These days, mobile devices like smartphones and tablets store an incredible amount of information, much of it sensitive and personal. Often users set up a simple four pin code to protect this information. However, this security feature, although better than no protection at all, is still relatively weak.
Apple iOS devices offers a more advanced options to protect your device, and the sensitive information contained therein while allowing you to authenticate instantly using your fingerprint. To protect your phone from a thief, it is best to use the COMPLEX passwords feature. This way, if your phone is stolen, the thief will not be able to easily get in by guessing a 4-digit PIN while you still enjoy quick access using your fingerprint.
Configuring an iOS device to require a complex password to access it, is rather simple.
- Go to Settings
- Go to Touch ID & Passcode
- If you have already configured a passcode, you will have to now enter it.
- Turn off Simple Passcode
- You will be prompted to enter a complex pass code.
If you need to enable Touch ID, follow this article from Apple.