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Your iPhone is an extremely powerful device that features several ways of protecting it from unauthorized access. Still, even if you use such biometric options as Face ID or Touch ID, you will need to enter your password to reactivate them if they are turned off for whatever reason. What’s more, a password is absolutely necessary when you turn on or reset your iPhone or update its software — it is, really, the cornerstone of your privacy protection.
Your iPhone allows you to choose between several phone password ideas that greatly differ in their reliability. These options are:
Strong password features a considerably greater number of possible combinations and, therefore, cannot be brute-forced (cracked by using each and every combination) in a reasonable time. For example, it takes a high-end computer about 9 million years to crack a unique 17-character sequence which puts up an impenetrable barrier against hackers.
Still, there are two major issues that need to be dealt with: how to create and how not to forget your strong combinations. Most-used strong password ideas for iPhone include:
Still, there is a major disadvantage to all these phone password ideas: although, in theory, they work great, in practice you more often than not find yourself staring into the screen trying to mentally delete (or swap) the letters from a nonsense phrase — and even the smallest mistake means that you have to go through this ordeal once again. What’s more, it is debatable whether these combinations are truly random as there is an underlying pattern in all of them.
It is available for other digital platforms as well
The best way to create a 100% unique secret combination that is undeniably random is to use a piece of software called a random password generator. These programs don’t have irrational likes and dislikes that are typical of people: every digit, symbol, letter and punctuation mark have equal chances of being used in your password — and in no order at all. If such a random combination is long enough, you get a truly hackproof password that is sure to protect your iPhone.
Unfortunately, we are back at the beginning: password ideas for iPhone that are based on mnemonics are difficult to use and of uncertain uniqueness. On the other hand, random-generated combinations that are truly unique are difficult to remember. So, what do you do? Write them down on a piece of paper only to find it missing at the most inconvenient moment possible?
Well, it looks like there is still a way to have your cake and eat it — provided you use Passwarden.
Passwarden is an easy-to-use password manager that generates strong combinations and places them in an encrypted vault. Even if you have forgotten the combination you use for your phone, you can find it safely stored in Passwarden: no one but you can ever access this important piece of data.
Passwarden also features numerous other useful functions, like:
Automatically fill various forms with login information using our secure Autofill option.
Sharing your passwords with family, friends, or colleagues using secure Vaults that is 100% safe.
Synchronizing your sensitive information between an unlimited number of your digital devices.
Not only does Passwarden work on your iOS and macOS; you can pair it up with devices that use Android and Windows as well. What’s more, you can use this program as an extension for such popular browsers as Edge, Firefox, Chrome, and Opera — or access it as a web application.
You can use Passwarden without paying a cent: simply download the free version of the app. Although it doesn’t have as wide a range of features as the fully functional version (it will only work on a single device and cannot be used for password sharing), this user-friendly program will both improve your security and save you a lot of time and mental effort.
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