"You must change your iPhone unlock passcode within 37 minutes."

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  1. Goaliegeek, Mar 25, 2016
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    Goaliegeek macrumors 6502a

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    Today for the first time ever, a message appeared on my iPhone that said:
    Passcode Requirement
    You must change your iPhone unlock passcode within 37 minutes.




    Then I had to enter my old passcode and put a new one in. Is this a 9.3 'feature?' I didn't see anything under settings that says to change it every x days.
     

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  2. zorinlynx macrumors 601

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    Do you have a corporate email server in your settings? Sometimes they have silly restrictions like that. Heck some of them can even disable your camera.
     
  3. Goaliegeek thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    I had the same thing the other night I thought it was just me
     
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    Any Exchange accounts? Any Profiles in Settings > General > Profiles? Any VPNs set up?

    These things can enforce passcode requirements.
     
  7. Goaliegeek thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Nope. No exchange accounts or VPNs.
     
  8. electronicsguy macrumors 6502a

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    and "remote wipe" :)
     
  9. admdelta macrumors newbie

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    I just got the same message, only it said 60 minutes. It's really weird. No exchange accounts or VPNs on mine either, not sure why that would be an issue anyway because it's the phone's actual unlock password.
     
  10. PeteS1963 macrumors member

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    My wife got this yesterday on her iPhone 6 running iOS 9.3 only it said "20 minutes". No exchange accounts or VPN's. I told her to ignore it and nothing happened. It hasn't come back since.
     
  11. Shirasaki macrumors 603

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    I have two exchange accounts, one is for my Office 365 sub, and the other is from organisation. And I never see "passcode change requirement" pop up at any time.
    This is weird. Surely.
    And I don't think this is a new feature introduced from iOS 9.3. Only possible thought is MDM.
     
  12. Recognition macrumors 6502

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    Friend at work had this pop up the other day. He had recently downloaded Vshare, and it had installed its own profile. Deleted Vshare and the profile and seems ok now.
     
  13. aldrinjtauro macrumors regular

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    Yeah, check for any Profiles, a lot of people install them inadvertently and forget about them later.
     
  14. mariusignorello macrumors 6502a

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    Something like this is, as others have stated, enforced through a profile by a company that uses either MDM or Exchange servers. A personal email account wouldn't enforce a complex passcode.

    Maybe Apple wants to force users to move from the old 4 digit to the more secure 6 digit passcodes.
     
  15. C DM macrumors Westmere

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    On the other hand, it seems like this has come up a number of times in a few different threads in the past months with a lot of people not having any profiles or Exchange accounts or anything of the sort.
     
  16. PeteS1963 macrumors member

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    My wife's phone doesn't have any profiles. And the popup only had the option to change to a 4 digit passcode.
     
  17. skiwil macrumors member

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    My phone has just done this.

    iPhone 6 Plus. 9.3. No vans profiles or corporate MDM on it.
     
  18. CB636 macrumors newbie

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    My 5 on 9.3 did this today. First time I've ever seen it. Didn't actually require me to change the passcode though.
     
  19. alexandru.popa macrumors member

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    my phone did the same thing yesterday, i've ignored it

    this morning it FORCED me to change the pass code, and when i try to change the pass code back to the original one it tells me that i cannot as it was previously used
     
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  21. I7guy macrumors G5

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    That's not native iPhone behavior. That is a policy of an mdm or profile.
     
  22. alexandru.popa macrumors member

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    I dont have any MDM or Profile installed on my phone
     
  23. bcave098 macrumors 6502

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    What kind of email accounts do you have set up?
     
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  25. danleon950410 macrumors regular

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    I'm almost sure it's a Bug, probably related with the random prompt about TouchID being disabled because the code hasn't been entered in 48 hors (not even half a day had passed on those cases)

    I saw a post about the issue you're all having long time ago, since the 9.2 betas, might not be standard iPhone behavior but something inside seems to think otherwise.
    I can't think of any solution
     

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