iOS 9 To Require 6-digit Passcode w/ TouchID


CosmoPilot

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When Touch ID came out, I switched to an Alphanumeric code. I only need to use it every blue moon when the device resets. Maybe once a month...if that.
 

MinEderPlayz

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I have a 16-digit password ...
For some online services, I have 32-digit passwords. Memorizing is not that big an issue for me and with Touch ID I only need to type the password in after OTA updates. So ...
 
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g35

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Anyone know if using a special character is a good idea or is it not secure enough? Like if you hold down a letter on the keyboard and use one of the funky ones with dots on top. Someone suggested it but I feel like some iOS bug could change my keyboard and I could be locked out forever, or there must be some other downsides.
 

MinEderPlayz

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Well if it's a character that's legitimately used in another language you should be fine.
Although using funky characters will not rectify you using your cat's name as a password; know that!