Pass code question/problem?

Discussion in 'iPhone Tips, Help and Troubleshooting' started by GrandFelix, Jul 22, 2010.

  1. GrandFelix macrumors newbie

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    Hi,

    if I have enabled a pass code on my iPhone. But if I want to turn off the phone, I can turn it off without to enter pass code? Where is the point? So If I have enabled "Find my iPhone" and my phone is stolen and thief turns off the phone... I cant use this app. If pass code would be required when you turn off the phone then maybe you have more time to track the phone? I have also reported a "bug" to apple but did not get any answer until now.

    What do you think about that? Is this OK or not?

    Regards
     
  2. wackymacky macrumors 68000

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    This topic is as old as Find My iPhone.

    Yes a "thief" can turn off the phone, or take out the SIM and Find my iP** wont find squat.

    They can then restore the device once they get home and it will be gone forever.
     
  3. GrandFelix thread starter macrumors newbie

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    This is true, but still I think that if the pass code is set, you would be forced to enter it if you want to turn off the phone.
     
  4. Guiyon macrumors 6502a

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    The passcode is not designed to prevent access to the phone, only impede it. The actual purpose of the passcode is to protect your data.
     
  5. chargit macrumors 6502a

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    but as soon as the battery runs down it wont matter anyway!
     

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