Great iOS Feature Suggestion – Pin to Shut down

iPhone Enter Passcode

Wouldn’t it be nice if there was an option for using your pin number to shut down your iOS device? Think about it: iPhone is stolen. A thief who has wised up to Find my iPhone can shut it down. Unless there’s a pin.

This feature was suggested by Cabel Sasser on Twitter. John Gruber over at DaringFireball agrees:

When my phone was stolen in SF last year, they immediately powered it down to stop Find My iPhone. Settings idea: “Shutdown Requires PIN”?

This would be a pretty rocking setting. It would also have to work with the hard shutdown, but the good news is that owners would be able to try to find their iOS device at the very least until the battery runs out.

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