How to Set up your iPhone Security Passcode
Set Up a Passcode for Your iPhone Now!
by Merlin Dean
If it wasn't bad enough that you got your iPhone lost or stolen -- but you forgot to put in a
Now the thieves turn on their new prize possession, and they see everything about
All your personal stuff; your banking, phone book, addresses, pictures -- in the hands of
someone else -- it's your worst fear realized.
Having your iPhone passcode protected doesn't stop the thief from getting to use the iPhone; they just
take out and trash your old sim card and replace it with their own (if it's AT&T).
Note: For detailed information on locating your lost iPhone, then click on How
to Find a Lost iPhone
First thing to do is call your phone company and report it stolen, so they can keep it from
being used to make calls.
You don't have to change your phone number, you just need a new sim card for your replacement
smartphone (for AT&T).
For AT&T either dial 611 or call 1-800-331-0500.
So let's be proactive and secure your vital info right now.
You probably won't get your iPhone back, but at least your security will be protected.
Let's get started...
Go to Settings (tool gear icon).
Go down six lines to Auto-Lock
For Auto-Lock, pick an interval time between 1-5 minutes; this decides how long after you
set down your iphone that it will lock itself.
Generally 3 minutes is good. Go back to prior page by tapping the General back
Go down about seven lines, tap Passcode Lock.
Now you will pick your new passcode; four (4) numbers that you will never forget, such as the last four of
your social security number.
Enter the 4 Passcode numbers twice to confirm.
Go back to your main page, and you are done!
Your iPhone is officially passcode protected. Now don't lose it!
Merlin Dean is the host of Smartphone Nirvana.com
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