Your iPhone’s passcode can be a variable sequence of letters or numbers that you have to enter whenever you wish to unlock your device. This extra security measure is very important in keeping your iPhone data private, as an iPhone without any kind of password protection can leave your personal data vulnerable.
But entering the passcode is a bit of a hassle, and you may have decided that you are willing to accept the potential risk in order to make using your iPhone more convenient. Our tutorial below will show you how to turn off the passcode that is currently set on your iPhone.
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The steps below are going to turn off the passcode that is currently set on your iPhone. You will need to know the current passcode in order to complete these steps. Turning off your iPhone passcode will result in the following changes:
- Your Apple Pay cards will be removed
- Your Apple Watch will not automatically unlock
- Your Safari-saved passwords, credit cards, and important data can be viewed and used by anyone who has access to your iPhone.
Step 1: Open the Settings menu.
Step 2: Scroll down and select the Touch ID & Passcode option.
Step 3: Enter the current device passcode.
Step 4: Scroll down and select the Turn Passcode Off button.
Step 5: Tap the Turn Off button to confirm that you understand what will happen when you turn off your passcode.
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