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Archive for January, 2012
If you have an iPad, iPhone, or iPod Touch, you’ve probably played around with your passcode lock. If you’re not familiar with the passcode, it’s a way for you to have to “log in” to the device using a four digit PIN or a passphrase. While there is a way to set the device to let you lock and unlock it several times without using a passcode (the “I text message constantly” setting), having an unprotected device is much easier to use.
If you’re like me, you’ve used a passcode sometimes, removed it other times, forgotten it on occasion, etc. This article will detail how I’ve set up my iOS devices to not use a passcode, but for me to still be able to track them down using Find My iPhone as well as preventing them from being wiped and restored should they be stolen.
A quick note before we continue: I am not suggesting that the data on iOS devices is more secure without a passcode. In fact, the opposite is true. All this article is offering is a way to keep your device unlocked while still allowing you to track it down using Find My iPhone should it get lost or stolen.