How To Change iPhone Lock Screen Password

How To Change iPhone Lock Screen Password
How To Change iPhone Lock Screen Password

Have you ever been to the famous Palace of Versailles in France? With its grand architecture and stunning gardens, it’s an unforgettable experience. But just like the palace, our iPhone lock screen is also a gateway to something important – our personal information. That’s why keeping your lock screen password secure and changing it in a couple of months is important to protect your data from stealers. This blog will guide you through related content about the lock screen notifications, wallpaper, timeout period, and more! Just take a deep breath and start to read.


Open Settings > Tap Touch ID & Passcode or Face ID and Passcode > Tap Change password > Enter current password > Tap passcode > Choose 4-digits > Enter your new password > Tap Done.

Reasons to Change Lock Screen Password

  • Secure your privacy with 256-bit AES encryption
  • Lost or stolen iPhone
  • Make a 4-digit custom code for your lock screen
  • Found suspicious activity
  • By mistake, forgetting your password
  • Receive a Remote Lock Command
  • Shared your phone with someone.

Related: How to Lock iPhone Screen for Kids

How to Change iPhone 7/11/12/13 Lock Screen Passcode to 4 Digits?

Android gives the long password option, but iPhone does not give us one. It gives 4 digit option that is defaulted by Apple. And changing it in a couple of months can keep your phone secure. Remember to choose a password that is easy for you to remember but difficult for others to guess.

  1. Open the “Settings” app on your iPhone.
  2. Scroll down and tap on “Touch ID & Passcode” (iPhone 7) or “Face ID & Passcode” (iPhone 11/12/13).
  3. Enter your current 6-digit or alphanumeric passcode to proceed.
  4. Scroll down and select “Change Passcode.”
  5. Enter your current password again to proceed.
  6. When prompted to enter a new password , tap “Passcode Options.”
  7. Select “4-digit Numeric Code” from the list of options.
  8. Enter your new 4-digit password twice to confirm.
  9. Tap “Done” to save your new passcode.

How to Change Your iPhone Lock Screen Wallpaper

How to Change Your iPhone Lock Screen Wallpaper

When you are bored with your old lock screen wallpaper, give it a fresh look and personalize it to your liking. Follow the steps below to view the customized picture on your lock screen.

If you are not using your own picture, use a variety of iPhone themes in different colors, designs, and dynamic motion wallpaper. These usually change with the release of updating iOS, so install an updated version of iOS and change it.   

  1. Open the “Settings” app on your iPhone.
  2. Tap “Wallpaper.”
  3. Tap “Choose a New Wallpaper.”
  4. Select “Lock Screen” from the options.
  5. Choose a photo from your camera roll or one of the pre-installed wallpapers.
  6. Adjust the photo if necessary using the pinch and zoom gestures.
  7. Tap “Set” in the bottom right corner of the screen.
  8. Choose “Set Lock Screen” to set the selected photo as your lock screen wallpaper.

Note: Follow the same steps if you change the home screen or both the lock & home screen wallpaper. Remember changing wallpaper gives you a fresh look or a happy and sad memory.

How to Change Your iPhone Lock Screen Timeout Period

We should decrease the lock screen timeout period because it saves the iPhone battery life and make your phone safe. At this point, the screen goes blank, and you have the pass the lock screen password to use your device.

  1. Go to settings on your iPhone
  2. Scroll down & Tap Display & Brightness
  3. Tap Auto lock.
  4. Select the desired timeout period from the list of options (ranging from 30 seconds to 5 minutes).
  5. Once you have selected your desired timeout period, press the “Home” button to exit the settings app.

Note: If you use an iPhone model with Face ID, visit Settings > Face ID & Passcode > Ensure your Attention aware feature is on. Using this feature, your iPhone won’t be turned off as long as you are using it.

How to Change Your Lock Screen Notifications on iPhone

By customizing your lock screen notifications, you can prevent sensitive information from being displayed to others who may have access to your iPhone. So, follow the steps and secure your phone privacy.

  1. Open the “Settings” app on your iPhone.
  2. Scroll down and tap on “Notifications.”
  3. Select the app for which you want to customize the notifications.
  4. Toggle on the “Allow Notifications” option if it is not already enabled.
  5. Scroll down and tap on “Lock Screen.”
  6. Choose one of the following options:
    • Show Previews: This will preview the notification on the lock screen.
    • When Unlocked: This will only display the notification when the phone is unlocked.
    • Off: This will disable the notification from appearing on the lock screen.
  7. Once you have selected your desired option, press the “Home” button to exit the settings app.

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