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  • How To Create an AlphaNumeric Passcode on your iPhone or iPod Touch


    One feature that is severely lacking on the iPhone's security is the ability to create better passcodes. In this day and age, it is highly suggested to include letters and numbers in your passwords to make them more secure. If your not using a alphanumeric password for your accounts already, go and change them now.

    Well thanks to the folks over at 9to5mac, they have compiled a mobileconfig that you can load directly from Safari on your iDevice, and you will simply be prompted to enter a new passcode and you'll see that you have the option to use numbers and letters in your new passcode. It really doesn't get any easier than this. Simply open this link, a mobile config installtion will appear. Choose Install and afterwards you can enter your new password

    Now let's say you want to remove it. That's simple too. Go into your Settings then over to General > Profiles >9to5mac, then click remove and confirm. You can then change your password back to whatever you had before.

    Just do yourself a favor and if you decide to use this, REMEMBER your password.

    Alternatively, iClarified hosts a guide that allows you to do this manually, but we don't recommend it.

    MobileConfig Link (Open on iDevice)
    Source: 9to5
    This article was originally published in forum thread: How To Create an AlphaNumeric Passcode on your iPhone or iPod Touch started by nickhesson View original post
    Comments 45 Comments
    1. extremzocker's Avatar
      extremzocker -
      this also comes up when you connect to a Microsoft Exchange account...
    1. Cal3b's Avatar
      Cal3b -
      Quote Originally Posted by davesnothere11 View Post
      Cal3b -> #1 hooked to computer no charging/no USB access but still can ssh
      #2 Ac charger works
      #3 car charger works
      #4 Home stereo dock works (side note: this dock is for an iPod. Still gives not made for iPhone notice and will now charge my phone when it would not charge previous to this daemon removal)

      >For those who have trouble removing alphanumeric password
      After you remove it in settings you have to change your password again back to a 4 digit one and respring/ or reboot
      interesting, i dont use ssh so i didnt know that. thanks glad you like that little trick.
    1. xhendrixz's Avatar
      xhendrixz -
      is there anyway to change your password after you have chosen the first password?
    1. davesnothere11's Avatar
      davesnothere11 -
      xhendrixz Posts:
      is there anyway to change your password after you have chosen the first password?

      Yes, but I believe you have to unistall the configuration. When that is done you have to change passcode like normal. You stll get reg keyboard here and may be able to make it alpha numeric. If not change to 4 digit. Then re-install aplhanumeric conifig and use new pasword.
    1. Cal3b's Avatar
      Cal3b -
      yeah its the same as before you installed the alpha numeric password mod.