Lesson Learned, Don't Set AutoLock to Never

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  1. Shenaniganz08 macrumors 6502

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    I had a final exam on Wednesday at 8am

    I went to bed at around 3 am, hoping to wake up at 7am for my test.

    Right before going to bed I checked my e-mail and must have forgotten to lock my phone off


    Woke up at 8:40 only to realize my phone was completely dead



    Thankfully I was allowed to take the final ( took it at 9, only given 2 hours instead of 3)

    So lesson learned, I set my autolock to five minutes now
     
  2. blancoBronco macrumors 6502a

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    mine is always set to never autolock. and i always remember to lock it
     
  3. Ke1ington macrumors 6502a

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    Since getting my first iPhone in February of 2008, I've not once had my auto lock turned on. I find it more frustrating than helpful.

    I can't recall a single time that I forgot to lock it.
     
  4. Small White Car macrumors G4

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    How is it frustrating? If you always lock your phone manually then you should never notice auto-lock.

    Like, if it's set to 5 minutes but you always manually lock it then you'd never experience it since you'd have locked it yourself long before it ever did.
     
  5. -aggie- macrumors P6

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    Yeah, it's soooooo frustrating to press home and slide your finger. :rolleyes:
     
  6. ngenerator macrumors 68000

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    Lol, to each his/her own, I guess. I for one don't find it very difficult or annoying to do so.
     
  7. Ke1ington macrumors 6502a

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    Because when you turn it on, it's set to 1 minute by default. If I'm doing something via SSH there's going to be a lot of times where I go without touching my phone for a while.

    Was this directed at me?
     
  8. Shenaniganz08 thread starter macrumors 6502

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    +1

    I have it set to five minutes now, and I've never notice it


    It's like my LCD, I have it set to turn off after 1 hour of inactivity.

    Not having an auto off feature = waste of electricity/battery life
     
  9. sfditty macrumors regular

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    I find that disabling auto-lock is very useful during conference calls when I work from home. I keep mute on a lot when I'm on these calls, but need to be able to very quickly un-mute when I'm needed.
     
  10. ngenerator macrumors 68000

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    Would Insomnia work w/ SSH? I've never tried, but it sounds like it'd work in theory...
     
  11. Ke1ington macrumors 6502a

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    Maybe.

    Having auto-lock turned off works a treat, though. ;)
     
  12. Maverick1337 macrumors 65816

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    I do the exact same thing the OP does. I use my iPhone as my alarm. However, i have my iPhone plugged into my computer because it's at around 30% by the end of the day anyways. You should start doing that OP
     
  13. lionheartednyhc macrumors 65816

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    Wouldn't the lesson here be to charge your phone before you go to sleep? :confused:
     
  14. Ke1ington macrumors 6502a

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    Or have it plugged in while you sleep.
     
  15. lionheartednyhc macrumors 65816

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    Thats what I meant. woops.
     
  16. Shenaniganz08 thread starter macrumors 6502

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    I was fully charged when I went to bed !!!!


    For those wondering why I didn't have it plugged in


    @ I'm a pretty heavy sleeper, so unless my phone/alarm is next to my head I don't wake up
    @ Room is too big to have phone plugged into computer = too quiet
    @ No outlets near bed
     
  17. lionheartednyhc macrumors 65816

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    Extension cords ftw. I have a loft bed, and a long as extension cord for my iphone. And a full battery every morning. :D
     
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  19. Shenaniganz08 thread starter macrumors 6502

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    You know that never occured to me ( usb cord -> iphone charger -> extension cord)

    I guess the whole Apple + ugly looking extension cord is what's ultimately stopping me

    I'm just going to go into CVS this weekend and buy a $10 alarm clock :p
     
  20. wineandcarbs macrumors 6502a

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    I'm not an iphone user yet so bear with me... If your phone isn't locked/set to autolock does the screen stay on or something? What about it causes faster battery drainage? I thought locking the phone was kind of like keyguard/keylock on a phone, but maybe I'm mistaken? TIA :)
     
  21. wineandcarbs macrumors 6502a

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    Wirelessly posted (BlackBerry9000/4.6.0.125 Profile/MIDP-2.0 Configuration/CLDC-1.1 VendorID/107)

    PS - OP, I'm glad you were still able to write your exam!
     
  22. Jinkst macrumors regular

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    Yes the screen stays on unless it is locked manually or via auto lock. It's not like BB where the screen will fade and then turn off but leave the keys in use. Hope that answers your question.
     
  23. Tumbleweed666 macrumors 68000

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    A better lesson would be, for something critical, use two alarm clocks.
     
  24. wineandcarbs macrumors 6502a

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    That answers it perfectly. Thank you! :)
     

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