Helpful Fingerprint Scanner Trick!

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by spazma7ik, Oct 7, 2013.

  1. spazma7ik macrumors 6502a

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    So everyone knows that the best way to unlock via fingerprint scanner is to click the home button, and release the click but keep your finger on the button and voila! You're in.

    Well, if you actually apply a decent amount of pressure on the button after release, you will actually unlock the phone at least 25% faster with it averaging about 2x as fast :eek:

    Give it a shot!
     
  2. jess222 macrumors 6502

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  3. Jimbo47 macrumors 6502a

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    Are you trolling? It doesn't seem any faster at all really.
     
  4. spazma7ik thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Definitely not trolling, the unlock happens so fast that I don't even have time to process the time when trying to read it.
     
  5. mcdj macrumors 604

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    Yes, this is obviously the most heinously devious trolling the internet has ever seen, cleverly disguised as a mere handy tip.
     
  6. asleep macrumors 68040

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    It's a trollspiracy, trying to get us to make our home buttons sound clicky and bump our phones together in vain.
     
  7. evorc macrumors 6502

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    I've been doing this from day 1 simply because I've never used the power button to wake up my phone. It actually works great!
     
  8. afinch1992 macrumors 6502

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    noticed this as well. Still try to make it a habit, but havent reached that point yet
     
  9. Beezy253 macrumors 6502

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    Yup, I turn the screen on, tap my thumb down and boom, i'm in. I don't hold my thumb down until the phone unlocks.

    I was actually going to start a poll asking if people prefer to hold down, or tap then release. lol
     
  10. Cowboy1629 macrumors regular

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    I noticed that too. I figured it was just getting a better image of your print by keeping it firmly on the button.
     
  11. OVERTASK macrumors 6502

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    OP is right, that is what I have been doing. I always thought everyone would do this.
     
  12. Dstopsie macrumors 6502a

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    When you do this do you disable being able to access Siri from the lock screen???
     
  13. Roller macrumors 68020

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    I've been pressing the button firmly since day 1, not much different that what I did with my 4S and other iPhones. It works nearly every time, and when it doesn't, it's because the area of contact is too small.
     
  14. Lazrhog macrumors regular

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    you don't have to wait for the phone to unlock before removing your finger. There is a 'gamble' time where you remove your finger early and see if it was long enough to register an unlock :)
     
  15. roccobladr macrumors 6502

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    I do the same OP. I've noticed that a double click is really effective as well
     
  16. walmartmartyr macrumors 6502

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    it should start scanning while your pressing the button, then you can just press and when the homescreen comes up, you release.
     
  17. macbookman83 macrumors 6502

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    good stuff my new way of opening now
     
  18. Jordan921 macrumors 68040

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  19. Trius macrumors 6502a

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    You do not have to hold the button down, just click and release but continue to touch the home button with your thumb.

    I play this game too :D
     
  20. Mr.C macrumors 601

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    It does getting use to. I have activated Siri a few times by accident.
     
  21. rainking macrumors regular

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    Thanks OP! It does unlock faster. Not sure why I never tried this.
     

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