Ultimate guides for passcode on iPhone

If you own an iPhone, setting a passcode is very necessary. It also enables hardware-level encryption for all your data. That means if someone does not know your passcode, it is difficult for them to get at your private data. Therefore, you should set a strong passcode, as you feel comfortable.

  1. How to set a passcode

 

Apple will ask you to set a passcode when you first turn on or restore your iPhone/ iPad. If you skip that step, you can still set a passcode at any time you want in Settings.

 

  • Open Settings from the Home screen.
  • Tap on Touch ID & Passcode.
  • Tap on Turn Passcode On

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  • Enter a 6-digit passcode( from iOS 9)
  • Re-enter the passcode

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  1. How to change your passcode

If you suspect someone might have known your current passcode, you should change your passcode periodically.

 

  • Head to Settings app from the Home screen
  • Tap on Touch ID & Passcode.
  • Enter your current passcode.
  • Tap on Change Passcode
  • Re-enter your new passcode

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  1. How to switch to a longer numeric passcode

 

If a 6-digit numeric passcode is not still safe enough, you can set an optional numeric passcode, which means more than 6-digits.

 

  • Launch Settings app
  • Tap on Touch ID & Passcode.
  • Enter your current passcode.
  • Tap on Change Passcode
  • Re-enter your current passcode

  • Tap on Passcode Options
  • Tap on Custom Numeric Passcode
  • Enter your new passcode numbers as many as you can remember.
  • Re-enter your passcode numbers

 

  1. How to switch to stronger alphanumeric passcode

Before you start, figure out the strong alphanumeric password you want to use. The password should be long enough that is extremely difficult to crack, but not so strong that you cannot remember it or enter it inaccurately when you need to.

 

  • Go to Settings app
  • Tap on Touch ID & Passcode.
  • Enter the passcode you are using.
  • Tap on Change Passcode
  • Re-enter your existing passcode

  • Tap on Passcode Options
  • Tap on Custom Alphanumeric Code
  • Enter your new strong alphanumeric password.
  • Re-enter your new strong alphanumeric password

 

If you are going somewhere that you may not feel safe, you can temporarily disable Touch ID for unlock, which will force you to enter password anytime if you want to access your iPhone/iPad. By this way, nobody can try to touch your finger to the Home button while you do not pay attention or are sleeping.

 

  1. How to change the passcode time requirement

 

If you use Touch ID, your iPhone/ iPad will always lock immediately when the screen turns off. If you do not use Touch ID, locking immediately will still the best setting, but you can also set a longer period if you want to. That means if you use your iPhone/ iPad up again enough after the screen turns off, it will still be unlocked.

  • Launch Settings app from the Home screen.
  • Tap on Touch ID & Passcode.
  • Enter your passcode.
  • Tap on Require Passcode.
  • Choose your new interval time

 

  1. How to turn off your passcode

 

You can turn off your passcode if you do not like, but in our opinion, you should never turn your passcode off. If you turn off the passcode, all your data, potential your passwords, credit cards, and personal information will be exposed to anyone who takes your iPhone /iPad. To turn off the passcode

 

  • Open Settings app.
  • Tap on Touch ID & Passcode
  • Enter your passcode

  • Tap on Turn Passcode Off
  • Tap on Turn Off to confirm.
  • Enter your passcode again

 

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