The default password length on Apple Watch is only four digits. And while it’s true that you don’t keep as much sensitive data on the smartwatch as on an iPhone, and your Apple Watch is probably safer for bad actors because it’s still attached to your wrist, it’s worth it even when it’s worth it is worth making this access code more secure. After all, you don’t have to enter your strong access code very often, do you?
Today we will see how you can change your Apple Watch password to a longer code. And we will also discover an interesting feature that allows you to completely ignore the entry of the access code.
Content: How to Set Passcode on Apple Watch
Set a long, solid Apple Watch passcode
First, wear your Apple Watch. Then open the View the application on your iPhone. Scroll down and press Access code. You are now in the password settings screen. Before continuing, you can use the Delete information which, like the same setting on iOS, will completely erase your Apple Watch if someone makes 10 incorrect unlock attempts.
Also view the settings for Unlock with iPhone (which we will see) and Wrist detection, which is probably already on. Then switch the Simple access code switch.back to menu ↑
For Apple Watch, “Simple Secret Code” means “four-digit secret code.” If you disable this setting, you can set a longer access code for better security. After switching this switch, you must enter your current password before entering your new password twice (the second time to confirm that you have typed correctly the first time). You enter all these password entries on the Apple Watch itself.
You can enter a maximum of 10 digits. As always, choosing a suitable Apple Watch password is a balance between ease of use and increased security. Entering a 10-digit code on your iPhone is fairly easy. But do you remember that 10-digit code? This can be a little harder. You may want to write it down in a safe place while you are learning it, or keep the number in the vault of your favorite password manager. Or maybe you can choose to use a slightly shorter password.
However, if you know the following functionality, you may not need to enter this code that often.back to menu ↑
Unlock Apple Watch with iPhone
Did you know that you can use your iPhone to unlock your Apple Watch? If the watch is locked (which happens automatically when you take it off your wrist), all you have to do is unlock your iPhone – and the watch will also unlock. For this to work, you must wear the watch and you must have the watch and the iPhone side by side. If you use a Touch ID or Face ID, this is not a problem. Your face, hands, and wrists are all close enough together unless you are a fantastic gentleman.
And that’s all. If your Apple Watch is locked while you are actually using the iPhone, you must lock and unlock the iPhone to verify. But apart from that, it is again one of the great practical features of Apple. This seems to imply very few compromises when it comes to security.
So this is it. View your Apple Watch password settings now. If there is nothing else you need the Secure erase functionality. And if you have forgotten your new password, you can reset it.