Where to store iPhone during school?

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  1. TheShinyMac macrumors 6502a

    TheShinyMac

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    I am getting an iPhone soon, the fund is almost complete:D Now my major dilema is not just what color to get, its where to store my phone during the day. If I keep it in my locker and the lock breaks or I don't shut it all the way, it will be stolen.

    If i keep it in my pocket and my school catches me, they will keep it until one of my parents shows up to get it with me. I know the stupidest policy......, also if it falls out and cracks or gets stolen, I am screwed. I have no idea what to do? This will be my first true good cell phone. I am upgrading from this :eek:
     

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  2. jmann macrumors 604

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    Put it in your front pocket. The teacher's won't catch you if you aren't using it. So leave it in airplane mode. Except between classes. :)
     
  3. jknight8907 macrumors 6502a

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    Put it in your front pocket and don't mess with it.
     
  4. TheShinyMac thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    My school is jesuit, and we have have to wear khakis, the pockets are loose and i am afraid it will slide out when I sit a certain way any other ideas not really sure if being jesuit has to do with anything but w/e
     
  5. jmann macrumors 604

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    Get a case, and put it on your belt? How about put it in your backpack? (If you carry one). What do the other students do?
     
  6. electroshock macrumors 6502a

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    If it rings or vibrates, he could be busted. So he has three options here:

    1. Keep it in front pocket but keep it powered off during the school day
    2. Keep it in locker -- also powered off. Odds of lock breaking is honestly pretty small. I wouldn't sweat that one.
    3. Leave it at home.

    It's possible to turn off ringtones and whatnot, but what if you forget when you're really tired or stressing over a major test (or over girlfriend woes)? So the safer option is to either leave it home or if you must take it to school, turn it off to reduce risk of being busted, and then turn it back on after school.
     
  7. TheShinyMac thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    I planned on getting the ZAGG case, as I have it on my MBP and really like it. And we aren't allowed to carry backpacks. Other kids just keep them in their pockets but the buttons get pushed and then the phone makes noises etc and they sometimes lose them
     
  8. dukebound85 macrumors P6

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    do this and simply have it in airplane mode or silent switch activated
     
  9. The Californian macrumors 68040

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    The safest place would probably be at home while you're at school if your school has a policy against it. On the other hand, when I was in grade school I would keep my phone in my pocket, on silent, and not take it out unless I was sure I wouldn't get caught.

    Of course I was using this:
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    So I think the iPhone will be easier.
     
  10. The Californian macrumors 68040

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    Trust me, you won't have to worry about that with the iPhone.
     
  11. TheShinyMac thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Well
    1.That makes sense, I kinda like the idea of browsing MR when in biology,
    2.My fear about the lock is me not fully locking it or it just screws up, that would happen to me.
    3.I need it at school beacuse I commute and for keeping in touch with others

    And its a all boys school so not to many girlfriend woes:(
     
  12. dukebound85 macrumors P6

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    dont do 1 for heavens sake

    if you do, youre just asking to get it taken away

    seriously....
     
  13. TheShinyMac thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Do you think Student Affairs would store it for me during the day? I cant really explain what Student Affairs is so...... And what are the chances of them going threw it
     
  14. dukebound85 macrumors P6

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    do you really lack the discipline to not mess with it during the day?
     
  15. TheShinyMac thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    No I won't mess with it chill it was just a really bad joke
     
  16. fireshot91 macrumors 601

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    Well, I just keep mine in my front pocket.
    I turn it off before school, and turn it on after. Unless I'm feeling like I can get away with doing something on it in class, which then I put it on silent mode.


    But then again, I just have to have it out of sight and turned off during the school day, so I can keep it in my pocket.
     
  17. mikes63737 macrumors 65816

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    I went to a school with a similar policy. Set a passcode, set it to unlock after 10 incorrect entries, and put it on silent with vibrate off. Put it in your pocket. Then, if you have MobileMe, do a remote wipe if someone steals it from you or if it falls out.
     
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    If your not going to use it during they day due to fear it will be taken away, whats the point in bringing it to school? Do you really need it with you?
     
  20. synth3tik macrumors 68040

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    Hows-a-bout ya turn it off, then you don't have anything to worry about. When teachers take things like cell phones it means there is not need to have them in school.

    Back in my high school days we had pagers that vibrated loudly, so it was shut off. In college we were allowed to have phones so we just turned them on silent.
     
  21. Scippy macrumors regular

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    I've never had any problems carrying my phone on silent in my pocket before.
     
  22. ucfgrad93 macrumors P6

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    As others have said, put it on vibrate or airplane mode and leave it in your pocket.
     
  23. Shotglass macrumors 65816

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    Get out of there while you still can, man.
     
  24. toolbox macrumors 68020

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    Back in my days we weren't aloud phones but the teachers could not do anything about. I used to carry my then 3315 in my pocket on vibrate at all times, and if they tried to take the phone from me i wouldn't have allowed it. I know my friend didn't they through all sorts of punishment at him but he never caved in.

    There was no way i was leaving it in my bag at all.
     

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