Password Protect iPhone with Passcode Lock

In the past perhaps a lost cell phone in a foreign hands more than access to pile numbers meant. With the iPhone, it could mean access to your E-Mail, calendar, contact addresses, personal website information and much more. But the iPhone’s got your back. It’s called password lock and you can turn it on in the menu “Settings” of the iPhone.

What is Passcode Lock?

Password Lock locks your phone down, allowing nothing but an emergency call until the user enters a four-digit password to unlock it again.

How do I turn on Passcode Lock?

You turn it on in the Settings menu on the iPhone. Go to the General tab, and you’ll see a Passcode Lock tab toward the bottom of the screen. Select it.


You will be asked to enter a four-digit passcode. Make it one you’ll remember!

Next, a settings menu for Passcode Lock will appear. You can set how quickly your iPhone locks with Passcode Lock.

What if I forget my password?

If you forget the password, you’ll have to go through a restore process by connecting it to iTunes. See bottom of this post for instructions on how to do this.

Can I password protect specific iPhone apps, like email? I don’t want to lock down the whole phone.

Unfortunately, you can’t password protect individual applications like email. This would make a great feature though, so hopefully Apple will add it in the future.

What’s up with the new “Erase Data” feature?

The iPhone 2.1 software can be added all iPhone data if it don’t forget to delete ten attempts a new security feature. You have to activate this feature as it look like a standard-set’s. As long as you backup your iPhone If you it should iTunes to synchronize (by default), you are worry about the loss of data.

The “erase data” feature can be turned on in the iPhone settings by tapping General, then Passcode Lock, moving the Erase Data tab to On.

How to restore iPhone if you forget your password:

If you forget your passcode, you’ll need to restore your iPhone to factory settings. You can do this through iTunes.

  • Turn off your iPhone by pressing the Sleep button at the top for 5 seconds, then “Slide to Power Off”
  • Launch iTunes on your computer
  • Hold down the home button on the iPhone
  • While holding down the home button, plug your iPhone in to the computer using the USB cord
  • Keep holding the home button until you see the restore screen pop up in iTunes
  • Click Restore and restore it to factory settings.

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