Apple introduced the Touch ID and Face ID security systems to offer its users an alternative to protect their iPhone (and iPad) data. That is why many of you do not use an alphanumeric code as a password.
If you don't use a alphanumeric code, we recommend you do it. It is true that it is not a security system as comfortable and fast as Face ID or Touch ID, but it provides a much more efficient protection.
Even if you use a 4-digit or 6-digit password, your iPhone is still more vulnerable than it should be. Today we tell you a series of reasons why we think you will have to use an alphanumeric code to protect the data of your mobile device.
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5 reasons to use an alphanumeric code on your iPhone
1. A code number is not as safe as you think
You might think that a 4 or 6-digit password is more than enough to safeguard the security of your device because Apple focuses all its efforts on offering a mobile operating system with excellent encryption. But all these security mechanisms are useless if you manage to unlock your iPhone.
If you simply use a 4 or 6 number password, you are missing out on the opportunity to have the maximum security possible that Apple offers you. In addition, an alphanumeric code is much more complicated to remember if someone tries to spy on you to see how you enter it on your iPhone.
2. Your iPhone data and privacy are important
Think for a moment about all the sensitive data you store in your mobile phone: photographs, videos, work documents, private messages, bank accounts and a host of more information that should belong to you and only you. Your privacy is a precious treasure that you don't want to fall into the wrong hands.
And it's not just about you, we also talk about your loved ones and friends. And how they may be affected if someone accesses your information.
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3. Your iPhone is the center of your digital life
Your mobile phone has a barbarity of private data about you. It will be a sufficient reason to use a much more complex security code. But when you realize how important the iPhone is in your life, you make sure that the risks of not using an alphanumeric code are even higher.
You have logged in a lot of social networks, you have accounts of Electronic mail? Nico associated, a history of all the web pages you have visited and a long list of things about your digital life.
4. A longer password is equivalent to greater security
It's logical, longer passwords are much safer for a variety of reasons. Hackers employ brute force attacks capable of figuring out your iPhone password. How long will it take ?, you ask. A brute force attack by a hacker can discover a 4-digit password in just 7 minutes. But that time increases proportionally as the length of the password increases.
That same brute force attack will take up to 72 years to discover a 6-digit password, as detailed in iDropNews. And if you use an alphanumeric code a hacker will take the madness of 2,700 years.
5. An alphanumeric code is not that hard to remember
You probably think that using an alphanumeric code is a bit uncomfortable and tedious to unlock your iPhone every time you want to do something on it. And you don't lack reason, obviously it will take longer to type it than writing a 4-number password. Even think you can forget it at some time.
But the truth is that an alphanumeric code is not so difficult to remember. You can use all kinds of tricks. You can write it on paper safely. Or write on that same paper that the alphanumeric code is related to a birthday, your favorite color or the name of your pet, to name a few examples. In this way you will ensure that if someone gives, for any reason (our brain retains much more information than we imagine), you forget the code you can remember it again when looking at the paper.