Lock Screen Notifications iOS10 - Who else has seen this?

Discussion in 'iOS 10' started by kingdf, Oct 3, 2016.

  1. kingdf macrumors regular

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    So my phone (7+) is protected by a passcode and touch ID. Sometimes when I get notifications and I swipe right to respond to them my phone unlocks instantly and I'm in the app. Other times when I swipe right it prompts me with the passcode. Anyone know why this is? I thought it should always ask me for the passcode or touch ID?

    Also if I use touch ID to respond to messages right on the lock screen it's the same thing. Sometimes it'll ask me for my passcode and other times it'll just let me reply.

    This seems like a security flaw. Maybe a glitch? I need some help on this.
     
  2. HippieMagic macrumors 6502

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    Are you sure you're not unlocking it without realizing you are? If you just lift it with your finger on the TouchID it will unlock without actually changing the screen. It is actually pretty sensitive and reads really quickly so you won't notice it a lot of times.
     
  3. swordfish5736 macrumors 68000

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    Maybe you are resting your finger on touchID. Does it say unlocked in the status bar when this happens?
     
  4. rdcamero macrumors member

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    I have had this happen once before to.Thought it was pretty strange.Swiped on the notification and it opened up.Never touched the sensor at all.
     
  5. kingdf thread starter macrumors regular

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    That's what I'm hoping happens without me realizing it. The home button on this phone is pretty sensitive so maybe I just don't realize I'm unlocking the phone. I almost always use the home button to turn the screen on so it could be that.

    I'm gonna test it out some more and see.
     
  6. noobinator macrumors 601

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    Yep you are most likely unlocking it if you are touching the home button to wake.
     
  7. Steve686 macrumors 68030

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    Also check how much time it takes your phone to lock after sleep in settings.
     
  8. swordfish5736 macrumors 68000

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    With iOS 10 unless you have rest to unlock enabled using the home button to wake can unlock the phone but keep it on the lock screen. So if you have the widget page/notification center turned off on the lock screen you can authenticate with TouchID then have access to those things.
     
  9. zhenya macrumors 603

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    Look at the top of the screen. There is a small lock icon indicating status.
     
  10. eagleglen macrumors 6502a

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    This happens to me too. It's hard to replicate so I haven't figured out what I'm doing differently that sometimes causes the passcode screen to appear. Usually it works fine, but then the glitch. Hope it's fixed in an update.
     
  11. zhenya macrumors 603

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    I don't think this is a glitch. Watch closely to the locked status at the top of the screen. Behavior would seem to be identical, but if you unlock the phone first, when you tap on a widget, you will be taken directly to it. If you have not yet unlocked the phone, behavior will appear the same until you tap on a widget. At that time it will prompt you for your passcode.
     

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