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Old 07-01-2011, 09:00 AM
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<div class='os_post_top_link'><a href='http://www.macworld.com/article/160313/2011/06/iPad_security.html' target='_blank'>http://www.macworld.com/article/160...d_security.html</a><br /><br /></div><p><em>"The iPad is one of the safest computing devices you can use. Its combination of hardware and software security translate to a device that's probably more secure than your PC or Mac-especially if you take the right steps to secure it."</em></p><p><img height="123" src="http://images.thoughtsmedia.com/resizer/thumbs/size/600/wpt/auto/1302277750.usr105634.jpg" width="600" /></p><p>And securing it mainly means keeping it out of someone else's hands! But if by chance you do lose your grip on it, you can secure the data that is there very simply by putting a passcode on it. The article goes into some other in-depth options also, but first and foremost, set up a passcode.&nbsp;</p>
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Old 07-01-2011, 02:23 PM
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Can anyone even guess at why Apple doesn't show the time on the unlock screen? It's incredibly irritating that I have to unlock my iPad to see what time it is. Why would Apple consider the freakin' TIME to be secure information?
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Old 07-01-2011, 09:17 PM
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It does. I'm pretty sure it does! Maybe check a setting?
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Old 07-01-2011, 09:23 PM
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It does. I'm pretty sure it does! Maybe check a setting?
I did... can't find any setting that allows it.
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Old 07-02-2011, 11:31 AM
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Not sure what's the difference with yours, but here's the one on my sister's.
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Old 07-02-2011, 03:08 PM
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Not sure what's the difference with yours, but here's the one on my sister's.
That's not the PIN input screen. That's what you see when you have no PIN security turned on, or what you see after you put in the pin and turn it off and back on again.
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Old 07-02-2011, 06:12 PM
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That's not the PIN input screen. That's what you see when you have no PIN security turned on, or what you see after you put in the pin and turn it off and back on again.
I think I got it. The PIN input screen comes on if you unlock via the Smart Cover. Otherwise, you'll get the above screen with the "Slide to Unlock" prompt, which has the time and date on it.
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Old 07-02-2011, 10:55 PM
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I think I got it. The PIN input screen comes on if you unlock via the Smart Cover. Otherwise, you'll get the above screen with the "Slide to Unlock" prompt, which has the time and date on it.
Ohh, yes, you're right! That's exactly it - if you press the power on the iPad, you get the time, and when you unlock it THEN you get prompted for the PIN. But since I use a case that uses the magnetic wake feature, I get prompted for the PIN without first seeing the time/unlock screen. Really irritating.
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Old 07-03-2011, 03:54 AM
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I guess it's a design holdover when iOS primarily powered phones. Hopefully iOS 5 fixes that.
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