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Old February 9th, 2010, 07:21 PM   #1 (permalink)
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a little help... i have the gmail icon in my programs list. I try to delete it but it comes right back. I dont want it there because it goes straight to my inbox, and I cant find any setting to disable it.
I would like to have the shortcut there, but would like to have to sign in before inbox just pops up. After I sign in, I would like to be able to hit it and go straight to inbox thru out the day, but once I sign out, I should have to enter login again..... Is this possible??

I can have it this way if I go thru browser but that takes to many steps, but even when I log out of browser, the shortcut will still take u straight to my inbox...

sorry about rambling, please help

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Old February 10th, 2010, 01:34 AM   #2 (permalink)
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No can do.

If you want Android, you must put up with Google. Being signed into your account is for all practical purposes mandatory.

Probably not the answer you were hoping for. Sorry.

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Enable pattern lock for the phone (security settings from home screen). Then anyone turning the phone on first has to "log on" to the phone by drawing the correct pattern. This protects all your info, not just email.
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Enable pattern lock for the phone (security settings from home screen). Then anyone turning the phone on first has to "log on" to the phone by drawing the correct pattern. This protects all your info, not just email.
^^ Good advice. I'd add "and use AutoLock" so that you don't get tired of your own security measures. I have mine set to a 4h timeout.
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So what you are saying is that there is no way to have Gmail shortcut set to have to enter a login???
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Keep in mind that if you leave your phone unlocked and it is lost or stolen, a thief can do/access anything that you can on the phone that doesn't require its own separate password to run. This includes:

Buying apps in the market place

Accessing any web sites you have accessed and allowed the browser to save login information for.

View/change your calendar, contacts, email.

View data in any other app on the phone that doesn't have its own password.


So bottom line, you should lock your entire phone with a password (and at the moment the only consistently reliable way of doing that is through the built-in Android pattern lock option).

With the entire phone locked, you don't need to put passwords on individual apps.

If you keep any really sensitive data on the phone (e.g. credit card numbers, social security number), its a good idea to store them in an app that keeps them encrypted (e.g. SplashID) especially if they are stored on the sdcard (which can be removed from the phone and read directly by a computer or another phone).
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Keep in mind that if you leave your phone unlocked and it is lost or stolen, a thief can do/access anything that you can on the phone that doesn't require its own separate password to run. This includes:

Buying apps in the market place

Accessing any web sites you have accessed and allowed the browser to save login information for.

View/change your calendar, contacts, email.

View data in any other app on the phone that doesn't have its own password.


So bottom line, you should lock your entire phone with a password (and at the moment the only consistently reliable way of doing that is through the built-in Android pattern lock option).

With the entire phone locked, you don't need to put passwords on individual apps.

If you keep any really sensitive data on the phone (e.g. credit card numbers, social security number), its a good idea to store them in an app that keeps them encrypted (e.g. SplashID) especially if they are stored on the sdcard (which can be removed from the phone and read directly by a computer or another phone).
There are a bunch of apps on the market that will enable you to send a text message to your phone if stolen and wipe all the data. That is a pretty fail safe way of protecting your info (if you catch it in time).
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