Use Plan B In Case You Forget Your Own iPhone Passcode Lock
There are many reasons why people will not use a passcode lock for their iPhones. Some people don’t set them because it is a nuisance to have to key it in whenever they use their phones. Others simply just don’t see the need to set one because they don’t share their phones or always make sure it is only on their person at any given time. And the most valid excuse for not having placed one out of the box is that people forget what their 4-digit pin is over time. Of course, the last excuse really is something that needs to be addressed. And since Apple has no alternative, one exists on Cydia for you to use.
Cydia is kind of like the app store except that it is for third-party applications, tweaks, themes, and all sorts of enhancements that Apple would never allow you to use in the original firmware version. To be able to get Cydia onto your iPhone so that you can customize the device like crazy, you will need to jailbreak your device. After doing that, you will be able to do all sorts of things to your iPhone, including adding extra security so that you can keep your phone safe. Sign up with us here if you are interested in souping up your iPhone so that we can provide you with the necessary tools and tutorials to make sure that you do it correctly and successfully.
The tweak that makes sure you are able to access your iPhone after you have forgotten your pass lock is called Plan B. This tweak basically allows you to answer a couple of security questions so that you can still access your device. So, it is really simple. Forgot your password? Then enter another stage where you will get to answer a security question. Then answer a second security question that you also set earlier with the Plan B tweak. Your device will be unlocked and then you can head into the Plan B settings to see the instructions for password resetting.
This is a really neat implementation and something that Apple should have thought of before anybody else did. Nothing is more frustrating than not being able to use your iPhone when you need to make a call or send a really important text, just because you forgot your pass code. Plan B offers an alternative to the pass lock so that you still have a chance to access your device because of the questions that only you can answer.
What do you think of this implementation? Is it a hassle to have so many different ways to enter your iDevice? Or does this invite even more ways that people can open your device to steal information that is rightfully yours? Let us know in the comments because as far as we can tell, this is a really great idea that needs to be polished a little and maybe even implemented on the official iOS.
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