iOS will ask for your passcode a whole lot more often

by Volker Weber

Apple has quietly updated their iOS Security Guide. iOS will ask for your passcode under these conditions:

The passcode has not been used to unlock the device in the last six days and Touch ID has not unlocked the device in the last eight hours.

The knowledgebase still has the old rule:

When more than 48 hours have elapsed from the last time you unlocked your device

The new rule will make it much harder to force you to unlock your phone. You just have to wait it out for eight hours and then only your passcode will work.

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[Thanks, Abdelkader]

Comments

Fine. So the last thing in the evening before going to bed will be unlocking my phone and vice versa in the morning. And strictly less than 8 hours of sleep :). Because I hate to type in my bazillion-character passcode every single morning.
I already see the next headline: Apple kills your resting sleep!

Patrick Möller, 2016-05-19

Thus Apple introduced Night Shift, for better sleep ;)

Fotios Nisiropoulos , 2016-05-19

Patrick, wie ich das sehe, musst Du es nur alle sechs Tage machen. Hilft auch, dass die User ihn nicht vergessen.

Hubert Stettner, 2016-05-19

Why not let people decide after how many hours the passcode is required?

Besides that I welcome this change.

Johannes Matzke , 2016-05-19

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