Resolved Enable TouchID without password unlock?

Discussion in 'Jailbreaks and iOS Hacks' started by sonicrobby, Nov 22, 2014.

Thread Status:
Not open for further replies.
  1. sonicrobby, Nov 22, 2014
    Last edited: Nov 22, 2014

    sonicrobby macrumors 68020

    sonicrobby

    Joined:
    Apr 24, 2013
    Location:
    New Orleans
    #1
    Wondering if there is a jailbreak tweak where I can use touch ID on touchID enabled apps (such as 1password), and Apple Pay/iTunes Store purchases but not require a passcode/touchID to unlock my device.

    Kind of defeats the purpose of having a smart cover when Ive got to enter my password/fingerprint everytime.

    Solution: SafeHouse Pro
    It bypasses the passcode unlock on safe wifi connections
     
  2. chabig macrumors 68040

    Joined:
    Sep 6, 2002
    #2
    I think you misunderstand the purpose of those things. The cover is to protect your device from minor physical damage. The password/TouchID are for your security.
     
  3. sonicrobby thread starter macrumors 68020

    sonicrobby

    Joined:
    Apr 24, 2013
    Location:
    New Orleans
    #3
    So why would it unlock my device when I open it? Hence smart cover vs regular cover. Or even just a screen protector for that matter would do the trick. The smart cover is just an extra step if TouchID is to be an option
     
  4. chabig macrumors 68040

    Joined:
    Sep 6, 2002
    #4
    It doesn't. Opening the cover just wakes it up. You still have to enter a passcode.
     
  5. dhlizard macrumors G4

    dhlizard

    Joined:
    Mar 16, 2009
    Location:
    The Jailbreak Community
    #5
    +1 to you

    The cover only shuts off/wakes up the screen to save battery, as stated it does not unlock the device.

    And the passcode is a safety valve if the TouchID fails for some reason.
     
  6. sonicrobby thread starter macrumors 68020

    sonicrobby

    Joined:
    Apr 24, 2013
    Location:
    New Orleans
    #6
    Well no shhhh Sherlock... That's why I'm looking for a tweak to enable Touch ID without a lock/unlock requirement. I want to not have a password on my device, so when I open the Smart Cover on my iPad, it jumps to the home screen, but still be able to use Touch ID for the App Store.

    If you don't have a solution, why bother posting? :/ these forums apparently have become less about helping people and more about making snarky remarks for no reason...
     
  7. chabig macrumors 68040

    Joined:
    Sep 6, 2002
    #7
    I wasn't being snarky. You made a statement that implied a misunderstanding of what the smart cover does. I wanted to correct that--for you and for others. Had you ended your post after the first paragraph I would have stayed away, since I don't jailbreak my devices.
     
  8. sonicrobby thread starter macrumors 68020

    sonicrobby

    Joined:
    Apr 24, 2013
    Location:
    New Orleans
    #8
    Yes, you were being a smart ass :confused: the purpose of any cover is for protection, the purpose for the Smart Cover is to wake the device. You picked out one word and overanalyzed it... No one is reading this thread for the purpose of a Smart Cover, it is for Touch ID tweaks. You don't have to comment or correct as no one entering here will be focused on that aspect of the post. If you aren't even jail broken why are you in the jail broken section of the forums?

    ----------

    And just to not leave this unanswered, if there is no password, Smart Cover wake = unlock.
     
  9. chabig, Nov 22, 2014
    Last edited: Nov 22, 2014

    chabig macrumors 68040

    Joined:
    Sep 6, 2002
    #9
    What happens if you set up a passcode, enable TouchID, disable TouchID for iPad Unlock, and then turn the passcode off? Does TouchID still work for 1Password?
     
  10. swordfish5736 macrumors 68000

    swordfish5736

    Joined:
    Jun 29, 2007
    Location:
    Cesspool
    #10
    You could turn off Touch ID for iPhone/iPad unlock in settings. You'll still be required a passcode but it will allow you to set a longer time period before the passcode kicks in.
     
  11. sonicrobby thread starter macrumors 68020

    sonicrobby

    Joined:
    Apr 24, 2013
    Location:
    New Orleans
    #11
    It does not, when I turn the passcode off, it shuts down all of Touch ID. So when opening 1Password, it only allows for the typed password and not Touch ID. So for Touch ID to work, the password must be enabled.

    Turning off Touch ID for iPad unlock still requires the passcode to be in putted on wake. But I don't want there to be any unlock requirement. I want to just flip open the Smart Cover and have it go to the home screen, open 1password, and use Touch ID to open it.

    Essentially Id like to have Touch ID enabled without having a device lock
     
  12. chabig macrumors 68040

    Joined:
    Sep 6, 2002
    #12
    I think you're out of luck, then. Apple wants to encourage users to have passcode with TouchID enabled for security. They aren't going to promote features that let your keep your device perpetually unlocked.
     
  13. sonicrobby thread starter macrumors 68020

    sonicrobby

    Joined:
    Apr 24, 2013
    Location:
    New Orleans
    #13
    Well yeah, there is no native way to do it, hence I'm looking to see if anyone knows of a jailbreak to allow it :p
     
  14. swordfish5736 macrumors 68000

    swordfish5736

    Joined:
    Jun 29, 2007
    Location:
    Cesspool
    #14

    That's why I said change the passcode required time, you should be able to set it to hours. It's as close as you'll get without a tweak of some type
     
  15. webcrush macrumors regular

    Joined:
    Nov 6, 2010
    #15
    My iphone6 only had the "immediate" option listed. #
     
  16. swordfish5736 macrumors 68000

    swordfish5736

    Joined:
    Jun 29, 2007
    Location:
    Cesspool
    #16
    That's your only choice if you use Touch ID to unlock the device. Though a jailbreak may be able to fix that
     
  17. Carlanga macrumors 604

    Carlanga

    Joined:
    Nov 5, 2009
    #17
    Not possible since there is only one way to turn touch Id. I guess if someone wanted to create their own not secure Touch ID they could but then you wouldn't have it protected from intruders or being erased.

    Btw your replies are on the rough side also. If you don't agree w their info just say so; don't complain like you are a 5 year old.
     
  18. zamudiovsky macrumors regular

    Joined:
    Sep 17, 2012
    #18
    I use Safe House Pro, it automatically enters your passcode when you are in a safe wifi (your home, work, you choose which one).
     
  19. sonicrobby, Nov 22, 2014
    Last edited: Nov 22, 2014

    sonicrobby thread starter macrumors 68020

    sonicrobby

    Joined:
    Apr 24, 2013
    Location:
    New Orleans
    #19
    This sounds perfect, thanks! I'll give it a go.

    Edit: this is perfect! Thanks again!
     
  20. zamudiovsky macrumors regular

    Joined:
    Sep 17, 2012
    #20
    I'm glad it helped! I was looking for the same thing as you and someone recommended that to me!
     
Thread Status:
Not open for further replies.

Share This Page