This entry requires some context. In February 2023, we reported that there was a rising danger of iPhone theft after utilizing your passcode in public. Put merely, your passcode is the important thing to all the pieces in your iPhone together with your passwords, banks, and even your iCloud account which incorporates your photographs and purchases. A would-be thief, having watched you enter your passcode, could then steal your iPhone, change the passcode, use the modified passcode to alter your iCloud account’s password, and even generate a one-time key that fully locks you out of your iCloud account, so not even Apple’s customer support might help you.
Luckily, a hidden setting within the Display Time menu might help defend towards that. We have already reported on easy methods to keep away from an iPhone hack as soon as earlier than, however that is so essential, it bears repeating: should you navigate to Settings > Display Time Content material & Privateness Restrictions and scroll all the way down to Permit adjustments, you’ll be able to flip off the power to alter your cellphone’s passcode and something associated to your account. You’ll need to set a Display Time passcode that’s completely different out of your major passcode. Whereas a misplaced iPhone could be devastating, altering this setting can stop such a loss from being completely catastrophic.
You too can change your Passcode to one thing alpha-numeric (utilizing letters and numbers) to additional defend your iPhone by going to Settings >Face ID and Passcode > [enter your current passcode] > Change Passcode > [enter your passcode again] > Passcode choices.