4 Replies Latest reply: Oct 4, 2007 7:19 AM by Merged Content 1
joneya105 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
So even though I'm not the dumbest rock in the box, I cannot for the life of me understand the difference between auto-lock and passcode lock. When I go into settings and then into general, I have set my phone to auto-lock at 5 minutes. I also have set a 4-digit passcode, but I don't understand what the "after 1 minute" setting means. What am I missing? I've read p. 98 of my user's guide over and over, yet I still don't get it. Thanks for any help and for resisting comment on my learning curve.


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  • PTBoater Level 4 Level 4 (2,840 points)
    When you autolock, waking up the phone requires you to swipe your finger across the bottom to unlock.

    When you passcode lock, you add the extra step of entering a 4 digit PIN code.
  • joneya105 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
    When you autolock, waking up the phone requires you
    to swipe your finger across the bottom to unlock.

    When you passcode lock, you add the extra step of
    entering a 4 digit PIN code.


    So would my 5 minute passcode lock "override" the 1 minute auto-lock?
  • Syncopator Level 1 Level 1 (115 points)
    So would my 5 minute passcode lock "override" the 1
    minute auto-lock?


    There is no 5-minute passcode lock. You have them backwards.

    Auto-lock (which is more like "sleep") is the one that has the various times you can select. But the screen does "lock," in that you have to swipe your finger across the screen to "unlock" it.

    Passcode lock adds the 4-digit code to the process. The time you've specified for Auto-lock (1-5 minutes) still applies. The display will go to "sleep" (i.e., "auto-lock") within that amount of time.

    But say you've just put the phone down temporarily -- right in front of you, while you're doing something else -- and you see it go to "sleep." Do you want to have to enter your passcode immediately, or do you want a 1-minute "grace period," giving you the chance to pick up your phone and "wake it up" without having to enter the code? That "grace period" is what "After 1 min." means on the Passcode Lock page.
  • Level 6 Level 6 (11,035 points)
    Have you had any problems with the Passcode Lock interfering with the ipod feature?