Can Touch ID be set in intervals?

Zaft

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I have an iPhone 5 so i dont know. Can touch ID be set so it only requires a fingerprint in certain intervals (1,5,15 min) like passcode?
 

hipnetic

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Oct 5, 2010
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Yeah, this is a gripe of mine. I had skipped the 5s upgrade, so this feature is new to me. I like it, but I don't like having to use it when I had just turned the phone off 10 seconds ago.
 

lordofthereef

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Nov 29, 2011
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I am using a Windows phone right now. Of course there is no touch ID, but I have it set to not require a passcode until it's been locked for 5+ minutes. Love the feature, I must say.
 

arminta7

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Sep 15, 2012
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For me it hasn't seemed like an extra step to do touch id. The moment I turn on the screen with the home button it's already signed me in. Way faster than my 5S. It took me by surprise the first couple times, but now I appreciate not having to press the button then press again to unlock. I don't even have to think about it anymore.
 

geoffm33

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Dec 27, 2010
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For me it hasn't seemed like an extra step to do touch id. The moment I turn on the screen with the home button it's already signed me in. Way faster than my 5S. It took me by surprise the first couple times, but now I appreciate not having to press the button then press again to unlock. I don't even have to think about it anymore.
Exactly what I do. I press down the home button/touch id to wake the iPhone and leave my thumb for a split second longer and it unlocks.
 

macduke

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Jun 27, 2007
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Yeah there really needs to be an option to allow the phone to require touch id after a set period of time. As someone who just came from an iPhone 5 and had a 15 minute passcode set, it's slightly annoying!
 

Zaft

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For me it hasn't seemed like an extra step to do touch id. The moment I turn on the screen with the home button it's already signed me in. Way faster than my 5S. It took me by surprise the first couple times, but now I appreciate not having to press the button then press again to unlock. I don't even have to think about it anymore.
That's not really the issue. With IOS 8 we have interactive notifications. When I want to reply to a message from the lock screen I need to enter the passcode after my 5 minutes which I have set.

So that will be annoying when I get the 6... I will have to use my finger print every time I want to reply to a message or mail from the lock screen.:rolleyes:
 

iceandlime

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Mar 10, 2012
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That's not really the issue. With IOS 8 we have interactive notifications. When I want to reply to a message from the lock screen I need to enter the passcode after my 5 minutes which I have set.

So that will be annoying when I get the 6... I will have to use my finger print every time I want to reply to a message or mail from the lock screen.:rolleyes:
No you won't. In settings you can chose if some apps won't require touchid or passcode in order to reply from the lockscreen, one of them being messages.

I have been using the reply from lockscreen non stop, and it doesn't require your passcode or touchid.
 

Zaft

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No you won't. In settings you can chose if some apps won't require touchid or passcode in order to reply from the lockscreen, one of them being messages.

I have been using the reply from lockscreen non stop, and it doesn't require your passcode or touchid.
Unfortunately mail isn't one of them.
 

C DM

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Oct 17, 2011
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I am using a Windows phone right now. Of course there is no touch ID, but I have it set to not require a passcode until it's been locked for 5+ minutes. Love the feature, I must say.
And you can still do that if you don't use TouchID on an iPhone.
 

6836838

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Jul 18, 2011
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I want this too. It's especially annoying when asking Siri to launch apps from a headphone control. Would be nice too if certain apps could be given exceptions such that they can be launched when the phone is locked.
 
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