iPhone 6 Could Auto-Unlock in 'Safe' Areas


Apple may be looking for ways to make unlocking the iPhone even easier.

The company recently filed for a patent with the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) that would sense a user’s location and adjust security levels accordingly

For example, if the device is on the owner’s home network or a frequently visited location (like your office), the iPhone could bypass the typical PIN security code or fingerprint scan and keep the phone unlocked.

"Because some locations may be inherently more secure, such as a user’s home or office, these locations may be considered ‘safe’ and require less stringent security," the patent filing reads. "It can be desirable to have decreased security requirements when the mobile device is at a secure location." Read more…

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