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

h4lp m3

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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. :(
 

moxxham

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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. :(
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.
 
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simonsi

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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.
 
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mariusignorello

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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.
 

Tech198

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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. :(
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.
 

Shirasaki

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... Apple would never do that.
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.
 

Tech198

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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.

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..
 
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Shirasaki

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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..
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.
 

Chazzle

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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.
 

Paddle1

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

Shirasaki

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

Chazzle

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It doesn't allow you to set passcodes shorter than 4 digits. I'm assuming this is a recent change.
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.
The OP wanted 2 letters in their password, not numbers, which is allowed when using alpha-numeric. Just tried it on my phone.
 
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Shirasaki

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

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

h4lp m3

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

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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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