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.
    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.
    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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