iOS: iPhone Security

How to setup iPhone Security

 

 

With the amount of personal information stored on your phone these days iPhone security is an important part of the settings. During the automated setup, it will prompt you to set up a passcode for accessing your device. If you have bypassed that step or you want to check your settings I will guide you through the iOS security settings. All of these settings are available on iPads and iPod Touches as well. Just be aware that if you forget the passcode you will have to erase your device and if there is no iTunes backup you will lose your data.

 

 

 

 

To Setup Security

  1. To access the security settings, go to settings > touch ID and passcode.iOS Security homescreen iOS Security settings
  2. Select Turn passcode on.
  3. Enter in your desired passcode. (Default is 6 digit numeric passcode, but you can select passcode options and choose 4 digit numeric or custom numeric code).

To Change Passcode

  1. To access the security settings, go to settings > touch ID and passcode.
  2. Select Change passcode.
  3. Enter in your desired passcode. (Default is 6 digit numeric passcode, but you can select passcode options and choose 4 digit numeric or custom numeric code).

Security Options

Within your security settings you have the option to change what can be accessed without a passcode, add fingerprints on newer devices and set what they can be used for and erase data if the incorrect passcode has been entered to many times. This is all done within by access the security settings by going to settings > touch ID and passcode.

For the complete list of security settings you can go to Use a passcode with your iPhone, iPad, or iPod Touch.

If you are looking to also keep your iPhone safe for your children have a look at my iOS Parental Controls Guide article.

I hope that this article has been informative for you and I look forward to seeing you next time.

 

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