Do you password lock your Ipad

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  1. hey_moe

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    I was wondering if anybody password locks their Ipad. The wife likes it without that feature on. To me I told her if someone steals it she is SOL, they will also have access to everything.
     
  2. scott_R1

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    Weak password, but yes. too many kids in my house.
     
  3. Tim SPRACKLEN

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    I don't password lock mine - I'm just too lazy to keep typing in my password every time I switch the iPad on. I guess you're probably worried if you have something confidential on it but I don't and, anyway, if you subscribe to the MobileMe 'Find my iPad' service, you can enable remote-wipe and erase all the data.

    I am one of those sad guys who's never been robbed, mugged, cheated, defrauded or had anything stolen in his entire life, so I have a generally trusting outlook towards my fellow men and women. Anyway, there's nothing on my iPad that would be remotely interesting to anyone else but a sad person like myself.

    When I first moved to this remote area of Scotland (where the houses are far apart) a 'neighbour' told me that, in this area, people never lock their houses when they go out. It's an old tradition. While you are away, he told me, a friend might come calling and, if you're out and the door is locked, how would they let themselves in to make themselves a cup of tea, before starting the journey home? Put like that, it makes perfect sense.

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  4. Mike_73

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    No locking. Although this would make the iPad more available for me because my wife and kid wouldn't know the key ;)
     
  5. KekszNET

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    No lock.
    My wife barely using it..
     
  6. Hdchiky

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    I have a lock on mine, but I do have info on it I would not want just anyone to have access to. It takes a half second to type the 4 digit password - a no brainer.
     
  7. Hasty

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    A compromise is have a password protected area where you can keep sensitive information.
    The one I use is called Stash, or is it StP now?
    Means you can let the kids play on the machine but the important stuff stays safe, because if they can scramble it up they will......
     
  8. Elcom

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    Dont use a password.
    No need.
    I actually wish my wife was more interested in my ipad. Tht would be another excuse to buy more tech gadgets in the house.
     
  9. Slygrin

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    Yes. I had some unfortunate facebook posts after leaving my iPad on my desk at work unlocked...
     
  10. Wakawaka

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    Yep. Make it hard. However, I set mine on hour lock.
     

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