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Alpha-numeric Passcode on your iPhone and iPod touch


Today we’ve got something interesting for you security-minded folks with iPhones or iPod touches.  You know how Apple only lets you use four numbers as your passcode to unlock your device?  That’s as weak as banks PINs and school lockers.  Everyone knows you need at least six characters and alpha-numeric at that.

We have your answer.  We’ve built a profile from Apple’s corporate developement kit that allows alphanumeric passcodes.  All you have to do is open this link (On your iDevice only!) and you will be prompted to pick a new passcode. You will be required to make a passcode with a mix of letters and numbers and you cannot put numbers in a consecutive order. For example you cannot choose “max1234” you would have to do something such as “max2746.” If you ever want to remove this feature simply go to Settings/General/Profiles/9to5mac/ then click remove and confirm.  Then change your code back to something numeric.

We aren’t responsible for you forgetting your passcode and locking yourself out of your iPhone.  Or anything else.  Use at your own risk.

If you want to know how to do this yourself, iClarified coincidentally has a good tutorial this morning.


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