Last updated: March 19, 2019
There are a specific set of steps that you need to follow when you set up a new iPhone, and one of those steps involves the creation of a passcode. Once created, you will need to input that passcode whenever you want to use your iPhone. This passcode provides a level of security for all of your personal information, emails, and apps, as strangers with physical access to your iPhone will not be able to use the device unless they know your passcode. Whether this means people in your office, or a criminal that steals your iPhone, requiring a passcode is an important element of keeping your iPhone data safe.
While the benefits of the passcode in regard to protecting your personal information are important, the inconvenience of re-entering that passcode each time you want to use your iPhone might outweigh those benefits. So continue below to learn how to remove the passcode on an iPhone 7.
How to Turn Off Passcode on iPhone – Quick Summary
- Open the Settings app.
- Choose the Touch ID & Passcode option.
- Enter the current passcode.
- Touch the Turn Passcode Off button.
- Tap the Turn Off button to confirm.
- Enter your Apple ID password to complete the removal process.
The steps below include additional information, as well as pictures of the steps.
Getting Rid of the Passcode in iOS 10
The steps in this guide were written using an iPhone 7 Plus, in iOS 10.3.1. In order to remove the passcode from your iPhone 7 you will need to know the passcode that is already set. Note that turning off the passcode on your iPhone can leave all of your information vulnerable to anyone with physical access to your device. Additionally, any Apple Pay credit card information that was saved to the device will be removed once the passcode is turned off. You can separately modify the fingerprint aspect of the touchcode, such as deleting a stored fingerprint.
If you would instead prefer to change the passcode to something different, then this article will show you how.
Step 1: Open the Settings menu.
Step 2: Scroll down and tap the Touch ID & Passcode button. If your iPhone is one without a Touch ID, then this option will only say Passcode.
Step 3: Type in your current passcode.
Step 4: Scroll down and select the Turn Passcode Off option.
Step 5: Touch the Turn Off button to remove the passcode screen from your iPhone. Read the information in this pop-up window to read about the additional items that will be removed or adjusted once the passcode has been removed. Note that, depending on your current settings, you may need to enter your Apple ID password as well.
Step 6: Re-enter your passcode to confirm that you want to remove it.
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Kermit Matthews is a freelance writer based in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania with more than a decade of experience writing technology guides. He has a Bachelor’s and Master’s degree in Computer Science and has spent much of his professional career in IT management.
He specializes in writing content about iPhones, Android devices, Microsoft Office and many other popular applications and devices.