The iPhone passcode protects your phone from unauthorized users, but if you think you don’t need it, you can turn it off. This leaves your iPhone unlocked to anyone, and while we don’t recommend it, we’ll show you how to do it.
To disable the passcode on your iPhone, you must know the current passcode as well as your Apple ID password. You will enter these details to turn off the passcode. In case you forgot your passcode, check out our guide for your options.
Related: What to do if you forgot your iPhone or iPad passcode
Disable Passcode on iPhone
To turn off your iPhone passcode, start the Settings app on your iPhone.
In Settings, access the Passcode option. If you’re using an iPhone X or later, tap “Face ID & Passcode”. If you have an earlier model of iPhone, tap “Touch ID & Passcode”. If your iPhone does not have Touch ID, select the “Passcode” option.
In our example, we’ll select the “Touch ID & Passcode” option.
On the Enter Passcode screen, enter your current iPhone passcode.
On the next screen, to disable the passcode, tap on “Turn off passcode”.
Press “Stop” at the command prompt.
At the “Apple ID Password” prompt that opens, type in your Apple ID password and click Turn Off.
On the Turn Off Passcode screen, enter your current passcode to continue.
warning: When your iPhone doesn’t have a passcode, anyone with physical access to your device can do whatever they want with it. Make sure you are comfortable with this fact before proceeding.
iPhone will take you back to the passcode settings screen. Here, instead of “Turn Passcode Off”, it now says “Turn Passcode On”, which means that the passcode has been successfully turned off on your iPhone. Press this button when you are ready to secure your iPhone again.
And you are all set.
Want to disable Touch ID or Face ID and only use a passcode to unlock your iPhone? There is a way to do this as well.
Related: How to disable Touch ID or Face ID on your iPhone