How to stop iOS update forcing passcodes down our throats!

Discussion in 'iOS 10' started by iPotential, Apr 8, 2017.

  1. iPotential macrumors newbie

    Sep 23, 2016
    I am getting fed up with needing to help my less tech savy friends reset their iPads because last time they updated their iOS Apple decided to push the passcode on users.

    So my friends enter all the codes they can think Apple requires of them, not realising that it is setting up a code to lock their iPads/iPhones. And because of the array of codes they enter do not satisfy the prompts until one happens to be entered twice in succession, they usually have no idea which is the magic code to unlock their iPad/iPhone again.

    Apple YOU ARE WAISTING MY TIME and it is not appreciated!

    (And the fine print to get out of the loop of Passcode prompts isn't the answer.)
  2. Polaroid macrumors 6502a

    Oct 1, 2013
    Not Apples thought your friends are stupid?
  3. iPotential thread starter macrumors newbie

    Sep 23, 2016
    Ha ha - not really, quite the reverse.
  4. zorinlynx macrumors 603


    May 31, 2007
    Florida, USA
    You're right. They should remove the option of not having a passcode; it's really stupid to not set one.
  5. C DM macrumors Sandy Bridge

    Oct 17, 2011
    The simple answer is people deciding for themselves to use a passcode or not as all those options are available. Someone not willing to spend the brief moment of time to look at what options are available to them before making a decision isn't something that anyone else but them would be responsible for.
  6. Jett0516 macrumors 6502a


    Mar 5, 2010
    I don't think he's talking about lockscreen passcode.

    It's when you don't update to the newest version and Apple requires you to enter the passcode to skip it. Tho there is a tiny message to skip the passcode but I can see ppl not seeing that message.

    I do agree this passcode requirement to skip the update it's irritating.
  7. C DM macrumors Sandy Bridge

    Oct 17, 2011
    I don't think I've seen anything related to needing a passcode to skip an update. In this case it seems like the OP is talking about creating a passcode and not remembering it, which is something that can be promoted for after an update, as opposed to just using an existing passcode for something.
  8. Suckfest 9001 macrumors 65816

    Suckfest 9001

    May 31, 2015
    Honestly I'd like Apple to spend their time fixing actual issues with iOS (of which there are many,) and not tiny details that confuse a technologically challenged minority of people. Now that would be a real waist of time.
  9. CTHarrryH macrumors 68000

    Jul 4, 2012
    and if they didn't have it people would complain about everything they can think of - oh they already do
  10. mariusignorello macrumors 65816

    Jun 9, 2013
    If you don't have a whole 30 seconds to set a passcode after you bought a phone (that took about 30 minutes) then there's something wrong with you.

    And please, feel free to respond back. I dare you.
  11. Tech198 macrumors G5

    Mar 21, 2011
    Australia, Perth

    i do agree they ask u too much..... Seems Apple chose the path to annoy users vs "ask me once as i understand the convenience i'm giving up" to not needing to to change a thing, type of game.

    But from a security perspective,i would have done the same. If they do ask you to change after an update, it doesn't mean "We wanna annoy you just for fun" ..

    I wish these were the same millions of users who never read Terms and Conditions either... Coz regardless of what people say, u can tell if they don't by the questions that prompt later on.
  12. mariusignorello macrumors 65816

    Jun 9, 2013
    Here's the problem with saying "it was forced down our throats":

    If Apple did not push users to be more secure, most would have a liability instead of a phone. When their phone gets stolen, they'll blame Apple for not "making it more secure", and of course they will refuse to blame themselves for lack of security (though they voluntarily refused to set a passcode).

    Apple has a very well oiled PR department and any security issues can be seen as a threat to their image (as would any company).
  13. simonsi macrumors 601


    Jan 3, 2014
    Technologically-challenged? I mean I've literally never heard of anyone having this problem, let alone you having a group of them who seemingly can't do the same thing...
  14. Chazzle macrumors 68000


    Jul 17, 2015
    This thread is making me cringe. Your "smart" but "less tech savvy" friends don't read what's in front of them before blindly typing in a random code just to get rid of the prompt.
  15. MoonageDaydream macrumors newbie

    Sep 23, 2013
    Your friends sound like people who don't understand what they are doing.
  16. SumYoungGai macrumors 6502a

    Jun 11, 2013
    SF Bay Area, CA
    It's like you're complaining about having a lock on your front door. If you think it's inconvenient and 'rammed down your throat', you can always remove it - but that also means that anyone else can walk right in to your house.

    Your friends typing in random numbers is akin to throwing away the key after buying the new house and then complaining that they can't open a locked door.
  17. watsonjm macrumors regular

    Nov 18, 2008
    Does anyone no how to turn off the two factor authentication? It sends you to a website on the phone settings but isn't a changing option when I go to said site?
  18. hungx macrumors 6502


    May 8, 2012
    Davis, CA

    I had to turn off two factor authorization since it broke compatibility with iMessage and iCloud on my Mac running Mavericks. The app specific passwords would eventually stop working.
  19. electronicsguy macrumors 6502a


    Oct 12, 2015
    Pune, India
    how exactly? by providing directions to the belt selling store?
  20. iPotential thread starter macrumors newbie

    Sep 23, 2016
    Hi, I'm talking about the passcode to lock your device, which in my case involves iPads set-up for less tech savy friends who use them to read the paper and books. I think Apple is limiting the potential use cases for the iPad, which is a shame because the UI makes it a great tool for a range of activities (ie. beyond the use cases that i, and i suspect others in this thread use their devices for).
  21. Shirasaki macrumors 604


    May 16, 2015
    So apple never truly force passcode down throats. They provide options to not use passcode or password, just not that obvious to find.
    If I were you I would blame them not asking for help when not knowing to do something on their iPad.
  22. Chazzle macrumors 68000


    Jul 17, 2015
    I will say this once. There is no passcode to "skip" updates and Apple does not require you to passcode-lock your device. If your less tech savvy friends cannot handle typing in 4 digits when setting up their ipad, which is likely the only time they will use it, then Apple isn't limiting potential, your friends are.
  23. C DM macrumors Sandy Bridge

    Oct 17, 2011
    There isn't a requirement from Apple to use a passcode and that can be skipped if prompted during setup/update. Also, even if a passcode is set up at some point it can be removed and basically disabled if someone wants to at any point.
  24. Donpauli2 macrumors newbie

    Jan 11, 2017

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