Is it impossible for me to use Apple Pay?

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by iPhone7ate9, Oct 27, 2014.

  1. iPhone7ate9 macrumors 6502a

    Jun 22, 2014
    I don't/won't use a passcode or Touch ID because I don't want to have to do anything to unlock my phone, is there anyway to still use apple pay?
  2. iPhone7ate9 thread starter macrumors 6502a

    Jun 22, 2014
    I don't get why I can't just use touch id IN apple pay but not have to use it for lock screen
  3. Newtons Apple macrumors Core

    Newtons Apple

    Mar 12, 2014
    Jacksonville, Florida
    It was a huge dissapointment for me also as I am not locking down my phone so I can use Apple Pay either. Not worth the trouble for me.

    Apple could have made it work for people like you if they would have allowed you to lock down the app rather than the whole phone.
  4. Hermes Monster macrumors 65816

    Hermes Monster

    May 4, 2010
    Why wouldn't you want to use TouchID? It saves a step when unlocking your phone

    You have to press the home or power button to wake the phone up to then "swipe to unlock" - why not just hold your finger down and let TouchID unlock it?
  5. Satori macrumors 6502a


    Jun 22, 2006
    I think it is because if someone stole your phone they'd be able to enrol their finger prints and use your card (without any pass code protection).
  6. maflynn Moderator


    Staff Member

    May 3, 2009
    Its a security feature since someone can pick up the phone and start buying stuff.

    While a handful a people don't care for this level of security, apple would have been eviscerated if they left such a huge security hole open on the iPhone.
  7. eelw macrumors 6502a


    Sep 19, 2012
    I'm still using the 5 and I haven't played around with setting up Touch ID on any family members 5s. But when turning on and off the passcode lock, do you need to re-enroll your prints? Yes it would be a nuisance, but couldn't one just enable passcode when going out shopping and turn back off when home?
  8. dajazz macrumors member

    Mar 24, 2011
    I'm not a fan of passcodes or anything that slows me down unlocking my phone since I'm constantly accessing it, but Touch ID is so easy to use I couldn't imagine not using it now.
  9. MisakixMikasa macrumors 6502a


    Aug 21, 2013
    Waterloo, Ontario, Canada
    Because if someone managed to get your finger prints, you are screwed for life with finger print sensor. You virtually leave your finger prints everywhere, it is not really hard for someone to retrieve your finger prints. It is just matter how to hack into your phone with finger print stolen.
  10. tribestros macrumors member

    Jul 24, 2011
    lol you fandroids are funny
  11. dave420 macrumors 65816

    Jun 15, 2010
    The original poster mentioned they didn't want any passcode at all to unlock their phone. I don't think they are concerned about someone cloning their fingerprint to break into their phone.
  12. ttmrn macrumors regular

    Oct 6, 2014

    u make it sound like... if u didn't add this security then u will NEVER be a victim of fingerprint fraud.

    that's almost like saying... if somehow, my home key never leaves my house - i am 100% sure my house will never be broken into..
  13. JayLenochiniMac macrumors G5

    Nov 7, 2007
    New Sanfrakota
    OP's point is he wants to use TouchID only for Apple Pay, but not for unlocking. They'd be able to pick up the phone and start using it (skipping the passcode/TouchID for unlocking), but not buy anything (as it'd still require TouchID). Currently it's not possible as it's either all or nothing.

    My guess is once unlocked, it's too easy to go into Settings and change the passcode/TouchID but Apple can easily block that if they wanted to make TouchID for Apple Pay and unlocking separately.
  14. Joshitect macrumors member

    Oct 7, 2011
    Lexington, KY
    Yeah, I agree with this. I can unlock my phone faster with the touchID.
  15. Jazper macrumors 6502a

    Jun 16, 2012
    Lol - that's the same as someone stealing your card and using it.

    If someone takes your phone you just put it in lost mode, since if they were to use ApplePay they'd need to be connected to the internet anyways - have you ever actually lost your phone?

    Stop being so paranoid! :D
  16. DefBref macrumors 6502

    Feb 26, 2011
    Has the OP actually tried touch ID? it adds almost nothing to the time taken to unlock the phone and is not an inconvenience unlike a passcode.
  17. legioxi macrumors 6502a

    Mar 2, 2013
    While I love touchID, some people are unable to use it due to their fingerprints/skin not working well with the sensor.
  18. Applejuiced macrumors Westmere


    Apr 16, 2008
    At the iPhone hacks section.
    Not 100% but maybe with the JB that just been out maybe there will be a workaround hack for people to use applepay without locking their phone.
    As it is now on stock iOS its not possible.
  19. heisenberg123 macrumors 603


    Oct 31, 2010
    Hamilton, Ontario
    I hate passcodes on my devices untill touchID its virtually like you not doing anything but holding the phone you normally would to start using it
  20. rui no onna macrumors 603

    rui no onna

    Oct 25, 2013
    Same here. TouchID unlocks faster than the normal swipe to unlock for me. Heck, I could even unlock the phone while taking it out of my pocket so it's ready for use right away.
  21. iPhone7ate9 thread starter macrumors 6502a

    Jun 22, 2014
    No touchid is an EXTRA step and a delay. I hate delays
  22. JayLenochiniMac macrumors G5

    Nov 7, 2007
    New Sanfrakota
    Once you get the hang of it, slide to unlock is actually a longer delay than TouchID. My iPhone is unlocked by the time I can even see the screen as I take it out of my pocket upside down with my thumb on TouchID.
  23. MisakixMikasa macrumors 6502a


    Aug 21, 2013
    Waterloo, Ontario, Canada
    Actually, no. If I loss my key, I could simply change my lock. But if someone has my fingerprints, i could not change my fingerprints.

    With complex password, the chance of decrypeti password is very very slim. Unless someone willing to build a super computer and running brute force for couple decades,


    I have actually lost one of my BlackBerry before. Luckily, I didn't have so much personal info on my old BlackBerry thanks to very ancient BlackBerry OS 7.
  24. woodynorman macrumors 6502a

    Nov 26, 2011
    I really don't understand why you all think it won't work....

    I don't use TouchID to unlock my phone, but I do use it for Applepay./iTunes


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