How to Set Four-Digit Passcode on iPhone

If you bought new iPhone models or may be updated to iOS 9 requires 6 digit passcode to unlock your device. Up until the iOS 8 version of the Apple iOS operating system used a four-digit passcode but after the upgrade to iOS 9, they introduced 6 digit passcode because of better security and higher complexity than the previous passcode.

As part of the Apple strategy to increase the security for its iOS devices, the company from iOS 9 updates by default asking the user to enter a six-digit passcode instead of four-digit. a six-digit passcode has more security than a four-digit passcode simply because it enables a massive combination of possible numbers. However, some users might find it very frustrating to type a six-digit passcode after using their iPhone or iPad for years with a four-digit passcode system.

Generally, Face ID and Touch ID are decent sufficient that you rarely need to type the passcode on your iPhone but whenever you have to, it could be frustrating. So here is how you can use a four-digit passcode on your iPhone or iPad.

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How to Switch to Four-Digit Passcode on iPhone or iPad

Step 1: Open the setting and scroll down click ‘Touch ID & Passcode‘, near the bottom of the third set of options. You will have to type the current passcode to access this menu.

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ios passcode settings 1

Step 2: Once you’re in this option, scroll down to select the Change Passcode menu. One final time, enter your current passcode. 

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ios passcode settings 2

Now you’re ready to transform to a four-digit passcode or you can use an entirely different format.

Step 3: Now you have to tap on Passcode Options above the numeric keypad.

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ios passcode settings 3

Now select custom four-digit numeric code from options. now you can set a passcode to four digits. Type in your preferred combination, then again to verify and you are ready to go. If you use a very easy code, you will get a prompt saying that this password can be easily guessed.

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ios passcode settings 4

Now you have successfully set up a four-digit passcode on your iOS Device. A four-digit passcode is an ideal balance between security and efficiency when unlocking your ios device.

Don’t forget the passcode, if you forget this, you’ll have to restore your iOS device, so make it something unforgettable.

About Apple Security Updates

Apple is a very innovative company and they always trying to improve security for their iOS and other devices. iOS is a very successful operating system for Apple and you will get updated frequently. So if you are fearing about security with apple devices, then don’t worry about that because they care about their users. If there is a bug in the iPhone or iPad or Mac.

For the security purpose of their customers, Apple doesn’t publish, discuss, or confirm security issues until an investigation has happened and updates or releases are generally available. 

If you need technical support for a security issue from the Apple official support team—for example, to reset your Apple ID password or to issue with their App Store —view the Get help with security issues article. 

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