Step 3: Setting the lock

Now you have your contact details appearing on the iPod's screen, you now need to prevent casual attempts at opening your files.

From your home screen, select Settings, General, Passcode Lock, and then Turn Passcode On.

You will then need to type in a four-digit code.  Like any secure "PIN" system, you need to make the number reasonably memorable, but not insanely obvious.  Do not use "1234", "9999", "0000", "1098" etc.  Instead, maybe use the last four digits of your mobile number, the day and month of a birthday, the year you got married etc.

Confirm the code, make sure it is set to be required "immediately", and you are sorted.
Great idea about the notes! You could also turn off the simple passcode to make it a word, or phrase. This is a much more secure way to lock your phone/ iPod
Excellent points...<br> <br> I leave my iPhone on the passenger seat 50% of the time when<br> coming home :-o<br> <br> What would help a lot, is an app that would ding sweetly when the<br> engine stopped :)<br> <br> A
<p>here is an idea ...</p><p>...an arduino connected to the ignition or other electronic then the arduino would send an email or text to your phone or dedicated app (like text-plus) then set that apps notification to a prerecorded message or sound</p>
<p>sorry doble clicked the button</p>
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I find word locks more effective.
This is brilliant!!
Thank you!
that's smart
This is a great idea I wrote up a note on the lock screen as soon as I read it mines always locked. Thanks for the great ideas !!!!
You're welcome!
If you have a good memory... http://lifehacker.com/5914602/this-is-how-you-should-secure-your-iphone
On the passcode setting there is also an advanced passcode option, in which you can have as many digits as you want.
Yeah, and you can use words instead of just numbers. :)
O_o is the Christian capture of Antioch really so important to Brits that 1098 is a widespread PIN...?
Haha, isn't google fun?
More like Western Civ/history in general on the brain, although I confess I had muddled up the dates and my _very_ first thought was of the Battle of Hastings... <br><br>But I can't come up with another meaning - what's up with 1098? :D
Instead of 1-2-3-4, it's the opposite; 10-9-8... (apparently it's a common 4-digit passcode).
OH, I see, haha. Herp a derp.
apple has an app called find my iPhone it lets you locate it on a map, play a sound and post a message remotely from your laptop or other ios device. you can also erase your data. And best of all it is free.
That is true, and I have it installed on all four family iPods (wonderful for finding put-down iPods around the house).<br><br>However, for iPods, they only work if they are connected to a wifi hotspot. As soon as your iPod is out of the house (and maybe school or office), then it's out of the reach of the app.
You, sir, are brilliant. I never would have thought to do this.
Thank you.
you're also my favorite person on instructables. :)<br>
So many blushes...
Wow, very practical...I had never thought of that before, great ideas! I will definitely do that on my iPod and soon to be iPad 3...:) thanks Kiteman! <br><br><br>...youre my favorite person on Instructables...
&gt;blush&lt;<br><br>Too kind.
...but its true...;)
go smart people! seriously good instructable but whoever is gonna need it probably wont care for it. good idea though
Thanks - that's why I suggested emailing a link to the folk that need it.
yeah as a matter of fact i do know a few people like that... anyway good able, couldnt have put it better my self. now, only to wait till im done with my exams so that i can get my ipod back from my PARENTS!!!

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