Back in iOS 9, Apple improved the security of the lock screen, giving users the ability to set a six-digit password or a more complex unlock code. But not all iPhone or iPad owners liked this option and of course they want to return the old, less reliable, but much more convenient four-digit code. In this article we will show you how to do it.
How to set a 4-digit password on an iPhone or iPad
1… Open “Settings» iPhone, iPod touch или iPad.
2… Go to section Face ID and Passcode or “Touch ID and Passcode“Depending on the device
3… Enter the unlock code.
4. Tap on «Change passcode».
5… Enter your old passcode.
6… iPhone or iPad will prompt you for a six-digit password by default, but if you click at the bottom on “Passcode parameters“, Then additional options for configuring this security element will appear:
- Arbitrary code (letters + numbers) – the most difficult, reliable and less comfortable option for an unlock code;
- Arbitrary code (numbers) – any number of digits in the password;
- 4-digit code Is an old preferred option, tucked away by Apple in a less accessible menu. We select this item.
7… Enter a new four-digit passcode.