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  • 'Disabled' Keeps Your iPhone From Locking You Out After Too Many Incorrect Passcodes


    We've probably all had that real upsetting experience of a friend or a family member thinking that it would be funny to enter our passcode incorrectly on our Lock Screen so many times that we've been locked out of our iOS device for 1, 5, 15, or even 60 minutes. Then, when you really want to use your device, you can't.

    If you experience this a lot with people around you that think this is funny, a new free jailbreak tweak called disabled by iOS developer Javier Brito will prevent your iOS device from locking you out. Instead, your friends or family members can enter as many passcode attempts as they want to, but when you go to use your iOS device, you won't have to worry about it being disabled.

    The tweak adds a preferences pane to the Settings application where you can enable or disable the tweak on demand. This might come in handy when you only want to enable the tweak around people that you know are going to be messing with you and your iOS device, and you can disable it elsewhere. There's also an option for bypassing the locked device with Notification Center, although your Mail messages will remain protected:



    If you want to give disabled a try to prevent the headache of a disabled iOS device, it's available for free in Cydia's BigBoss repository.

    Name: disabled
    Price: FREE
    Version: 1.0.2-2
    Requirements: iOS 7.0-7.0.5
    Tested on: iPhone 5 running iOS 7.0.4
    Repo: BigBoss
    Developer: Javier Brito
    Editor's Rating: / 4.5/5
    This article was originally published in forum thread: 'Disabled' Keeps Your iPhone From Locking You Out After Too Many Incorrect Passcodes started by Anthony Bouchard View original post
    Comments 6 Comments
    1. zeroskater61's Avatar
      zeroskater61 -
      Why would I want to make it easier for a thief to unlock my iPhone after so many wrong pass code attempts.
    1. Digitalfeind's Avatar
      Digitalfeind -
      Quote Originally Posted by zeroskater61 View Post
      Why would I want to make it easier for a thief to unlock my iPhone after so many wrong pass code attempts.
      The chances that it takes for a thief to enter in the wrong password until they got it right are 1/10,000. Do you really think you wouldn't find it or remotely lock in time from "find my iPhone" before then??
    1. ThatOneProfile's Avatar
      ThatOneProfile -
      Quote Originally Posted by Digitalfeind View Post
      The chances that it takes for a thief to enter in the wrong password until they got it right are 1/10,000. Do you really think you wouldn't find it or remotely lock in time from "find my iPhone" before then??
      Assuming the thief hadn't removed the sim.
    1. zeroskater61's Avatar
      zeroskater61 -
      Quote Originally Posted by Digitalfeind View Post
      The chances that it takes for a thief to enter in the wrong password until they got it right are 1/10,000. Do you really think you wouldn't find it or remotely lock in time from "find my iPhone" before then??
      Yeah the chances are 1/10,000 but also keep in mind that when you go out ppl tend to stare at things so say someone's stares while your entering your pass code some what memorized it and for some unforgiven reason you leave but forget your phone that person picks up the phone and says well I saw him enter something like this. I would rather them be limited to entering the pass code a number of times for the phone to lock after then to actually give them an infinite amount of tries. And find my iPhone only works when there's an Internet connect to the device and umm hello SIM cards and not only that you do know we all have the option from the lock screen on ios7 to enter the phone into airplane mode right no passcode required for that so I won't be able to find my iPhone if there's no connection going in or out of the phone.
    1. Al226's Avatar
      Al226 -
      Quote Originally Posted by zeroskater61 View Post
      Why would I want to make it easier for a thief to unlock my iPhone after so many wrong pass code attempts.
      C'mon man, I think after 100000 tries he might feel like giving up..
    1. Miz.Michele's Avatar
      Miz.Michele -
      How many incorrect pw attempts causes the lockout?