Just now I opened up my iPhone and had an ominous message window pop up “Passcode Requirement – You must change your iPhone unlock passcode within 60 minutes.” and an option to do it later or right now. As you may have guessed as you’re here, this was a bit odd. Was it some background app trying to get at my passcode, a cheeky website trying to exploit something?
Nah, it’s just Apple. Basically it looks like they’ve upped the passcode strength from a 4 digit code to a 6 digit code. It seems all safe enough and whatnot but if you want to be absolutely sure tell it you’ll do it later then manually head on over to Settings -> Touch Code & Passcode. From here you can change your passcode without being worried that it’s some dodgy app or something messing around.
To note the message originally says Passcode Requirement – You must change your iPhone unlock passcode within 60 minutes the featured image I’ve got on here only says 20 minutes as I took a moment or two to figure out what was going on!
Unfortunately (fortunately for me!) I didn’t let it get to the point where it ran out of time, I can’t say what happens if you don’t reset the code in time. Strikes me as odd they’d put a time limit on this sort of thing – In fact the urgency of the time limit is what lead me to believe it was dodgy in the first place!