Passcode and Touch Id combinations

Discussion in 'iOS 8' started by Ripcrod, Oct 9, 2014.

  1. Ripcrod macrumors regular

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    In iOS 7.1.2 I had my Touch Id enabled for App store and a passcode.

    But in that case I was able to unlock my phone without passcode but use touchid for app store

    In iOS 8.0.2 it seem like I cannot have have touchid for appstore without enabling screen lock.

    is this hos you guys use too?

    I don't want to have passcode for screen unlock just want to use Touch id for Appstore . That is all i want

    Is this not possible in the new os?
     
  2. zorinlynx macrumors 601

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    You don't have to use the passcode to unlock the screen, you can just use TouchID for both.
     
  3. ZEEN0j macrumors 6502a

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    That has always been the case. Using Touch ID you always have to set a passcode.
     
  4. Ripcrod thread starter macrumors regular

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    I only want to use TouchID to authenticate with Appstore

    Now what happens:
    - I set passcode
    - I set TouchID
    - Immediately phone unlock needs TouchID or passcode to unlock
    - I say "Passcode off" and TouchID is disabled

    In IOS 7.1.2 this was not the case. I was able to disable lock screen passcdde and have TouchID authenticate Appstore.

    Or am i doing it wrong?
     
  5. airlied macrumors regular

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    I just tired and no, you can't do that. Already filed a bug report to Apple and hope they can bring this back.
     
  6. ZEEN0j macrumors 6502a

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    Maybe I remember it wrong. But I have tried to do exactly that before iOS 8 and it did not work.
     
  7. Ripcrod thread starter macrumors regular

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    So much for new OS :) thanks.
     
  8. Tyler23 macrumors 603

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    I remember trying this on my 5s with iOS 7 and it did not work. I don't think this was ever possible?
     
  9. ZEEN0j macrumors 6502a

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    I figured it out. Only way to do it is if you set the timer for passcode to maybe 4 hours. This way you have Touch ID for appstore and you can swipe to unlock. You must have have had set a timer before but forgot about it. Apple hasn't changed anything.
     
  10. Ripcrod thread starter macrumors regular

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    Where can I set the timer for Passcode? I only see "immediately"
     
  11. ZEEN0j macrumors 6502a

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    Turn off Touch ID for lockscreen. Then you can change timer.
     
  12. Ripcrod thread starter macrumors regular

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    Great thanks
     
  13. Mercenary macrumors 6502a

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    Can I ask why u you don't want to use touchid to unlock your phone?
     
  14. VSMacOne macrumors 601

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    Works for me. 8.1 beta 2 on iPhone 6.
     

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