All iPads Do you have a password on your iPad?

Do you have a password on your iPad?

  • Yes I type it in every time.

    Votes: 29 24.2%
  • Yes it's on 1 minute delay

    Votes: 5 4.2%
  • Yes it's on 5 minute delay

    Votes: 17 14.2%
  • Yes it's on 15 minute delay

    Votes: 11 9.2%
  • Yes it's on 1 hour delay

    Votes: 8 6.7%
  • Yes it's on 4 hour delay

    Votes: 4 3.3%
  • No password

    Votes: 46 38.3%

  • Total voters
    120

GoingDark

macrumors 6502
Nov 2, 2013
329
29
I have it on a 15 minute delay. Though there's not really anything on there that really needs securing; it's more for if I lose it or leave it in a restaurant or something.
 

djtech42

macrumors 65816
Jun 23, 2012
1,429
49
Mason, OH
What does delay actually do? Does it come up with a popup after the set amount of time asking you to input the password? (after you have already been using it)
 

Bear

macrumors G3
Jul 23, 2002
8,088
4
Sol III - Terra
What does delay actually do? Does it come up with a popup after the set amount of time asking you to input the password? (after you have already been using it)
The delay is from when it went idle. Note that playing video usually prevents it from going idle. Playing music counts as idle.

no need to lock it, i like using the smart case to open it without having to enter anything in.
Why no need to lock it? No personal information on it? No cookies set in Safari?
 

Shrink

macrumors G3
Feb 26, 2011
8,931
1,606
New England, USA
Since I don't take my iPad out of the house, I don't use a password. I do use it on my iPhone since that goes out with me, but not the pad.
 

Abazigal

macrumors G5
Jul 18, 2011
12,813
10,849
Singapore
The delay is from when it went idle. Note that playing video usually prevents it from going idle. Playing music counts as idle.

Why no need to lock it? No personal information on it? No cookies set in Safari?
More like no desire to lock it because he feels the inconveniences far outweigh the benefits of improved security.

It's really convenient to just flip your smart cover open and delve straight into your iPad (or even the last app that was running before you put your iPad to sleep mode).

Which is why I feel a fingerprint scanner is of limited value to an iPad. How would it even integrate with a smart cover? :confused:
 

DiCaprioAngel

macrumors 6502
Jul 12, 2013
390
120
New York
Yes, I have a passcode on my iPad (and my iPhone) that I use every time I unlock it. I do this out of protection in case, God forbid, I were to ever lose the device. Besides, it's only four numbers, not that hard to type every time.
 

SwingOnThis

macrumors regular
Apr 23, 2008
116
6
I have a passcode set all the time, thats to keep my two kids from using it. They have their own tablets!
 

kupkakez

macrumors 68000
Apr 4, 2011
1,866
719
Austin, TX
I have a password on mine and I have it to prompt everytime.

I don't have anything sensitive on there but it's on there in case it were to get stolen or I left it somewhere.
 

SandboxGeneral

Moderator emeritus
Sep 8, 2010
26,279
9,585
Detroit
Yes I use a password on mine and I use it with a 5 minute delay. I wish Apple would have put the Touch ID on the new iPads.
 

Hey Jude

macrumors 6502a
May 9, 2008
708
168
Florida
I do --- I have clients' images and my personal/financial data on my iPad/iPhone/computers, so a passcode is a must for me, whether I am home, or away.
 

bevsb2

macrumors 68000
Nov 23, 2012
1,732
606
I have a passcode on mine with no delay in case they are lost or stolen. I take the rMini everywhere with me and even though the Air stays home if it were stolen it could be hours before I would even know.
 

TWO2SEVEN

macrumors 68040
Jun 27, 2010
3,522
709
Plano, TX
I only use one when I take my iPad out. When I'm traveling I always set one. But never at home.
Same here. If it will be in my desk drawer at work or I am out somewhere I will put the LTE and passcode on just in case some one decides to take it, or I accidently leave it some where. :)
 
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