How to change the password on an iPhone

Want a little more iPhone security than your current four-digit password offers? It may seem like a small change, but the two additional numbers increase the possible combinations from 10,000 to a million. Or, how about the other way around? Apple has six-digit default passcodes on newer iPads and iPhones for better iPhone security, but not everyone wants to enter a longer iPhone passcode. We have gone over how to change your iPhone passcode to an alphanumeric code. Now, here we show you how to change the password on your iPhone or iPad to a six-digit password or back to a four-digit password.

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How to change the password on an iPad or iPhone to a 6-digit password

As mentioned above, newer iPhones and iPads automatically have a six-digit passcode. If you want to change the six-digit passcode to a four-digit passcode on your newer phone or tablet, you can follow the steps below to do so, but tap Password options, then Four-digit access code, then enter your shorter password.

  1. Open the Settings app.
  2. Please select Touch ID and password (or Face ID and password on newer devices)

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  3. Please select Change Password.
  4. Enter your current password.

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  5. Enter your new, six-digit password for iPad or iPhone.
  6. Enter your New Password one more time to finish the process.

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