So is the new Touch ID going to be multi user friendly?

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by vistokid, Oct 26, 2016.

  1. vistokid macrumors 6502

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    Seems like there's a lot of people out there that share a laptop at home. We do this by having our own accounts/passwords when we log in.

    With the iPad you can have different people with Touch ID access but in the end it takes you to the same place.

    I would assume the new MBP will be able to take you to your account and your other family members to theirs using Touch ID.
     
  2. eroslws macrumors 6502

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    Probably, yeah. It's just another method of authentication; I don't see why it would behave any different than a password. In fact, I wager that the SoC probably sends some sort of password to the computer when you use a valid fingerprint so maybe very little is done on the MacOS side of things.
     
  3. inhalexhale1 macrumors 6502a

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    I would think so. Each account would have a fingerprint tied to it.
     
  4. vistokid thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Would be a major fail IMHO if this wasn't a feature. Mind you I think it should be a feature on iOS for iPad as well.
     
  5. New_Mac_Smell macrumors 65816

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    People still share laptops? I thought that was only back in the days of single computer homes!

    I've always viewed a laptop as a personal device, family desktop would be different.
     
  6. mattopotamus macrumors G5

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    That is extremely common for households. Hence why it brings you to a login screen with a guest account by default.

    I would imagine there would be touchID on all accounts, or at least all ADMIN accounts.
     

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