Although it’s fast, safe, and convenient to use Face ID or Touch ID on your devices, a passcode bolsters your protection. The default passcode usually consists of only digits. But do you know that you can set an alphanumeric passcode on your iPhone or iPad to make it more difficult for people to guess? Let’s learn more about it.
What is an Alphanumeric Passcode?
Unlike traditional numeric passcode, Alphanumeric passcode consists of upper and lower case letters, digits, and punctuation. This significantly increases the possible combinations of characters you can choose, making your passcode extremely difficult to guess. So it takes the security of your device to the next level. If you want maximum protection on your device, here’s what to do.
How to Set a Custom Alphanumeric Passcode on iPhone and iPad
- Open the Settings app on your iPhone.
- Now, tap on Face ID & Passcode or Touch ID & Passcode.
- Enter your existing passcode.
- Scroll down, tap on Change Passcode or Turn Passcode On.
- Enter existing Passcode and then tap on Passcode Options.
- You will see 3 options to choose from, namely: “Custom Alphanumeric Code,” “Custom Numeric Code,” and “4 Digit Numeric Code”. Choose Custom Alphanumeric Code.
- Enter your new custom alphanumeric passcode and tap Next in the top-right corner. You will then have to enter the new passcode again to confirm. Then, tap on Done.
Do make sure you remember the custom alphanumeric code. In case you forget it at some point, you can recover it. Such customizable security features make Apple devices stand out from the crowd while adding convenience to life. Do you have any further questions? Let us know in the comments below.