How to Change iPhone Passcode

Joel Mason

iPhone, Tutorials

Welcome to this tutorial on how to change your iPhone passcode. In this article, we will guide you through the step-by-step process of changing your passcode on an iPhone. By following these instructions, you can ensure that your device remains secure and protected.

Step 1: Accessing the Settings

To begin, unlock your iPhone by entering your current passcode. Once you are on the home screen, locate and tap on the “Settings” app. This app is represented by a gray icon with gears.

Step 2: Navigating to Passcode Settings

Within the Settings menu, scroll down until you find the “Face ID & Passcode” or “Touch ID & Passcode” option – depending on your device model. Tap on it to proceed.

Step 3: Authenticating Your Identity

If prompted, enter your current passcode once again to proceed further. This step ensures that only authorized individuals can make changes to the passcode settings.

Step 4: Changing Your Passcode

Once you have successfully authenticated, scroll down until you find the “Change Passcode” option.

  • Note: If you have not set up a passcode before, this option may be labeled as “Set Passcode”.

A) Changing Numeric or Custom Alphanumeric Passcodes:

If you currently use a numeric or custom alphanumeric (combination of numbers and letters) passcode, follow these steps:

  1. Tap on “Passcode Options”. A list of different options will appear.
  2. Select either “Custom Alphanumeric Code” or “Custom Numeric Code”, depending on your preference.
  3. Enter your new passcode. Make sure it is something unique and not easily guessable.
  4. Re-enter the new passcode to confirm.

B) Changing Simple Passcodes:

If you currently use a simple passcode (a 4 or 6-digit number), follow these steps:

  1. Enter your current passcode once again.
  2. Tap on “Passcode Options”.

Step 5: Verifying Your New Passcode

Once you have entered and confirmed your new passcode, the iPhone will automatically update its settings, and your new passcode will be activated immediately. To verify this, lock your device and attempt to unlock it using the newly set passcode.

Note: It is essential to remember your new passcode as forgetting it may result in being locked out of your device.


You have successfully changed your iPhone’s passcode. Keeping your device secure is crucial, and changing the passcode regularly can help protect your personal information from unauthorized access.

We hope this tutorial was helpful in guiding you through the process. Thank you for reading!

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