How can I set it so the fingerprint lock is not required for 5 minutes?

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by shenan1982, Sep 20, 2013.

  1. shenan1982 macrumors 68040


    Nov 23, 2011
    So I've always had my security setting as such:

    - auto lock after 1 minute
    - require passcode after 5 minutes

    But now since upgrading to the 5s, it only gives me the option to change the auto-lock, not the passcode requirement. So now it becomes super annoying if I'm having a text-conversation where every time I reply (even after 61 seconds), I have to do the thumbprint.

    Any way around this or is it Apple telling me how to live my life? lol
  2. Knowimagination macrumors 68000


    Apr 6, 2010
    I don't get mine until tomorrow, but doesn't the finger print take about the same amount of time as sliding to unlock?
  3. bcaslis macrumors 68020

    Mar 11, 2008
    Can't do it. Once you set fingerprints, the timeout goes to immediate.
  4. gentlefury macrumors 68030

    Jul 21, 2011
    Los Angeles, CA
    Less actually, just press the home button to power up and leave your finger on the button after you release...the phone is unlocked as soon as the screen is on.
  5. Knowimagination macrumors 68000


    Apr 6, 2010
    Thats what I was thinking, which is why I was confused as to why it would matter :)
  6. mightygitis macrumors 6502


    Feb 3, 2011
    Hampton Roads
    Honestly since the fingerprint is actually faster than click then swipe with no code I didn't even notice this was missing. I used to always do the same so I didn't have to enter a passcode EVERY time I unlocked.

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