POLL: 5S users, have you turned off TouchID passcode?

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by macaddiict, Jan 6, 2014.

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Do you use TouchID to unlock your phone?

Poll closed Jan 16, 2014.
  1. YES, I use it and it works great

    100 vote(s)
    67.6%
  2. YES, I use it but it is a pain sometimes

    29 vote(s)
    19.6%
  3. NO, I disabled it because it didn’t work well

    10 vote(s)
    6.8%
  4. NO, I don’t use it because I don’t care about a locked iPhone

    9 vote(s)
    6.1%
  1. macaddiict macrumors regular

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    #1
    I am curious to find out if others are using the TouchID passcode option after all these months. I tried and tried to use it, but found it very frustrating.

    I wish there was an option for a time-delay when using fingerprint security.
     
  2. SandboxGeneral Moderator

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    #2
    I'm still using the Touch ID and it's been working great for me.
     
  3. TribeFan1 macrumors regular

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    #3
    I still use mine. It is incredibly convenient, much more than I thought it would be and in my experience is fast and accurate
     
  4. Tyler23 macrumors 603

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    #4
    I've had my 5s for less than a week, but I'm loving Touch ID. Works 90% of the time for me, and is consistently much faster than even just unlocking the phone by swiping with no passcode set. It's faster even if I have to give it a second shot if it fails the first time.
     
  5. jbachandouris macrumors 68040

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    #5
    Still using it. Sometimes it takes a few tries. Still wish it worked better.

    Not working for iTunes purchases even though I turned it on.
     
  6. sviato macrumors 68020

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    It's okay and I still use it though I wish we could set a lock time like for the regular passcode.
     
  7. RokkenRock macrumors member

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    #7
    It works like a charm, especially when you get the hang of it. It unlocks even faster than having no pass code. I can even use a more complicated pass code than a simple four digit I used before.
     
  8. petvas macrumors 601

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  9. macaddiict thread starter macrumors regular

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    #9
    Sorry, I apparently didn't click the right button. It is working now!

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    I'm interested that so many of you like it. It seems like I had to re-train my TouchID on a regular (weekly or so) basis for it to be even remotely usable. Otherwise it would take around 3 attempts each time I tried to unlock the phone with my thumb. I have chronically dry hands -- I wonder if that has anything to do with it?
     
  10. sulpfiction macrumors 68030

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    #10
    Works great for me. Had it on since day one. Didn't realize how much more convienent it is then punching in my password.
     
  11. I7guy macrumors G5

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    #11
    I have this feature enabled, it is extremely convenient.
     
  12. Tomacorno macrumors regular

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    #12
    I am surprised at how well it works. I use it all the time. However, my wife is unable to use it. I thought she was doing something wrong but my son and I both tried to help her set it up and it does not seem to work with her fingers. Very strange.
     
  13. pollaxe macrumors 6502

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    #13
    I use it all the time; I've had very few issues with it.
     
  14. RokkenRock macrumors member

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    #14
    Mine has problem recognizing my wife's left thumb. We've set it up a couple of times but the result is not good.
     
  15. Ann P macrumors 68020

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    #15
    POLL: 5S users, have you turned off TouchID passcode?

    No, use it all the time.
     
  16. AutoUnion39 macrumors 601

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  18. g0odfr1end102 macrumors 6502

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    #18
    My first iPhone 5S' Touch ID didn't work great: once out of three. It was very bothering. Got is stolen since, and received a replacement two weeks ago. Works PERFECTLY, 0 miss!
     
  19. Halcyon3608 macrumors newbie

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    I love TouchID. The only time I've had to re-enter my fingerprints is when iTunes crashed during an update and I had to reset my phone. I very, very rarely get the "try again" message. Originally, I only used the function for the novelty factor since I don't care about securely locking my phone, but it's turned out to be a much more convenient/efficient way to get to the homescreen compared to slide-to-unlock (w/o a passcode).
     
  20. bmac4 macrumors 68040

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    #20
    When I first heard the rumors that Apple was going to add this to the iPhone 5S. I thought it would be a gimmick, and would not work that well. I got my iPhone 5S last Monday. Man was a wrong. I love touch ID. Before on my iPhone 5 I never used the pass code because I thought it was a pain. Now I love having the security. Works great for me.
     
  21. richardbb85 macrumors 6502a

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    #21
    works great cept when my hands r sweaty and touchid wont work esp when i m at the gym
     
  22. Lucille Carter macrumors 65816

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    I have never locked my iPhone and see no need for it. All sensitive data is keep in Keeper, an incripted vault. I do not leave my phone laying around for someone to steal.

    Useless feature for me
     
  23. SomeGuyDude macrumors 6502a

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    #23
    For me it's not about security, it's about convenience. Especially in the app store. Being able to thumbprint a purchase from the store instead of putting in my AppleID password is super handy.
     
  24. T5BRICK macrumors 604

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    #24
    It works just about every time except for when I'm holding my phone at a strange angle. Aside from that, when I take my phone out of my pocket now, I place my finger on the home button and press. It is almost always unlocked and ready to use before I even see the screen.
     
  25. virginblue4 macrumors 68000

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    #25
    Settings > general > restrictions > scroll down to 'Require password' and ensure that is set to '15 minutes' NOT 'immediately'.

    And Touch ID works flawlessly for me :)
     

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