iOS 9 To Require 6-digit Passcode w/ TouchID

Discussion in 'iOS 9' started by FSMBP, Jun 8, 2015.

  1. FSMBP macrumors 68020

    FSMBP

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    Per the foot notes on http://www.apple.com/ios/ios9-preview/ iOS 9's TouchID will require 6 digit passcodes instead of 4. It's obviously to increase security.

    But now I gotta figure out a new go-to PIN, haha! :(
     
  2. GmDude66 macrumors 6502

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  3. DrakeMcEachern macrumors 6502

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    I wasn't too keen on this "new feature". Wish they'd give us a choice but that's not very Apple like
     
  4. CosmoPilot macrumors 65816

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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.
     
  5. MinEderPlayz macrumors 6502a

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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 ...
     
  6. Menel macrumors 603

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    Should have required at least an 8 character complex passcode. Mine is 12.
    Thats what TouchID is for, to make a complex password viable!
     
  7. lewisd25 macrumors 6502a

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    You can use the alternative options drop down link to select 4-digit passcode...
     
  8. Alonso Quijano macrumors 6502

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    It can actually be as long as you want it to be, to a certain limit probably

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  9. g35 macrumors 6502a

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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.
     
  10. MinEderPlayz macrumors 6502a

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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!
     

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