Do I have to require passcode IMMEDIATELY? Why can't you wait X minutes?

andyACEcandy

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I love using Touch ID but I hate that I have to do it EVERY single time I turn my screen off and back on.

Why isn't there a setting where it's only required if my screen's been off for 1 minute (or 2, 3, 4, 5 etc...)? That would be really convenient.

I know it's just a quick tap of the thumb, but still... sometimes I'd rather my phone just turn back on and immediately go to the home screen.
 

Night Spring

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Press the home button to wake up the phone, then keep your thumb lightly on the button until the phone unlocks. It took a bit of practice, but once you get used to it, it's so fast, I often don't even see the lock screen before the home screen comes up.
 

yanki01

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it's been like that since the beginning. I too wish we had time intervals rather than immediate.
 
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Surf Monkey

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Press the home button to wake up the phone, then keep your thumb lightly on the button until the phone unlocks. It took a bit of practice, but once you get used to it, it's so fast, I often don't even see the lock screen before the home screen comes up.
He's asking for the exact opposite. He wants to be able to activate the lock screen without it prompting him to unlock the phone right away.
 

andyACEcandy

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Press the home button to wake up the phone, then keep your thumb lightly on the button until the phone unlocks. It took a bit of practice, but once you get used to it, it's so fast, I often don't even see the lock screen before the home screen comes up.

Yeah I'm slowly getting used to this. It's not a huge issue, but still... it would be convenient to add maybe 1 minute to the passcode requirement.
 

Spiffyis5150

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Press the home button to wake up the phone, then keep your thumb lightly on the button until the phone unlocks. It took a bit of practice, but once you get used to it, it's so fast, I often don't even see the lock screen before the home screen comes up.
Same for me. When I got the 5S last year, I really hated that it locked immediately, but after I got used to how to unlock it, it's not a bother at all. It's so fast for me now unlocking the phone with TouchID that the lock being on immediately doesn't annoy me at all anymore. It just takes some time to get used to doing it.
 

Night Spring

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Yeah I'm slowly getting used to this. It's not a huge issue, but still... it would be convenient to add maybe 1 minute to the passcode requirement.
Trust me, it gets so fast, it's faster than having to swipe the screen to unlock. I think I'd get annoyed now if I am confronted with the swipe to lock screen because it had the x-minutes before passcode lock kicks in feature.
 

Night Spring

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Both! This is America!
As I said in a previous post, the "both" option doesn't make sense. Once you get the hang of it, unlocking the phone with TouchID is a single motion. Press the home button, keep your thumb there, that's it. It takes a second, sometimes even less. Swiping to unlock is two motions -- press button, then swipe. It takes quite longer than TouchID.

It would be different if pressing the button took you directly to the home screen, but unless you have a jailbroken phone with a bypass the swipe to unlock tweak, pressing the button takes you to the swipe screen.
 

KenAFSPC

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As I said in a previous post, the "both" option doesn't make sense. Once you get the hang of it, unlocking the phone with TouchID is a single motion. Press the home button, keep your thumb there, that's it. It takes a second, sometimes even less. Swiping to unlock is two motions -- press button, then swipe. It takes quite longer than TouchID.
Exactly. I don't get this thread. Simply pushing the home button unlocks the phone. You just have to use the right finger and press the button in a 1/4 second motion rather than a 1/10 second motion. Do it right and you'll never even see the lock screen; you'll go directly to the home screen.

I haven't seen the lock screen on my 6, aside from after a reboot.
 
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Surf Monkey

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As I said in a previous post, the "both" option doesn't make sense. Once you get the hang of it, unlocking the phone with TouchID is a single motion. Press the home button, keep your thumb there, that's it. It takes a second, sometimes even less. Swiping to unlock is two motions -- press button, then swipe. It takes quite longer than TouchID.

It would be different if pressing the button took you directly to the home screen, but unless you have a jailbroken phone with a bypass the swipe to unlock tweak, pressing the button takes you to the swipe screen.
Yeah. I know. My TouchID technique is solid. I was just joking.
 

The Doctor11

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I fail to see why you would want this. If you just tap the home button and leave your finger there it unlocks immediately.
 

El3ctronics

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Bc if you get a notification it would be faster to just swipe the notification and be able to respond. Right now you have to swipe the notification then put your finger on touch ID to unlock it. It's cumbersome and annoying.
 
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evan3168

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Bc if you get a notification it would be faster to just swipe the notification and be able to respond. Right now you have to swipe the notification then put your finger on touch ID to unlock it. It's cumbersome and annoying.
There is this use case and also I ended up turning Touch ID off on my 5S because of how frustrating it was when I was working out. I would run with my phone and my fingers would get too sweaty to reliably be read by the sensor, so I wasn't able to look at my split times on the Strava app.

I also found it difficult when I was cooking and trying to reference my phone for recipes. My fingers would be a little moist from washing dishes, ingredients, or whatever and touch ID wouldn't be having that.

I'm actually surprised Apple made that Chicken Fat ad about fitness without addressing the sweat problem with Touch ID. If I could suspend it for 1 hour while I'm working out, that would be perfect.
 
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alphaod

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I can see many reasons to want this.

One of which is when it's difficult to press the home button when the phone is in a dock of some sort that blocks part of or the whole button.

Another of which your phone is in an awkward position that it would be easier for someone else to wake the phone for you, but you don't want to give out your passcode to everyone.
 
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andyACEcandy

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Bc if you get a notification it would be faster to just swipe the notification and be able to respond. Right now you have to swipe the notification then put your finger on touch ID to unlock it. It's cumbersome and annoying.

This is exactly my use case as well. Replying back to a text from your lockscreen is cumbersome. I should be able to just swipe and reply (especially if it's within just a few seconds or even minutes), but instead I have to swipe then it takes me to the pass code area where I then put my thumb down to unlock.
 

andyACEcandy

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Wasn't this brought up for the 5s? I'm assuming Apple has no plans of changing this?

After a few days, I've gotten used to just resting my thumb on the home button until my screen opens... but responding instantly to texts still sucks.

You see the text message pop up on the lock screen, then you gotta swipe it, then you gotta put your thumb down to unlock, THEN you can reply to it.
Kind of annoying... :rolleyes:
 
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rscottdot

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I love Touch ID
I hate Require Passcode Immediately

Here's why:
Your iPhone is connected to Bluetooth and your charger in the car. You get a text message.

You, "Hey Siri, check new messages."

Siri, "You have 2 new messages, but you'll need to unlock your iPhone first."

iPhone will only accept passcode when connected to Bluetooth, no Touch ID.

Let us customize the Require Passcode durations and still be able to use Touch ID!!!!
 

andyACEcandy

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I love Touch ID
I hate Require Passcode Immediately

Here's why:
Your iPhone is connected to Bluetooth and your charger in the car. You get a text message.

You, "Hey Siri, check new messages."

Siri, "You have 2 new messages, but you'll need to unlock your iPhone first."

iPhone will only accept passcode when connected to Bluetooth, no Touch ID.

Let us customize the Require Passcode durations and still be able to use Touch ID!!!!

Lots of cumbersome use-case scenarios for this. I don't see why they don't give us an option to only require a password or touchID after X minutes pass.
 

From A Buick 8

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I love Touch ID
I hate Require Passcode Immediately

Here's why:
Your iPhone is connected to Bluetooth and your charger in the car. You get a text message.

You, "Hey Siri, check new messages."

Siri, "You have 2 new messages, but you'll need to unlock your iPhone first."

iPhone will only accept passcode when connected to Bluetooth, no Touch ID.

Let us customize the Require Passcode durations and still be able to use Touch ID!!!!
You should be able to just speak your passcode to Siri
 
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