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Use a complex passcode to secure your iPhone or iPad

  • Sep 20, 2015

A critical security feature everyone must have on their iPhone and iPad is a passcode. The passcode will protect your data from being accessed by intruders just in case you misplace your device or it got stolen, and at the same time it protects your vital information from individuals snooping around. You should know by now that you can easily set a 4-digit passcode that can be entered through the keypad of your device which is located on the lockscreen, however, this may not be enough. In order to strengthen the security of your device, Apple has decided to increase the number of digits on a typical passcode from 4 to 6 on the iOS 9 in order to make it even much harder for intruders to crack your passcode.

You can give your iOS 8 or iOS 9 the extra security it deserves with the use of a complex passcode that includes numbers and alphabets or a combination of the two. If you want to make the passcode even more difficult to crack, it is suggested that you should make use of a combination of both Upper and lower cases.

In order to make a complex passcode become active on your iDevice, simply go to “Settings” and then click on “Touch ID”, and then click on “Passcode settings”. The settings are named as “Passcode”on all non-touch ID gadgets. After clicking on the passcode settings, simply turn off the Simple passcode that you have been using for a while, Toggle, and then set the new passcode by clicking on the “Turn on passcode” button. Simply repeat the new passcode and repeat it, then the default passcode will change to the new complex passcode.

In case you don’t operate a Touch ID device, then it will be much better to make the device ask for a passcode after some minutes since you now have a passcode that is quite complex to remember or type. Keep in mind that, the lesser the amount of time it requires for a passcode to get activated, the more secured your device automatically becomes.

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