How can a person secure their iPhone 5s with either a four-digit or more complex alpha-numeric passcode?

A new iPhone 5s or one updated to lớn a new version of game ios 7 or higher asks users to make a Passcode to secure the phone. This four-digit code locks people out of the phone so the person can’t access private data. Everyone should create a passcode và we recommend using a complex alphanumeric passcode instead of a simple four-digit numeric passcode.

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Those who failed to create a passcode on their phone can follow this guide to setting a Passcode on an iPhone 5s Lock Screen. Táo apple updated the operating system và the phone since we first posted a guide lượt thích this for quả táo 6 và the iPhone 5, so we’re updating it for ios 7 & higher. There are even instructions for ios 7.1.

Setting a Passcode on the iPhone 5s

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Start by opening the Settings app & look for Passcode Lock. For those on game ios 7.0.6 or older, look under General for Touch ID và Passcode. In the new game ios 7.1 Touch ID & Passcode shows up on the main Settings phầm mềm screen instead of under General. Apple made it more prominent to lớn promote security in the game ios 7.1 update.

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Now tap on cảm ứng ID & Passcode to open the settings. On game ios 7.1 swipe down to show the option lớn Turn Passcode On. The image above shows the screen in game ios 7.1. Below shows the screen in earlier versions of tiện ích ios 7. The screenshot below comes from an iPhone with Passcode turned on already.


Here’s how the setting looks in game ios 7 before the 7.1 update. Notice this phone has it turned on already.

Tap Turn Passcode On which then asks the user to lớn enter a new simple four-digit numeric passcode (see image below).

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For users who want a complex passcode, which we recommend, turn off the slider switch for Simple Passcode first and then tap Turn Passcode On and enter a longer passcode. Whether a user choose a simple or complex passcode, the person will need to enter it twice khổng lồ confirm the passcode.

Using a Good Complex Passcode

The most secure passcode will include both numbers & letters, hence the term alpha-numeric. Include some capital letters và use eight or more. Keep it memorable by using a pronounceable nonsense word with letters that look like numbers. Substitute the numbers for the letters. See the examples below:

 Flibberqy – replace the L with a 1 and the e with a 3 = F1ibb3rqyToobantic – replace the two Os with the number 0 and the letter i with 1 = T00bant1c

For quick entry consider using letters placed near one another on the quả táo 7 keyboard. For example use the following since the letters sit close together: d3rtyguy. Remember to lớn long press on the e lớn enter a 3.

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iPhone 5s users can now train their fingerprint reader on the iPhone 5s trang chủ button khổng lồ unlock the phone with a fingerprint instead of the passcode. Use our guide to lớn training the cảm biến ID on iPhone 5s.

Some other settings to consider changing include the following from the ALLOW ACCESS WHEN LOCKED section:

Siri – Turn this off lớn keep crooks from interacting with Siri without the passcode.Passbook – The same holds true for the ios Passbook which can hold sensitive data.

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