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Quick Tip: Lock the Screen and Passcode Protect Your iPhone

Want to save some battery life on your iPhone AND increase your security? Well, this 2-for-1 tip should do the trick. Ready? Here it is:

From your iPhone’s home screen, tap “Settings.” You will see this screen:

iPhone Settings

Figure 1: iPhone Settings

Next, tap “General,” and you will see:

iPhone General Settings

Figure 2: General iPhone Settings

You may change or set “Auto-Lock.” I have mine set to 2 minutes. With this setting, my screen will lock after 2 minutes and save some battery life for me.

To set a password (or passcode) to unlock the screen, tap “Passcode Lock”:

iPhone Enter Passcode

Figure 3: Set your passcode

It will ask twice, to make double-sure that the code you choose was entered correctly. You will then see the following screen, which outline options for changing the passcode or disabling it at another time:

iPhone Passcode Options

Figure 4: Passcode options

For now you can leave these settings alone, or change them if you wish. It’s your iPhone, I’m not the boss of you.

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