iOS 9’s 6-digit lock codes will be a pain, but think of them as legacy support

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While Apple was busy telling us how it doesn’t care to scan your pictures in the name of privacy, there was one security feature it didn’t talk about. If you’re using a code to lock/unlock your phone, it has to be six characters long in iOS 9. That will make it much harder for someone to hack into your phone, as the number of possible combinations jumps from about 10,000 to one million. While there have been many complaints about six characters being harder to remember and enter than four, it’s probably best to consider the new security feature as legacy…

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