Reply to message from lock screen without Touch ID?

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  1. jabingla2810 macrumors 68020

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    It seems that you can reply from lock screen without using the passcode or Touch ID?

    I know you can disable the feature all together, but wouldn't a better solution let you type out a reply on the lock screen, and send it using Touch ID?

    Now if my phone is on the side, and I get a text, anyone who is around can reply to my messages.

    Seems a bit of an oversight.
     
  2. Aidy06 macrumors regular

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    Yeah, I don't know why they've done that. I used to have my message preview disabled in iOS 7 so nobody could see it, when iOS 8 came along if I kept it the same then I couldn't use the quick reply feature.

    I'd like to be able to have no preview, slide to reply then it asks to use TouchID and let's you reply. That would be fine with me.
     
  3. Aml216 macrumors 6502a

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    A passcode or touch scan is required to reply from the lock screen for me. Once this is done, I am taken to the messages app.
     
  4. jabingla2810 thread starter macrumors 68020

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    That's not replying from the lock screen.

    Try swiping to the right on the notification. It allows you to reply without ever going to the messages app.
     
  5. Aml216 macrumors 6502a

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    Oh hey! Thanks! Did not know I could do that! Really handy.

    I can also see the OP's point now
     
  6. Risco macrumors 68000

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    Same here, takes me to the app rather than quick reply.
     
  7. C DM macrumors Westmere

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    If you are going to unlock it might as well have it take you to the Measages app where you can reply.
     
  8. jabingla2810 thread starter macrumors 68020

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    Swipe to the left instead.
     
  9. C DM macrumors Westmere

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    I think you mean to the left (as to the right will unlock the phone and go to the app for that notification).
     
  10. jabingla2810 thread starter macrumors 68020

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    Correct, my bad!
     
  11. Aidy06 macrumors regular

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    I wouldn't want to unlock it, you should be able to slide, hit the reply button then use TouchID for it to open the quick reply.
     
  12. C DM macrumors Westmere

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    You are already unlocking it essentially by using TouchID then.
     
  13. Aidy06 macrumors regular

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    To activate Quick Reply, that is all.
     
  14. dcorban macrumors 6502a

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    But, if you have the phone locked and are therefore not even using an app, does it matter if you go to the messages app to reply or reply on lock screen? You aren't interrupting anything, since you had the phone locked!

    Touch ID unlocks the phone. You are asking for an alternative use of the Touch ID on the lock screen that could cause some confusion. Touch ID should unlock the device, period.
     
  15. njchris macrumors regular

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    Isn't there an option in the touch ID & passcode settings for "reply with message" ? I haven't tested it but if it's off I would assume you need to unlock first to use the quick reply? I'm not sure what the OP is saying to send it using touch id???

    that just sounds odd.
     
  16. Aidy06 macrumors regular

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    Yes it does matter, what's the point in QR if I eas to be taken to the Messages app each time.

    It's the same as when I get an email notification on the lock screen, you can slide and get the options of mark as read or delete. If you hit delete you then have to input your passcode or use the Touch ID sensor, then it deletes the email and puts your screen back to sleep.

    I'd want the QR feature to work in the same way.
     
  17. planetgirth macrumors member

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    I am using Swift Key and have had 3 times where I could not get any keyboard to come up in messages. Had to restart each time to get it working. Also at least once where it opened the apple keyboard and I hit the globe to get to swift and the keyboard just went blank, did not go to the bottom, acted like it was going to open the swift keyboard but nothing.

    Anyone else having these issues?

    If you delete the apple keyboard and then decide you want it back is it in the app store?
     
  18. netnothing macrumors 68040

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    Yes, there is an option in the TouchID settings called "Reply with Message".

    If you have this OFF, and you swipe from right to left, you now only get the X to close the message.

    If you have this ON, and you swipe from right to left, you get both the X and the reply button.

    -Kevin
     

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