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iPhone Security code: four is not enough

I just found out a nice trick for all of us who don’t own an iPhone 5S yet and we are still using a security code for our lock screen.

I’m sure you know you can choose between two kind of codes for your lock screen: a four digits code or a full alphanumeric password. The first one of course is more handy, because the numpad is much bigger than the full keyboard but that means that we decrease significantly the security level of our phone.

That happens no more because it’s just enough to disable the Simple Passcode and just pick a code that just have digits in it. Your iPhone will display a numpad and then it’s just a matter of picking a significantly long numeric code in order to have security and comfort at the same time.

Don’t overlook the importance of having a safe access to your phone. These devices are becoming more and more gatekeepers of our secrets, accounts and digital life. Always play safe!

Picture by XKCD

By Luca Sartoni

Team Lead at Automattic, WordPress contributor, co-organiser at WordCamp Europe, blogger, photographer, geek, nerd.

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