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Turn OFF Simple Passcode To Use More Than 4-digit PIN in iPhone / iPad

Last updated: February 11, 2015 at 9:36 am

Most of us keep our iPhones password protected for obvious reasons. It’s not really great to have your mobile device with someone because it’s literally a gateway to your personal life. Photos, videos, messages, mails, notes – what not your phone stores for you, right? Generally we keep a 4-digit passcode for our iPhones.

But let’s accept it; cracking a 4-digit passcode is not really a big deal. Anyone – usually our friends who have seen us typing passcodes — can tap the movement of your fingers while you’re unlocking your phone to crack the passcode. That’s why I guess Apple called it the Simple Passcode for it’s really easy to crack. Now, do you want to minimise the chances of your iPhone getting hacked? There’s a simple solution to this problem. Just follow the below steps to keep your privacy secured.

Steps To Create Strong Passcode With More Numbers:

  • Tap on Settings of your iPhone
  • Go to Passcode
  • Enter your existing passcode
  • Once have entered the menu, toggle the Simple Passcode button to turn it off
  • It will prompt you to enter your existing passcode again
  • After this it will ask you for a new passcode
  • You will the Qwerty keyboard of your phone
  • Now you can choose to keep any passcode – from random set of letters to a PIN that’s as long as you want
  • Enter your new passcode and confirm it again when it asks you to
  • That’s it, your phone is now super safe

We suggest you to opt for a long digit passcode as it becomes a lot harder to guess. The will not only have to guess the number but will also have to guess the number of digits in it.

Note: Articles written at are valid for every Apple device running iOS 8.0, iOS 8.1, iOS 8.2, iOS 8.3, iOS 8.4 / 8.4.1 firmware