locked phone

locked phone

(1) A cellphone that works with only one cellular carrier. In the U.S., cellphones and smartphones purchased from the carrier are generally locked to prevent subscribers from easily switching to another carrier. However, there is a procedure to unlock the device for traveling to other countries or switching to another carrier. See SIM lock, jailbreaking and Android rooting.

(2) The state of a smartphone that has automatically switched to its initial startup screen after a set period of inactivity. See lock screen.
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Through this, people can select their notifications, latest tweets and email without accessing the locked phone. The widgets must be enabled.
Police have succeeded to open locked phone of Iqra Saeed.
The practice has spread in recent years, with law enforcement agencies around the world buying devices that can pull information off a locked phone. Companies, including Cellebrite and Grayshift, sell the devices, which plug into the Lightning port.
One new thing about DND is that when it is active, specially at night, you will not see any notification on your locked phone's screen.
For one thing, a law requiring suspects to give up their passcodes would be useless with a locked phone belonging to a murder victim like Devon Godfrey or Brittney Mills.
A court order was dropped last week after the FBI said they had found a way into the locked phone.
Authorities are attempting to force the firm to help them bypass security features on the locked phone of a terrorism suspect from the San Bernardino shootings last year.
Lawyers for Lee Paul Kelly say his defence team were not given the chance to cross-examine computer experts over how they got hold of messages on his locked phone during his trial.
The FBI believes that requesting information from a locked phone is no different from wiretapping phone calls - a standard procedure when the agency has to monitor phone calls.
WASHINGTON -- FBI Director James Comey warned in stark terms Thursday against the push by technology companies to encrypt smartphone data and operating systems, arguing that murder cases could be stalled, suspects could walk free and justice could be thwarted by a locked phone or an encrypted hard drive.
Mr Comey said murder investigations could be stalled, suspects could go free and "justice may be denied because of a locked phone or an encrypted hard drive".
That is a BIG price tag for a contract locked phone, but given Nokia's tradition, we're expecting that the company, along with its partner Microsoft, will be offering some heavy rebates to those who buy the phone.