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DrakeMcEachern

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Mar 10, 2012
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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
 
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CosmoPilot

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Nov 8, 2010
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South Carolina
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.
 
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MinEderPlayz

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Aug 3, 2013
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Hamburg, Germany
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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Alonso Quijano

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Jul 17, 2013
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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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g35

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Dec 13, 2007
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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.
 
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MinEderPlayz

macrumors 6502a
Aug 3, 2013
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Hamburg, Germany
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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