Is using a numeric password (similar to a PIN code on a phone) on Macs reasonable for regular users, considering they are the norm for passcodes on iOS devices?
Traditionally user accounts on Macs have been expected to use passwords which include letters, digits and other characters, to make the password harder to guess and find using brute force techniques. However, while you can use such passcodes on iOS devices too, Apple seems fine with most users using numeric passcodes on their iOS devices. So would it be reasonable for a regular user to also use a numeric password on their Mac?
To make it clear, this question concerns regular everyday users that want to make a reasonable trade-off between convenience and security — not a user that wants to maximize security.