I want it! I love that.
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Ok, here is the config file that does it. BTW the iPhone config utility is pretty cool. You can get it here and make your own config files to do various things. I have yet to really explore what all you can do with it.
Apple - Support - iPhone - Enterprise
WARNING: This has only been tested on my iPad and no others. It worked for me, but I'm not responsible or qualified to help you fix things if it screws something up for you. If you want to be really careful, backup your iPad first.
REMEMBER: This does not enable the black keyboard for your iPad everywhere - it ONLY enables it for the login screen. The main thing this file does is enable a complex password. I believe it will require an 8 character alpha-numeric password.
I installed the file, made an 8 character password, then went into Settings and disabled the config file. After disabling the config file, I was able to set a shorter alpha numeric password, and the black keyboard remained.
We had trouble getting this file to apply by opening it from a link. You can try that, but I eventually got it to work by emailing the file to myself, then opening the attachment from an email.
neat! I'll give this a try when I get home. thanks!
I'm too much a sissy to try.
The worst thing I could think of that could happen is that you could screw up making your password and not be able to get back in. You could still hard reset and reinstall all your apps and resync to itunes. This is no jailbreak hack or anything - its official capabilities from Apple.
I like having a password more complex than the standard 4-digit numeric code. The cool keyboard is just a bonus.
Funny how something like changing the color of my iPad keyboard to black can get me THIS interested...... What have I become?!!!!
*just the login keyboard* The system keyboard will unfortunately be the same old gray. The complex password can be annoying since it takes longer to get in when you turn it on, but I like the extra security.
There's a lot of cool stuff you can setup with the configuration utility. You can make a file with all your exchange settings, password settings, wifi settings, VPN, everything. If you ever need to completely wipe your iPad, you just open the file and it sets up all your stuff.
haha yes, we can dream...