1. sjf707's Avatar
    Anyone know why my phone would force me to change my home screen passcode?
    I am currently on hotel wifi but I logged into that over 12 hours ago.
    Steve
    iPhone 6
    08-01-2016 08:30 AM
  2. Rob Phillips's Avatar
    That happened to my wife recently as well. Were you using a four-digit passcode? It made her change hers to a six-digit code. We were on home wifi at the time so I don't think that had anything to do with it. My guess is that Apple is trying to get away from four-digit passcodes for security reasons.
    Sherry_B likes this.
    08-01-2016 08:40 AM
  3. Honey Beagle's Avatar
    Never had that happen to me. I have iPad Pro 12.9, iPad first generation, iPhone 4s and iPhone 4 and original iPhone.
    08-01-2016 08:57 PM
  4. Sherry_B's Avatar
    That happened to my wife recently as well. Were you using a four-digit passcode? It made her change hers to a six-digit code. We were on home wifi at the time so I don't think that had anything to do with it. My guess is that Apple is trying to get away from four-digit passcodes for security reasons.
    I'm getting up there in age, and if Apple keeps adding passcodes to everything on my phone then pretty soon I won't have access to it any more LOL. I'll not give up the great security that's there though. Much much better than anything the Android OS ever offered.
    Rob Phillips likes this.
    08-01-2016 09:30 PM
  5. Honey Beagle's Avatar
    Write down all your passwords. I wrote down my new iTunes encryption backup password. Took me about a week to finally put in the correct password. Lot of time within that time line doing that. I am just glad that my password was not something like sdftFgy7603;(. Would never have guessed that one.
    08-04-2016 07:32 PM

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