fingerprint sensor querry ?

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by hbksabhi, Oct 8, 2013.

  1. hbksabhi macrumors regular

    Apr 30, 2013
    Do you have to press the button once then just place ur finger on it fot it to scan and unlock
    no need to tap home button (when display is off) just place the finger and it automatically wakes up and scans ?
  2. Lucille Carter macrumors 65816

    Jul 3, 2013
    You must tap the home button and then it will read your finger.
  3. ABC5S Suspended


    Sep 10, 2013
  4. takeshi74 macrumors 601

    Feb 9, 2011
    You don't have to do either. Press the home button, release and leave your finger on the button. You don't need to remove the finger and then place it back on the button. This is covered in prior threads as well.
  5. gCloud macrumors 6502a

    Mar 9, 2012
    United Federation of Planets
    or the other way around u can rest your finger on the home button for a second (let it read) then press the home button and ur are in
  6. Jordan921 macrumors 601


    Jul 7, 2010
    Bay Area
    Press the home button to wake the screen and leave finger there for it to be scanned.
  7. hbksabhi thread starter macrumors regular

    Apr 30, 2013
    i mean just keeping the finger ?? not pressing it all ... does it work that way ?
  8. Mr.C macrumors 601

    Apr 3, 2011
    London, UK.
    You have to press the home button to wake the phone up in the first place so no you can't just keep your finger on the home button.
  9. itjw macrumors 65816

    Dec 20, 2011
    I ran a test, my buddy on his 5 with a 4 digit passcode of 1111, and me on my 5S with the fingerprint reader and all the extra "steps" everyone seems to be bitching about (having to press the button... it IS a bit complicated, what with all the pressing, touching, clicking, and waiting I guess...).

    The results? I TORCHED him. Even with a silly easy unlock code like 1111, I was able to unlock my phone easily twice as fast.

    Press the button, leave your finger on the button, ENJOY YOUR UNLOCKED 5S.

    It's easy, awesome, and FASTER than the alternative.

    Home run every time. Can't get it TO fail now, even if I try to (and it was almost impossible before anyway). It's gone from 99.5% accurate to darn near 100.

  10. sclawis300 macrumors 65816

    Apr 22, 2010
    Cool. Didn't realize this.
  11. mcdj macrumors G3


    Jul 10, 2007
    It should be noted that timing is important if you have Siri assigned to the home button. It took me several attempts at first, and still occasionally happens, that I will press too long on the home button and Siri pops up, while the phone remains locked.

    The required action is, to be exact; press the home button and quickly release the press, but do not break contact with the button surface. A second later, your screen is unlocked and you are taken to the last open app, or the home screen.
  12. Lucille Carter macrumors 65816

    Jul 3, 2013

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