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How to Secure iPhone or iPad with a Stronger Passcode

Create a Stronger Passcode to iPhone or iPad

According to Apple, iOS 9 has improved the security of devices by strengthen the passcode. And also, others will not easy to get unauthorized access to your Apple ID. In order to keep your devices safe, please create your passcode before you do anything like customizing your phone, loading new apps, or syncing your data.

How to set a Stronger Passcode on your iPhone or iPad?

With iOS 9, Apple began using a six-digit passcode instead of four-digit numeric codes as the default option. However, it also offers an option to make your passcode even more secure through the use of an alphanumeric passcodes or custom length numeric passcodes. Alphanumeric passcodes contain letters and numbers which can be much longer than four or six digits.

Create a Stronger Passcode to iPhone or iPad

Step 1: Launch the Settings app.

Step 2: Scroll down, and tap on Touch ID & Passcode.

Step 3: Enter your passcode to access the passcode options if you already have one.

Step 4: Select "Change Passcode" and enter your existing passcode again.

Step 5: In the next screen, you will be prompted to enter the new passcode. This time round, you’ll be able to enter a passcode using the full keyboard. So you can use a combination of letters, numbers and special characters.

Please note that the more complex the passcode, the more likely you’ll forget it, so do keep that in mind.

Step 6: Tap on Next after entering the passcode.

Step 7: Re-enter your new passcode, and tap Done.

To keep your devices safe from hackers and prying eyes with passcode is not enough. Backing up your data to computer will keep you from losing your music, videos, messages, contacts and other important information. Let's check out the way:


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How to Backup iPhone with Syncios iOS & Android Manager

Step 1: Download and install Syncios iOS & Android Manager on your computer.

*Note: iTunes must already be installed on your computer for running Syncios correctly. But you do not have to run iTunes.

Step 2: Connect your iPhone to computer with USB cable and launch Syncios iPhone Manager.

Step 3: Choose files to backup to your computer.

The user interface is divided into 4 sections: My Devices, Video Downloader, Online Resources, Toolkit. Click on My Devices, and on the left side you may find 5 tabs presented, Media, Photos, Ebook, Apps and Information.

Click "Media", "Photos", "Ebook", or "Apps", and then select the files that you would like to back up by clicking the tab from the right panel. From the middle panel you can find the ImportExportRemoveNew option. Just click “Export” to select the location in which you would like to store your files by clicking on that folder. After that, the backup process will begin.

Backup Media, Photos, Ebook, Apps via Syncios

Click "Information", and you will see the Contacts, Notes, Bookmarks, Call History and Messages of your iPhone. At the same time, you will see the Backup option under these icons. Just click this Backup icon, you can backup your data from iPhone to PC.

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Supported Apple Devices and iOS/Android Versions

iPhone iPhone 6S Plus, iPhone 6S, iPhone 6, iPhone 5S, iPhone 5C, iPhone 5, iPhone 4S, iPhone 4, iPhone 3GS
iPad iPad Pro, iPad mini 4, iPad mini 3, iPad mini 2, iPad mini, iPad Air 2, iPad Air, iPad with Retina display, The New iPad, iPad 4th generation, iPad 3rd generation, iPad 2, iPad
iPod iPod touch 5, iPod touch 4, iPod touch 3, iPod Touch
iOS iOS 9, iOS 8, iOS 7, iOS 6 and older iOS versions
Android Android 3.0 to Android 6.0

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