Is it better to lock and password protect the phone or does it get to be a pita having to keep putting in your password each time? Are there any cons to locking it? I'm thinking of all the info on my phone and/or if the phone gets lost/stolen.
Personally, I feel this is a convenience vs. security issue. IMO it isn't that bad to type in a password every time, and I feel better knowing that my data is secure due to the enabled encryption (which is optional, but I highly recommend at least strong).
It really is a personal choice. For me it is a no brainer. I have a
good deal of work related info as well as the contact info for a
great many of my friends and family. If my phone got lost or
stolen at least I have done my part to protect their info.
maybe a dumb question but what good is wiping the memory card? cant a thief or person finding it just pull out the card and get the media on it before attempting to enter X password tries that may trigger a wipe?
I had the security timeout set to 5 mins which is really kind of a hassle, I moved it up to 20min and figure if im around nosey people Ill probably just lock it manually instead of waiting for the security timeout to take place.
I guess I am too trustworthy. I don't lock mine. I also don't work, so I am not around others. It is usually in my hands all the time. The only thing I do do is out it on standby when not in use - to help with battery and memory.
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