Erase phone after 10 wrong pass code attempts iP5S?

Discussion in 'iOS 7' started by Imola Ghost, Sep 24, 2013.

  1. macrumors 65816

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    #1
    Does this also mean the phone will erase after 10 failed TouchID attempts or just passcode attempts?
     
  2. macrumors 68030

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    Touch ID counts as a passcode attempt...so I think so, yes.
     
  3. macrumors 6502a

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    I don't think this is the case... it will only let you attempt to unlock the phone with TouchID a couple of times and if you keep failing then it requires you to unlock with a passcode. Once it gets in that state then you can't use TouchID again until you unlock with a passcode. I would think at that point 10 failed passcodes would wipe it.
     
  4. macrumors 6502

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    I don't have a 5S yet, so I'll play dumb about what's actually involved in using the Touch ID...

    Do you press the home button, THEN your finger registers on the sensor?

    Or is there a more complicated process?

    I'm just thinking it would be a pretty easy practical joke for someone to just hit the home button 10 times (or whatever) to lock/wipe your phone!

    But I'll let those who actually own a 5S to explain away this silliness.

    EDIT: just saw BrettDS's answer, which seems to explain away the silliness.
     
  5. macrumors 68030

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    Not true. After 3 failed attempts it goes to the passcode screen at which point you can pass the touch id scan and still unlock.
     

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