While it’s absolutely true that the iPhone uses Face ID (or Touch ID) to keep your device protected, that doesn’t mean you can get away with a weak passcode in terms of security.
If someone takes your iPhone and can’t authenticate through one of those methods, they WILL get prompted for your passcode.
At that point, you’re just a few digits away from giving them access to every bit of information on your iPhone… if your passcode is weak, that is.
If you think your passcode may be weak or you just want to change it up to keep things safe, the good news is that you can do so in just a few quick seconds.
Here’s how you can change your lock screen passcode on your iPhone…
1. Open the “Settings” app on your iPhone.
2. Scroll through the list until you find the option labeled “Face ID & Passcode.” Tap on it one time.
3. Enter your current four or six digit passcode into the prompt on screen to continue.
4. Scroll through the list and select the option labeled “Change Passcode.” Doing so will prompt you to enter your current passcode a second time.
5. Enter your new passcode into the prompt on screen. When you’re done, this is the combination of numbers that you’ll use to unlock your device from now on.
That’s it! Note that you can choose a four digit passcode or even a custom passcode using the “Passcode Options” section if you prefer.
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If my phone is lost & someone can be prompted to get my passcode, can’t they still be promoted to get my new passcode?
Thank you for the Passcode changing instructions. Now, I have a question for you. My Apple Watch face gets into zoom mode nearly every morning and sometimes later in the day. Could this be someone breaking into my security to do this?
Penny Modrich says
And a reminder to alert the family to the change should something happen to you!