30 Days Of iOS Tips: Set Up Or Change Your iPhone’s Passcode

If you ignored the security warnings when you set up your iPhone and still don’t have a passcode, we’ve got you covered. To keep your device secure from your drunken friend’s posting on Facebook for you, follow these steps:

  1. Open the Settings App.
  2. Tap Touch ID & Passcode (If you don’t have Touch ID, this will just say Passcode instead)
  3. Tap Turn Passcode On.
  4. Enter the passcode of your choosing.
  5. Enter your passcode again when prompted to confirm.

If you something more secure than a four-digit passcode, turn Simple Passcode off: Doing so allows you to use a more complex password to protect your iPhone.

If you want to change your passcode, follow the instructions as above, but in step 3, tap Change Passcode instead. Once you set a passcode, You’ll also need to it in order to view or change any passcode-related settings. You’ll then be prompted for it on last time before entering your new passcode.

Mac geek? Gamer? Why not both? Mike is a writer from Wisconsin who enjoys wasting immense amounts of time on the Internet. You can follow him on Twitter.