The iPhone defaults to a six-digit passcode for increased security. This means there are one million possible passcode combinations, making the iPhone tough to crack. Anyone struggling with Face ID or Touch ID, however may be entering their passcode more often than not. When this happens, for whatever reason, there is a way to revert back to the old four-digit passcode.
Most of the focus lately has been on iOS 16, Apple's latest iPhone operating system. Apple has also provided an important security update to iOS 15. This means that Apple has released two updates side-by-side, iOS 15.7 and iOS 16. iPhone owners can elect to install the iOS 15.7 patch or do a full upgrade to iOS 16.
Over time the iPhone connects to many Wi-Fi networks, which are stored for future use. After all, this is how the iPhone can reconnect to a known hotspot automatically. iPhone owners can stop this by switching off auto-join, or forgetting a network altogether. There is also a way to see the list of stored Wi-Fi hotspots in iOS, delete networks from the list, and even view their passwords.
Every time an update drops, Apple strongly recommends that iPhone owners download and install the new software immediately. Most updates contain important security updates, some of which fix known bugs that could be exploited to compromise personal data.
The App Store on iPhone has multiple safeguards to make sure that apps aren't purchased by mistake or by an unauthorized person. These features are great to prevent fraud when paid apps or in-app purchases are involved. But when it comes to downloading free apps, does iOS asking for authentication just cause unnecessary hassle?
When installing free apps, it's possible to reduce inconvenience by skipping the Apple ID password altogether. Follow these instructions to download free apps without entering a password or using Face ID or Touch ID: