iPhone SE – How to Switch to a 4 Digit Passcode

Your iPhone gives you a few different ways that you can unlock your phone.

You can use Touch ID (at least on some models), you can use a 6 digit number, you can use a mixture of letters and numbers, or you can use a 4 digit number.

But you might not have seen the option for the 4 digit number when you were setting up your device, which can leave you wondering if it’s possible.

Fortunately you are able to use a 4-digit passcode on your iPhone SE, if you would prefer to use that format to unlock your device.

Our tutorial below will show you where to find the list of passcode format options so that you can switch to the one that you wish to use to unlock your iPhone SE.

How to Use a Passcode With Only 4 Numbers on an iPhone SE

The steps in this article were performed on an iPhone SE, in iOS 10.3.2. This guide assumes that you are currently using a passcode format other than a 4-digit one, and that you want to switch to a 4 digit passcode.

Step 1: Open the Settings menu.

open iphone se settings

Step 2: Select the Touch ID & Passcode option.

open the touch id and passcode menu

Step 3: Enter the current passcode.

iPhone SE - How to Switch to a 4 Digit Passcode

Step 4: Choose the Change Passcode option.

how to change your passcode on iphone se

Step 5: Enter the old passcode again.

enter your old passcode

Step 6: Touch the blue Passcode Options button.

switch to a 4 digit passcode on iphone se

Step 7: Select the 4-Digit Numeric Code option.

how to change to a 4 digit passcode on iphone se

Step 8: Enter the 4 digit passcode that you wish to use.

enter new iphone se 4 digit passcode

Step 9: Re-enter the new 4 digit passcode to confirm it.

confirm new 4 digit passcode

Now that you know how to switch to a 4-digit passcode on the iPhone SE, you can use a password that is much easier to enter whenever your phone requires it.

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