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Prevent deactivation of Find My iPhone/iPod


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#1 of 4 OFFLINE   Parker Clack

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Posted January 03 2011 - 02:29 AM

Nice tip(s) to keep the "Find My iPhone" feature from being turned off by a thief. http://hints.macworl...101226201756182

"I tried to get my medical records from the company but they say they

are confidential and can only be released to other insurance companies,

pharmaceutical​ reps, suppliers of medical equipment and for some

reason the RNC."
 


#2 of 4 OFFLINE   Michael_K_Sr

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Posted January 03 2011 - 04:22 AM

The person in that link suggests a four digit password isn't super secure, which is true. But iOS supports longer and stronger alphanumeric passcodes...just turn the Simple Passcode preference to OFF.



#3 of 4 OFFLINE   Parker Clack

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Posted January 04 2011 - 05:59 AM

I read that as part of that article too.

"I tried to get my medical records from the company but they say they

are confidential and can only be released to other insurance companies,

pharmaceutical​ reps, suppliers of medical equipment and for some

reason the RNC."
 


#4 of 4 OFFLINE   DaveF

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Posted January 04 2011 - 07:00 AM

Thanks. I've recently turned my passcode off. It was a constant annoyance having to enter a 6-digit code everytime I wanted to do some little thing on my iPhone. I may turn it back on, but I'll look into the Find My iPhone setting to at least secure that. But, the commenters also note that a Restore wipes the code (and all personal data). So a smart thief that only wants the hardware will do an immediate wipe and then disable the passcode. So it will help you catch the slow thief and the stupid thief, but not the fast and smart thief :)




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