How To Change Your iPhone Passcode: The Quick & Easy Fix!

All of your friends know the passcode on your iPhone, so you think it’s time to finally change it. That way, they won’t be able to snoop around and read your messages or view your photos. In this article, I’ll show you how to change your iPhone passcode!

How To Change Your iPhone Passcode

To change the passcode on your iPhone, open Settings and tap Touch ID & Passcode. If you have an iPhone X, tap Face ID & Passcode. Then, enter your current passcode.

tap face id and passcode iphone x

Next, scroll down and tap Change Passcode. You’ll be prompted to enter your old passcode a second time.

change passcode and enter old passcode on iphone

Now, you can type in the new passcode you’d like to use on your iPhone. If you’d rather use a custom alphanumeric code or custom numeric code, tap Passcode Options.

iphone passcode options

Once you’ve selected a new passcode, you’ll be prompted to verify it by entering it a second time. Once its been verified, you’ll have successfully changed the passcode on your iPhone!

Can I Just Remove My iPhone Passcode?

You certainly can! If you turn off the passcode altogether, your iPhone will unlock whenever you click the Home button (iPhone 8 and earlier) or swipe up from the bottom of the screen (iPhone X).

Check out our YouTube video to learn how to remove the passcode on your iPhone!

You Shall Not Pass(code)

You’ve changed the passcode on your iPhone — that’ll show your nosy friends! I hope you’ll share this article on social media to teach your family and friends how to change their iPhone passcode. If there are any other questions you’d like to ask, feel free to do so in the comments section below!

Thanks for reading,
David L.

About Author

David Lynch is an expert on cell phones, cell phone plans, and other tech. After using a flip phone into his early 20s, he learned the ropes about iPhones and Androids from a former Apple employee. Today, his articles and videos are read and viewed by millions, and he has been cited by major publications including Reader's Digest, Wired, CMSWire, Consumers Advocate, and more.

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