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Blujelly

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Assuming this will change from iOS 9 (beta) to iOS 9.

How does everyone feel about the 4 - 6 digit mandatory lock? I understand why they've done it, but Oh my I think it's going to be annoying.

I rarely use my 4 digit lock anyways, I can't even think why I do use it on the off occasion (except for an iPhone restart)
 

gsmornot

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Assuming this will change from iOS 9 (beta) to iOS 9.

How does everyone feel about the 4 - 6 digit mandatory lock? I understand why they've done it, but Oh my I think it's going to be annoying.

I rarely use my 4 digit lock anyways, I can't even think why I do use it on the off occasion (except for an iPhone restart)
Should be no big deal with the ID Sensor but I have an 8 digit password already so 6 would be less.
 

Böhme417

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I welcome it. I've wanted a longer passcode but don't like having the full keyboard come up.
 

Nevaborn

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I am the opposite when I get my 6S Plus next week I will have a long password and use Touch ID
 
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sigp6

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Assuming this will change from iOS 9 (beta) to iOS 9.

How does everyone feel about the 4 - 6 digit mandatory lock? I understand why they've done it, but Oh my I think it's going to be annoying.

I rarely use my 4 digit lock anyways, I can't even think why I do use it on the off occasion (except for an iPhone restart)
I've always used a 13 character password - I was quite happy when Touch ID came along :)
 

sbailey4

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Its not "mandatory". You can still use 4 digit if you want. It just defaults to 6. Change it in settings. But with touchID why not use 6 cause you are not entering it that much anyway.
 

Kuroz

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I am the opposite when I get my 6S Plus next week I will have a long password and use Touch ID
Thats how i used to feel when I got the 5s, but you should know when your fingers are sweaty/oily the Touch ID fails a lot. Even when they are not just using TouchID leaves oil smudges on the home button and over time if you dont wipe it with your shirt or something it'll fail.

I think more often than not I am entering my passcode since, when I am in a hurry I don't want to bother with a failed TouchID reading and have to keep retrying. Just my 2 cents.
 

jpn

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I welcome it. I've wanted a longer passcode but don't like having the full keyboard come up.

sorry i am not a beta tester so i haven't been able to use this feature yet but does this 6 character password only allow numerals?

if not, then you simply take apple's gentle nudge that you stop using numbers only and use a 6 character alpha password instead. much much more harder to crack.
 

Superhai

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Passcode is not new, and can be numbers only or alphanumerical, the new is that it is mandatory.
 

SactoGuy18

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I have a big question though: I'm using a four-digit passcode under iOS 8.4.1 on both my iPhone 6 (in addition to Touch ID) and iPad Air. What happens when I restart both devices after the upgrade to iOS 9.0--will the system prompt me to enter the new six-digit passcode? If it does, then I have no worries; otherwise, I do have concerns of an accidental bricking of both devices.
 

brian017

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I have a big question though: I'm using a four-digit passcode under iOS 8.4.1 on both my iPhone 6 (in addition to Touch ID) and iPad Air. What happens when I restart both devices after the upgrade to iOS 9.0--will the system prompt me to enter the new six-digit passcode? If it does, then I have no worries; otherwise, I do have concerns of an accidental bricking of both devices.

No, you keep the 4-digit code unless you go into Touch ID & Passcode in Settings and choose a 6-digit or custom digit code
 

0983275

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I'm gonna change from 4 to 6, I'm keeping the first 4 digits the same and fill last two with whatever I decide to use.

Still memorable but more secure than before.
 

SactoGuy18

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No, you keep the 4-digit code unless you go into Touch ID & Passcode in Settings and choose a 6-digit or custom digit code

That was true in the beta releases, but what happens when the final release requires you to use a six-digit passcode? Will it prompt you to first enter the four digit passcode, then prompt you to enter the new six-digit passcode? This is why I have concerns about an accidental bricking of your iOS device.
 

Grayburn

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Jul 12, 2010
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Assuming this will change from iOS 9 (beta) to iOS 9.

How does everyone feel about the 4 - 6 digit mandatory lock? I understand why they've done it, but Oh my I think it's going to be annoying.

I rarely use my 4 digit lock anyways, I can't even think why I do use it on the off occasion (except for an iPhone restart)

I've stayed with the 4 digit myself.
 
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KALLT

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Thats how i used to feel when I got the 5s, but you should know when your fingers are sweaty/oily the Touch ID fails a lot. Even when they are not just using TouchID leaves oil smudges on the home button and over time if you dont wipe it with your shirt or something it'll fail.

I think more often than not I am entering my passcode since, when I am in a hurry I don't want to bother with a failed TouchID reading and have to keep retrying. Just my 2 cents.

Yeah, Touch ID has become a real pain the in the arse after a couple of months. I assume that’s about the point where the oleophobic coating will have worn off. Touch ID fails in about 1 out of 3 cases for me and setup is not possible unless I thoroughly clean my home button and wash my hands (and wait for a bit until they are dry). I also noticed that when my iPhone is getting hot, Touch ID is even more likely to fail. It’s the most frustrating part of my iPhone right now and I’ve stopped using Touch ID for everything except unlocking the phone.
 

Superhai

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Apr 21, 2010
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Touch ID fails in about 1 out of 3 cases for me and setup is not possible unless I thoroughly clean my home button and wash my hands
This is interesting, at least for me, as I have a Lifeproof cover on my 5S, and always thought that would be a problem, but from your story it looks like it actually keeps it from detoriating.
 
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