Tip of the Day: How to Create a Secure Password Using Your iPhone

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The other day I was changing my Yahoo password and the site didn't like my chosen password because it included letters from my name and a number from my birthday. I wasn't intentionally using my birthday and it's pretty hard not to use at least one letter from my name, since my name is long and includes 11 letters out of the 24-letter alphabet. Fortunately, I had my iPhone right next to me and I was able to quickly generate a secure password using Siri. Here's how:

Siri is able to randomly generate strong passwords with the help of Wolfram Alpha

To generate an eight-character password containing a mix of numbers and lower and uppercase letters, say, "Wolfram password." Siri will offer seven random passwords for you to choose from.

You can also specify length and type of password. To generate a longer password, say, "Wolfram password 16 characters." To generate a password with special characters, say,"Wolfram password special characters." You will see a whole list of possible password types that you can generate at the bottom of the password generation screen.

Now all you have to do is remember all your passwords!

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Sarah Kingsbury is the Senior Web Editor and SEO Content Manager at iPhone Life. She manages the web editorial team and oversees all web and newsletter content. A long-time Apple enthusiast, Sarah can't live without her iPhone, Macbook Air, HomePod, Apple TV, or Apple Watch. As the original contributor to the iPhone Life Tip of the Day Newsletter, she wrote hundreds of iPhone how-tos to help users master their iPhones. It's safe to say that she has written or edited every tip published on iPhoneLife.com! In her 20 years of editing and writing, Sarah has done everything from working as the associate editor of the Iowa Source magazine to developing recipes and reviewing cookbooks for a vegetarian cooking website. But teaching people how to use their Apple devices is her favorite job so far.