Friday, November 15, 2013

Set Up Password / PIN on iOS 7 Devices Guide


iOS 7 passcode lock is the feature that can protect your personal information from third-party users. It will block your iPhone from invasion. You can either create a long and difficult password or a PIN lock called by the Cupertino-based giant a “passcode.”


The option is easy to turn on. If you are new to iOS version 7 follow the how to set up PIN lock in iOS 7 instruction below and stay calm as you secure your smartphone. The procedure is fast to set up so you won’t spend that much time, just a couple of minutes.

Step 1. Install iOS 7 if you haven’t updated to this firmware yet. You can upgrade and unlock iOS 7.0.3 at once since this is the latest version available. Just make sure your model is supported by this operating system.

Step 2. If you are using iPhone 4 / 4S / 5 / 5c or 5S, any iPad mini, iPad 2 / 3 / 4 and iPod touch 5 gen you can good to go. Open Settings – General – Software Update and install 7.0.3 if you haven’t done so yet.

Step 3. To get to your Passcode Lock option open Settings and go to General – Passcode Lock. Don’t worry if you can’t find the feature at once. You might need to scroll down and enter your PIN / password in case you already got one.


Step 4. If you have the iPhone 5S you need to turn on your passcode as backup option as this will make sure your Touch ID sensor can read your fingerprint.

Step 5. Before you enable Passcode On feature give this thought a moment. Would you like to use a 4-digit password or get a complicated one? If the 4 digits are enough (it has just 10 thousand combinations) for you elect Simple Password option. If this is not enough enable the option by selecting a password of 10+ digits: letters, punctuation and numbers (such code has trillions of combinations).

Step 6. Enter and re-enter the password / PIN and proceed.

Step 7. Select how often your iPhone / iPad will ask for this code. You can choose between “immediately” and “intervals.”

You can always turn your password off, change it etc. iOS 7 gadget can be set to delete all your personal information after ten login attempts that fail.

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