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Swiftie
Posts: 2
Registered: ‎11-07-2012
My Device: Blackberry Bold 9700
My Carrier: AAISP
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Locking/Unlocking options

Maiden post. Be kind to me!

 

I'm here on behalf of a friend (he delivers my medications, so you could say that he saves my life) who has inherited a BlackBerry Bold 9700(I think) from his son. His son insisted on his setting a password (wise) but now he has to unlock it almost every time he uses it.

 

Is it possible to be prompted for the password upon power-on, but not after that?

 

What choices are available? I skimmed the manual but there didn't seem to be many lock/unlock choices.

 

I've seen "Make call while locked" but yesterday he wanted to add a phone number to his contacts, and that required a password.

 

We're both of us in our 60's and out our stage, the need for security dwindles in the face of ease-of-use...

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tanzim
Posts: 9,321
Registered: ‎04-01-2008
My Device: Torch 9800
My Carrier: grameenphone

Re: Locking/Unlocking options

Hi Swiftie,

Welcome to BlackBerry support community fourms.

By default there is no option to set password prompt for device powered only. However, you can consider using 3rd party device lock/unlock app for that purpose.

Alternatively, you can try enabling SIM PIN request which will be asked on powered only.

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Swiftie
Posts: 2
Registered: ‎11-07-2012
My Device: Blackberry Bold 9700
My Carrier: AAISP

Re: Locking/Unlocking options


tanzim wrote:
By default there is no option to set password prompt for device powered only. However, you can consider using 3rd party device lock/unlock app for that purpose.

Alternatively, you can try enabling SIM PIN request which will be asked on powered only.

Ah, yes, the SIM PIN password. I think that's how I run my own phone, and have for several generations of phone. 

 

Thank you!

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vernon008
Posts: 26
Registered: ‎04-10-2012
My Device: 9900
My Carrier: vodafone

Re: Locking/Unlocking options

Try this one....
Go to: Options/Memory. Turn off Memory card support.
Save.
Exit back to Options.
Go to Password.
The tab should now be selectable to disable the password.
Click disable.
Save.
Exit back to Options.
Click on Memory.
Select Memory card support "on".
Save.
You will now be prompted to enter the password for the final time in your life!
Exit back to the main screen and try it out, lock unlock, no password!!!

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