iPhone OS 4 have an option for password and/or 4 digit pin lock for SETTINGS only?

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  1. tuna macrumors 6502

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    I was reading a long list of new OS 4 features that was separated into sections, and under the "Settings" section it had two features of great interest to me:

    (1) password lock
    (2) 4 digit pin lock

    Does this mean that we'll be able to set up passwords/pins to protect the settings menu only?

    I would love this feature. I pay for MobileMe so I always feel like I'm wasting the Find My iPhone security if someone can take my phone and simply turn it off to turn off my ability to find and wipe the phone. However, I also hate having to enter a 4 digit pin every time I want to use the phone at all.

    Pin protection of the settings menu and maybe of (un)installing apps and syncing the phone with iTunes would be all that I could want.
     
  2. RonHC macrumors 6502a

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    Thats why i use AndroidLock from Cydia, and yes you can use a password lock in the beta but i dont know about the Settings
    Thats why i use Lockdown from Cydia to lock the Settings App
     
  3. TSX macrumors 68030

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    Iprotect let's you put a password on any app.
     
  4. Surrix macrumors regular

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    It's not for the settings menu only. You'd have to jailbreak.
     
  5. tuna thread starter macrumors 6502

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    So OS 4 adds the option to password lock the whole phone, but not just the settings menu?

    that sucks
     
  6. rkswat macrumors regular

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    Thanks for the heads up, just picked it up. :D
     
  7. tuna thread starter macrumors 6502

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    I'm guessing its for jailbroken iphones only?
     
  8. Surrix macrumors regular

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    Yeah. I think the new feature is the fact that it can have a password rather than a 4-digit PIN. It locks the whole phone as before.
     
  9. brand macrumors 601

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    All iDevices have had the option of being locked with either a password or the standard 4 digit PIN.
     
  10. JDee macrumors 6502a

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    Nope - all 'i' devices had support for 4 digit PINs only.
     
  11. TSX macrumors 68030

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    Yep
     
  12. TSX macrumors 68030

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  13. brand macrumors 601

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    Wrong, try again. When using the iPhone Configuration Utility it gives you the ability to use a password.
     

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