Change iOS 7 require passcode time

Adjust the time that your iOS 7 devices requires you to type in your passcode

Image credit: OS X Daily

Here's how you can adjust the iOS 7 passcode requirement time. This can be useful if your current passcode requirement time setting is too short or too long.

1. Go to Settings.

2. Go to General.

3. Tap on Passcode Lock.

4. Type in your passcode.

5. Tap on Require Passcode.

6. You can select from the following options:


After 1 minute

After 5 minutes

After 15 minutes

After 1 hour

After 4 hours

This basically means how long a device is inactive or how long the screen has been locked before requiring a passcode to be re-entered for access to be granted again. Shorter times are safer.

More at OS X Daily

This article is published as part of the IDG Contributor Network. Want to Join?

From CIO: 8 Free Online Courses to Grow Your Tech Skills
View Comments
Join the discussion
Be the first to comment on this article. Our Commenting Policies