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How to activate or deactivate use of phone lock code

The phone lock code protects the contents of your mobile phone from unauthorised use. If use of phone lock code is activated, it needs to be keyed in when you turn on your mobile phone or when it has been in standby mode.

Step 1 of 11

Press Settings.

Step 2 of 11

Press Touch ID & Passcode.

Apple iPhone 7 Plus
Step 3 of 11

Select one of the following options:
Activate use of phone lock code, go to 2a.
Deactivate use of phone lock code, go to 2b.

Step 4 of 11

Press Turn Passcode On.
Key in a phone lock code of your own choice.
Key in the same phone lock code again.

Step 5 of 11

Press Require Passcode.

Step 6 of 11

Press Immediately or the required period.

Step 7 of 11

Press Touch ID & Passcode.

Step 8 of 11

To allow deletion of all phone data after having keyed in an incorrect phone lock code 10 times in a row:
Press the indicator next to "Erase Data" until the function is activated.

Step 9 of 11

Press Enable.

Step 10 of 11

Key in your phone lock code.
Press Turn Passcode Off and key in your phone lock code.

Step 11 of 11

Press the Home key to end the session and return to the Home screen.

1. Find "Touch ID & Passcode"

Press Settings.
Press Touch ID & Passcode.

2. Select option

Select one of the following options:
Activate use of phone lock code, go to 2a.
Deactivate use of phone lock code, go to 2b.
Apple iPhone 7 Plus

3. 2a - Activate use of phone lock code

Press Turn Passcode On.
Key in a phone lock code of your own choice.
Key in the same phone lock code again.
Press Require Passcode.
Press Immediately or the required period.
Press Touch ID & Passcode.
To allow deletion of all phone data after having keyed in an incorrect phone lock code 10 times in a row:
Press the indicator next to "Erase Data" until the function is activated.
Press Enable.

4. 2b - Deactivate use of phone lock code

Key in your phone lock code.
Press Turn Passcode Off and key in your phone lock code.

5. Return to the Home screen

Press the Home key to end the session and return to the Home screen.