Removing a passcode and starting without a passcode

iOS & iPadOS
I have yet to move to iOs 7 on my iPhone 4 and also have just been given a 2nd gen iPad that was set up with a passcode because the person who set it up for me did not know it was possible to not have one. So, I need to know both how to make sure the iPhone does not have a psscode when I update it and how to remove the passcode from the iPad. I know some like the extra security, but I don't want to have to deal with entering in a code each and every time I unlock my devices. Thanks, Chris



Submitted by KE7ZUM on Sunday, February 23, 2014

to remove the pass code simply go to settings, general, pass code, enter it, then turn it off.

As long as you don't set a passcode on yrou phone you should be fine. I have a pass code on mine and I have it set to activate after an hour of it being locked.

Take care.¬

Submitted by Isaac Hebert (not verified) on Monday, February 24, 2014

First go to settings general passcode lock then choose turn passcode off.

Submitted by Ekaj on Monday, February 24, 2014

Thanks for this information. For whatever reason these steps don't seem to be working on my sister's MBA, but perhaps I'll give it another go when I'm at the folks' house this coming weekend. Or perhaps her tutor might have a look as well.

Submitted by MarkSARCH on Monday, February 24, 2014

Hi Jake if for some reason it didn't work is because running different iOS version and turning off the passcode sometimes you need to turn off the device and it will be work. I think this small detail occur running iOS 6. I don't know about iOS 5 or the newer iOS7 but very sure that shuting down and turning on will fix it.

Submitted by Brother J. on Tuesday, February 25, 2014

Disabling a passcode on any iDevice is only possible if you actually know the correct code. If not, this will not be possible as the current code is required to disable the function. If for whatever reason a device was set up to be erased after ten attempts, attempt ten times and start from the very beginning. Alas, the only other alternative is to restore to factory defaults using iTunes and either start from the beginning or restore from iCloud or an iTunes back-up.