Possible to disable "slide to unlock" and go straight to password?

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  1. Mikespug macrumors newbie

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    I've recently enabled password protection on my iPad so that, when unlock, the user must enter a password to use the device. My only frustration in doing so is that in order to use the device I now have to use the "slide to unlock" feature to "unlock" the device...and then enter the password to actually use the device. It seems a bit redundant to me. Is it possible to disable the "slide to unlock" screen and go straight to the password prompt?
     
  2. TheBritishBloke macrumors 68030

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    Slide to Unlock is there to prevent you from accidentally turning on your iPad, if you somehow disabled that, you'd end up having loads of buttons pressed when you don't want it to.
     
  3. Mikespug thread starter macrumors newbie

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    It is, in fact, the home button that wakes the device from sleep and prevents accidental touches from registering. It is not the sleep feature I wish to disable...just the extra step between pressing the home button and typing in my password to unlock the device.

    If there truly is no way to accomplish this (even with a jailbroken device) there certainly should be.
     
  4. Thadon macrumors member

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    This always annoyed me... I wish there was a way to disable the slide and go straight to password.
     
  5. TheBritishBloke macrumors 68030

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    There might be a way to do it JailBroken.. But that should be posted in "iPad Hacks".

    And what I mean is that the slide to unlock prevents you from entering your passcode accidentally (anything which can transmit electricity, such as metal can activate the screen). As if you enter it incorrectly 10 times, it can lock your iPad and force you to connect it to your computer.
     
  6. Mikespug thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Should a moderator choose to move this to the hacks section I wouldn't mind at all. Again though, in order to even worry about a source potentially entering an incorrect password the home button is required to be depressed to first wake the device. Only then is the touch interface active.
     
  7. EssentialParado macrumors 65816

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    The home button is not the protection to stop you accidentally activating buttons on the iPad screen because the home button can be so easily pushed by accident when the iPad is in a case or a bag. The slide to unlock feature is the security measure to prevent this happening because it is much more unlikely for screen button to be slid across by accident.

    When you have passcode activated, this makes the slide to unlock function even more necessary:— imagine your iPad in a bag and the home button gets activated by, let's say your deodorant, thus bringing up the passcode entry window, which in turn starts getting false numbers entered by some other items in your bag rubbing against your iPad — 10 incorrect passcode attempts and it's all over and your iPad data is wiped clean. The only time you discover this is when you pull the iPad out of your bag after returning home. Although none of this actually did happen because, luckily, when the home button was pushed by your deodorant it asked you to slide a button across the screen with your finger, which none of the items in your bag could do alone.
     
  8. lilcosco08 macrumors 65816

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    *cough cough*capacitive touch*cough cough*
     
  9. Mikespug thread starter macrumors newbie

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    I'm about done with responding to this thread as nearly all responses have been completely nonsensical...but I wanted to take a moment, as completely counter productive as it may be to do so, to chime in once more.

    First...why in the world are you putting your iPad in a bag with items such as a container of deodorant and where on earth are you taking it that it would be placed in a bag with an container of deodorant in the first place?

    For those of us who take proper care to protect and shield our iPads from accidental touches/presses...such as a container of deodorant in a bag(?)...the worries pertaining to accidental touches are null.

    Secondly, the data wipe feature is an option that is easily turned on or off via the iPads settings. The respondents to this thread all seem to be of the mindset that 10 incorrect password entries will result in an unusable device...this is not the case.

    That said, as unbelievable as it may sound, there are those of us who do not appreciate the slide to unlock "feature", view the feature as an annoyance, would prefer to disable the feature, and are aware of the "consequences" of doing so.
     
  10. sapporobaby macrumors 68000

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    Oh the humanity..... Apple please stop making products that lead people to have these kinds of thought processes that actually sound logical in their mind before they post them.
     
  11. Mikespug thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Hallelujah! A cydia app entitled NoScreenLock was just released tonight and disables the Screen Lock! Now hitting the home button takes you straight me straight to the passcode screen. This is exactly the functionality that I've been looking for.
     
  12. gatearray macrumors 65816

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    Well, sliding to unlock couldn't be any more annoying than this thread, so yes, praise the lord, we're saved, etc.... :)

    But anyway, glad you found a jailbreak app that will spare you this valuable single solitary second of time when you unlock your iPad. What a rotten, unjust world we live in.

    <end thread>
     
  13. sapporobaby macrumors 68000

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    The apps been out a while actually. Used it on my iPhone 3GS a while ago.
     
  14. Mitchrapp macrumors 6502a

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    It's all about options. If I don't want the lock screen I should have the options of not using it. It's annoyance to me. I won't go into why is your iPad in your gym bag an odd thing but how does deodorant press a home bottom?
     
  15. EssentialParado macrumors 65816

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    I'm surprised so many called my comment a stupid thing that would never happen :confused: (having an iPad in the same bag as deodorant).

    Maybe I travel more often than others in the thread, but it's common i'll put together an overnight bag with some clothes, a few toiletries, and my iPad. The deodorant was just an example, it could have just as easily been a candy bar or anything else in the bag that could, in the right position, accidentally activate the home or sleep buttons. It happens to me occasionally that electronic things are accidentally activated in bags and cases from buttons being pushed.
     
  16. rikbrown macrumors regular

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    how on earth would a candy bar or can of deodorant accidentally activate a CAPACITIVE screen?
     
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  18. rdstoll macrumors 6502

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    If this was Android, they'd have an app developed for that. But since it's Apple and we're at the mercy of Lord Steve, we can't.
     
  19. superflex macrumors newbie

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    "If there truly is no way to accomplish this (even with a jailbroken device) there certainly should be."

    Auto Answer through Cydia will do what you need.:cool:
     
  20. xraydoc macrumors demi-god

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    Not sure which iPad you have, but the iPad 2 when used with a Smart Cover (or compatible magnetic case) will go right to the password when the cover is opened. Bypasses the Slide to Unlock. No jailbreak necessary.

    /may not help the OP, but might be of some interest to others...
     
  21. Ivan P macrumors 68030

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    Not your fault as it was the poster above you that bumped the topic, but this is from 2010 ;)
     
  22. APlotdevice macrumors 68040

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    Candy bar wrappers are frequently used in homemade capacitive stylii. They have the right properties to trigger a capacitive screen.
     
  23. whooleytoo macrumors 603

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    Epic thread bump. I'd love something like this, though in my case I don't use the password. I just want to tap the Wake (or Home) button to wake the iPad, tap again to make it sleep.

    Would save me a very minor annoyance!
     
  24. 158273 macrumors regular

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    SkipLock does this as well. If you have a notification, it'll still show "slide to unlock" so you can read all of your notifications.

    If you don't have any notifications, it goes straight to passcode (or to home screen, depending on if you use a passcode or not).

    It can be found on the dev's repo: http://filippobiga.com/repo.
     

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