Geofence iPhone settings

kevo1011

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Started this to see if other people are interested in having settings by geofence/location. I'm hoping to get it someday in ios.
 

Zcott

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Yes, I think this is a good idea worth looking at. A few examples:

Disable passcode when I'm at home.
Turn on Bluetooth when I get to work.
Disable camera when I'm at work.
 

Menel

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Yes, I think this is a good idea worth looking at. A few examples:

Disable passcode when I'm at home.
Turn on Bluetooth when I get to work.
Disable camera when I'm at work.
1. Security liability.

2. ok

3. What does that solve? You have the passwords, you could just go turn it back on. Might as well just choose to not use it in the first place if that's what you want.
 

Zcott

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1. Security liability.

2. ok

3. What does that solve? You have the passwords, you could just go turn it back on. Might as well just choose to not use it in the first place if that's what you want.
1. Yes, it is a security liability. But I'd say you're least likely to get your iPhone stolen at home. Plus, if thief A steals your phone, it'll need a pass code when he leaves the house, rendering the phone unusable.

2. Solves nothing but is an example.

3. Security purposes for those working in high security or locked down environments.

These are just three examples of things that are possible! Matching geofencing to anything on the iPhone is a great idea.
 

Brazuca

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Why not have these tied to a particular WiFi network? I remember a setting in my old cell phone that would configure the phone based on Bluetooth proximity. Shouldn't be hard to do with Wifi.
 

bogatyr

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3. Security purposes for those working in high security or locked down environments.
This would need to be controlled by an MDM solution that the business operates. Otherwise as the other poster said, you could turn it off without the business knowing and then use your camera. Business security should be managed by the business not the individual.
 

sesnir

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1. Yes, it is a security liability. But I'd say you're least likely to get your iPhone stolen at home. Plus, if thief A steals your phone, it'll need a pass code when he leaves the house, rendering the phone unusable.
Perhaps, but the thief could just park outside your house, entering the geofence, and access your data.

So if you get mugged, he knows where you live by your license... or he can pickpocket the phone and follow you home... or maybe he just knows who you are and where you live before he swipes your phone off your desk at work... etc.
 

Gymgenius

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Great idea, but it would require location services to be constantly on.
I think that would kill battery life.
 

12dylan34

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I'd like to see some more powerful location based reminders as well. For example, "Remind me to get milk when I'm at a grocery store," or, "Remind me to get staples when I'm somewhere that sells them." Things like that without having to define the address of a store would be very useful.

I realize that this isn't 100% pertinent to the rest of this thread, but it was an idea that I had and this was the first geofence related thread that I could find.
 

kevo1011

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Anyone know if we will get something like location based settings in iOS 7?