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How to Set a Strong Alphanumeric Passcode on iPhone/iPad

When you set up an iOS device, you will be prompted to enter a four-digit or six-digit passcode. However, you may not know that you can use a stronger alphanumeric passcode that uses letters and numbers on your iOS devices. We will tell you how to do it. Before applying an alphanumeric passcode to your iOS device, please provide a strong password you can remember.

Setting a strong alphanumeric passcode on iPhone/iPad

You can keep your iOS device more secure by using a strong passcode, here will show you how to set.

Step 1: On iPhone X and later, go to Settings > Face ID & Passcode.

  • On earlier iPhone models, go to Touch ID & Passcode.
  • On devices without Touch ID, go to Settings > Passcode. Tap Turn Passcode On.

Step 2: Enter a six-digit passcode. Enter your passcode again to confirm it and activate it.

Enter current passcode

Step 3: Tap on Change Passcode. Enter the old passcode again on the Change Passcode screen.

Tap Change Passcode option

Step 4: Tap the Passcode Options to switch to a four-digit code, a custom numeric code or a custom alphanumeric code. Here we choose Custom Alphanumeric Code.

Choose 4-Digit Mumeric Code

Step 5: Enter your new alphanumeric passcode and tap Next.

Step 6: Enter your new alphanumeric passcode again for verification. Then tap Done.

Verify your new alphanumeric passcode

From now on, you will get a full QWERTY keyboard to enter your alphanumeric passcode when you do the following:

  • Turn on or restart your device.
  • Press the Home button or swipe up to unlock your device (you can change this Settings).
  • Update the software.
  • Erase your device.
  • View or change passcode settings.
  • Install iOS Configuration profiles.

Apple will provide a full QWERTY keyboard