iPhone PASSWORD PROTECTION USELESS ON iOS 7.1

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  1. FBCello macrumors newbie

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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.
     
  2. HarryT macrumors 6502

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    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:
     
  3. maflynn Moderator

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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
     
  4. GreyOS macrumors 68030

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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?
     
  5. FBCello thread starter macrumors newbie

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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
     
  6. mattopotamus macrumors G5

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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
     
  7. Donoban macrumors 6502a

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    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.
     
  8. maflynn Moderator

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    [MOD NOTE]
    I think we can close this given the details.
     
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