A passcode on an iPhone serves as one of the layers of protection for the information on the device. Your iPhone likely contains sensitive emails, pictures, and financial information that you would like to keep private from anyone with physical access to the device.
But the passcode slows down your ability to access your apps, and you may decide that the decrease in accessibility speed is not worth the layer of protection. In that case, you can follow the steps in this guide to cancel the passcode on your iPhone 6.
Turning Off the iPhone Password in iOS 9
The steps in this article were performed on an iPhone 6 Plus, in iOS 9.3.
You will need to know the current passcode in order to remove it from the device.
If you only wish to cancel a passcode that you are in the process of entering, then you can tap the Delete or Cancel option at the bottom-right of the Passcode Lock screen. You will need to delete any entered characters before the Cancel option is present.
But if you wish to disable a passcode on your iPhone 6, then follow the steps below.
Step 1: Tap the Settings icon.
Step 2: Scroll down and select the Touch ID & Passcode option.
Step 3: Enter the current passcode.
Step 4: Tap the Turn Passcode Off button.
Step 5: Tap the Turn Off button to confirm that you understand the potential risks of using your iPhone without a passcode, as well as the sorts of information that may be accessible.
Step 6: Enter the current passcode to complete the process of removing the passcode from your iOS 9 device.
If you decide later that you prefer to have the passcode set on your iPhone, then you can return to this same menu to set a new one.