1. pootyash's Avatar
    While I understand the reasoning behind the whole wipe-device-after-ten-incorrect-attempts-to-unlock thing, it kinda freaks me out. For instance, if the phone is jostling around in my pocket, is there any risk of accidentally wiping my M8? Or if a toddler gets his hands on my phone?

    Has anyone had a problem with this yet?

    I'd really prefer if, instead of wiping, the device would just lock and require remote unlocking or something.
    04-08-2014 06:59 AM
  2. pootyash's Avatar
    Anybody gotten wiped because of pocket movement?
    04-08-2014 12:33 PM
  3. mysterygirl's Avatar
    There are a ton of devices that have similar features, and I've never heard of it being an issue. If you have children, then I could see keeping your phone away from them being important so that they don't result in your device being wiped.

    Beyond that, I'm happy to have a feature that will prevent a thief from having access to my personal data. Having had devices lost/stolen before, I'm grateful for this.

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    04-08-2014 01:58 PM
  4. Cyberdelia's Avatar
    My One keeps acting up in my pocket. I have the pattern unlock enabled but somehow once in a while when I pull it out of my pocket the camera app is open. I have no idea how the camera opens because no matter what I try, I can't get the camera to open on purpose while it's locked.

    My cat also stepped on it while it was on the table, activated the screen, and opened the emergency dialer; at least it wasn't the pattern unlock.

    So while chances may be slim for it to be wiped, I'd say it's possible.
    04-08-2014 02:24 PM
  5. mchockeyvette27's Avatar
    What's odd is that my ATT version doesn't do a wipe after 10 tries.
    04-08-2014 03:09 PM
  6. scottysize's Avatar
    If you think about it, 10 times is quite a bit, but I agree. I'd like to be able to turn off this feature. If I find someone's phone and I'm dishonest, I'll do the 10 times, let it reset, then put in my own sim and I now have a new phone.
    04-08-2014 03:20 PM
  7. pootyash's Avatar
    I had 27 missed Skype calls from my toddler nephew this morning. Damn right I'm turning security off when he's around!
    04-08-2014 06:32 PM

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