Top

Introduction

The Passcode Lock screen is used to setup a passcode for MyStuff2. If a passcode is set you will not be able to start MyStuff2 until a valid passcode has been entered.

The application passcode works much like the standard device level passcode feature of iOS. You can specify when an entered passcode expires and you can specify whether the passcode is a four-digit number or a more secure text password. Lastly you can also add security by specifying that all items will be deleted after too many improper passcode entries.

Note: As with any passcode you must be careful. If you forget your passcode it can not be retrieved. You will lose access to your data.

Note: Please know that the passcode is tied to the current device. If you backup your data (which requires entering all passcodes) and you restore the data onto a different device, the data is no longer protected by any passcodes. In other words, once the data leaves the device it is no longer protected. Also, if you restore the same data on the same device, the passcodes are also removed after it is restored.

Top

Turn Passcode On

To turn the passcode on you should first select whether Simple Passcode is on or off. If on, your passcode will be a four-digit number. If off, your passcode can be any text you wish to enter as a password.

Once you decide on the type of passcode tap the Turn Passcode On button. You will be prompted for your new passcode. Once entered you will be asked to enter it again to confirm. This ensures you didn't make a mistake the first time. If the second entry matches then the passcode is set. If the second entry does not match the first then you must start over.

Once the passcode is entered and turned on, you can choose how often the passcode must be entered. All times are since you last exited MyStuff2.

Top

Turn Passcode Off

If a passcode is set you must enter your passcode to view the Passcode Lock screen. Once the Passcode Lock screen is displayed you tap the Turn Passcode Off button to turn off the passcode. You will be asked to enter the passcode again. If you enter the correct passcode the passcode will be turned off. If you enter an incorrect passcode you must try again. After a few failed attempts you will be forced to wait before you can enter the passcode again.

Top

Change Passcode

If a passcode is set you must enter your passcode to view the Passcode Lock screen. Once the Passcode Lock screen is displayed you can change the passcode in one of two ways. Either tap the Change Passcode button to change the existing four-digit number or text password, or change the Simple Passcode setting to change from a four-digit number to a text password or to change from a text password to a four-digit number. In any case you will be required to first enter the current passcode. Once successfully entered you will be asked to enter the new passcode twice, just like when setting the original passcode.

Top

Options

Require Passcode
This option specifies how often you must enter your passcode. Each time you exit MyStuff2 imagine a timer being started. When you next start MyStuff2 the time since you last exited MyStuff2 is compared against the value you selected for this option. If enough time has passed then you must enter your passcode.
Simple Passcode
If ON your passcode will be a 4-digit number. If OFF then your passcode can be any text you wish. This can include anything you can type on the keyboard.
Erase Data
If ON then all of your MyStuff2 data will be erased after 10 failed attempts to enter a passcode.