but I'm getting over it.

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It's really simple if you think about it. I don't go anywhere without 3 things; my car keys, my wallet, and my phone. 90% of the time if i'm out the phone is in my pocket.
what about that other 10%?! :)
 

MrKennedy

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I don't have one set. It's beyond annoying having to type those 4 digits every time I want to use my iPhone.

I get that I'm taking the risk of having my personal data compromised if my phone is stolen, but I've always been very good about keeping my personal effects close by.
 

nutmac

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I use it for 2 reasons:
  1. My company's Exchange server forces 1-hour (or less) passcode.
  2. Find My Friends. Without passcode, Find My Friends app requires iCloud password entry after short period of inactivity. Not so with passcode.
My only quibble with passcode is slide to unlock. If you have a passcode set and your device is in a lockdown, it shouldn't require slide to unlock gesture.
 
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