Screen lock code, old habits die hard

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  1. ardchoille

    ardchoille Well-Known Member

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    It seems that the screen lock passcode in iOS 9 has increased to 6 characters. I appreciate the extra security but can't help wondering how long it will take me to get used to the new length. Heck, it takes me at least three months to write the correct year on my checks.
     
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    You can keep the 4 digit passcode or revert to it if you've changed to a 6 digit passcode. The 6 digit code is, however, much more secure.
     
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    ardchoille Well-Known Member

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    Yeah, the added security makes me want to keep it and just get used to the new length.
     
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    I bet everybody will revert to their birthday


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    ardchoille Well-Known Member

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    You'd lose that bet, I would never make that type of security blunder.
     
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    Poisonivy Administrator Staff Member

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    Just keep the four digit code you are used to and add two easily remembered characters at either end.
     
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  7. scifan57

    scifan57 Super Moderator Staff Member

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    That's what I did.

    It's far more secure than one of the most popular passwords "1234567890", or that old standby "password".
     
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    Poisonivy Administrator Staff Member

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    Another mistake is using the same password for everything.
     
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    scifan57 Super Moderator Staff Member

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    Yes, it's better if every device and computer you own has its own separate password.
     
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    ardchoille Well-Known Member

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    That's just genius. I hadn't thought of that.
     
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    I am running IOS 10.1 and I still have the 4 digit screen code. How do I get the 6 digit access code option?

    Thanks
     
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    scifan57 Super Moderator Staff Member

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    You should get the option if you go to Settings>Touch ID & Passcode>Change Passcode. You can choose from 4 digit, 6 digit, or complicated passcodes.
     
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    Go to Settings - Touch ID & Passcode, enter your passcode, then sroll down to Change Passcode:
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    Next thing you'll have to do: enter your current passcode. On the next screen, you'll find "Passcode Options". Tap it, to change your passcode to something different than the 4 digit passcode:
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    Select the option you prefer, then enter your new passcode and confirm it.
     
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    I went to Passcode change in settings. But it still only offered a four digit change option. No six digit option???

    Thanks
     
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    Please disregard my previous posting. I found it, thanks to you.

     
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