Who's screwing with my iPad?

Discussion in 'iPad General Discussions' started by SheerLuckHolmes, May 1, 2011.

  1. SheerLuckHolmes

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    I hit the home button to wake up my I pad1, before I push the slide I notice there is a little flower icon on the lower left. I tap the icon and a picture of Dwayne Johnson (the Rock) shooting a gun takes over the entire screen.

    1) I have no pictures that I have placed on my iPad of any kind from any source.

    2) I definitely have no interest in The Rock whatsoever!!!!!!!!!!

    3) My IPad is never out of my control so there is no possibility of someone I know playing a trick on me.

    So how did a picture like that get into my iPad in the first place and how did that flower icon start showing up on the start up screen.

    This seems to me to be a serious breach of security for apple in general & me in particular.
     
  2. OUTL4W

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    Flower icon is there by default to start a slide show...

    As far as the pic of the rock...pehaps you accidently tapped a pic and then tapped save to photo app instead of hitting cancel? I have done this a few times myself without noticing.
     
  3. SweetPoison

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    So what are you saying, exactly? That someone planted that picture of the Rock on your iPad? And it wasn't you?

    He is very good looking.:D
     
  4. SheerLuckHolmes

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    Seriously, I just don't know how this could have happened.

    I do not and have not looked at any pictures of The Rock or watched any of his movies.

    Outl4w's suggestion would make sense to me, I do alot of unconscious things, but I have not looked at anything on the web or otherwise that had a pic of The Rock.

    So it did disturb me that some program or web site did something through malware or some other way to force this into my iPad.

    Just damn strange!
     
  5. Hayles66

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    Most problems are caused by ourselves and we could swear blind it wasn't ourselves but I'm afraid it could have been you and as long as it doesn't happen again, just delete and enjoy your iPad.
     
  6. DontUnderstandMyIpad

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    How about your computer/laptop, are they always under your control, too? There is a chance the photo was synced over via iTunes, if someone saved a rocks image on your PC.

    Have you checked under iTunes, with the iPad being connected, that it does not sync photos?

    You can turn off the Picture Frame under Settings->General->Passcode lock->Picture Frame: Off.

    Btw. who comes up with these settings? There is Settings->Picture Frame, but it won't let one turn it off from there, no let's hide the setting somewhere where no one finds it. :(
     
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  7. GlenL

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    Is the iPad 1 new or used when you bought it? When you click on the Photos icon, there is seriously zero photos there?
     
  8. SheerLuckHolmes

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    New, only in my posession, iPad1. Good idea to check my iMac. I have a roomate that uses that when I'm not a home. We may be onto something with that one. I'll check the iMac when I get home tonight.

    Yes, there are no pictures on my ipad at all, I just don't do pictures.
     
  9. GlenL

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    Well I'm stumped. Keep us posted about what you find on your iMac.
     
  10. Hayles66

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    Ahh! Room mates, friends and colleagues are the most conniving and secretive bunch, I expect he's done this, I was woken up at 5am in the morning one work day wondering what was wrong with my alarm clock app and didn't discover the reason until the next day when a chirping ex-colleague came up to me and said did I have a nice early start to my day? I thought my iPad was safe as well but had forgotten I was showing it to my ex- colleagues the previous week and must have taken my eye off of it for 5 seconds, the .....
     

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