1. Georgi Ivanov3's Avatar
    Hi all,

    Do you think that protection across WP 8 and 8.1 is a little vague? What I mean is, some of the settings within the OS are very user sensitive - Backup, Accounts and especially one Factory Reset. In case someone with unfriendly motives plays with your phone, he could do almost everything he wants to, to mess up with ur phone.
    Case: If someone steals your phone or you lose it, the person who finds it could easily reset ur phone, delete all ur settings, apps etc, without any interruption from the OS. I am not aware if someone finds ur lost phone with the intention to keep it for himself, is able to do a factory reset and still that to allow you to find the phone through the Find My Phone from the MS website. I suppose not.
    In any case I suppose Windows should add more protection across the Settings of the OS and MUST ask for a password for Factory Reset or Hard Reset. I understand it might add some trouble for us to input the password every time we change something on the phone, but I would feel so so so confident that even I lose my phone or an unfriendly person plays with it, my data and settings are well protected..

    What do you think?
    06-02-2014 03:19 AM
  2. Chregu's Avatar
    What do you think?
    Don't you have your phone locked anyway?
    06-02-2014 03:36 AM
  3. ttsoldier's Avatar
    It's the same thing with ios and android...

    Once you're in past the lock screen, resetting the phone is a few clicks away.
    06-02-2014 03:37 AM
  4. Chregu's Avatar
    It's the same thing with ios and android...

    Once you're in past the lock screen, resetting the phone is a few clicks away.
    You can have an additional passcode with iOS.

    How to wipe iPad and iPhone back to factory settings: erase all your content - PC Advisor
    WanderingTraveler likes this.
    06-02-2014 03:39 AM
  5. WanderingTraveler's Avatar
    Now that I think about it, I'd rather take the traditional Windows approach: This is a place where, say, UAC can be a good thing for instance.

    (And make sure that it can be turned off as well.)
    06-02-2014 03:49 AM
  6. nmnshah's Avatar
    We in India don't even have the find my phone option.
    06-02-2014 09:58 AM

Similar Threads

  1. PinPNG makes WP amazing!!
    By anon(5445874) in forum General Phone Discussion
    Replies: 16
    Last Post: 08-30-2014, 07:50 AM
  2. Replies: 17
    Last Post: 06-11-2014, 10:22 PM
  3. WP Sheep
    By Guytronic in forum The "Off Topic" Lounge
    Replies: 26
    Last Post: 06-07-2014, 09:59 AM
  4. Password protected office files
    By umberto79 in forum Other Operating Systems
    Replies: 1
    Last Post: 06-02-2014, 04:44 AM
  5. WP 8.1 BT Horrible
    By drtek in forum Other Operating Systems
    Replies: 2
    Last Post: 06-01-2014, 12:25 PM