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    Device Policy Dilemma

    My Droid 4 is currently synced with my work Gmail account, which is governed by our company's IT guy through the Device Policy App. Recently he installed a security feature where I have to enter a pin number to unlock my phone, just in case someone stole/found my phone and wanted to steal all of the "critical" company information in my email (sarcasm). When this change to Device Policy went into effect I immediately uninstalled the Device Policy App and deleted my work email from my phone, figuring I would just check my work Gmail from my phone's web browser. I have since reinstalled it because I miss the following:

    -Work Calendar
    -Sync'd Work Contacts to my Phone

    If I could somehow work around these 2 things, I would delete this cumbersome pin to unlock procedure I would, but haven't thought of a way to work around this issue. Any advice would be very helpful.

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    Does your phone have pattern unlock? That adds security to your phone and is easier and faster then a pin.

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    That's not an option for the device policy app. This overrides the regular locksreen.
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    Unless someone else knows another way it looks like if you want to have access to your work accounts you have to play by their rules. If there was a work around for this then their security wouldn't be that great.

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    I guess if I want the benefits of sharing contacts / calendar, I have to deal with entering the pin number. Its such a pain.
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    Not much choice if you need access to your Exchange-based work email. I hate the PIN too, but I've gotten used to it after a while.

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