Remembering to lock your iPhone screen can not only help to make your battery last longer, but it can also protect your sensitive personal information.
But if you aren’t worried about someone else accessing your phone, then you might not find the passcode settings to be particularly helpful.
In that case, you may be wondering how to delete passcode on iPhone 13 so that you can remove the lock screen passcode and get into your phone a little more quickly.
How to Turn Off Passcode on iPhone 13
- Open Settings.
- Choose Face ID & Passcode.
- Enter the current passcode.
- Choose Turn Passcode Off.
- Tap Turn Off.
Our article continues below with additional information on how to delete passcode on iPhone 13, including pictures of these steps.
Protecting the data on our smartphones has become something that we need to take seriously.
Many of us have a lot of important information on these devices, and they can even serve as a form of payment if you have set up Apple Pay.
Your iPhone 13 has a security feature called Face ID where the iPhone won’t unlock unless it sees your face. But it also has a passcode that can be used instead, or if Face ID isn’t working for one reason or another.
You likely set up this passcode when you first set up the phone, and it’s possible that you haven’t ever changed it.
But you may be finding the passcode to be too much of a hassle now, and are willing to sacrifice that additional security for a little more convenience.
You can turn off your iPhone 13 passcode by going to Settings > Face ID & Passcode > Turn Off Passcode.
When you elect to disable the passcode on your iPhone, it will tell you what will happen when you complete these steps. Basically, your Apple Pay cards will be removed from the device, and you will have one less option for resetting your Apple ID passcode.
If you are OK with this and the reduced security that comes with turning off the passcode, then continue reading below to learn more about removing the passcode from your phone.
How to Get Rid of iPhone 13 Passcode (Guide with Pictures)
The steps in this article were performed on an iPhone 13 in iOS 15.3.1. this is only going to remove the passcode from this device. If you have another Apple device that uses the same Apple ID, like an iPad, iPod Touch, or Macbook, then they won’t be affected.
Step 1: Open the Settings menu.
if you don’t see the Settings app icon on your Home screen then you can swipe down on the Home screen to open Spotlight Search, then type “settings’ into the search field and select the app from the search results.
Step 2: Scroll down and select the Face ID & Passcode option.
Since we are on an iPhone 13 which has Face ID, that is what the menu will say. However, if you are using an iPhone model that doesn’t have Face ID, then it might say Touch ID & Passcode instead.
Step 3: Enter the current passcode.
Step 4: Scroll down and select Turn Passcode Off.
Step 5: Tap Turn Off to confirm.
Now that you have completed the how to delete passcode on iPhone 13 steps you will be able to unlock iPhone devices much simpler, although your iPhone data may be less secure if the device is ever stolen or lost.
Our tutorial continues below with additional discussion about removing an iPhone passcode.
More Information on Taking the Passcode Off an iPhone 13
The steps in this article deal specifically with removing the passcode from the device. this will not affect the Face ID or, if you are using a different iPhone model, the Touch ID. Those need to be removed separately, following a similar method.
if you don’t want to remove the passcode, but would prefer to change it to something simpler like a four digit passcode then you can choose the Change Passcode option from the Face ID & Passcode menu instead.
At the bottom of the passcode menu is an option where the device will erase itself if the passcode is entered incorrectly 10 times. This is useful for many people, as the odds of entering the wrong passcode that many times is pretty slim.
But if you live in a home with small children, you may want to reconsider enabling this. They love phones, and could easily cause your phone to erase itself by simply tapping on it.
After you touch the Turn Off Passcode button you are going to get a pop-up asking if you are sure that you want to turn it off. This warning reads:
- Your Apple Pay cards will be removed and your Apple watch will not automatically unlock. You will not be able to use this passcode to reset your Apple ID password if you forget it.
Frequently Asked Questions About How to Delete Passcode on iPhone 13
Where is the ten failed passcode attempts setting on my iPhone 13?
If you’ve been an iPhone owner for a while, or if you’ve heard someone mention it, then you may be wondering where in the iPhone Settings menu you can find the option that will cause your iPhone to erase itself if the wrong passcode is entered ten times.
You can find that option by going to Settings > Face ID & Passcode (or Touch ID & Passcode on some older iPhones) > then scrolling to the bottom of the menu and enabling the Erase Data option.
What are the different passcode options for my iPhone?
if you aren’t quite ready to turn off the passcode completely, you might decide to try a different type of passcode instead.
You can make this change by going to Settings > Face ID & Passcode > then tapping the Chnage Passcode button.
You will need to enter your old passcode, but on the screen where you enter a new passcode there is a blue Passcode Options button at the bottom of the screen.
When you tap Passcode Options it opens a new pop up menu where you can pick from these types of passcodes:
– Custom Alphanumeric Code – your passcode can be a combination of letters and numbers
– Custom Numeric Code – this requires a six digit passcode
– 4 Digit Numeric Code – this is just a four digit numeric code that is probably the simplest one
Once you select one of those options and enter the new passcode you will need to enter it one more time and you are ready to start using that new passcode.
Can I remove the passcode lock for my iOS device?
Yes, it is possible to turn off the passcode requirement to unlock an iPhone.
You can do so by going to Settings > Face ID & Passcode > enter the current passcode > then tap Turn Off Passcode.
This is going to remove the passcode from the device and also remove Apple Pay cards and change the way that your watch unlocks if you have one paired with your iPhone.
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