Every smart phone, whether an Android or an iOS, must a passcode to protect its content. The modern smartphone is more powerful than the desktops of yesteryears and people store all kinds of data on their devices.
It is not uncommon carry office files and other important data. Besides, you can have all types of apps that you don’t want to lose or not allow anyone to access them.
Access to your phone could also mean getting access to your e-mail, Facebook and Twitter account, and even your bank details. So there’s no reason why you shouldn’t protect your device and its contents using a passcode.
The following steps will describe how to setup your passcode – for both Android and iOS devices.
Setting up Password in Android
Every Android device comes with 3 lock options. You could either create a 4-digit passcode or a more complex alphanumeric password or a unique unlock pattern.
Use the following steps to create your passcode in your Android phone:
- Tap on Settings and find the Lock Screen
- Select the type of passcode you want (from the 3 above-mentioned options) and set the 4-digit password, alphanumeric password or the pattern lock
- The pattern lock requires minimum 4 dots
- Whichever lock you choose, it will have to be entered two times
Once done, your passcode will be set.
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Setting up Password in iOS
Contrary to Android, iOS offers only a password based lock. It doesn’t have any pattern-based locking option. Use the following steps for creating your passcode in iPhone or iPad:
- Tap on Settings
- Open Passcode and tap on the option Turn Passcode On
- Enter a 4-digit passcode
In addition to setting up the passcode, you can also set up the autolock time feature. This can be done using the following steps:
- Tap on Settings
- Go to General
- Tap on Auto-lock and enable it
So using these steps you will be able to create a password for your iPhone so that others will not be able to access your device.