How to Switch to Four-Digit Passcode on iPhone or iPad

How to Switch to Four-Digit Passcode on iPhone or iPad

How to Switch to Four-Digit Passcode on iPhone or iPad

Posted by Rajesh Pandey on Nov 17, 2019 in How To

Whenever you set up a new iPhone, it will prompt you to enter a six-digit passcode after which you will have to set up Face ID or Touch ID. Up until iOS 8, Apple used a four-digit passcode but switched to a six-digit combination since the release of iOS 9 as it is more secure and complex. If you have already set up your iPhone or iPad with a six-digit passcode and now want to use a four-digit passcode on it, follow this guide.

A six-digit passcode is more secure than using a four-digit passcode since it adds a million more possible combinations. However, some people might find it frustrating to enter a six-digit passcode after using their iPhone or iPad for years with a four-digit passcode.

Mostly, Face ID and Touch ID are good enough that you rarely need to enter the passcode on your iPhone but whenever you have to, it could be a frustrating experience. So here’s how you can switch back to a four-digit passcode on your iPhone or iPad.

How to Switch to Four-Digit Passcode on iPhone or iPad

Step 1: Open the Settings app and go to Face ID & Passcode. You will have to enter the six-digit passcode to access this menu.

Step 2: Scroll down and tap the Change passcode option.

Use 4-digit passcode iPhoneUse 4-digit passcode iPhone

Step 3: Enter your existing six-digit passcode to continue. You will then be prompted to enter your new passcode. This will also be a six-digit passcode. Do not enter it.

Step 4: Tap the Passcode options at the bottom and select the 4-digit numeric code option. You also have the option of setting up a custom numeric code or an alphanumeric code. The other two options are going to be more secure than a simple four-digit passcode, though they will also be more difficult to enter.

Switch to 4-digit passcode on iPhoneSwitch to 4-digit passcode on iPhone

Proceed to enter the four-digit passcode twice and wait for Apple to update it across its system. If you use a very simple passcode, you will get a prompt saying that this passcode can be easily guessed.


There you have it! You have successfully set up a four-digit passcode on your iPhone or iPad. Now you won’t have to get all worked up whenever your iPhone asks you to enter your passcode for security reasons.

Subscribe to iPhoneHacks Daily Newsletter

Sign up for our iPhoneHacks Daily newsletter to get the top Apple news stories delivered to your inbox.

via iPhone Hacks http://www.iphonehacks.com/2019/11/how-switch-four-digit-passcode-iphone.html
link : http://www.iphonehacks.com/2019/11/how-switch-four-digit-passcode-iphone.html
November 17, 2019 at 05:32PM

  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •