Passcode Lock problem

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by aztooh, Apr 16, 2012.

  1. aztooh macrumors 6502a

    Jul 5, 2011
    I have had my iPhone 4S passcode lock set to engage 'after 4 hours'. Today, every time I went to look at my phone, the passcode prompt came up. Finally went into settings to see if I accidentally changed something and noticed a couple of problems.

    1. "Turn Passcode Off" is grayed out. Obviously meaning I now don't even have the option to NOT have a passcode to unlock.

    2. "Require Passcode" submenu only gives the options of immediately; after 1 minute; after 5 minutes.

    Anyone else seeing this issue? It's not a 5.1 issue, as I've had 5.1 since it released and this problem just popped up today. Pretty much lost as to why this is happening.
  2. EricNau Moderator emeritus


    Apr 27, 2005
    San Francisco, CA
    I haven't heard of this before.

    Have you tried restarting you phone?
  3. Arnezie macrumors 65816


    Oct 10, 2011
    Never seen this , may need to restore if it persists.
  4. Candurin macrumors regular

    Mar 27, 2011
    Are you connected to a MS exchange server (for work perhaps)? You could have had a security push from your exchange server...

    I had no pre-set criteria with my passcodes, until I linked my iphone with my work exchange server. Now I need to have a 6 digit passcode, and it autolocks every minute or 5 minutes, just like your describing.

    Just throwing it out there...
  5. aztooh thread starter macrumors 6502a

    Jul 5, 2011
    Dang, that is probably exactly what it is. Don't know why I didn't put it together. It lets me get away with the 'simple' 4 digit pass code still...but that's the only change I made so must be the email. Thanks for contributing!
  6. jsf721 macrumors 6502

    Dec 27, 2011
    Li, NY
    It is, the exchange server requires a passcode and sets the duration to preset defaults. happend to mine becasue of exchange. It is for extra security and really no big deal. I can enter my code with out looking anymore LOL

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