What are the benefits of changing the password on the iPhone?

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By Erric Buttlar

Passcodes remain a weakness despite face verification. Change your lock screen passcode to protect your iPhone data.

Often, passcodes are easy to guess. Users avoid phones that lock due to long and convoluted passcodes. It gives someone access to your phone.

Your bank accounts, or any other places that you store information, could be accessed by someone who sees your unlocked iPhone, or guesses that your passcode is your pet’s birthday. If your email address is accessible, you can change your password on any site you visit.

However, Apple uses a passcode to make sure your information is secure.

You’ve let your iPhone or iPad run out of power. You must enter a passcode after it starts up and is recharged for Face ID or Touch ID to work.

So it’s handy if you make it memorable since you need it quite often. For further protection, you should change the passcode often, and you might also consider replacing the digits with a mixture of letters and numbers.

Setting up Face ID on your iPhone

  1. Select Settings & Passcode from the main menu
  2. Type your current six-digit passcode when prompted
  3. In the section entitled “Passwords”, click on “Rewrite Password”.
  4. You will need to enter your old password again
  5. The new passcode must be entered after tapping Passcode Options
  6. A four-letter code and a two-letter code are available for custom passcodes

This process applies to older iPhones or iPads with Touch ID rather than Face ID. Touch ID & Passcode is the first step.


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