How to Change Password on iPhone

It is a good habit to change iPhone screen passcode periodically for better security. Here, we will show you how to change passcode on iPhone and Apple ID password with ease.

Joy Taylor Last Updated: Jul. 03, 2020

Passcode adds a security layer to your iPhone that doesn’t allow anyone to access your private data on iPhone. Not setting up a passcode on your iPhone will make all your personal information stored in it vulnerable to exploitation, especially when your iPhone is lost or stolen. So, you need to keep your iPhone protected with a strong passcode. Moreover, you will be able to use other security measures like Touch ID or Face ID only after you set a passcode. Similarly, the Apple ID password protects your purchasing items and iCloud services.

So, if you want to change the passwords on iPhone periodically but don’t know how to do that. Then in this post, we will introduce the ways on how to change the device passcode and Apple ID password when you need.

Also Read: How to Change Apple ID on iPhone/iPad/iPod >

How to Reset and Change Apple ID Password on iPhone

If Apple sent you an email said your Apple ID was logged in a different device or computer, you may need to change the password if you have no idea about the device. Or if you have issues when you try to sign in with your Apple ID password, you can reset it and regain access to your account. Then here are the steps you can follow to reset and change your Apple ID password from any trusted iOS devices:

Step 1. Open Settings > Click on the [Your Name] > Password & Security.

Step 2. Tap Change Password.

How to Change Apple ID Password on iPhone

Change Apple ID Password on iPhone

Step 3. If you’re logged into iCloud and have turned on passcode, then you will be asked to enter the password for your device.

Step 4. Follow the on-screen instructions to enter and ensure your new password.

How to Change iPhone Lock Screen Password on iPhone

A passcode needs to be entered to unlock iPhone when you turn it on or wake it. Setting a passcode is for better security since Apple encrypts your iPhone data with 256-bit AES encryption. And changing iPhone lock screen password regularly can keep your iPhone safer.

It is as easy to change iPhone lock screen password as it is to set up a new one. Apple allows you to set up different kinds of a passcode for your iPhone, like 4-digit, 6-digit, custom numeric, custom alphanumeric, etc. You can choose any of these options. To change the passcode on iPhone, follow the below steps.

How to Change iPhone Password

How to Change iPhone Passcode

Step 1. Go to your iPhone Settings app from the home screen.

Step 2. In Setting, scroll down and then tap on the “Touch ID & Passcode” option for an iPhone with Home button.(tap Face ID & Passcode for an iPhone with Face ID)

How to Change Passcode on iPhone - Step 2

How to Change Passcode on iPhone – Step 2

Step 3. Now, you will be asked to enter your existing passcode for proceeding further.

Step 4. Now, tap on “Change Passcode” option.

How to Change Passcode on iPhone - Step 4

How to Change Passcode on iPhone – Step 4

Step 5. Again enter your existing passcode. After this, you will be required to enter your new passcode. It will be of the same type as the old passcode.

Step 6. You can enter a new passcode or tap on “Passcode Options” to change the type of passcode.

How to Change Passcode on iPhone - Step 6

How to Change Passcode on iPhone – Step 6

It will display some options as per your default passcode type.

  • Custom Alphanumeric code – This passcode contains numbers and letters both and you can choose the length of the passcode.
  • Custom numeric code – This option allows you to set a custom password of variable length.
  • 6-digit numeric code – it is a number only password with a fixed length of 6-digits.
  • 4-digit numeric code – It is also a number only password whose length is up to 4-digit.
How to Change Passcode on iPhone - Passcode options

How to Change Passcode on iPhone – Passcode options

The options will differ as per the type of passcode you had already set on your iPhone. For example, if your old password is a 6-digit numeric type, then only the other passcode type will appear on tapping Passcode options.

Step 7. Select a passcode type and then enter the passcode as per your selection and tap “Next”.

How to Change Passcode on iPhone - Step 7

How to Change Passcode on iPhone – Step 7

Step 8. Re-enter your new passcode to verify it and tap “Done” to save the settings.

How to turn off passcode on iPhone: If you don’t want to use iPhone passcode any more, just go to Settings > Tap Face ID & Passcode or Touch ID & Passcode > Tap Turn Passcode Off.

Bonus Tip: Unlock iPhone When you Forgot iPhone Passcode with AnyUnlock

The above methods to change device passcode and Apple ID password only work when you know the screen passcode. But if you forgot your iPhone passcode, you need to reset your iPhone to remove your iPhone passcode and then set a new passcode. So in this bonus tip, we recommend AnyUnlock to you in case you forgot the passcode.

AnyUnlock can unlock various passwords on iPhone with the highest success rate, including Apple ID, screen passcode, Screen Time passcode, and even encrypted iTunes backup. And here are the steps on how to unlock screen passcode from an iOS device:

Step 1. Download AnyUnlock and launch it on your computer. Then select Unlock Screen Passcode option from the homepage.

Free Download

Free Download

* 100% Clean & Safe

Free Download * 100% Clean & Safe

Choose Unlock Screen Passcode

Choose Unlock Screen Passcode

Step 2. Tap Start button > Connect your iPhone to computer with the USB cable.

Tap Start Button

Tap Start Button

Step 3. After entering Recovery Mode, the interface below will display. Please select the matched info for your device and click Download button to download the firmware.

Download iOS Firmware

Download iOS Firmware

Step 4. When firmware is downloaded, click Unlock Now and AnyUnlock will unlock screen passcode automatically. Please do not disconnect your device until it restarts.

Tap on Unlock Now to Remove Screen Passcode

Tap on Unlock Now to Remove Screen Passcode

Step 5. When the recovery process is completed, you will see the “Screen passcode removed successfully” interface as below.

Screen Passcode Removed Successfully

Screen Passcode Removed Successfully

The Bottom Line

iPhone passcode is a great security measure to prevent other people from accessing your device. But it will only work if you don’t allow other people to see your passcode. If you suspect that someone knows your iPhone passcode, you need to change it immediately. In this post, we have shown you how to change screen passcode and Apple ID password on iPhone, hope it’s helpful for you! And, you don’t need to worry about forgetting passwords anymore with AnyUnlock.

Joy Taylor

Member of iMobie team as well as an Apple fan, love to help more users solve various types of iOS & Android related issues.