Passcodes are meant to increase the security of your iPhone, but entering your passcode can definitely be a hassle when you’re trying access apps quickly.
If you’re not sure how to turn off the passcode on your iPhone, not to worry! I’ll teach you how below. I’m also going to walk you through how to troubleshoot through the possible issues that may arise as you try to do so.
You may need your iPhone charger cable cord to connect to your laptop, so be sure to grab that before following the steps below! Ready… Set… Go!
How To Turn Off Passcode on iPhone 6, 7, & 8
Go to Settings. Click ‘Touch ID & Passcode’.
Click ‘Turn Passcode Off’.
A notification will pop up. If you don’t mind your Apple Pay cards being removed, click ‘Turn Off’.
You can confirm your passcode is turned off by locking the screen and clicking the home button.
How To Turn Off Passcode on iPhone X
The directions for turning off the passcode on iPhone X is slightly different – In this case, you will not click Touch ID, but Face ID instead.
2. Face ID & Passcode
3. Turn Off Passcode
5. Test it out by locking the screen and clicking the home button.
How to Turn Off Passcode on iPhone From Computer
Things happen! You may have cracked your screen or forgotten your passcode to access your phone. Not to worry! We have a solution for that as well.
You can hook up your phone to your laptop or desktop computer and start all over by clearing the passcode completely. Here’s how!
Connect your iPhone to your laptop using the charger cable cord.
Make sure your iPhone syncs all data onto your iCloud, otherwise everything will be lost in this process.
Force restart on your phone by pressing down on the lock button and home button at the same time. It will not work if you do not press both buttons at once.
You should see one of the following two options: Restore or Update. Click Restore.
Now you simply have to wait for the process to complete on its own. This will give you an opportunity to reset your passcode or leave that feature off.
iPhone Won’t Let Me Turn Off Passcode!
Let’s say that’s you; I hear you loud and clear!
Your iPhone might be grayed out when you go to turn off your passcode, disabling you from finishing. Often times, your iPhone just needs a reboot.
In other words, without hooking it up to your computer, force restart it and try again. If that still doesn’t work you may have placed restrictions on yourself without even knowing it.
In that case, try following the steps below.
Go to ‘Settings’ and scroll to ‘General’.
After clicking ‘General’, click ‘Restrictions’.
Enter your passcode.
Go to ‘Accounts’ and click ‘Allow Changes’.
If you want to disable restrictions entirely, you can click ‘Disable Restrictions’.
Go back to ‘Touch ID & Passcode’ and see if you are able to turn it off.