Any kind of security is better than no security at all. And that goes for all devices you use, that can somehow, get in the unwanted hands. But, at the same time, we don’t want lengthy passwords that are easily forgettable.

The latest models that support fingerprint scanner are great because, besides protecting your device, you can access it in a blink. However, if your iPhone doesn’t pack a scanner, the passcode is your best replacement. Additionally, the one with the 4 digits should do just fine for temporary protection from curious eyes. The standard passcode is 6 digits long and today we’ll show you how to change it to 4 in few simple steps.

 Changing the passcode from 6 to 4 digits in iOS 10

Here’s exactly what you need to do to change the passcode from 6 to 4 digits on your iPhone:

  1. Open Settings.
  2. Tap Touch ID & Passcode (or just Passcode).
  3. Choose Change Passcode.
  4. Tap Passcode Options.
  5. Select 4-digits Numeric Code.
  6. Set new passcode.

And that should do it. Besides that, you can change the what apps are allowed when the screen is locked. That is a great feature in case you want to see notifications or command Siri.

One thing worth mentioning is that occasionally, your carrier or company may install mandatory security settings on your business phone that you can’t change. For example, some of them may demand a 6-digits passcode for improved security. You can surpass that by changing your account email to a personal, private one.

In case you have a question concerning the subject, please do tell us in the comments.