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Prevent deactivation of Find My iPhone
Authored by: garythemacguy on Dec 28, '10 07:51:57AM

> Now you cannot disable find my iPhone without the passcode. This also prevents changes to
> anything related to location services and changes made to your email accounts.

Wouldn't simply doing a factory reset from iTunes ("Restore"?) nuke the entire configuration? I haven't ever tried it, but I'm assuming it would work that way. Still, in the event of loss/theft, the possible delay in getting the iOS device to a convenient installation of iTunes might just give you enough time to locate it.


> Since it's only a four digit passcode this isn't super secure

Settings > General > Passcode Lock > Simple Passcode > OFF

Now it's alphanumeric and any length you like. This is entered from the regular full keyboard using lower case, upper case, digits, punctuation, etc.

On a corporate device deployed using the iPhone Configuration Utility (or whatever it's called) I seem to recall that you can further specify a minimum passcode length, mixed case, etc.



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Prevent deactivation of Find My iPhone
Authored by: cwanja on Dec 28, '10 08:16:23AM

To your first question - typically to connect your iPhone to iTunes to do a sync or any sort of update (or restore) you need to input your passcode if your phone is locked. That is another security feature enabled by Apple.

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Prevent deactivation of Find My iPhone
Authored by: garythemacguy on Dec 28, '10 02:40:16PM

Thanks Chris, for clarifying this point.



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Prevent deactivation of Find My iPhone
Authored by: stepwallace on Dec 28, '10 06:27:28PM

If an iPhone/iPod/iPad is locked with a passcode, it can be restored, but it well remove any personal data in the process.

http://support.apple.com/kb/ht1212

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