Passcode Activation

Discussion in 'Apple Watch' started by wolfpackfan, May 25, 2015.

  1. wolfpackfan macrumors 68000

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    I am noticing periodically my watch is asking me to enter my passcode even though I am wearing it. I am wondering if it is because I am wearing it kinda loose. Do you think this could be the problem or could it be something else?
     
  2. jwball macrumors regular

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    Definitely too lose, mine hasn't done that once.
     
  3. Skorpio macrumors 6502

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  4. Newtons Apple macrumors Pentium

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    Do not see much of a reason for using a passcode and will not set mine.
     
  5. AlanShutko macrumors 6502a

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    A big reason is that Apple Pay won't work without one.
     
  6. Newtons Apple macrumors Pentium

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    That explains it as I do not use Apple Pay. I refuse to set up a passcode on my phone.
     
  7. xraydoc macrumors demi-god

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    Better hope you never accidentally leave your phone behind someplace then.
     
  8. wolfpackfan thread starter macrumors 68000

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    I used to feel that way but I have found Apple Pay very useful.
     
  9. Newtons Apple macrumors Pentium

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    Will not happen, I never lay it down. It is either in my hand or holster, yes a holster. Even if it is stolen via robbery, there is little that is not secured on the phone. I would replace it the same day.

    My chipped credit and debit cards are secure enough for me. Still not going to mess with putting a passcode in every time I want to use my phone and the finger readers have never worked well enough for me to even be considered.

    Please everyone spare me the lectures, been through it a hundred times here and has not changed a thing. :p
     
  10. Smith2000 macrumors member

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    Above your wrist

    Try wearing your watch above the bumps at the end of your arm if you don't already. That will help maintain good contact.
     
  11. wolfpackfan thread starter macrumors 68000

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  12. xraydoc macrumors demi-god

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    No lecture. My concern were I do to the same would be access to email. It would be possible for someone to start changing passwords before I had an opportunity to change them all on my own.

    Then there's my home address. I wouldn't want a thief to have that (the "me" card in contacts).

    Everything else is backed up securely.

    Hardware loss is the least of my concern. The info inside my phone is far more valuable.
     
  13. Mike Delta macrumors 6502

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    What he said. You could also try wearing the watch a little tighter to see if that would help.
     
  14. Newtons Apple macrumors Pentium

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    Thanks but my home address is not there, I know better. My email address could not be changed without a separate passcode. All my passwords, codes, credit card numbers and PINs are stored on the phone in a program called Keeper and without the passcode on your 5th attempt it would destroy the information.

    I have thought about these things and have taken steps so my phone is as safe as possible, but in all my years of using cell phones, I have never lost one. I know it could happen tomorrow and worst come to worst a call to ATT and my iPhone 6 is ready to go to replace my 6+ until I get by the Apple store. :apple:
     
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    stupid is as stupid does- Forrest gump
     
  16. Newtons Apple macrumors Pentium

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    You should not be so hard on yourself!:p

    Most will still like you anyway!
     
  17. papbot macrumors 6502

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    I had that happen once. I usually like to position watches a little higher up my arm but now that the weather has turned hot and humid it slid down to the lowest point on my wrist which caused enough of a gap to trigger the passcode function. Now I just put it on at that lower position and pull the strap around more. I have the leather loop band, medium, and with my small wrists it almost wraps completely back around to the watch. But the magnets keep it completely snug, no flapping of a loose end.

    Since doing that I've not had the passcode activation even while sweating outdoors.
     

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