Confirm Apple ID password to renew touch ID

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  1. bp1000 macrumors 65816

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    Frustratingly I keep getting asked when trying to download new apps

    "Confirm your Apple ID password for
    ** Email address **
    To renew touch id purchases"

    I've been asked to enter a password more times than using my print to download apps

    Why is this? I didn't restart my device and I've used touch id in the last 24 hours, in fact I unlocked my device with touch id moments before.

    Touch id to just unlock your phone doesn't seem like a good way of using an otherwise great technology. Almost no need to have it in the App Store if I keep having to enter my password
     
  2. pojo1806 macrumors 68000

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    Been experiencing the same, it is a little disappointing to be honest.
     
  3. Lucille Carter macrumors 65816

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    It sounds like Apple does not trust the touch ID system. :eek:
     
  4. bp1000 thread starter macrumors 65816

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    That was my conclusion - because you are making purchases attached to your credit card they force you to enter a password every once in a while.

    I'd rather just use my print, it is secure enough for me.

    That or touch id has issues within the App Store.
     
  5. Lucille Carter macrumors 65816

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    Just shows that even though the hardware is there, we are not ready to move away from a password yet. Passwords will be around for a while.
     
  6. c613m macrumors 6502

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    It'll only prompt that when you restart your iPhone. I was annoyed at first but then I went 4 days without rebooting and never got bugged once about it.
     
  7. pojo1806 macrumors 68000

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    Not true, I haven't restarted my phone since day 1 and it still does this.
     
  8. 1981d macrumors regular

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    Ditto, at the rate I download apps or buy songs, I'm not sure how often I'll get to use my fingerprint for purchases.
     
  9. c613m macrumors 6502

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    Well I don't know what to tell you. My settings have Touch ID App Store enabled purchases. Maybe it's in your settings? Who knows. All I know is that I went days without entering a password and was always able to scan using my fingerprint.
     
  10. Bazooka-joe macrumors 68000

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    I purchased an app from the App store and it asked me to verify my finger print. Worked like a dream
     
  11. pojo1806 macrumors 68000

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    Mine is also set to touch id app store enabled purchases and still asks me to confirm touch id.
     
  12. macbookman83 macrumors 6502

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    solution

    Hey I had the same issue and thought it was a little silly.......


    I went to setting and unchecked then checked itunes purchases.... I believe it asked for my password.

    I then went into the appstore and was prompted to present my fingerprint........

    I think its more of a glitch on Apples end but it seemed to work for me after that.
     

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