Enabling a Password or PIN on Your SmartPhone

iPhone (iOS11)

  1. Go to "Settings" and select "Touch ID & Passcode"
  2. Select "Turn Passcode On"
  3. Enter your six-digit passcode (do not use a common series such as "1,2,3,4,5,6" or "000000".)
  4. It is a good idea to set the Require Passcode frequency to "Immediately"

Information about Touch ID security can be found here: http://support.apple.com/kb/HT5949


  1. Tap the Menu button from the Home screen
  2. Choose Settings > Security > Screen lock (exact words may vary from phone to phone) 
  3. Follow the instructions to lock your device by Pattern, PIN, or Password 

Android's additional security comes in the form of a swipe pattern (unless you're running Android 2.2 Froyo, in which case you can also set a PIN or password). To set one, go into your Android's settings, choose Security, and then Change Unlock Pattern. Check Require Pattern and you'll be able to enter a swipe pattern.


  1. From the Home screen click Options > Security Options (or Security) > General Settings 
  2. Change the Password field to Enabled and then click Save 
  3. Type the password you would like to use (it can be 4-14 characters in length) 

Windows Mobile 

  1. Click on Start > Settings > Personal tab > Lock (or Security > Device Lock on some phones) 
  2. Check the box for Prompt if device is unused for and select the amount of time 
  3. For the Password type, select Simple PIN or Strong Alphanumeric and enter the password you would like to use