Double tap Touch ID to wake

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  1. Thierry ba macrumors 6502a

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    I really like the double tap to wake feature on Android phones. Is this somehow posible with iPhones Touch ID?
     
  2. NT1440 macrumors G4

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    Yea...you press the home button once to wake it up.
     
  3. Thierry ba thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    I mean double tap like reachability on the 6+.
     
  4. Applejuiced macrumors Westmere

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    No such feature on stock ios.
    On JB ios there is something that makes the touch ID always scanning for fingerprints but the drawback of that is that it kills the battery very fast.
     
  5. chitown3014 macrumors newbie

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    Not on a stock iPhone. With a jailbreak however, Virtual Home and SmartTap can accomplish this. Virtual Home With touch Id and SmartTap with the screen. Virtual home has option to turn off after inactivity. I personally haven't used these features so i can't comment on the effect to battery life.
     
  6. sodapop1 Suspended

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    The iPhone 6 does not work this way nor would I want it to work in such a convoluted manner. You can simultaneously wake and unlock the iPhone 6 in a single action simply by pressing down the home button once with your touch id finger.

    Why would anyone want to double tap in order to wake the phone and then have to place your finger in order to unlock it? Not a very good user experience.
     
  7. Kadin macrumors 6502a

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    I imagine people who choose not to use Touch ID to unlock their phone would think it's beneficial.
     
  8. dojoman macrumors 65816

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    Just because it's on Android doesn't make it a good idea. Double tap? Touch ID would be useless with double tap. Android crap. Remember face unlock?
     
  9. sunking101 macrumors 603

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    Why would it be? You could rest your finger on the home button, Touch ID would register your finger and then the phone unlocks. No pressing of the button required. OK so it wouldn't be double-tapping as such but mechanical buttons are so yesteryear.
     
  10. Lloydbm41 macrumors 68040

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    Remember all that Android crap like Swype keyboard and widgets and Notification Center? And that crap where your device wakes the screen up when the accelerometer senses you picking it up? And that really gimmicky thing where you can pay for stuff with NFC?
    I'm so glad Apple doesn't use any of that Android crap.
     
  11. sodapop1 Suspended

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    Perhaps but these same people care nothing about a streamlined user experience. So the resultant process for them would be double tap, slide and then enter a four digit code. Talk about an overly complicated process.

    Yesteryear? That's really funny. The last thing I want is my phone constantly being awoken simply because a certain part of the screen was covered by some object.

    If applying pressure to the home button is too burdensome for you, I suggest staying in the android world.
     
  12. geoff5093 macrumors 68000

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    Don't forget the useless 5"+ phones that are way too big to be used as phones, and LTE. No one needs data that fast.
     
  13. jrswizzle macrumors 603

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    The bolded is always what I think of....waking and unlocking my iPhone is far more elegant and easier than doing so on my OnePlus One. For starters, the DTTW doesn't always work (I feel like I'm really pounding on the display to get it to register). Then I have to swipe down after that. And that's without any type of security/passcode turned on.

    One press of the home button wakes my iPhone and gets me in securely. I don't see any easier, more elegant way to do it.

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    I think the point is not that all Android stuff is crap, but that being on Android isn't necessarily a pre-requisite for being a useful feature on an iPhone.

    Not to mention the stuff you listed was found in other devices before iOS/Android existed (widgets, a notification center). And that said features were implemented quite differently on iOS - sometimes in a better fashion to the point that Android then adopted said implementations (lock screen notifications). Other things like NFC were not invented by Google either....

    But I see your point.
     
  14. AutoUnion39 macrumors 601

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    So true.

    However, in Apple's defense, it worked out in their favor that they didn't jump on the LTE bandwagon, when the 4S came out. I got a Galaxy S2 Skyrocket, instead of the 4S during that period. It was a good phone, but the battery life was dreadful. I would have to charge it 2-3x a day to make it last. My iPhone5 never had these problems. (Or my S3, but that was due to more efficient chipsets being out by that time)
     
  15. dojoman, Mar 23, 2015
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    Remember what the supposed Android phones looks like before iPhone came in 2007? Yeah!!!
    How's Google Wallet doing? Oh wait it will be called Google Pay, sounds familiar?
    iPhone had accelerometer since launch, and it also had sensor on the screen when you put the phone next to ear screen shuts off. Look who's copying?
     
  16. Truefan31 macrumors 68040

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    I can say virtual home is awesome. No pressing at all. Just lay thumb on home button. Wakes n unlocks quick. Love it, and it preserves the home button
     
  17. geoff5093 macrumors 68000

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    Google Pay is not their mobile payment service, it's the API used in Google Wallet that they recently came out with. The service is still called Google Wallet, and they had it years before Apple.

    If you want to go to the beginning, who didn't have the option to install aftermarket apps? Who didn't have 3G? Who didn't have copy and paste? Who didn't have MMS? Who didn't give you the ability to change your wallpaper?
     
  18. Thierry ba thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    what is virtual home
     
  19. Truefan31 macrumors 68040

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    It's a jb tweak
     

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