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Apple iPhone 5

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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 10

Press Settings.

Step 2 of 10

Press General.

Step 3 of 10

Press Passcode Lock.

Apple iPhone 5 (iOS6)
Step 4 of 10

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 5 of 10

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

Step 6 of 10

Press Require Passcode.

Step 7 of 10

Press Immediately or the required period.

Step 8 of 10

Press Passcode Lock to go back to the settings.

Step 9 of 10

Press Turn Passcode Off.
Key in the phone lock code.

Step 10 of 10

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

1. Find "Passcode Lock"

Press Settings.
Press General.
Press Passcode Lock.

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 5 (iOS6)

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 Passcode Lock to go back to the settings.

4. 2b - Deactivate use of phone lock code

Press Turn Passcode Off.
Key in the phone lock code.

5. Return to the Home screen

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