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.
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    Weak password, but yes. too many kids in my house.
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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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    No locking. Although this would make the iPad more available for me because my wife and kid wouldn't know the key ;)
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    No lock.
    My wife barely using it..
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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.
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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......
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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.
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    Yes. I had some unfortunate facebook posts after leaving my iPad on my desk at work unlocked...
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    Yep. Make it hard. However, I set mine on hour lock.
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    Absolutely!

    And my MacBook Pro and our iPhones as well. Make at least a little difficult for the thief or casual sneak peeker. I also have iPad and iPhones up to remotely locate them and wipe too if necessary.
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    Since I use a full Microsoft Exchange server as my email on my iPad, I have to use a full password that I have set to lock after 1 hour (the max.) That's fine, no big deal. Other than some times at work, or overnight, I generally use the thing once an hour.

    Besides, I cannot use a full Exchange server without having a lockout.
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    Yes!!! 100% Yes. I never leave my iPad open for too long. I have lots of important and sensitive informtion. Have iPad set at 15 minutes autolock.:)
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    No

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    Yes stops face book rape lol pluss if it was stolen useless to any one I hope
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    No don't use a password. I am the only one in the house, work from home, and 90% of the time I go out, I don't take my iPad. Don't really see the need.

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    Yes I take mine everywhere the four digit password keeps honest people honest
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    Yes. The 4 digit passlock is sufficient for me. I don't keep anything so secretive that I need to password protect it.
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    I lock mine. I have a family member/roommate who like to touch my stuff without asking;).
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    Yep, our iPad gets the secure treatment!
    Just curious about the next Gen II iPad going into production as I write..."including a forward facing camera" so the inevitable "face recognition" app should surface? With the current model it did occur to me that the it could use the microphone for voice recognition to validate user(/s)? Given that it would have to occur after the home button is pressed it's probably something Apple would have to instigate....

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