How to Disable Your Passcode From the iPad

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If you don't want to have to enter a passcode every time you turn on your iPad, you can always disable it. Disable your passcode from the iPad with help from an Apple certified technician in this free video clip.

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Hi I'm Chase Thompson-Baugh with Simply Mac, your local source for everything Apple. We're a Utah based Apple specialist with eight stores in Utah, Idaho and Wyoming and today we're going to show you some more quick tips on the iPad that I know you're just going to love. So now I'm going to show you how you can enable or disable a pass code on the iPad. So when we're talking about pass codes probably you don't want to put it on a company's iPad but on my personal one, this is definitely something that I want to have on so if I slide it open, you'll notice that I have a pass code. This is not the one I normally use but it's definitely something I want on my personal one because I have tons and tons of apps. I have sensitive PDFs and PDF Expert. I also have access to Cloud services like Dropbox, Box and Air Sharing so I want to make sure that this data is protected. So I set up a pass code. I went to settings and tapped on general and then came down here to pass code lock. Now since mine is already on it asks me to enter it before I can make any changes so I will go ahead and do that. If you didn't have one on, then you would tap turn pass code on right there and it would ask you what pass code you'll want. Now you'll notice that my pass code is just a four digit pass code. That's not the best if you want to have a really strong pass code. So I'm going to take simple pass code and turn that off. Now it asks me once again to change my pass code so I have to enter in the old one first and then it's asking me to set up a new one. Let me dock my keyboard here and I can type in whatever I want so maybe I'll just type in Simply Mac 1, 2, 3, 4, again not the most secure one. If I really wanted to make it secure, maybe I'd type in some 1s for the Is and simply, and the A app symbol for A in Mac but that will work. So I'm going to go ahead and just tap next and it says go ahead and tap it in one more time, so Simply Mac 1, 2, 3, 4, done. So now if I lock my iPad, it's going to prompt me for my pass code. Now, some people might find this a little bit tedious, especially if you do want to have a long pass code. So what we're going to do is we're going to set up a timeout. So I'm going to come back here to pass code lock, again I have to type it in so that I can just get in and require pass code immediately is the default setting. So basically if I lock my iPad, it's going to need a pass code immediately after locking. So I'm going to tap on that and maybe I'm going to say just after about five minutes because if I lock it and want to just come right back, I want to be able to not type in my pass code every time. So I'm going to go ahead and just get out completely, that will save it. So let's lock it and open it back up again. Perfect, it was within that five minute time window and it didn't require a pass code. Now I recommend adding a pass code if you have sensitive data in there. If this is maybe like a you know, a kid's iPad where they just have games or maybe some books, then maybe that's not necessary and especially if you have another device like the iPhone, a pass code can be very very essential. Again I'm Chase Thompson-Baugh with Simply Mac and I've shown you how you can enable or disable the pass code on your iPad.


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