Ability to use TouchID without password protection

Discussion in 'iPhone Tips, Help and Troubleshooting' started by Macinstache, Nov 26, 2013.

  1. Macinstache macrumors member

    Sep 16, 2013
    I like TouchID. When it works it works perfect. I love the ability to quickly open the phone. The only problem is when it doesn't work it's a huge pain in the ass to try again, fail, the. Swipe and enter password.

    As it's set up now in order to use TouchID you need to have the passcode on. Why don't they give us the option to use it but also have option of no passcode swipe when it fails?
  2. Intell macrumors P6


    Jan 24, 2010
    What if you only have one finger authorized for it and that finger gets eaten by an animal? There goes access to your phone. Touch ID doesn't work every time. Because of that, the passcode is a backup feature.
  3. Macinstache thread starter macrumors member

    Sep 16, 2013
    Yes, but if I were someone who didn't care if someone chopped my finger off to steal my phone and don't use password protect. Why can't I still use the TID to speed up access when I want?
  4. Intell macrumors P6


    Jan 24, 2010
  5. DefBref macrumors 6502

    Feb 26, 2011
    If you don't care then don't use touch id at all and have no pass lock. Just swipe to access.
  6. Dave Felix macrumors 6502a

    Dave Felix

    Apr 9, 2011
    Scranton, Pennsylvania
    You do realize this went through some sort of testing and QC-ing right? Let's say one day your phone doesn't recognize your finger.. you're okay with having to restore or not being able to use your phone? Its a great backup dude.
  7. stonyboys macrumors 6502

    Oct 16, 2012
    People, you're not understanding what he wants. He wants the ability to be able to unlock the phone WITHOUT swiping to unlock but also WITHOUT a pass code. He wants his phone to unlock by just the touch of the home button. So if a rabid ladyboy street urchin gets a little too physical and bites his fingertips off then he can just slide to unlock, HE DOESNT WANT TO LOCK HIS PHONE.
  8. Tyler23 macrumors 603


    Dec 2, 2010
    Atlanta, GA
    Because then there's no point for touch ID. It's there for security, not fun. What's the point of having it on.

    And if someone bit off his finger, all he would need to do is swipe the screen and enter his passcode.

    This thread makes no sense.
  9. T5BRICK macrumors G3


    Aug 3, 2006
    Just disable TouchID and swipe to unlock like EVERY OTHER iPHONE, iPAD OR iPOD TOUCH EVER.
  10. Arcade macrumors regular


    Oct 1, 2012
    Bronx, NY
    When I got my 5s I thought I could disabled pass code I was disappointed when I couldn't do it.

    I haven't had a problem with touchID yet works for me 100%
  11. Macinstache thread starter macrumors member

    Sep 16, 2013
    First world problem I know but when touchID works it's way more convenient than swiping. Maybe I've just got a fat thumb.
  12. Dave Felix macrumors 6502a

    Dave Felix

    Apr 9, 2011
    Scranton, Pennsylvania
    I no longer care what the OP wants/asking. He can check Google on ways to remove the lockscreen. He can go find a jailbreak or use a different iOS. These posts are getting ridiculous and redundant.
  13. powerstrokin macrumors 6502a


    May 18, 2013
    OPie, just wtf.

    If you got what you wanted- then all a thief would have to do is make the scanner fail by not using your finger...and then he could swipe to unlock with no password thus rendering the fingerprint scanner 100% completely useless.

    I just... don't understand.

    Is this a bait thread? Troll?

    The whole idea is for someone to set up a more complex passcode because they are much safer than a simple 4 digit pin, and when you scan your finger it automatically fills in that complex passcode for you. If it fails, sure you'll have to enter it but it seems most people have had great success scanning their finger.
  14. klepp0906 macrumors regular

    Sep 11, 2014
    Was a jailbreak tweak ever made for this? I second it - sort of.

    I want my Touch ID required to unlock but no password option. If you don't get my print, you don't get in.

    Yes if the print sensor fails after 5 years A) I won't have the phone anymore anyhow and B) yes I would have to do a restore.

    This isn't a common occurance. People using this as a counter argument are off their rocker.

    Several family members have been extremely adept at guessing my pass and getting in my phone. When I got this I assumed I was now golden. Nope they can just fail the print and put in the pass anyways. Wtf?!?

    Anyhow, agree or not - their are enough people asking for this for someone with the know how to make a tweak. Perhaps a customizable one. I'd pay!
  15. jahall05 macrumors regular

    Jul 30, 2013
    What is the point? The phone would not be secure then. His fingerprint would unlock it but so would just swiping it to unlock...Defeats the purpose.

    Either way, it isn't possible and I don't foresee it being an added option. Even the Samsung Galaxy S5 with its fingerprint scanner doesn't allow this option.
  16. joshdammit macrumors 6502

    Mar 6, 2013
    Nobody in this thread used this argument. That was a straw man argument you just threw out from left field.

    What if you lose a finger and only have one registered? What if Touch ID has a hardware failure? That can happen within a week of use if there is a defect in the phone. What if your home button gets destroyed? Sure, it's sapphire glass, but that only makes it scratch-proof.

    You could also say those aren't common occurrences, either.

    You can create an alphanumeric password instead of a four digit. Make it something complex. I know, it's the opposite of what you want, but it also has the advantage of being a realistic, feasible solution to keeping your family out of your phone.
  17. yomnym macrumors 6502


    Sep 25, 2008
    Ok I think what the OP is trying to do what I want as well. I want to be able to use touchId but for apple store and any other app that supports it NOT for unlocking the phone. I know this isn't currently a feature but is there any way to do it? Unlock the phone without security but be able to use touch ID for apps, instead of having to type each individual application's passkey. :D
  18. bbrks macrumors 65816


    Dec 17, 2013
  19. jr866gooner macrumors 65816


    Aug 24, 2013
    The two go hand in hand. Let's say the fingerprint reader breaks... You at lest have some form of fall back.. Gotta be a bonus to have it still
  20. T4R06 macrumors 65816

    Oct 8, 2007
    O.P you are not alone. I don't like having passcode option when unlocking the phone... Remember folks you can register few fingers here..

    I don't like how my kids asking my passcode when borrowing my phone nor my wife lol

    There is I found a developer that actually did this and unfortunately it's not working for my 6+ 8.3

    See below his repo. I successfully installed touchunlock but I don't see the app on settings.


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