iPhone PASSWORD PROTECTION USELESS ON iOS 7.1

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FBCello

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try the following:

I'm using the long secure password (not the 4 numbers).
- lock your phone.
- scroll with your finger bottom up and show the airplane mode, wifi, bluetooth buttons, etc....
- select the camera or the clock icon.
- scroll your finger top down on the screen to get your latest notifications.
- press the main button twice.
- you are in without password.

my settings on the Control Center are:
Access on Lock Screen: YES
Access Within Apps: NO

Notification Center:
Access on Lock Screen:
- Notifications View: YES
- Today VIEW: YES

TODAY VIEW: YES to everything.
 

HarryT

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Mar 21, 2013
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try the following:

I'm using the long secure password (not the 4 numbers).
- lock your phone.
- scroll with your finger bottom up and show the airplane mode, wifi, bluetooth buttons, etc....
- select the camera or the clock icon.
- scroll your finger top down on the screen to get your latest notifications.
- press the main button twice.
- you are in without password.

my settings on the Control Center are:
Access on Lock Screen: YES
Access Within Apps: NO

Notification Center:
Access on Lock Screen:
- Notifications View: YES
- Today VIEW: YES

TODAY VIEW: YES to everything.

Are you on an iPhone 5s? You may have accidentally held the home button too long and it recognised your fingerprint. I just did all this and was taken back to the lock screen. So not seeing this at all.

:confused:
 

maflynn

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Perhaps I'm doing something wrong, but I'm unable to duplicate the issue. btw, I'm on an iPhone 5
 

GreyOS

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Doesn't work for me on iPhone 5.

You sure you haven't got Require Password set to something other than Immediately and you're just unlocking within the time limit?
 

FBCello

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Mar 20, 2014
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I have a 5S
I think you are right.
It is bizarre because I didn't really use my finger print flat on the main button but clearly it must have recognise it anyway (although I thought it was sufficiently off)!
I've used another finger (not registered) and it didn't work, so i guess you are right.
false alert then

We've seen combination bypassing the password protection so I thought it was another one
 

mattopotamus

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Jun 12, 2012
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iphone 5s here, and I used an "unregistered" finger and it did not work.

Edit: I just tried with a registered finger and it still did not work
 

Donoban

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try the following:


- press the main button twice.
- you are in without password.



TODAY VIEW: YES to everything.

Me suspect this had something to do with it.

Haven't you noticed sometimes you press the home button for it to just log you in? How good is the iPhone 5s? Probably the best phone in the world. Can't wait to see what the 6 will look like.
 

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