Is it so hard to implement a passcode lock for such things as notes?

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by fouraadfproa, Nov 29, 2010.

  1. fouraadfproa macrumors newbie

    Nov 29, 2010
    Let alone ecnryption.... Many of us leave our phones for a while (a short while not enough say for the master pass lock to be activated) and would really appreciate a per app lock for apps with sensitive info....

    ...I can't understand why it's not there yet. And I am not going for a 3rd party app because I love how notes sync over mm.
  2. fouraadfproa thread starter macrumors newbie

    Nov 29, 2010
    Thanks so much for your suggestion!

    But I am still shying away from a jailbreak...:(

    And it seems kinda counter productive to make your phone more vulnerable to attacks via jailbreak so you can install an app supposed to protect your privacy...

    but who know I might at some point jailbreak the thing and get all the great features the jailbreak community offers, which I know are many.
  3. ktang macrumors member

    Sep 12, 2010
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    You can try an app called securetext in the app store, it's the just like the note that comes default on the iPhone.
  4. JD914 macrumors 6502a


    Sep 24, 2007
    Dutchess County NY
  5. fouraadfproa thread starter macrumors newbie

    Nov 29, 2010
    thanks for that i ll give it a try, i hope it syncs via mm, because that's the killer feature for me.
  6. mrochester macrumors 68000

    Feb 8, 2009
    Can you not just set the passcode lock to lock immediately?
  7. fouraadfproa thread starter macrumors newbie

    Nov 29, 2010
    kind of a bummer isn't it, at least for me it is you know sometimes you lock the phone, and then you pick it up immediately having forgotten to do or check something, as well as placing calls one after the other...way too much of hassle, I now have it at (what?) an hour I think and I find it tiresome sometimes with the constant lock input.

    Far better to just protect the apps you want, even hide them as with that safeguard they have to protect kids to access some bits, why isn't notes in there is beyond me.
  8. BeyondtheTech macrumors 68020


    Jun 20, 2007
    We need facial recognition with the front-facing camera, or a fingerprint reader on the Home button.
  9. Intell macrumors P6


    Jan 24, 2010
    More vulnerable? It's only more vulnerable if you install OpenSSH and don't change your password. So jailbreak it, install Locktopus, then love your iPhone all over again.
  10. ItsJustafnPhone macrumors 6502a

    Jul 26, 2010
    geesh another complaint about security from someone too lazy to use the passlock

    set it to something like 1 min and have your passcode be 9999 0000 etc, something you can do in 0.5 seconds

    yes its not as secure as 4 random numbers but combined with "erase phone after 10 failed attempts" it's pretty damn good
  11. LivingLarge macrumors member

    Apr 20, 2010
    I just installed Locktopus today. That app is pure gold. Wish i would've found it earlier.
  12. Zaft macrumors 68040


    Jun 16, 2009
    Brooklyn, NY
    There are two things you can do. Jailbreak your iphone, or get an android phone.
  13. fouraadfproa thread starter macrumors newbie

    Nov 29, 2010
    be more polite, and speak for yourself, it's even more secure if you put ti not every one minute, but every 1 sec, guess what to some it's not practical.
  14. kas23 macrumors 603


    Oct 28, 2007
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    What about something as simple as a password for your mail? I can't believe any company would allow their employees to use email on their iPhone without a password.
  15. fouraadfproa thread starter macrumors newbie

    Nov 29, 2010
    oh that too, that too, inexplicably missing...:(
  16. ItsJustafnPhone macrumors 6502a

    Jul 26, 2010
    let me get this straight, you're too lazy to input a 4 digit password that protects your phone from use

    but you are arguing for the need to input your password everytime you check your mail?

    are you that bored or just arguing for the principal?

    stop moaning about it and either jailbreak your phone or install a damn password lock
  17. i3igsmooth5769 macrumors 6502a


    Dec 28, 2007
    Los Angeles, CA
    I tried this....I am now jailbroken

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