Your iPhone contains a lot of sensitive information, possibly including stored credit card information that could make it easy for someone to make a purchase if they have access to the device.
Fortunately you are able to set up a couple of security precautions on your iPhone, including a passcode that will need to be entered to unlock the device. But this passcode is not mandatory, so if you find that it is either too tedious to constantly enter the passcode, of it you are doing something where it’s an inconvenience and would simply like to disable it for a while, then you can follow the steps below to turn off the passcode on your iPhone 7.
How to Disable the Passcode on an iPhone 7
The steps in this article were performed on an iPhone 7 Plus in iOS 12.1.4. Note that you are going to need to know the current device passcode and your Apple ID password in order to turn it off.
Step 1: Open the Settings app.
Step 2: Scroll down and choose the Touch ID & Passcode option.
Step 3: Enter the current passcode.
Step 4: Scroll down and touch the Turn Passcode Off button.
Step 5: Tap the Turn Off button to confirm that you understand the data that will be removed from the device.
Step 6: Enter your Apple ID password to turn off the iPhone 7 passcode.
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