Setting iOS password requirements
You can choose whether
iOSdevices must have a password. If you require a password, you can set the requirements for the password.
iOSdevices and some of the device password rules use the term "passcode." Both "password" and "passcode" have the same meaning.
Password required for device
Specify whether the user must set a device password.
Allow simple value
Specify whether the password can contain repeated or sequential characters, such as DEFG or 3333.
Require alphanumeric value
Specify whether the password must contain both letters and numbers.
Minimum passcode length
Specify the minimum length of the password. If you enter a value that is less than the minimum required by the
iOSdevice, the device minimum is used.
Minimum number of complex characters
Specify the minimum number of non-alphanumeric characters that the password must contain.
Maximum passcode age
Specify the maximum number of days that the password can be used.
Specify the maximum value that a user can set for the auto-lock time, which is the number of minutes of user inactivity that must elapse before a device locks. If set to "None," all supported values are available on the device. If the selected value is outside of the range supported by the device, the device will use the closest value it supports.
Specify the number of previous passwords that a device checks to prevent a user from reusing a recent password.
Maximum grace period for device lock
Specify the maximum value that a user can set for the grace period for device lock, which is the amount of time that a device can be locked before a password is required to unlock it. If set to "None," all values are available on the device. If set to "Immediately," the password is required immediately after the device locks.
Maximum failed password attempts
Specify the number of times that a user can enter an incorrect password before the device is wiped.
Allow password changes (supervised only)
Specify if a user can add, change, or remove the password.
For more information about the IT policy password rules, download the Policy Reference Spreadsheet.