Change unlock passcode within X minutes?

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  1. SnowDX macrumors 6502

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    My phone has been telling me I must change my unlock passcode within 60 minutes, 50 minutes, 30 minutes, etc. I've had an iPhone for more than 6 years and have never seen this?

    I'm at the lake with poor cell coverage so my searches on the forum keep timing out.

    Anyone know what this is?

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  2. Applejuiced macrumors Westmere

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    Are you using your phone to connect to your works server?
    It sounds like a requirement they might be pushing on the device.
     
  3. SnowDX thread starter macrumors 6502

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    I am but I've worked there for 2.5 years and haven't seen this before? I guess they could have changed something while I'm on vacation. I didn't see any notification as I currently shut the email portion off so as not to be bothered while on vacation. ;)

    If that's the case, I'll have to remove my work account as it's a pain in the arse for the kids for the passcode to constantly change and be different than other devices in the house.
     
  4. SnowDX thread starter macrumors 6502

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    With 11 minutes left, I deleted my work account to see if this is indeed causing it.
     
  5. Applejuiced macrumors Westmere

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    Yes it's a security feature that's pushed by your works IT dept to keep company info safe.
    Not sure if just disabling the email will do it or it's a more involved procedure than that.
     
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    SnowDX thread starter macrumors 6502

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    The email portion has been disabled for over a week and I still got the message today. I've deleted the entire account now and haven't got the message since. Sucks to be them, they've just made me a less aware and potentially productive employee. ;)

    They must have changed something while I've been away. I already have a 6 digit passcode, touch id, require passcode immediately, and erase phone after 10 attempts and my phone is never out of my sight. Them forcing me to change passcodes on my personal device is over the top. I had my work account set up to benefit them, not me.

    Thank so much for the info. I wouldn't have thought to start there.
     
  7. C DM macrumors Westmere

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    Unfortunately from some other threads about this it seems that people with nothing work-related have run into similar things.
     
  8. Applejuiced macrumors Westmere

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    It's there loss. :)
    Tell them you're not a big fan of that recent change.
     
  9. Dwood1970 macrumors member

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    This happened to me also. I looked it up and it seemed like it was some type of malware. Try this. http://www.businessinsider.com/passcode-requirement-iphone-bug-says-it-change-password-2016-5
     
  10. puckhead193 macrumors G3

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    i got this message today and was flipping out, i went to apple of course it didn't pop up so I changed my passcode.

    Is there a definitive answer about this? Is it a weird apple thing or is it a malware?
     
  11. Dwood1970 macrumors member

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    I do believe so. I know of people that actually let the clock expire to see what would happen and nothing actually did. I didn't do that but I did clear my cache and cookies and I didn't have the issue anymore.
     

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