Think someone has figured out your iPhone’s passcode? If so, consider changing your passcode to something different and stronger. We’ll show you how to do just that on your phone.
In this guide, we assume you know your current passcode and you want to change it to something else. In case you’ve forgotten your passcode, then check out our other guide on that topic.
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Change iPhone’s Passcode
To begin the passcode update process, launch Settings on your iPhone.
In Settings, select “Touch ID & Passcode” or “Face ID & Passcode” (depending on your iPhone model).
Enter your iPhone’s current passcode to continue.
Scroll down the page that opens and tap “Change Passcode.”
On the “Change Passcode” page, enter your current passcode.
When the “Enter Your New Passcode” message appears, type the new passcode you want to use. If you’d like to use a different passcode type, tap “Passcode Options.”
If you chose “Passcode Options,” select one of the three types:
On the “Verify Your New Passcode” page, enter your new passcode once again.
And that’s it. Your passcode has been successfully changed on your iPhone. You’ll now use this new code each time you want to unlock your iPhone. Enjoy!
While you’re at it, you may want to customize when your iPhone automatically locks or get your iPhone to erase all your data after multiple failed passcode attempts. Check out our guides to learn how to use these features.
RELATED: How to Erase Your iOS Device After Too Many Failed Passcode Attempts
This article teaches you how to update or change your lock screen password or passcode on an iPhone, as well as what to do if you've forgotten your passcode.
When you first set up your iPhone, you need to create a lock screen password to unlock your iPhone through a method other than Touch ID or Face ID. However, you may choose to change it at a later date. Here's how to change it.
If you'd prefer to use a 4 digit passcode on your iPhone, the option is still possible but it's a little more hidden away than it used to be. Here's how to change it. Four digit passcodes are easy to guess, so Apple recommends you use a more complex passcode.
If you'd prefer to use a passcode made of both numbers and letters, it's also possible to change your password to this. Here's how to do it.
If you can't change your password or passcode on your iPhone, there's usually a fairly obvious reason. Here's a brief look at the common reasons.
If you've forgotten your passcode, you'll be locked out of your device after entering it incorrectly six times. The only way to regain access is to erase your iPhone with a computer or with recovery mode. Using iPhone Recovery mode is reasonably simple but it's time-consuming and you'll need to restore your files from a backup.
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