How to Change the Passcode on Your iPhone

How to Change the Passcode on Your iPhone


Hands entering the passcode on an iPhone 11 lock screen.
New Africa/

Think someone has figured out your iPhone’s passcode? If so, consider changing your passcode to something different and stronger. We’ll show you how to do just that on your phone.

In this guide, we assume you know your current passcode and you want to change it to something else. In case you’ve forgotten your passcode, then check out our other guide on that topic.

RELATED: What to Do If You Forget Your iPhone or iPad’s Passcode

Change iPhone’s Passcode

To begin the passcode update process, launch Settings on your iPhone.

In Settings, select “Touch ID & Passcode” or “Face ID & Passcode” (depending on your iPhone model).

Enter your iPhone’s current passcode to continue.

Type the current passcode.

Scroll down the page that opens and tap “Change Passcode.”

On the “Change Passcode” page, enter your current passcode.

Enter the old passcode.

When the “Enter Your New Passcode” message appears, type the new passcode you want to use. If you’d like to use a different passcode type, tap “Passcode Options.”

Type the new passcode.

If you chose “Passcode Options,” select one of the three types:

  • Custom Alphanumeric Code: Choose this option to set a passcode containing both letters and numbers.
  • Custom Numeric Code: Select this option to set a passcode that only contains numbers. Letters are not allowed.
  • 4-Digit Numeric Code: This option lets you set up a four-digit numeric passcode.

Select a passcode type.

On the “Verify Your New Passcode” page, enter your new passcode once again.

Reenter the new passcode.

And that’s it. Your passcode has been successfully changed on your iPhone. You’ll now use this new code each time you want to unlock your iPhone. Enjoy!

While you’re at it, you may want to customize when your iPhone automatically locks or get your iPhone to erase all your data after multiple failed passcode attempts. Check out our guides to learn how to use these features.

RELATED: How to Erase Your iOS Device After Too Many Failed Passcode Attempts

Read More

Latest news

Tracking online hate speech that follows real-world events

A machine-learning analysis has revealed patterns in online hate speech that suggest complex—and sometimes counterintuitive—links between real-world events and...

First primate relatives discovered in the high Arctic from around 52 million years ago

In the warm climate of ancient Canada, early primate relatives adapted to life in the high Arctic, albeit with...

Sleep disorders in parents and children associated with more parental stress, study finds

The rate of parental stress is greater among parents who have sleep disorders themselves, or have children with sleep...

Engineers created semi-living ‘cyborg cells’ with many capabilities

Natural and artificial cells are two common chassis in synthetic biology. Natural cells can perform complex tasks through synthetic...
- Advertisement -spot_img

Scientists digitally unwrapped the almost 2,300-year-old undisturbed mummy of a teenage boy

Ancient Egyptian mummies represent an opportunity to learn more about humans’ health, beliefs, and skills in antiquity. In the...

Funeral hears man who died in alleged Cork hospital assault was ‘one of the gentlest people’

The funeral of Matthew Healy was told this afternoon that he was a gentle person who loved his family,...

Must read

Titans, Doom Patrol Ending After Current Seasons on HBO Max

Their fourth seasons will be their last.Updated: Jan 26,...

Xbox Direct Reactions and Analysis – Unlocked 579

Microsoft gave us a Hi-Fi suprise!Updated: Jan 26, 2023...
- Advertisement -spot_imgspot_imgspot_imgspot_img

You might also likeRELATED
Recommended to you