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How to Set iPhone to Erase Automatically After Failed Passcode Attempts

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Are you worried about someone breaking into your iPhone by guessing passcodes? Or perhaps you’re worried that if you lost your iPhone, someone could eventually guess the passcode and access your data? In that case, you may want to learn how you can set your iPhone to automatically erase all its data after multiple failed passcode attempts.

Typically, when someone enters the wrong passcode five times in a row, the iPhone automatically locks you out for 1 minute. After a minute, you’ll be able to attempt entering the passcode again. If you keep getting the…

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How to Switch to Four-Digit Passcode on iPhone & iPad

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Want to use a shorter 4 digit passcode on your iPhone or iPad again? You can do that, though it’s important to remember that shorter passcodes are not as secure.

If you’re a long-time iPhone or iPad user, you probably remember the old days when you were able to use four-digit passcodes. Although Apple defaults users to six-digit passcodes now, you can still switch to a four-digit passcode if you prefer to.

As you may recall, the default passcode required to unlock iPhones and iPad used to be four-digit numeric codes. However, with the addition of Touch ID…

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How to Reset Screen Time Passcode on Mac

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Lost or forgot the passcode that you use for Screen Time on your Mac? Don’t start panicking. Thankfully, resetting your Screen Time passcode without losing all your settings is a pretty straightforward process on macOS.

Screen Time makes it easy to keep track of device usage, and also functions as a set of parental controls that can be passcode protected so that settings aren’t changed. That passcode lock prevents children and other users from making any changes to personalized Screen Time settings, but unfortunately like any other password, they can be…

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How to Unlock iPhone with Apple Watch

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Do you use an Apple Watch alongside your iPhone? If so, you may be excited to know that you can now use your Apple Watch to quickly unlock your Face ID-equipped iPhone, this may be particularly handy when you’re wearing a face mask. That’s right, you no longer have to type in the passcode.

Ever since mask wearing became common, Apple’s Face ID-equipped iPhones haven’t been able to do their job quite as well. Sure, there are tricks to use Face ID with a mask, but they’re not perfect either. As a result, you’re forced to type in your device passcode…

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How to Set, Change, or Disable Screen Time Passcode on Mac

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Do you use Screen Time on your kid’s Mac to keep a check on their device usage by limiting access to certain apps and other content? If so, using a Screen Time passcode is absolutely necessary to make sure that Screen Time settings aren’t messed around with or bypassed.

Apple’s Screen Time functionality that’s baked into iOS and macOS devices is a great way to keep track of device usage and offers a lot of parental control tools to restrict the content that children and other users are able to access. You wouldn’t want your personalized configuration…

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How to Change Apple Watch Passcode

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Having a hard time remembering or using the passcode on Apple Watch? Do you think someone figured out the passcode you use to unlock your Apple Watch? Or perhaps, you’re one of those privacy buffs who prefer to keep updating their passcode on a regular basis? Regardless, it’s pretty simple to change the passcode on your Apple Watch wearable.

When you set up and pair your Apple Watch with your iPhone for the first time, you’re prompted to type in a 4-digit passcode to protect your device. Most people would have done this to ensure maximum security, but if…

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How to Use 6-Digit Passcode on Apple Watch

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Do you want to use a complex passcode for unlocking your Apple Watch? Fortunately, this is pretty easy to do and can further enhance the security of your smart wearable.

By default, Apple allows you to set a 4-digit passcode for your Apple Watch while configuring it for the first time. However, a 4-digit passcode is a lot easier to crack since there are only 10000 possible combinations. To further secure your Apple Watch, there’s an option that allows you to set a more complicated passcode. This could also come in handy if you’re using a 6-digit passcode…

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How to Set an Alphanumeric Passcode on iPhone & iPad

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Do you want to set a complicated passcode on your new iPhone or iPad to prevent unauthorized access? You’re in luck, because iOS and iPadOS lets users create a custom alphanumeric passcode if that’s what they prefer, allowing for significantly more complex device passcodes that are harder to guess and crack.

By default, when you’re setting up a new iPhone or iPad, iOS asks you to enter a 6-digit numeric passcode to secure the device. Although this is adequate for a vast majority of the users, some security conscious users might be interested in using a…

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