How to Set a More Secure Alpha-Numeric iPhone Passcode

How to Set a More Secure Alpha-Numeric iPhone Passcode

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These are instructions on how to set a more secure alpha-numeric passcode for your iPhone using iPhone Configuration Utility.

Step One
Download and install iPhone Configuration Utility from here: Windows, Mac

Step Two
Launch iPhone Configuration Utility
How to Set a More Secure Alpha-Numeric iPhone Passcode

How to Set a More Secure Alpha-Numeric iPhone Passcode

Step Three
Select Configuration Profiles from the Library at the left of the window.
How to Set a More Secure Alpha-Numeric iPhone Passcode

Step Four
Click the New button from the toolbar
How to Set a More Secure Alpha-Numeric iPhone Passcode

Step Five
In the General section of the new profile input a name and identifier for the profile. We named our profile iClarified and set our identifier to com.iclarified.alphanumericpasscode in the example.
How to Set a More Secure Alpha-Numeric iPhone Passcode

Step Six
Click to select the Passcode section for the new profile. When prompted click the Configure button.
How to Set a More Secure Alpha-Numeric iPhone Passcode

Step Seven
You can now specify the requirements for your password. Select the Require passcode on device then configure the many settings possible.

These settings include:
- Require alphanumeric value
- Minimum passcode length
- Minimum number of complex characters
- Maximum passcode age
- Auto-lock
- Passcode history
- Grace period for device lock
- Maximum number of failed attempts
How to Set a More Secure Alpha-Numeric iPhone Passcode

Step Eight
Once you have made all the desired changes to the Passcode section click the Share button on your toolbar.
How to Set a More Secure Alpha-Numeric iPhone Passcode

Step Nine
If required you can sign the configuration profile; otherwise, select None from the security dropdown and click the Share... button.
How to Set a More Secure Alpha-Numeric iPhone Passcode

Step Ten
A new email will be created with the mobileconfig file already attached. Email this file to an address accessible on your iPhone.
How to Set a More Secure Alpha-Numeric iPhone Passcode

Step Eleven
Access the email on your iPhone and press to open the attached mobileconfig file.
How to Set a More Secure Alpha-Numeric iPhone Passcode

Step Twelve
From the Install Profile screen press the Install button.
How to Set a More Secure Alpha-Numeric iPhone Passcode

Step Thirteen
A popup window will appear asking you to configure the installation. Press to select the Install Now button.
How to Set a More Secure Alpha-Numeric iPhone Passcode

Step Fourteen
You will now be asked to set a Passcode that meets the requirements you specified earlier.
How to Set a More Secure Alpha-Numeric iPhone Passcode


*Inspired by 9to5Mac

Lilliana7 - January 19, 2012 at 3:48am
Is there ANY way at all besides jail breaking to put a passcode on text messages for the iPhone 4s?
Curtis - February 21, 2010 at 4:56am
and to remove it? just send a new one w/o the password requirement?
ijustplay - February 21, 2010 at 10:36pm
To remove it you just need to go \"Setting\" on you iPhone and under \"General\" there should be a section called \"Profile\". Press then choose \"remove\". BR:P
iom_jack - March 16, 2010 at 7:41pm
I installd it but i cannot find the profile in my iphone under general
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