iPhone security options aren’t just limited to the four-digit passcode. But, we also have the possibility of increasing that security using more complex codes. That’s why if you want protect (even more) the data on your phonecomplicating third-party access to your content, in this post we are going to show you how you can do it in a very simple way.
All the codes you want
The basic iPhone offers the possibility to configure a combination of numerals with a fixed length, commonly four or six digits. However, we need not confine ourselves to a specific number of figures, nor must we restrict ourselves to numerals exclusively. Naturally, it must be noted that Touch ID or Face ID can always bypass the combinations. Therefore, security is always guaranteed.
Incorporating more than four digits into the combination will considerably heighten the complexity of accessing our personal information. By integrating biometric sensors into the code’s security and utilizing all Apple ID protection measures such as two-step verification, lost mode, Find my iPhone, and so forth, our mobile device will evolve into an impregnable fortress.
So you can change the code of the iPhone
When we have configured a code on our phone, we can always change it from the settings. That is why we should go to Settings > Face ID & Passcode (if our iPhone has Face ID) or Settings> Touch ID and code (if our iPhone has Touch ID). When we access this menu, the first thing we must do is write our security code. Once we have entered it, an options menu will appear, and we have to look for Change code.
When we have clicked on this option, we will see how we are asked to enter a new code. However, we have to press the text that says Code Options. Here we will be allowed to select between the following options:
- 4-digit numeric code
- 6-digit numeric code
- Custom alphanumeric code
- custom numeric code
The two most interesting options, beyond the 6-digit code are the personalized codes. In these two cases, we can set the number of characters we choose, beyond the six digits. For one thing, the custom numeric code consists only of numbers. The custom alphanumeric code includes letters, numbers and special characters. Although it may seem like a trivial detail, emoticons are not allowed. But we can use the symbols and punctuation marks of the keyboards that we have activated.
In this manner, we must input the code of our preference and once it is configured, it becomes our means of unlocking the iPhone. It is important to note that if we desire to change the code once more via the settings, we must provide the new code. Nonetheless, it is crucial to be aware that despite the length of the code, there is no need to type it every time we desire to access our iPhone. This is because if we set up biometric authentication via Touch ID or Face ID, we can unlock our iPhone through these means.