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Support Newb Q: Securing Phone

Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by nvrfgt343, Jul 11, 2010.

  1. nvrfgt343

    nvrfgt343 Well-Known Member
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    Sorry if this has been covered before, but it's not coming up on search...

    What's the best way to secure the phone from someone picking up and using it? Using the 'unlock pattern' under security is kludgy because you first have to unlock the screen and then enter the pattern.

    Am I missing something or is there app that handles this better?

    TIA
     

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  2. dguy

    dguy Well-Known Member
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    The only way built into Android 2.1 is the symbol. To make the symbol even more secure, turn off the setting that shows what you have drawn so far. Android 2.2 is coming hopefully soon and that will allow you to have a numeric keypad password or a standard keyboard based password.

    There probably are 3rd party applications that let you secure the device in different ways but I have no experience with them.
     
  3. rapidsandroid

    rapidsandroid Well-Known Member
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    I hope 2.2 allows us to keep the unlock pattern. I find I can swipe down and unlock a pattern lightning fast than if I had to punch in an old school password. Besides, I find I remember a pattern much better than a series of random numbers & letters. I just keep too much info on my phone to just have it stay unlocked.
     
  4. jrmckins

    jrmckins Well-Known Member
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    keep your phone in your hand/pocket at all times.
     
  5. windycity

    windycity Well-Known Member
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    That's kludgy.

    edit: bye bye 'junior' membership! :)
     
  6. dguy

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    It doesn't take it away, it just gives you more options.
     

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