Just ordered basic iPad mini 3 have a question

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?
 

DeltaMac

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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.
 

Che Castro

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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
 

etxetxiki

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I have a mini 3 and the fingerprint is superb. I'm not buying an iPad or iPhone without it.
 
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joeblow7777

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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.
 

Number-Six

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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
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
 
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Che Castro

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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
Put some lotion on
 

philipma1957

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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
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.
 
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AppleRobert

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