(Closed) Is your phone passcode protected?

posted 6 years ago in The Lounge
  • poll: Do you have a passcode on your phone?
    Yes, I have trust issues. : (1 votes)
    0 %
    Yes, I want to protect my information should my phone be lost or stolen. : (64 votes)
    30 %
    Yes, for a reason not mentioned. : (12 votes)
    6 %
    No, I have nothing sensitive on my phone. : (102 votes)
    48 %
    No, my phone doesn’t offer that option. : (9 votes)
    4 %
    No, for a reason not mentioned. : (25 votes)
    12 %
  • Post # 3
    509 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: April 2002

    I don’t b/c I tend to equate locking a phone with hiding information from people around you, such as your SO.  BUT…now that I just read your post, I realize that I should have it locked, especially when I’m out in public (b/c of the material I have on my phone – bank info, etc…). I tend to be too trusting sometimes, which is not always good. 

    Post # 4
    2216 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: August 2012

    Yup, my phone is locked.  I learned my lesson when I had my unlocked phone stolen from an Ikea.   Fiance doesn’t know the passcode, because some things are meant to be private – ie: my emails with his wedding present are on the phone.  He trusts me completely to never break his trust.

    Post # 5
    4313 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: November 1999

    No.  I do not have the need.

    Post # 6
    5479 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: August 2012

    I voted for the “in case my phone is lost or stolen”… but  Mr Dane plays rugby and his teammates are known for taking phones and snapping a photo of their balls and then setting it as the phone background.  No thanks.

    Post # 7
    1064 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: June 2012

    @DaneLady:   Oh my, i laughed LOUD!

    Post # 8
    1498 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: April 2014

    @UpstateCait:  I do and my situation is very much like your’s. I deal with protected information at work, I have bank stuff, etc. Also… I just don’t like the idea of a stranger rambling through my phone. In this day, it’s the equivalent to rambling through my wallet.

    Post # 9
    1572 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: October 2009

    we both used to have a lock code…but the same one. Now I dont have one cause it got annoying and he changed his but I know it. 

    Post # 10
    306 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: April 2013

    I have a code on mine, but Fiance knows wht it is. I would hit buttons when my phone was in my purse so I set up a pass code. 

    Post # 11
    2907 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: June 2013

    I do, but Fiance and I know each others passwords. I’ve never snooped in his phone and I trust him not to snoop in mine. But sometimes if I’m lazy and he is sitting next to my phone, I’ll ask him to send a text for me, and vice versa, hence knowing each others codes. Also, God forbid something happens to me, I want him to be able to get into my contacts. 

    Post # 12
    1402 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: May 2015

    My phone is not password protected, but after reading this I realized it probably should be.

    Post # 13
    5428 posts
    Bee Keeper

    @DaneLady:  I wonder if you can tell which “balls” belongs to which “guy”? LOL

    No, my phone is not password protected. Because I don’t usually lose mine. It’s attached to my “hip” figuratively…. LOL

    My SO is protected with his password, and I don’t know it, but he doesn’t use it much. And leaves it at home, or in the car, and doesn’t care!

    The thing with password protected phones is this: If you do lose it, and you don’t know where you lost it, you’ll never get it back! When I find a cellphone, at the places where I clean, I usually try to find a phone number I can call from the contact list, so I can get in touch with the owner and give it back.  Usually the managers keep it in the safe, and if no one comes to pick it up within a week, it’s trash!

    I found a cell phone in a Salvation Army store once , on the shelf near the dishes… it was open. And the cashier said: “We just throw them away” Okay, I phoned one phone number and it turned out it was the daughter of the owner and because her dad was having alzheimer’s symptoms, she bought him the cell phone to stay in touch and that he can use it to call her if he got confused so she can come get him and bring him back home… she finally decided to put him in a home after this one, too many incidents… so sad!

    Post # 14
    1583 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: November 1999

    Yes, my company pays for my phone and requires it. The phone cannot NOT have a passcode based on the security software they put on the phones for us.

    Post # 15
    5221 posts
    Bee Keeper

    I dont and neither does Darling Husband because we don’t have any sensitive info on our phones. Our bank apps all are PW protected, but the email linked to my phone is really only full of spam mail and coupon offers, nothing too personal.

    Post # 16
    680 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: February 2012

    I always lock mine, mostly because I’ll leave it unattended at my desk sometimes, and well frankly I don’t trust some people not to screw with it. And like you said I don’t want people getting to some things on there if I lost it somewhere! You can turn off the simple passcode and opt for a more complicated one on the iphone but I’m too lazy to type in anything but 4 digits; that works good enough for me! My husband doesn’t lock his tho, but he does know my code to mine.

    And LOL @DaneLady:   That is crazy!

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