How to Disable iPhone Security

By Alexander Poirier

Apple's iPhone allows users to increase the device's security by placing a security passcode on the device that prevents unauthorized users from accessing it, placing restrictions on what can be done with the device when unlocked and setting the device to auto-lock during periods of inactivity. These security features can be disabled through the "Settings" application, making all aspects the device open to all users. If you want to disable any of these security features on your iPhone, you can do so in a few simple steps.

Passcode

Step 1

Tap the "Settings" icon on the iPhone's home screen to open the "Settings" window.

Step 2

Tap the "General" option in the "Settings" window to view the device's general settings.

Step 3

Tap the "Passcode Lock" option and enter the device's four-digit security passcode when prompted.

Step 4

Tap the "Turn Passcode Off" option and enter the device's four-digit security passcode when prompted. The device's security passcode will now be disabled.

Autolock

Step 1

Tap the "Settings" icon on the iPhone's home screen to open the "Settings" window.

Step 2

Tap the "General" option in the "Settings" window to view the device's general settings.

Step 3

Tap the "Auto-Lock" option, followed by the "Never" option to disable the auto-lock feature.

Restrictions

Step 1

Tap the "Settings" icon on the iPhone's home screen to open the "Settings" window.

Step 2

Tap the "General" option in the "Settings" window to view the device's general settings.

Step 3

Tap the "Restrictions" option, followed by the "Disable Restrictions" option. Enter the device's restrictions passcode when prompted to disable the iPhone's restrictions.