Do you let your phone "Auto-Lock" with password?

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by AppleFan360, Jul 24, 2009.

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Do you let your phone "Auto-Lock"?

  1. Yes after 1 minute

    39 vote(s)
    33.1%
  2. Yes after 2 minutes

    12 vote(s)
    10.2%
  3. Yes after 3 minutes

    2 vote(s)
    1.7%
  4. Yes after 4 minutes

    1 vote(s)
    0.8%
  5. Yes after 5 minutes

    26 vote(s)
    22.0%
  6. Never

    8 vote(s)
    6.8%
  7. I don't have a password on my iPhone

    30 vote(s)
    25.4%
  1. AppleFan360 macrumors 68020

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    #1
    This came up in another thread and it made me curious how many people enable the password lock on the iPhone. I know some don't like having to enter a password everytime they use the phone.
     
  2. ucfgrad93 macrumors P6

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  3. ThrillHouseMD macrumors member

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    #3
    I don't have a password on my phone but I do allow it to "Auto-Lock" after 1 minute.
     
  4. scaredpoet macrumors 604

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    #4
    Password lock and auto-lock are different things though.

    I have auto lock set for 5 minutes, but password lock is set for 4 hours.
     
  5. DaGreat01 macrumors 6502a

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    #5
    Yea that's what I was thinking.

    Mine auto-locks after 1 min but the password kicks in after it's been locked for 15 min.
     
  6. SFStateStudent macrumors 604

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    #6
    I don't have password lock or auto-lock at this time. But, I just changed all that after taking this poll. Enabled password lock and erase after 10 failed passcode attempts.....:eek::eek::eek:
     
  7. AppleFan360 thread starter macrumors 68020

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    My bad. I guess I mean auto-lock with password.
     
  8. rebecca.x macrumors member

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  9. macjram macrumors 6502a

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    #9
    +1 same here
     
  10. AppleFan360 thread starter macrumors 68020

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    Sorry for the poll not quite being right but the idea was to find out who lets the phone auto-lock with the password enabled.
     
  11. D3lta macrumors 6502a

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    #11
    I have mine set to lock after 1 minute and ask for passcode every time it locks.
     
  12. TLewis macrumors 65816

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    #12
    I used to not have a passcode, but I realized that too many of my apps autoconnect without a password. While my iPhone doesn't have any sensitive information (aside from my contacts, possibly), and while the apps don't really use/point to sensitive information, I'd have to worry about quickly changing all of the passwords used by the various apps, if I didn't use a passcode. I also have the iPhone set to wipe after 10 failed attempts (yes, this does open me up to a DoS gank, but I keep the iPhone with me a lot).

    (Also, for any sensitive information, I use an app that encrypts the info. Even if someone guessed/saw my iPhone passcode, they'd bump into yet another password.)
     
  13. cellocello macrumors 68000

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    #13
    Ya, your poll options are a little messed up.

    My phone auto-locks after a minute, and password enables after 15 minutes (though I've been thinking about dumping this out to an hour).
     
  14. iOrlando macrumors 68000

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    #14
    if i know i will be going somewhere for leisure with alot of people around, i put the password lock on.
     
  15. RiceRacerDX macrumors 6502

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    I was going to do that where it erases everything after 10 failed attempts...but my little cousins like to play with my iPhone at times when I don't even know they have it and I don't want them to play calculator with the passcode 10 times and accidently delete everything, lol.

    Btw, mine is set to auto-lock in 5 minutes and password in 1 hour (just recently changed from 5 minutes as well)
     
  16. DiamondMac macrumors 68040

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    #16
    Yes, 3 minutes.

    Enough for me to do something and come back but anything after 3 minutes means I am probably not coming back
     
  17. -aggie- macrumors P6

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    #17
    No password lock, since I don't trust it, but auto-lock in 2 minutes.
     
  18. tayshon macrumors 6502a

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    #18
    Auto lock after 3 min, password lock after 5 min
     
  19. mackmgg macrumors 65816

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    #19
    At school i usually keep mine on. Its quite amusing watching people guess it all the time, then watch me type in 1234.
     
  20. wordoflife macrumors 604

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    #21
    I dont have a passcode.
    I do have autolock after one minute.

    I find it a hassle to keep typing in the passcode.
     
  21. eastercat macrumors 68040

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    #22
    I have a password lock and auto lock after one minute. While it's not good for keeping away determined people, the nosy will have a hard time sniffing around my phone.
     
  22. dagomike macrumors 65816

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    #23
    I think I have my password set for an hour. I can't remember off hand. Basically to keep people from snooping if I leave it out.
     
  23. cWeems macrumors 6502a

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    #24
    i def dont put the 10 fails and erase setting on because of drunk friends.

    even if i told them the password they would probably get it wrong 10 times :rolleyes:
     
  24. VentureBro macrumors newbie

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    #25
    I've only had mine for a week, but I have keep it 1 min auto-lock and password so far.

    PS. Is there any way to change the erasing from failed attempts to a number less than 10? I'm more concerned about identity theft than accidentally tripping it so I'd like to lower it. (I'm assuming that if it is erased you can just plug it back into itunes and restore it with a backup, right?).
     

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