Siri unlocks phone

Discussion in 'iOS 8' started by manhattanmania, Sep 20, 2014.

  1. manhattanmania macrumors regular

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    A little confused... on my 6+, Siri will unlock the phone if I buy a song. For instance, I use Siri to use shazam and identify a song, but then when I tap buy it just goes into the iTunes store/unlocks the phone completely. Shouldn't I have to unlock the phone after clicking buy???
     
  2. OriginalClone macrumors 6502

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  3. bd4 macrumors member

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    Probably it unlocks your phone using Touch ID when you have pressed the home button in order to activate Siri?
    Try it with another finger that isn't enabled for Touch ID.
     
  4. michikade macrumors regular

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    Is this a Hey Siri command or is it a regular press-to-activate Siri command?

    If it's Hey Siri, yeah, it's a bug because Siri actually tells me I have to unlock my phone to open this or that. If it's press-to-activate it may be Touch ID picking up.
     
  5. manhattanmania thread starter macrumors regular

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    Good call! Locked me out with an unrecognized finger. I gotta say that is very slick of apple to automatically recognize your finger while using Siri! These details make me love them
     
  6. bmms8 macrumors 68020

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    Well not to burst your bubble but thats not how it works. Its definitely not a "feature"

    If you use siri on the home screen you should not be unlocking your phone. Its user error and your leaving your finger on the touch id button too long.

    As a precaution id test this by launching siri then canceling. You shouldn't have unlocked your phone. Good luck
     
  7. matttye macrumors 601

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    You're mistaken.

    Go into settings and enable access to Siri on the lock screen.

    Access Siri using an unregistered digit and say 'run music' - it will ask you to unlock your phone.

    Now access Siri using a registered digit and say the same thing - it will run the music app.

    Holding down to load Siri does read your fingerprint.
     
  8. bmms8 macrumors 68020

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    I understand where you're coming from, but this may hold true for the music app since you're launching it.

    Access siri and send a text to someone. Once you're done your phone will still be locked.

    Yes you're right that it uses the fingerprint to launch an app, its the same for all apps, but I'm just trying to say that using siri on the lock screen won't automatically unlock it
     
  9. matttye macrumors 601

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    Once you've used it to launch an app, if you hit home then it takes you to your home screen.

    But yes, using Siri to perform a command that doesn't run an app won't get you past the lock screen.
     
  10. manhattanmania thread starter macrumors regular

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    Actually it is how it works. I'm not leaving my finger on the home button "too long" and it's not "user error." I'm holding down the home button from the lock screen just long enough to activate Siri and then remove my finger. Ask to identify song. It does. I tap buy and it remembers that because I used a recognized finger it can let me in the phone. Not sure what you're talking about.
     
  11. bmms8 macrumors 68020

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    The poster above you said it best.
     
  12. manhattanmania thread starter macrumors regular

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    From the one who said "your leaving your finger too long"
    Enjoy your evening.
     
  13. bmms8 macrumors 68020

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    You're right, i was mistaken on that issue. I just meant to say that siri doesn't unlock your phone at all times. I didn't mean to be rude :)
     

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