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Discussion in 'Android Lounge' started by tempmail, May 28, 2011.

  1. MyNamesTooLong

    MyNamesTooLong Android Expert

    Honestly there shouldnt be a bunch of stuff on your phone you should feel the need to hide...if there is you should stop, or accept it'll always be a pain for you.

  2. pantlesspenguin

    pantlesspenguin Android Enthusiast

    My rule is pretty easy.

    Random people I don't know: I have absolutely no hesitation intelling them no, they can't use my phone.

    Friends/acquaintances/co-workers/etc: Hit the phone button & let them dial. My phone doesn't leave my sight.
  3. Pitamakan

    Pitamakan Android Enthusiast

    My rule #1: I don't leave anything that's crucially private on my phone. They're simply not the most secure devices in the world, whether you lend them out or not.

    My rule #2: Being overly paranoid is ridiculous, and it sucks. Follow rule #1, and just lend the damn phone. :)
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  4. 1ds

    1ds Member

    That's the reason i still keep my ancient Nokia 6630 as a backup along with my Galaxy S, there are instances when i was asked/requested to lend my phone for a matter of a call i rarely let anyone touch my Galaxy S :)

    i'm just paranoid about my phone.

    if you lug a basic phone and one asks you for a help in calling then its good to have a cheap backup phone which serve these purposes easily.
  5. daveybaby

    daveybaby Android Expert

    Never mind all that, i lent my brand new phone to a friend of mine the other day to make an emergency phone call, and 10 seconds later she dropped it face down in some gravel, and now it's all scratched up.

    I got an 'oh, sorry' so that's all right then :-(
  6. 1ds

    1ds Member

    I know how it feels, heart bleed when somebody F*** up your prized possession.
  7. cableguynoe

    cableguynoe Android Expert

    I'm shocked that anyone would be worried about someone going through your phone.
    Who would do this?
    I have lent my phone out many times, and always hit the phone button for them. Not because I dont trust them. Simply because if they're not familiar with a smart phone, they'll first get stuck on the lock screen, then get lost trying to dial.
    So as soon as they're done, they should hand the phone right back to me... and they always do.

    I dont have anything extremely private on my phone. But I still wouldn't want my sister to grab my phone and see what my wife really thinks about her :D in a text conversation we've been having.
    But other than things like that,I have nothing I'm ashamed of, but still dont want anyone looking through my phone... and anyone I know wouldn't do it (I hope):cool:
  8. dan330

    dan330 Extreme Android User

    if it was a stranger... why would I let them out of my site with my phone.? if they ask why cant they talk in private.. i take my phone.. and say good luck.

    friends... i trust.
    if i cant trust them... then not a friend.
  9. pawdog

    pawdog Member

    Who would go through your phone with you standing right there. If this person was in an emergency situation he wouldn't take time to rifle through your phone right in front of you. I would be more worried about your evil, juicy mouthed boss slobbering his cigar smelling spit all over my phone.
  10. janpetras

    janpetras Well-Known Member

    I just borrow the phone to anyone. He really can't go anywhere without me explaining how to enter....
    I've set up NO ICONS on homescreen, NO ICONS in app drawer.
    I have LauncherPro with 3 docks at the bottom, each icon with 2 functions. Normal push and swipe gesture :)

    Messaging inbox is swipe, normal push is write a new one... :)
    photo gallery is swipe, normal push is clock lol....

    say he "accidentaly" swipes.
    1. Why would he try to open the clock?
    2. Swipe is difficult even for me who I'm used with the phone and the gesture for quite some time...
    3. Never happened

    It's the best setup ever, not mentioning most of the important icons are changed...
    Nobody knows how to use it unless I take it and do it for them. Even a fan of android, you need to know the combinations...

    Wanna go browsing? swipe the market icon, if u push it normal, you go to settings (weird huh?)

    wanna see the photos? swipe the clock app, if you push it normally you go to calendar.

    It's connections I have in my head (like ... clock for me makes me think of a calendar, or... something I NEED TO DO at a specific time).

    Need to write a quick text? Push it, if you swipe it you go to the inbox, which is not a normal inbox, it's a password protected inbox (just letter "A", but still, it's a password and most people give up even if they end up there by mistake).

    It's just the way I setup my phone. Even if someone steals the phone, he's gonna have a really, really hard time figuring out how to use it. By the time he found out how to use it I'll be on to him with the tracking app i have installed.

    status bar is hidden, hard to see gps or disable it. hard to even go to settings if you don't know how :))
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