How to Change My iPhone Password

Alicia Santos

iPhone, Tutorials

Changing your iPhone password is an important security measure that helps protect your personal information and keeps your device safe. In this tutorial, we will guide you through the step-by-step process of changing your iPhone password. Let’s get started!

Step 1: Accessing the Settings

The first thing you need to do is access the Settings app on your iPhone. This can be done by tapping on the Settings icon, which looks like a gear, on your home screen. Alternatively, you can swipe down from the top-right corner of the screen to open the Control Center, then tap on the Settings icon.

Step 2: Navigating to the Password Settings

Once you are in the Settings app, scroll down and tap on Touch ID & Passcode. If you have an older iPhone model without Touch ID, this option will be called Passcode.


If you have enabled Face ID on your iPhone X or later models, you will find an option called Face ID & Passcode. The steps for changing the password are similar in that case as well.

Step 3: Verifying Your Identity

To change your iPhone password, you need to verify your identity using either Touch ID or your current passcode. If prompted, provide either your fingerprint or enter your current passcode.

Step 4: Changing Your Password

Once you have successfully verified your identity, scroll down and tap on Change Passcode. You might be asked to enter your current passcode again before proceeding.

Step 5: Entering a New Password

Now, you will be presented with a screen to enter your new password. Your iPhone offers three different options for setting a new password:

  • Custom Alphanumeric Code: This option allows you to create a password using both letters and numbers. Tap on Custom Alphanumeric Code, then follow the prompts to enter your new password.
  • Custom Numeric Code: If you prefer using only numbers for your password, select this option. Tap on Custom Numeric Code, then follow the prompts to enter your new numeric code.
  • Four-Digit Numeric Code: This is the default option on most iPhones. If you want to keep it simple, tap on Four-Digit Numeric Code, then enter your new four-digit passcode.


It is recommended to choose a strong and unique passcode that is not easy for others to guess.

Step 6: Confirming Your New Password

After entering your new password, you will be asked to re-enter it for confirmation. This ensures that you have entered the correct password without any typos.


You have successfully changed your iPhone password. From now on, make sure to remember your new password or use Touch ID/Face ID for convenient access to your device.

Changing your iPhone password regularly is a good practice for maintaining the security of your personal information. Remember that keeping your device secure helps protect against unauthorized access and keeps your data safe.

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