How To Make Your iOS Passcode Longer In Case The Cops Confiscate Your Phone.
In many countries, especially the United States, a police officer can confiscate your phone and require a PIN to open it.
But iOS devices come with a four-digit PIN as standard. This is practically useless from a security standpoint. If you refuse to reveal your PIN, the latest hacking software used by law enforcement can unlock these phones in as little as two hours.
The six-digit PIN will give you up to three days of respite before the cops find your David Hasselhoff music albums on your phone. This means that you need to seriously improve your game and make at least eight numbers. Even better until twelve. It takes 10-25 years to crack a ten-digit password.
But how can you increase your PIN? Read on to find out. It’s very simple.
The easy guide to increasing the security of your iOS device
In Settings, scroll down to Touch ID & Passcode. After clicking, you will be prompted to enter your current PIN. This, of course, assumes that the PIN has already been set. It should be so.
Once in the password settings area, scroll down to the very bottom. You will see the option “Erase Data”. That being said, it will delete ALL data on your phone after ten failed login attempts.
You should be aware that it has been claimed that the cracker has found a way around this ten-try limit. But enable this feature anyway.
Now scroll up and set the Require Password option to immediately. Then click Change Password.
You will now be prompted for a new password. But if you look at the screen, there are only six spaces for numbers. So what if you need eight to twelve digits? Well, here you have to click Password Options.
There are now three options for changing your PIN. Starting at the bottom, you can have a four-digit code (highly discouraged for the reasons I just outlined). Second, the “arbitrary numeric code” (in other words, as many digits as you like). Finally, the “arbitrary alphanumeric code” (as many numbers and other symbols as you like).
Since I log into my phone several times an hour (and you most likely do too), I need to balance my need for security with my desire not to go crazy with a long and complex password. So, I’ll choose door number two – a special numeric code.
You will then be shown a text box where you can enter a new PIN without any restrictions. Try to dial at least eight numbers – something that you can easily remember and that others will never understand.
After you enter it, you will be prompted to enter it again to make sure you entered it correctly the first time. After that, everything is ready. Sign out of your phone and sign in again to test it.