As is well known, Apple’s mobile devices iPad and iPhone, are very popular for their design and for its exciting features. For these reasons they are also very expensive and for this reason have become always a prime target for thieves. Even Apple is aware of this, has triggered a series of precautions to make it inaccessible and unusable so these devices in case they are stolen, such as activating the Password on iPad and iPhone .
While it is important to keep your eyes open and watch over your device, another precaution expected by Apple is to set up an access code . The inclusion of an access on the iPhone and iPad code prevents access to your personal information in case the device is lost or stolen. We have prepared this guide to help you in the steps to setting one.
How to set a password on the iPad and iPhone.
The activation of an access code on iPad and iPhone involves the insertion of a four-digit numerical code, or a more advanced word formed from letters and numbers. Set a code is very simple, just follow these steps:
Go into Settings -> Touch ID and code
Select the voice enabled code , then enter a code of six numbers.
It appears a banner which asks you if you want to also use this code to protect iCloud.
As an alternative to the numerical access code, you can also choose an option more complex. You can include an alphanumeric code of the length you desire, to do this follow these steps:
When you are in ” Set Code “, above the numeric keypad appears ” code Option “, click it.
Will appear three options, the first of these is ” customized alphanumeric code “, click it.
Now you’ll be asked to enter a code that can be made up of numbers and letters. Once inserted, click on Next .
Now ask you to verify the code, please enter again the same dialing code. Click on Finish .
Again you ask you if you want to also use this code for the protection of iCloud. Select one of two options.
Activate the security code is a great way to keep safe your personal data on the iPhone and iPad, but there is a drawback that is not often mentioned: lose or forget your code. This will result in being unable to access the device.
If you lose your iPad and iPhone Password what to do?
If you do not remember the password you set up to access your iPad and iPhone there is no way to retrieve it. Even though this seems extremely devastating, it does not mean that your device will become a piece of well finished completely useless metal. Let’s see how to go back to the device in case you forgot the access code .
NOTE: If you have not performed any previous backups, performing this procedure all data will be lost.
For those who Synchronized :
If you have previously performed at least one backup through iTunes, connect your iOS device to your PC or Mac on which there is back up and start iTunes. If you do not have iTunes installed, you can do it now from here .
Wait for recognition iPhone or iPad and then select the relevant item in the upper right.
On the main screen of the Settings of the device select Back Up Now.
The iPad will start a backup of all your photos, applications and other content that are on your device. Wait for the end of the backup before proceeding to the next step. I suggest you read this comprehensive guide to restore the iPhone and iPad .
Put the device in DFU Mode (if you do not know how you should read the previous guidance).
After the backup, select Restore iPad (or iPhone Restore ).
Will begin downloading the latest version of iOS is available, it will automatically be installed by deleting all data. After installation, you can restore the backup made previously and set a new access code.
For those who do not Synchronized:
If you are sure that you never sync your iPad with a computer using iTunes, follow the steps below to restore access to the device. I must emphasize again that this is used only as a last resort, because you will lose all data.
If you have access to a computer, to restore the iPhone or iPad to follow the same procedure above. Since the device has previously been no backup made, it is necessary to move on to Recovery . This will erase all data. Once the Restore , you can create a new access code on iPad and iPhone.