How to Secure Your iPhone and iPad Lock Screens

Apple is notorious for protecting their gadgets against all possible software onslaughts, even if it means sacrificing a few features and innovation. Their extremely closed-ended platform comes second to none when it comes to protecting the privacy of its users.

Since the iOS 9, Apple began adopting a six-digit passcode instead of the old four-digit numeric one. Then it raised the bar even higher by giving their users the option to make their codes even more secure through both alphanumeric and custom numeric passcodes.

Person holding iPhone with active password input screen.

With the advent of the face recognition feature and all the security issues that come with it, customers still choose to lock their gadgets using the complex yet secure way. We believe you should, too.

Setting up your custom passcode is easy!

First, go to Settings. Look for “Face ID (or Touch ID) and Passcode” and enter your device’s passcode.

Second, scroll down until you see “Allow Access When Locked”. Every item under it will be on by default. All you need to do now is to choose which options you would like to disable access to when your device is locked.

For safety reasons, especially with the Face ID on the iPhone X, it is preferable to disable everything other than Siri. Doing so makes almost every action impossible without unlocking the lock screen with a passcode or Face ID.

And there you go! Just as long as you keep your passcode complex and secure, the chances of somebody hacking into your iPhone or iPad will be as slim as your chances of not cracking your phone without a reliable screen protector!