How to change iPhone lock screen password

You have recently bought your first iPhone and following the instructions of your most trusted friends, you have immediately set up an alphanumeric password (or a numeric code) to lock the screen of the device, in order to prevent any unauthorized third parties from being able to access the data and contents present on the same. However, if you are here now and are reading this guide, it seems clear to me that after a few days you have had second thoughts about the chosen access key. You would like to change it, but you don’t have the slightest idea how to proceed.

How do you say? Things are exactly like this and you would like to understand, therefore, if I can give you a hand or not on how to change the password for the lock screen of your iPhone ? Of course yes, God forbid. Give me a few minutes of your precious free time as well as your attention and I will illustrate, in a simple and at the same time detailed way, how to succeed in the enterprise. I already tell you that, contrary to what you might think, it is an extremely simple operation to carry out and for which it is absolutely not essential to be a great expert in new technologies.

Oh, I almost forgot: for the sake of completeness of information, I will also explain how to delete the password (or code) if I deem it appropriate and also how to change the face used to unlock the device via Face ID or the fingerprint. possibly set (if you have enabled the function and if your iPhone supports its use). Are you ready? Yup? Great. Ban the chatter and proceed. Happy reading!


  • How to change iPhone screen lock
  • How to delete iPhone lock screen password
  • How to set up iPhone screen lock
  • How to disable or initialize Face ID
  • How to disable or initialize Touch ID
  • In case of doubts or problems

How to change iPhone screen lock

In order to change the iPhone lock screen password , the first fundamental step you need to take is to grab your iPhone, unlock it, access the home screen and / or the app Library and press the Settings icon (the one in the shape of a wheel gear ).

On the screen that you see at this point, select the Face ID and code or the  Touch ID and code , type the password (or code) currently in place to protect your device, then tap on the word Change the code that you find by scrolling the screen and enter the old password (or old code).

Now, press on the Code Options item at the bottom and choose, from the menu that appears, whether to use a custom alphanumeric code, a custom numeric code or a 4-digit numeric code and type the new password (or the new code) for two consecutive times. Done! It was easy, wasn’t it?

I would like to remind you that you can carry out the procedure in question from any model of Apple smartphone, so you can use it to  change the iPhone 11 lock screen password , to  change the iPhone 7 lock screen password, etc. Furthermore, it can be performed an unlimited number of times. The only prerogative is to remember the password (or code) previously used. If the old password (or the old code) is not entered or entered incorrectly, it will not be possible to make changes.

If you are interested, then I would like to point out that always from the same settings screen for the password (or code) to unlock the device, you can choose after how long to display the request for entering it, by selecting the Request code option , and for which functions of the device, allow access when it is blocked, by adjusting the options in the  Allow access if blocked section . You can also decide whether or not to initialize the data after 10 unsuccessful attempts to enter the password or the unlock code, by turning the switch next to the Initialize data item to  ON or OFF .

How to delete iPhone lock screen password

Instead of changing your iPhone lock screen password, do you want  to permanently delete it? Well, it doesn’t seem like a very good idea to me, as in this way you will inevitably expose your device to a greater number of risks. In any case, if that’s what you want, I’ll settle you right away.

To succeed in your intent, the first step you must take is, even in this case, grab the “iPhone by”, unlock it and tap the Settings icon (the one in the shape of a gear wheel ) present on the home screen and / or in the App Library.

Then press on the Face ID and code item or on the  Touch ID and code item , enter the password (or code) currently set to protect the device and touch the wording  Disable the code on the screen that appears. Select, therefore, the Deactivate button in response to the question that is shown on the screen to confirm what your intentions are and it is done.

If you have iCloud Keychain turned on , you will also be asked if you intend to turn it off or not. You can proceed as you think is most appropriate, it does not affect the deactivation procedure in any way.

How to set up iPhone screen lock

If you then have to think again, you can always set the password (or code) again to unlock your iPhone. You ask me how to do it? I’ll explain it to you immediately.

To begin with, grab your iPhone, unlock it and tap on the Settings icon (the one in the shape of a gear wheel ) that you find on the home screen and / or in the App Library, then select the Face ID and code item or that  Touch ID and passcode  and enter the password (or passcode) currently set to protect your device.

In the new screen that you will see at this point, choose the Enable code item  and enter the password (or the code) you want to use. That’s all!

How to disable or initialize Face ID

Do you own an iPhone X or a later model and instead of changing the iPhone screen lock password, would you like to understand how to disable the Face ID or initialize it? No problem, even in this case I can explain how to proceed.

First of all, grab your device, unlock it, access the home screen and / or the App Library and tap the Settings icon (the one in the shape of a gear wheel ). In the screen that appears, select the wording Face ID and code , type the password (or code) in place, then press on the  Initialize Face ID item .

By doing so, you were able to disable the use of Face ID on your device. At this point, you can choose whether to leave the function disabled or whether to configure it again, then initialize it. In the second case, tap on the  Configure Face ID item .

Then place your face in front of the front camera of your iPhone, press the Start button at the bottom and move your head in a circular way, so as to frame all sides. Once you have finished the first scan procedure, click on the Continue button . Scan the face again following the on-screen instructions and tap the Finish button  .

Should any problem be encountered during the face detection phase, this will be reported to you on the screen and you will be invited to carry out the procedure from scratch.

If you are interested, I would like to point out that always from the same screen from which it is possible to deactivate and initialize the Face ID you can adjust the related settings. In fact, you can choose how to use the function and which apps to use it for, by turning the relative switches that you find in the Use Face ID for section  to ON and OFF , and how to use the gaze detection, always turning the levers to ON or OFF. next to the on-screen items under the Gaze Detection section .

How to disable or initialize Touch ID

As I had anticipated at the beginning, in an article focused on how to change iPhone lock screen password it seems only right to show you how to disable or initialize the Touch ID .

To begin with, grab your iPhone, unlock it, access the home screen and / or the App Library and press the Settings  icon (the one in the shape of a gear wheel ). Then, tap on the Touch ID and code item and type the lock password (or code) currently in use on your device.

Now, select the fingerprint you want to remove (eg Finger 1 ) and then click on  Delete fingerprint . Repeat the above procedure together for any registered fingerprints you wish to remove.

By doing so, you are able to deactivate the use of Touch ID. But what if I want to set it up again? How to do? simple. Press on the Add a fingerprint item   that you find in the Fingerprints section and follow the wizard that is shown to you on the screen.

What you have to do is hold the device in your hands as you normally would and touch the Home button of your iPhone with the finger for which you intend to register the fingerprint without ever pressing. Please keep your finger on it until you feel a quick vibration or are asked to move your finger. Once you have completed the setup procedure, you can start using your fingerprint again to unlock the iPhone.

If any problems are encountered during the fingerprint configuration procedure, this will be reported to you on the screen and you will be invited to carry out the various steps from scratch.

I also point out that still from the screen through which it is possible to configure the use of Touch ID, you can choose what to use the latter for by turning the levers that you find in correspondence with the items attached to the Use Touch ID for section to ON or OFF .

In case of doubts or problems

Have you followed my instructions on how to change iPhone lock screen password, but you were not able to complete the whole procedure? Have any further problems or doubts arisen as to what to do? Are you experiencing other problems relating to the use of the “iPhone by” and would like to receive some advice about it? Given the situation, the best advice I can give you is to consult the section of the Apple site dedicated to iPhone support .

Depending on your needs and preferences as well as the means currently available to you, you can consider contacting the company’s customer service , an operation that can be carried out in various ways: by telephone, via the Internet, in person, etc. For more details, you can consult my tutorial dedicated specifically to how to contact Apple .

I also point out that if the problem you are having is that you have typed a wrong password to unlock the iPhone screen several times in a row (intentionally or by mistake), perhaps because you wanted to change the forgotten iPhone lock screen password , and now yours device is disabled , you can easily solve it by putting into practice the instructions that I have provided in my tutorial on how to unlock disabled iPhone , in fact.

by Abdullah Sam
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