Well then, that must definitely mean the Cardiff store is 'dodgy' like i said, because they definitely asked me for my pin to get into my iPhone7 to "test" the camera, which seemed odd to me as you don't need the pin to get into the camera app.
They don’t ask for your pin. Or password. Or anything else to get into your iPhone.
Is that a joke? I suppose there must be atleast a few 'geniuses' out there who don't know how to turn off flight mode and connect to the store Wifi..... They ask for you pin to be exact, not your Apple password, but none of that stops someone with intent just routing through your digital life. Therefore always erase everything on your phone first. I was told I would be getting me handset back following repair, but in reality 3 hours later they failed to fix it and gave me a new handset so I never saw my original handset again and would not have had a 2nd chance to erase it, as what they also do is make you turn off the lost iphone tool so you can't control it remotely afterwards either.
They don't ask for your password, in fact they even make you put the phone in aeroplane mode and lock it before they take it so it cannot receive any form of communication whilst in their possession.
because anyone could get a job there, they are far from geniuses, and therefore when they ask for your password before taking your phone away you are effectively giving anyone the opportunity to use your phone, read your emails etc.