iOS 9 improves a couple of its default security settings
Security has become a big topic over the last couple of years, with many products like the Blackphone gaining popularity over this as an added feature. We could say that Apple played its cards right by making TouchID a thing with the iPhone 5s two years ago, but that doesn’t seem to be enough for consumers. Cupertino mentioned some security changes coming to iOS 9, and today we learn of another.
Yesterday we heard that iCloud will now support two-step verification for a more secure password control, but that was it when it came to what was mentioned for security. As we install iOS 9 on our review units today, we find that iOS is now more secure about passwords on your device as well. Instead of being prompted for a 4 pin numeric code, you now get 6 digits as a minimum. Another interesting change is that you can set a complex password as you activate your iPhone, and not necessarily after you’ve gone through the whole setup process.
iOS 9 has proven to be about more than just covering the basics. We’ve got a couple of videos coming soon on the matter, but you can learn more about it on our coverage yesterday.