How to Require a PIN Number to Unlock iPhone 5

Smartphones can offer the ability to access and store a lot of important information. Whether it’s email, banking information or passwords, there are sensitive parts of your life that someone can gain access to through your phone. So if your phone is ever left in a location where someone might pick it up and use it, or if you are worried about having your iPhone stolen, then it’s a good idea to set a 4-digit pin number that must be entered before the phone can be unlocked.

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Step 1: Touch the Settings icon.

open the settings menu



Step 2: Select the General option.

open the general menu



Step 3: Scroll down and touch the Passcode Lock button.

touch the passcode lock button



Step 4: Touch the Turn Passcode On button at the top of the screen.

how to set a pin to unlock the iphone 5



Step 5: Enter the passcode that you want to use to unlock the device.

select the passcode



Step 6: Re-type the password to confirm it.

confirm the passcode



You will note that there are a few other options on this screen that you can configure based on your own personal preferences.


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