How To Bring Up Password Screen When Turning On iPhone
The iPhone is an involved piece of electronic and technological advancement. This great tool can be used for personal and professional uses, looks impressive, and can keep you up to date and well informed. When you choose to use your iPhone for professional business, or just want to keep your content private regardless of the use, you can set a password on your iPhone that will enable privacy from all those who would otherwise gain information from you in the event that you let your guard down.
With iPhones being used more often in corporate settings, internal corporate communications become a large part of the workflow. Intellectual property, in the wrong hands, can jeopardize a big deal with a client, or give another competitor the upper hand on bids or program rights. Setting your iPhone to have a password is relatively easy to do. Following the below steps will enable you to keep your personal and intellectual property private and secured.
- Turn on your iPhone
- Click on the Settings icon (it looks like gray and black gears)
- On the menu, click on the General option (first item in third block)
- Select Passcode Lock (second item in fourth block)
- While in Passcode Lock screen, select Turn Passcode On
- Enter your personal 4-digit passcode (you will be asked to enter it two times)
- If you like, you can set the auto lock time. The phone will automatically lock between one and five minutes, or never (never is not recommended).
Once you have set the password you can test by pushing the lock button on the top of the iPhone and then activating the screen, pushing the round button on the face of the iPhone. You will see the password screen come up after you slide to unlock the screen. If you put in an incorrect passcode you will not be able to get into the phone. Of course, to maintain the integrity of your device's security be sure to never share your passcode with anyone, and do not use an easily identifiable code, like the last 4 of your Social Security number, or a birth date.
There are apps available for the iPhone that will help you to enable another layer of security. One of these, Loctopus, has been featured in a review for iPhone security apps. Loctopus locks the applications that are available on your iPhone.