How do I quickly turn on passcode and turn off TouchID?

Discussion in 'iOS 8' started by bollweevil, Jul 8, 2015.

  1. bollweevil macrumors 6502

    Feb 1, 2008
    In the US, the police cannot compel you to unlock your phone with a passcode or a PIN. However, the police can compel you to unlock your phone with your fingerprint.

    I have an iPhone 6 Plus with iOS 8.4, and I normally use TouchID such that my fingerprint unlocks the phone. I want to disable the fingerprint and force the use of a passcode/PIN, and I want to do this quickly. Just in case.

    As far as I know, the only way to do this is to turn off the iPhone. After it powers off and on again, it requires the passcode. This is not very fast.

  2. I7guy macrumors P6

    Nov 30, 2013
    Looking at Central Park@550 feet
    I know where you are coming from but I do not think there is a way to accomplish what you want...easily.
  3. richwoodrocket macrumors 68020


    Apr 7, 2014
    Hamburg, NY
    Maybe you shouldn't be engaging in activities where you would end up in this situation.

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