Learn all about iPhone security and make sure your iPhone settings are where they should be in this free lesson.
Under Touch ID & Passcode, you can customize the security for unlocking your iPhone. By default, the iPhone requires a passcode to unlock it. If you have an iPhone 5S or a newer version, you can also unlock your iPhone using your fingerprint with a feature called Touch ID.
When you first start up your iPhone, you'll be prompted to create a passcode lock. If you ever want to change it, it's pretty easy to do so.
With an iPhone 5S or newer, you can set your iPhone to unlock using your fingerprint. Instead of entering a passcode, you can simply place a finger on the Home button.
You can add multiple fingerprints to TouchID, allowing you to use any number of your fingers or thumbs to unlock your iPhone.
Under General, you can customize different settings that control your storage, accessibility, and overall preferences.
Restrictions act as parental controls. You can use this feature to set a passcode that will restrict access to certain content. While a passcode lock is used to unlock the iPhone, a restriction passcode is used to open specific apps and perform certain tasks. For example, you can restrict explicit music, limit the ability to make in-app purchases, and withhold access to important apps.
Software Update is where you'll download iOS updates from Apple. Updates frequently include bug fixes and other improvements designed to enhance your experience with the iPhone. If an update is available, tap Software Update, then tap the Install button.