iOS 7 why is 'sleep' called 'auto lock'

Discussion in 'iOS 7' started by inscrewtable, Sep 21, 2013.

  1. inscrewtable macrumors 68000


    Oct 9, 2010
    I really don't get this at all. The gf asked me why her iPod wouldn't turn off and I see that she set the auto lock to 'never' but as she has already set the passcode lock to 'off' she did not realise that 'auto lock' really means 'sleep'.

    Why is 'sleep' referred to as 'auto lock'?
  2. L T macrumors 6502

    L T

    Feb 24, 2013
    Because you aren't sleeping the device, you are just putting it on standby. Auto lock is fairly self explainitary, it's been used since iPhones began
  3. GreyOS macrumors 68040


    Apr 12, 2012
    Because it's what happens, your phone locks automatically.

    Your phone is locked when it doesn't accept input unless it's a specific action (e.g. slide to unlock).

    Such states have been called 'locked' even on dumb phones for as long as I can remember.
  4. Curun macrumors 6502


    Sep 10, 2013
    I agree its confusing.

    With a 5min timer on passcode lock. It doesnt activate that when "auto locking" after 2 min.

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