Strong Mobile Password

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  1. Texas_Toast macrumors 6502

    Texas_Toast

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    I have never used a mobile device before, but am curious about this...

    Can you create a "strong password" on a mobile device like an iPhone or iPad?

    On my MacBook I have started using "passphrases" for extra security, and they tend to be 4-6 words long with special characters.

    The last I heard from a friend, you could only use a 4-digit PIN on most mobile devices. Is that still true?

    If not, could us have a password on your iPhone or Android like this: M4Cr3M0rR#cks

    Or could you have a passphrase on an iPhone or Android like this: Butter Terrier Red 75 Mu
     
  2. kevinjohnson20 macrumors newbie

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    A password consists of at least six to eight characters that are a combination of letters, numbers, and symbols
    and the first option is better than another one until you remember the password correctly.
     
  3. jetsam macrumors 6502

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    You can indeed create a strong password or passphrase, as you described. (For about 30 seconds, my iPhone passphrase actually was "Butter Terrier Red 75 Mu", just as a test.)
    On the other hand, your password can be as simple as 4 digits (which is not recommended).

    By default, the iPhone will try to get you to create a six digit passcode. You can select "Passcode Options" at the bottom of that screen to go less complicated (the 4 digit code), or more complicated (passphrase, password, or n-length numeric code).
     

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