With iOS 9, Apple introduced the ability to set a 6-digit code on the iPhone, iPad and iPod touch. This was done in order to enhance security. With our tip, you will be able to set a 4-digit unlock code on an iPhone or any iOS device.
If you are bothered by typing a 6-digit code, there is a very simple way to return to the 4-digit code. And we will explain how to do it in a few simple steps.
Set a 4-digit unlock code on iPhone
Go through the following steps to re-define a 4-digit code on your iOS device:
Go to the Settings of your device.
Scroll down to reach the Face Id and Code section on iPhone X, Touch ID and Code on iPhone with Touch ID or Code on iPhone without Face ID and Touch ID.
You will be prompted first to type your current code.
Then you need to access the Change Code section.
After tapping Change Code, you must enter your current code again. You will then see the screen allowing you to define your new code.
On this same screen, you will see the Extra Options button below, press the button. A small window will appear to give you the option to set a Custom Alphanumeric Code, a Custom Numeric Code or a 4-digit Code.
Choose the 4-digit Code option.
Enter your 4-digit code, the device will ask you to confirm it. Your 4-digit code is now defined.
So much for this trick very simple but not necessarily obvious for everyone. We hope this tip will be useful, do not hesitate to share it with your loved ones.