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  1. avespucci

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    Hello.

    I recently received the OTA update to my Eris and am loving the new interface. However every time I want to unlock my phone I am now required to enter an 8 digit password as opposed to the screen pattern I was using prior.

    From messing around I realized that this is due to the fact that my company's exchange account requires SSL encryption and therefore requires the password be entered to unlock the phone.

    My question is whether there is a way to keep my email but only require the screen pattern to unlock my phone?

    I know iPhone users at my company that are still fine entering their 4 digit code so have to assume we should be able to do the same.

    I greatly appreciate any assistance.

    Thanks.
     

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  2. wilceaux

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    I believe you can set up your email account as a POP or IMAP account, as opposed to Exchange.

    I really need my calendar and company directory to sync, so this is not a good option for me.
    My exchange account only requires a 4-digit password. I use 4 spaces so I can enter it rather quickly.
     
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    avespucci Newbie
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    Thanks but yea I'm in the same boat in needing the calendar etc...

    I have to assume that if servers only require iphone users to enter 4 digits then we should be able to do a screen pattern.

    Anyone else?
     
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    look into the app named LockPick.

    My company's exchange policy forced a lock pattern on my Eris (2.1.v3 leak). LockPick disabled that screen for me though and I was back to the pattern to unlock the phone.
     
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    Thanks wildtouch! But it's actually called Lockpicker.
     
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    avespucci Newbie
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    Nice thanks.

    I'll check that out.

    anyone else experience this problem?
     
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    Just downloaded LockPicker... AMAZING. Thanks WildTouch!
     
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    Glad I could help. That app is a real time saver.
     

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