Just ordered basic iPad mini 3 have a question

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  1. philipma1957 macrumors 603

    philipma1957

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    I ordered a basic ipad mini 3 from best buy today . It is wi-fi 16gb sale was for 275 with a coupon about 250. It has the fingerprint on button.

    I may sound dumb, but I do not want it so is there an override for this option?
     
  2. DeltaMac macrumors 604

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    Yes, you don't have to use fingerprints for unlocking your iPad. You can ignore that part of the setup, and use only the passcode for unlocking.
    And, even if you have fingerprints entered, your iPad will always offer you the choice to use a passcode, which (I suppose) is the primary unlocking security. Unlocking by fingerprint is simply faster.
    So, in the event that your fingerprint is not accepted (several factors can cause the fingerprint sensor to temporarily ignore your fingerprint), the passcode screen will be presented as an alternate unlock anyway.
     
  3. philipma1957 thread starter macrumors 603

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    Thanks I will be a lot happier with code entry.
     
  4. Che Castro macrumors 603

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    Are you coming from android ?
    The Apple fingerprint is 100% reliable works every time
    And is fast , sometimes too fast

    You can add multiple fingers if multiple people are going to use it

    There's no reason not to use it, unless your in men in black and have no fingerprints

    Otherwise why get iPad mini 3 over iPad mini 2

    Once you start using it you never want to go back
     
  5. DeltaMac macrumors 604

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    Just curious - how does using a passcode make you happy :D
    (The fingerprint sensor actually is quite reliable - and secure)
     
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    I have a mini 3 and the fingerprint is superb. I'm not buying an iPad or iPhone without it.
     
  8. joeblow7777 macrumors 601

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    Maybe it's too late, but if you really don't want to use the TouchID (for whatever reason) maybe you can get a Mini 2 for even cheaper. TouchID is literally the only technical difference between the two models.
     
  9. Number-Six macrumors 6502

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    I don't exactly disagree with the bolded part, but there are circumstances where it is not true.

    I have ridiculously dry hands and when the skin on the finger I use gets really dry, the fingerprint sensor no longer works
     
  10. Che Castro macrumors 603

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    Put some lotion on
     
  11. philipma1957 thread starter macrumors 603

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    This is for my wife and her fingerprints don't pick up well.

    As to others I got this for 250 from best buy a 4 hour blowout sale so it was 50 cheaper then the mini 2.
     
  12. grifftaur macrumors regular

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    This. It's one of the reasons I justified buying the mini 3.
     
  13. AppleRobert macrumors 603

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    I would have gone for it if but BB only allows $50 trade in for the 1st Gen rmini.
     

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