Hidden Touch ID feature

Discussion in 'iOS 8' started by TheColtr, Mar 21, 2015.

  1. TheColtr macrumors regular

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    Has anyone ever added multiple fingerprints to Touch ID but then forgot what fingerprint was which? I'm running iOS 8.3 beta 3 so I don't know if this is specific to the beta, but when your in the Touch ID settings if you put your finger on the home button that finger print in the Touch ID settings will get darker.

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    You can see when I put my right thumb on Touch ID my right thumb fingerprinting the Touch ID settings got darker. It works on my iPhone 6 running iOS 8.3 beta 3 too.
     
  2. dannyyankou macrumors 603

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  3. perkedel macrumors 6502a

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    That's not really hidden feature, I've used it before with my 5S over a year ago.
    Apple has it on their page: https://support.apple.com/en-us/HT201371:
     
  4. Jessica Lares macrumors G3

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  5. pk7 macrumors 6502

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    Another cool feature is that if you activate Siri with a finger that's been enrolled in Touch ID, it won't prompt you for your password for reading your messages and other similar functions, unless it got a bad read of your fingerprint (which is rare).
     
  6. chabig macrumors 68040

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    You can also name your fingerprints, which makes it less likely that you'll forget.
     
  7. FatPuppy macrumors 68000

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    Actually this is for when touch id becomes less accurate, if you put your finger in there, it reads the fingerprint again and touch id becomes more accurate.
     
  8. dhlizard macrumors G4

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    As these posters stated, both these have been around for a while. Not new
     
  9. treichert macrumors 6502

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    Sounds like an urban myth.
     
  10. The Doctor11 macrumors 603

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    If neither your fingerprints or their saved data changes, how would touch id become less accurate?
     
  12. ZEEN0j macrumors 6502a

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    It isn't actually. Try it and you'll notice that if you register only the right side of your finger and then enter the Touch ID menu. You can slowly adjust your registered print to the left side and it will have forgotten the right side.
     
  13. Defender2010 macrumors 68030

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    It's been like this since iOS 7 and iPhone 5S. Nothing to see here, move along....
     
  14. Rhonindk macrumors 68020

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    Great question but it does.
    Did on my 5S and now my 6+. I have to periodically refresh them - for some reason the "thumb" read seems to degrade quicker. :cool:
     
  15. C DM macrumors Westmere

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    Siri can read my (new) messages without unlocking my phone.
     

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