I have an iPhone with iOS 8. Is there a way to setup my phone where it doesn't require a passcode to unlock if it has been closed in the last 5 (or some amount) minutes?
I know that my computer has a 15min feature.
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I believe the setting you are looking for is
Touch ID and Passcode >
It should be noted that using a Microsoft Exchange account in email can effect the options available here. For example the only option on my phone is "immediately". this thread is how i finally learned why I only have the option "immediately".
You have to disable Touch ID for "iPhone Unlock" on newer iOS devices in order to set a time to lock your phone. In Settings > Touch ID & Passcode, disable (toggle off) Touch ID for iPhone Unlock. Once toggled off, you can then change the time to require passcode by accessing the "Require Passcode" option.
Basically it sets to "immediately" only with Touch ID enabled for unlocking your phone.
Settings App and navigate to
To set the passcode lock delay, locate the button where you see
Require Passcode. By default you will see “Immediately” next to
Require Passcode. This means that as soon as your device locks, your passcode will be enabled. If you want to delay this, tap on the button and select After 1 minute, After 5 minutes, or After 15 minutes. When you select any of these three time intervals, your device will not require you to re-enter your passcode for the relative time you selected.
If you want to override the requirement to use a passcode - say if Microsoft exchange is installed and the requirement for a passcode is set server-side; and if your phone is JB'd then you can install cydia then activator then an app called bypass which will run within activator. both activator and bypass are located on the bigboss repo that comes preinstalled in cydia.