More fingerprints takes longer to unlock?

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  1. jcorbin macrumors 6502a

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    Is it true that the more fingers you setup for touchid the longer it takes to unlock?
     
  2. Clubber macrumors member

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    From a technical standpoint, I would say that it would, simply because it has to check the input fingerprint with the hashed fingerprints it has stored. We're talking milliseconds though.
     
  3. jcorbin thread starter macrumors 6502a

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  4. iPodJedi macrumors 6502a

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    Technically yes

    But it would take just nano seconds longer-

    Everyone complains touch ID takes too long but it would take way longer to type in a passcode
     
  5. Gav2k macrumors G3

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    Test it for yourself op!

    Go into the settings set up 5 fingerprints then whilst in the touch the sensor and you'll see the stored finger flash. I see no difference in time personally
     
  6. JayLenochiniMac macrumors G5

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    Or too fast as it unlocks before you have a chance to read the alert on lock screen.
     
  7. iPodJedi, Jan 20, 2014
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    iPodJedi macrumors 6502a

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    So then u just swipe down for nortification center-or open the phone using the actually power button on top
     
  8. JayLenochiniMac macrumors G5

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    Yes, but that's beside the point. Sometimes I take it out of my front pocket with my thumb on the home button and it gets unlocked by the time I can see the screen (before I know there's a notification). Obviously that's not a real problem but it's not true that Touch ID takes too long, especially once you go through the learning curve.
     

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