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Old 04-10-19, 12:36 PM
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Do you use smart lock on your phone?

I don't know if iOS has this concept, in Android you can lock your phone with a pin, pattern, or whatever, but have your phone be unlocked in certain cases like when you're at home or when a specific Bluetooth device is connected. Do you use this?
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Old 04-11-19, 10:34 PM
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I don't have any of that but I did read about the guy that I think finally unlocked his iPod after his kid missed the password so many times it locked itself up for over 25 million hours (about 48 years)...
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Old 04-11-19, 10:46 PM
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... for over 25 million hours (about 48 years)...
That's alot!!
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I have a pattern of four numerals I have to enter to unlock it, but I found that my FBI fingerprint records serve as a work-around.
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Smartlock for spotify & pandora.
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Old 04-12-19, 12:43 AM
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I have kids. Phone stays locked
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I use a pattern.
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Old 04-12-19, 02:13 AM
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Originally Posted by Seattle Forrest View Post
I don't know if iOS has this concept, in Android you can lock your phone with a pin, pattern, or whatever, but have your phone be unlocked in certain cases like when you're at home or when a specific Bluetooth device is connected. Do you use this?
Yes I do, I use the smart unlock to detect that I am in my car or in my home so no need to put pin in.
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Old 04-12-19, 06:23 AM
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Yes, all my Bluetooth and my home.

The Bluetooth connection works without fail, the location based unlock is spotty; otherwise it's locked via a pattern.
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Old 04-12-19, 10:00 AM
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Nope, I spend enough time around my sisters to not give them that opportunity. Hard to believe the youngest of us in in her mid 40's too.
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Old 04-12-19, 10:52 AM
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I've got mine connected to my watch. People say BT can be spotty but I only ever lose the connection by going out of range. I have my phone locked with a pattern, but pretty much never have to enter it.

I recently got a new (to me) phone with a Android Pie. There's biometric security. I kind of feel like "what's the point?" My watch already unlocks my phone.

I would love to be able to use the face recognition to lock specific apps, like my email. But that seems to only be to get into the phone itself, and then you have free reign.
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Old 04-12-19, 12:56 PM
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I'm not sure if I'm smart enough to remember how to unlock a smartlock. I can't even log into my bank account right now after clearing my browser's history.


Originally Posted by Rollfast View Post
I don't have any of that but I did read about the guy that I think finally unlocked his iPod after his kid missed the password so many times it locked itself up for over 25 million hours (about 48 years)...
Hell I could probably do that by myself......lock it up that is.

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Old 04-13-19, 07:34 PM
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Pin, pattern and fingerprint. I never leave any mobile devices unlocked. I don't leave them on tables at restaurants. They don't leave my hands even if I'm showing friends something on my phone.

I don't use auto login or any easy stuff with banks and other financial transaction apps. I don't let PC browsers remember passwords for anything other than discussion sites like this. I don't even trust supposedly secure encrypted password managers.

If I'm home and go to check the mailbox I close my laptop lid to require a password to use again (although I'm doubtful about how secure that is with most Windows PCs -- the older OSs were easy to bypass from the login password prompt).
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Old 04-13-19, 07:50 PM
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The smart unlock using BT, or better yet rfid if that were available, is an attractive idea but two drawbacks stop me. BT is going to consume power and I like to leave it off when I'm not using it, and there is an extra thing to carry around and keep up with. I decided to just keep the phone unlocked at all times. It is always either on my person or in a reasonably secure location, and there is nothing on it that would be disturbing if published.
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Old 04-13-19, 09:04 PM
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I have smartlock set up to remain unlocked when I'm at home or when Bluetooth connected to my car. As someone said upthread, the Bluetooth connection is reliable, the location-based seeing is less so. When connected to my car I'd say it's 100% reliable. At home I'd say about 20% of the time I still have to manually unlock.
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Old 04-13-19, 09:26 PM
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I've never considered using it, but after seeing this thread its making me reconsider. Sounds really convenient
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Old 04-13-19, 10:09 PM
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My $20 phone may have a locking function. I'm not very worried about some phone thief getting a list of fake numbers from robocallers.
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Old 04-14-19, 09:51 AM
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Originally Posted by Kalec View Post
I've never considered using it, but after seeing this thread its making me reconsider. Sounds really convenient
It's almost starting when I have to enter the pattern to unlock my phone.

But when I go into the office, I have a charger at my desk, and that's where my online sits. When I get up and use the bathroom, or just to stretch my legs, as soon as I'm 30 feet away, my phone is locked. I wouldn't leave it unattended out in public, and my coworkers won't do anything terrible but they would be thrilled to prank me.
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Old 04-14-19, 09:57 AM
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Originally Posted by wphamilton View Post
The smart unlock using BT, or better yet rfid if that were available, is an attractive idea but two drawbacks stop me. BT is going to consume power and I like to leave it off when I'm not using it, and there is an extra thing to carry around and keep up with. I decided to just keep the phone unlocked at all times. It is always either on my person or in a reasonably secure location, and there is nothing on it that would be disturbing if published.
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My $20 phone may have a locking function. I'm not very worried about some phone thief getting a list of fake numbers from robocallers.
​​​​​​I have my bank password saved into my browser. You can initiate a transfer from their site. For most people nowadays, your phone being stolen is much worse than losing your wallet.

Somebody would have to go to the bank's site. It isn't bookmarked, and I don't use it often enough for it to be in the most used list. It isn't one of the main banks. That gives me a little bit of "security by obscurity" and is why I don't just use their app. Add that week layer on top of having the phone locked when it's away from me, and keeping physical control of the device, and I find it so acceptable balance.
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Old 04-15-19, 06:20 PM
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Originally Posted by Zedoo View Post
My $20 phone may have a locking function. I'm not very worried about some phone thief getting a list of fake numbers from robocallers.
ur fone costed 4x as much as myne. I doubt mine can lock in any way
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Old 04-16-19, 01:13 AM
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If you're talking an old school non-smartphone, no big deal as long as you don't have auto pay set up. I normally didn't use a password with my old flip phones and Nokia phone, but I used prepaid services and never used auto pay.

Smart phones changed everything. If it wasn't so inconvenient I'd encrypt everything and be a lot more selective about apps and web use.
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Old 04-23-19, 03:13 AM
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I have a little brother and sis so I tried some applock apps on my Android. Smart Applock, Norton App Lock and SpSoft are those I've tested. Those apps are enough to save children from unwanted content but if you need some other features like accessing to your mobile through fingerprint, try searching androidgo.fun for some advice. They have a lot of useful app reviews there.
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