The default password length in Apple Watch is only four digits. And while it's true that you don't keep as much sensitive data on your smartwatch as you do on an iPhone, and Apple Watch is probably safer from bad actors because it's still tied to your wrist, it's worth it when it's safer to create it. of access. After all, you don't have to enter your strong passcode very often, right?
Today, we'll look at how to change your Apple Watch password to a longer code. And we'll also find an interesting feature that lets you completely ignore the access code entry.
Set a long, solid Apple Watch password
To get started, use Apple Watch. Then open the Watch the app on your iPhone. Scroll down and press Access code. You are now in the password settings screen. Before continuing, you can enable the Erase Data which, like the same setting on iOS, will completely erase Apple Watch if someone makes 10 incorrect unlock attempts.
See also the settings of Unlock with iPhone (which we'll see in a moment) and Pulse detection, which is probably already enabled. Then turn off the Simple Passcode light switch.
Simple Access Codes
For Apple Watch, "simple secret code" means "four-digit secret code." Disabling this setting allows you to set a longer password for greater security. After you toggle this option, you must enter your current password before entering your new password twice (the second time to confirm that you entered it correctly the first time). You create all these password entries in Apple Watch itself.
You can enter up to 10 digits. As always, choosing an appropriate Apple Watch password is a balance between ease of use and increased security. Entering a 10-digit code on your iPhone is quite simple. But do you remember that 10 digit code? This can be a little more difficult. You can write it down in a safe place while you are learning it or keep the number in your favorite password manager's vault. Or maybe you can choose to use a slightly smaller password.
However, if you know the following functionality, you may not need to enter this code very often.
Unlock Apple Watch with iPhone
Did you know you can use your iPhone to unlock Apple Watch? If the watch is locked (which happens automatically when you take it off), all you have to do is unlock the iPhone – and the watch will also be unlocked. For this to work, you need to use the watch and the watch and the iPhone next to each other. If you are using a Touch ID or Face ID, this is not a problem. Your face, hands and wrists are all close enough unless you are a fantastic gentleman.
And that is all. If Apple Watch locks while you're using iPhone, you'll need to lock and unlock iPhone to authenticate. But beyond that, it's another of Apple's great practical features. This seems to imply very few compromises in terms of safety.
Then that's it. Review Apple Watch Password Settings Now If nothing else, be sure to turn on the Secure Erase functionality. And if you forget your new password, you can reset it.