Fed up with sliding to unlock

Discussion in 'iPod touch' started by 0sync0, Apr 20, 2009.

  1. 0sync0 macrumors regular

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    What is the purpose of sliding to unlock every time I turn on the iPod? It doesn't actually unlock anything. If you don't have a password it doesn't do anything. If you have a password why not go straight to the password screen?
     
  2. r.j.s Moderator emeritus

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    So you don't accidentally do anything when it turns on in your pocket.
     
  3. 0sync0 thread starter macrumors regular

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    I can see that being of value to some people. I wish I could turn it off though.
     
  4. pismodude2 macrumors 6502a

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    You could always not lock it and set the brightness down to zero... nah! :D
     
  5. SkyBell macrumors 604

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    I remember hating it at first also, it seemed so pointless. But after having the Touch for a few months, I do it without even thinking. I find myself trying to "unlock" the screen on my iPod mini sometimes. :D
     
  6. jman800 macrumors regular

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    Oh come on, How lazy have we gotten?...Sorry that your fed up with moving a bar a inch over :(
     
  7. jmann macrumors 604

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    I love the noise it makes. It is so worth sliding it just to hear that satisfying sound. :)
     
  8. jman800 macrumors regular

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    Haha! I know! I love it too. I didn't realize it made a actual "Lock" Noise. Like a lock on a locker being clicked in, then unlocked its the sound of a lock being clicked open. I realized this about 2 years after I had my ipod.

    Yes I am very observant! :D
     
  9. mikeinternet macrumors 6502a

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    I also like those sounds. I only wish they were louder. I envy sidekicks that sound like you are playing a video game just texting someone back.
     
  10. r.j.s Moderator emeritus

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    Yes, but sometimes those little sounds can be annoying if you are trying to be discrete.
     
  11. doobi18 macrumors 6502

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    Once again, jailbreak has the answer :)
    A simply installabale package will give you a "touch to unlock" button!

    //doobi18


    PS - MY 250th POST!
     
  12. Vivid.Inferno macrumors 6502

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    It makes a noise :eek: *runs to find his touch*
     
  13. villageindian macrumors member

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    You do realize that you dont have to slide to unlock? ;)
     
  14. big-blue-wolf macrumors regular

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    RTFM

    Settings > General > Auto-lock > Never
     
  15. Consultant macrumors G5

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    Do you know

    - hitting the home button twice could do certain things?
    - headphones with controls are available if you have the more recent iPod touch?
     
  16. villageindian macrumors member

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    I will give you a hint

    Keep your left thumb on the edge of the left side of the slider. Now gently click on the right-edge of the slider with your right-thumb. It will automatically shift quickly and open it ;)
     
  17. 0sync0 thread starter macrumors regular

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    Touching to unlock is not a solution for me. I'm fed up with unlocking every few minutes.

    I knew about setting lock to never before posting. But I'm concerned about battery life. So I'll have to choose which is least annoying.
     
  18. buxtone17 macrumors regular

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    Allow me to take some liberties with your statement here...

    This world really is heading towards the lethargic space-station society of WALL-E...

    Here's some advice for you: Stop complaining about the fraction of a second it takes for you to unlock your iPod and go play outside.
     
  19. Benguitar Guest

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    +1

    I second that, I have had no problem with sliding the bar over on my iPhone like, it takes all of what? 0.03 seconds? :rolleyes:;)
     
  20. doug in albq Suspended

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    whoa....!
     
  21. jmann macrumors 604

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    I couldn't get that to work for me.. oh well.
     
  22. Gyrferret macrumors regular

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    YES!

    Well, laziness is our method. Remember when we had to OPEN the phone to "unlock" it? F**K that.....

    Soon, it'll be "think to unlock"
     
  23. villageindian macrumors member

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    In the immortal words of Homer Simpson, "you tried your best and you failed miserably. The lesson is, never try."

    j/k :D

    It does work. But its quite peculiar where you have to touch the edge of the slider on the right-side and not cover that edge completely. Just a gentle touch. You can see this in the video at 0:13.
     
  24. scotty96LSC macrumors 65816

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    I too never noticed it. Cool.
     

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