How to Change the Unlock Passcode on Apple iPhone SE 2021 | iOS 13 Passcode Setup

This post will help you set up or change the unlock passcode on the new iPhone SE 2020 smartphone. Read on to view a more detailed instruction.

Passcode Security in iOS Devices

When it comes to mobile data security, a passcode unlock emerges among the widely used methods by many smartphone users. A passcode enables users to safeguard the device and the sensitive information it stores from unauthorized access.

Having a really strong passcode is recommended to ensure good security. The longer the passcode, the better. In new iOS devices, a passcode typically comprises a unique six-digit code. 

iOS devices normally ask you to choose a passcode during the initial setup process but you can skip and do it later. If you haven’t set up one or did but think that it is somehow weak, then you should consider setting up or changing the passcode right at this very moment. 

Easy Steps to Set Up or Change the Unlock Passcode on your new iPhone SE

Time Needed : 5 minutes

The following steps are not only applicable to the iPhone SE 2020 but also to other iPhones or iPads running on the same iOS version. Screenshots can also be used as visual reference in case you’re having trouble following the given instructions.

  1. To get started, go to the Home screen of your iPhone and locate then tap the Settings icon.

    Doing so will let you access the main settings menu with the key features and iOS settings to manage.

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  2. Tap to select Touch ID and Passcode from the given items.

    A new screen opens, prompting you to enter your passcode.

    This window however shows up only if you've already set up a passcode on your device. Otherwise, you will be routed straight to the Touch ID and Passcode menu.

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  3. If prompted, enter the current passcode on your iPhone to access the Touch ID and Passcode menu.

    On this menu, you will see Touch ID-enabled features including Apple Pay, Password AutoFill, iTunes and App Store, and iPhone Unlock.

    You can toggle their respective switches of or on if you like.

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  4. Scroll down to view more items. Then, make sure that Passcode is turned on.

    If you see Turn Passcode Off on top of the Change Passcode option, then that means the passcode is turned on or enabled. Otherwise, you will need to turn the feature on first.

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  5. To continue with this demo, tap the option to Change Passcode.

    Doing so will launch a new screen where you can change the passcode.

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  6. On the Change Passcode screen, enter your old existing passcode first. 

    The old passcode is the current or existing passcode on your device.

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  7. After keying the correct current passcode, enter  your new passcode on the next screen and then re-enter the same passcode to confirm.

    Be sure to take note of your new passcode for future reference.

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  • iOS 13.6
  • Apple iPhone SE 2020

If you want to change the passcode to a stronger and more unique code, simply repeat the same steps to get to the Touch ID and Passcode Menu. Then, follow the rest of the onscreen prompts to replace the current passcode on your device.

After making all necessary changes, you can also perform a quick lock then unlock test to see if the new passcode is working as intended.

Forgot your Passcode?

Six consecutive incorrect passcode entries will result in a permanently disabled iPhone. When this happens, the only way for you to access your iPhone is again is to reset the password either through iTunes or via recovery mode.

If your device is synced with iCloud or iTunes, then you can reset the passcode and recover all your files with iTunes. Otherwise, you will need to carry out a recovery mode restore to reset the passcode and regain access to  your iOS device. But the main downside in recovery mode restore is data loss unless you’ve managed to back them up to your iCloud account.

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