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    Default Why has my iPhone 5s come up asking for a 6 digit code

    After my iphone5s was updated It is now asking for a 6 digit screen unlock code which I have neva used before
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    Default Re: Why has my iPhone 5s come up asking for a 6 digit code

    Is it asking you to specify one or enter one in order to unlock the phone?

    If the latter: you must have entered the 6 digits somewhere before or after the update.
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    Default Re: Why has my iPhone 5s come up asking for a 6 digit code

    Did you update via iTunes?
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    Default Re: Why has my iPhone 5s come up asking for a 6 digit code

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    After my iphone5s was updated It is now asking for a 6 digit screen unlock code which I have neva used before
    Welcome to iMore! This happened to my wife as well as some other users here on the forum. I think it's just Apple's way of gently nudging users into using more secure passcodes on their devices. I believe you can change it back to a four-digit code afterward, although my wife opted to stick with the longer code.
    https://support.apple.com/en-us/HT204060
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    Default Why has my iPhone 5s come up asking for a 6 digit code

    You can change it back to 4 digit. I changed mine back.
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    Default Re: Why has my iPhone 5s come up asking for a 6 digit code

    Quote Originally Posted by Rob Phillips View Post
    Welcome to iMore! This happened to my wife as well as some other users here on the forum. I think it's just Apple's way of gently nudging users into using more secure passcodes on their devices. I believe you can change it back to a four-digit code afterward, although my wife opted to stick with the longer code.
    https://support.apple.com/en-us/HT204060
    My wife had the same issue. Really no big deal
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    Default Re: Why has my iPhone 5s come up asking for a 6 digit code

    I think that since iOS 9 the password is 6 characters long by default but you can change it back to 4 in the settings menu

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