Your iPhone has a number of different security protocols that are meant to help keep your iPhone and its data safe. Typically you would want to use as many of these protocols as possible, but a situation may arise where you want to know how to turn off the passcode screen on your iPhone 6.
When you initially set up your iPhone, you were asked to create a passcode. That passcode is required whenever you wish to unlock the device and access your installed apps.
Generally speaking, a passcode is a good thing to use on your iPhone in the event that the iPhone is ever lost or stolen. Or, if you tend to leave your iPhone in locations where others may be able to quickly pick it up and browse through your apps, it can prevent them from being able to view anything past the lock screen.
But if you find the passcode to be more trouble than it is worth, you can elect to turn it off entirely. You can follow our tutorial below in order to have a passcode-free iPhone in just a few minutes.
How to Take the Passcode Off an iPhone 6
- Open Settings.
- Choose Touch ID & Passcode.
- Enter your passcode.
- Select Turn Passcode Off.
- Tap Turn Off.
- Enter your passcode again.
Our article continues below with additional information on turning off the passcode on an iPhone 6, including pictures for each of these steps.
Getting Rid of the Passcode in iOS 9 (Guide with Pictures)
The steps in this guide were written using an iPhone 6 Plus, in iOS 9. Note that you will need to know the current passcode in order to complete these steps and remove your passcode. Once the passcode is removed, any cards that you have set up with Apple Pay will also be removed.
If you would instead prefer to change the passcode to something different, then this article will show you how.
Step 1: Tap the Settings icon.
Step 2: Scroll down and tap the Touch ID & Passcode button.
If your iPhone does not have a Touch ID, then you will need to select the Passcode option.
Step 3: Enter your passcode.
Step 4: Scroll down and tap the Turn Passcode Off button.
Step 5: Tap the Turn Off button to confirm that you wish to remove the passcode.
Step 6: Enter your passcode again to complete the process.
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The steps above will let you remove the passcode from other iPhone models as well, such as the regular iPhone 6, as well as newer iPhone models.
While this article was initially written to show you how take the passcode off an iPhone 6 in iOS 9, the method still basically works the same in newer version of iOS such as iOS 13 or iOS 14.
Some differences in removing the passcode from newer iPhone models and newer versions of iOS lies in the fact that many newer iPhone models, such as the iPhone 11, have Face ID rather than Touch ID. Therefore, the menu item is labeled as Face ID & Passcode rather than Touch ID & Passcode.
Regardless of your iPhone model and iOS model, however, you are going to need to know the current passcode if you want to remove it. Many of the people that visit this page may be attempting to remove the passcode from an iPhone where that passcode has been forgotten but, unfortunately, that isn’t possible on the device itself.
If you have forgotten the passcode and want to remove the passcode from your iPhone 6, then you need to do so from a computer or by going to an Apple Store. Note that using this method will cause your iPhone data to be erased unless the computer you use is one that has previously synced with your iPhone.
Matthew Burleigh has been writing tech tutorials since 2008. His writing has appeared on dozens of different websites and been read over 50 million times.
After receiving his Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees in Computer Science he spent several years working in IT management for small businesses. However, he now works full time writing content online and creating websites.
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