My iPhone passcode is now 1234... Thanks apple. 

Discussion in 'iOS 10' started by h4lp m3, Apr 8, 2017.

  1. h4lp m3 macrumors 6502

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    Plugged iPhone into computer for a quick charge.
    iTunes asks "Do you want to update?"
    Well sure, why not... Didn't think it was going to FORCE ME TO CHANGE MY PASSCODE.
    And since I can no loner use my regular 2 digit "Custom Alpha-Numeric Code", I just set it to 1,2,3,4. How's that for security?
    Apparently, I can't use "Hi" anymore as a passcode. :(
     
  2. moxxham, Apr 8, 2017
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    moxxham macrumors 6502

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    Well you're the one who set it as an incredibly simple passcode...?

    It's better to have a long passcode for security anyway. Chances of someone taking your phone and guessing the password correctly would be kinda slim, but I still prefer having a pretty long passcode.
     
  3. simonsi macrumors 601

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    Not sure what your complaint is here, no-one other than you chose the simplest-possible-always-advised-against 4-digit passcode of 1234...

    Yes updates sometimes make you change stuff, I think one recently seemed to force a move to the 6-digit code but it was possible to change back...you can always be caught out if you update blindly without reading about the update you are about to install.
     
  4. mariusignorello macrumors 65816

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    Are you whining about your phone being insecure or are you whining about not being able to use your old passcode?

    Either way, who cares. Set a decent passcode. It may prove to be useful in a bad situation.
     
  5. Tech198 macrumors G4

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    First time i heard of that... sounds more like a app installed forced this or something accidentally forced you do

    ... Apple would never do that, unless your previous password didn't meet Apple way in the new code.

    If i was forced to change my secure password i would backup and do a full restore, because even i know that is not right.. If a password is secure, there no no reason to change it, but just to annoy the user.

    If u were forced to change it, then it means your previous password didn't comply to Apple's way.. There's reason for everything.
     
  6. Shirasaki macrumors 603

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    Back to a beta version of iOS 10, Apple forces all custom alphanumeric password to be 4 characters long minimum. So if anyone's password is shorter than that, they will be forced to change.
    So, the impossible happens.
     
  7. Tech198 macrumors G4

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    Stable versions should never get confused over development versions that most people don't use all the time

    Apple would still never ask u to change a password under normal conditions, unless they thought u used a weak password, or new changes in iOS. The fact the betas are offered to "public uers" are not a reason to change the method... Its just for more testing, but its still a work in progress..
     
  8. Shirasaki macrumors 603

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    However, those betas will eventually become official releases. Once it hits public, what beta testers see would probably be what general public would see. Also, one-character or fewer-than-four-character passwords are still pretty weak. They should be longer.
     
  9. Chazzle macrumors 65816

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    Go to setting and change your passcode back to HI if you truly feel that is your desired password. Is there something I am not seeing here? Apple didn't force you to change anything. You most likely didn't read everything when you were prompted to change it after updating as there is an option called Passcode Options where you can set it however you like. You will get a prompt that tells you the password is very weak, though you can still use it.
     
  10. Paddle1 macrumors 68030

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    It doesn't allow you to set passcodes shorter than 4 digits. I'm assuming this is a recent change.
     
  11. Shirasaki macrumors 603

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    Should be "longer than 4 characters". But yes, this is a recent change, happen in one recent beta, being iOS 10.2 or iOS 10.3.
     
  12. Chazzle, Apr 10, 2017
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    Chazzle macrumors 65816

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    The OP wanted 2 letters in their password, not numbers, which is allowed when using alpha-numeric. Just tried it on my phone.
     
  13. Shirasaki, Apr 10, 2017
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    Shirasaki macrumors 603

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    Tried on my iOS 10.3.1 and it is NOT possible anymore.
    What is your iOS version?
     
  14. Chazzle macrumors 65816

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    Sorry, totally my mistake. I didn't go far enough to get to the screen that says it's not long enough. Thank goodness that it's not possible though.
     
  15. zorinlynx macrumors 601

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    DAMNIT this is the same as the combination on my luggage!

    Now I have to change it. Thanks for nuthin'.
     
  16. h4lp m3 thread starter macrumors 6502

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    HACK AWAY, I don't give a damn! I just want to open my phone fast.
     
  17. Chazzle macrumors 65816

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    Turn your passcode OFF and stop blaming Apple for non-existent problems.
     
  18. cswifx Suspended

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    You can't set a weak passcode and complain about having to set a weak passcode... You chose it yourself. Besides, there's always time and room for a little more security and privacy, there's no excuse to compromise either because of convenience.
     

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