Touch ID awesome

bbeagle

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Just got my new iPhone 6 - first experience with Touch ID.

I _WAS_ clicking the home button, then swiping (like I was used to), then hovering over the Touch ID button to get in.

Then I found that all you really have to do is click the home button, then keep your finger hovered over it for another 1/4 second, and you're in.

So much simpler! Easier than even a swipe without a passcode! Love it!
 

Tyler23

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Just got my new iPhone 6 - first experience with Touch ID.

I _WAS_ clicking the home button, then swiping (like I was used to), then hovering over the Touch ID button to get in.

Then I found that all you really have to do is click the home button, then keep your finger hovered over it for another 1/4 second, and you're in.

So much simpler! Easier than even a swipe without a passcode! Love it!
Welcome to the age of Touch ID. It's a nice place to be.
 

Hal~9000

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I want touchID on everything of mine :)

My car, my home entrance, EVERYTHING!
 

Rocketpaul

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Just got my new iPhone 6 - first experience with Touch ID.

I _WAS_ clicking the home button, then swiping (like I was used to), then hovering over the Touch ID button to get in.

Then I found that all you really have to do is click the home button, then keep your finger hovered over it for another 1/4 second, and you're in.

So much simpler! Easier than even a swipe without a passcode! Love it!
I agree, this is my first iPhone and touch Id is amazing, its like you haven't even locked you device. Every electronic device should have it!
 

Blorzoga

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Just got my new iPhone 6 - first experience with Touch ID.

I _WAS_ clicking the home button, then swiping (like I was used to), then hovering over the Touch ID button to get in.

Then I found that all you really have to do is click the home button, then keep your finger hovered over it for another 1/4 second, and you're in.

So much simpler! Easier than even a swipe without a passcode! Love it!
Hover? I think you actually have to touch it.
 

LostMyiPhone

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Yeah, I notice that both of my parents (they're 60 and 70) still press, swipe, punch in code... which I expect from my dad -- having had an older iPhone but for ma, it's the first iPhone so there's no "old habits" to break... haha
 

rui no onna

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Yeah, I notice that both of my parents (they're 60 and 70) still press, swipe, punch in code... which I expect from my dad -- having had an older iPhone but for ma, it's the first iPhone so there's no "old habits" to break... haha
Of course, your ma could've been borrowing your dad's iPhone and gotten used to the habit. :p
 

ionjohn

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I must say Touch ID really is the most amazing thing we've seen on iphones in a while

Only my gf and I can access my phone haha
 

brig2221

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I want touchID on everything of mine :)

My car, my home entrance, EVERYTHING!
So funny you say that as I was thinking the same thing this morning, so convenient.

OP, I upgraded from an iPhone 5 and got to use Touch ID for the first time as well and LOVE IT. It's probably my favorite new feature (equal to the bigger screen size) on the iPhone 6.

All that said, it's my understanding that Touch ID has been significantly improved since it's initial release on the 5S. That isn't to say that it was bad on the 5S, but I think we are getting the advantage of using Touch ID on superior hardware than its original release.
 

LostMyiPhone

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Of course, your ma could've been borrowing your dad's iPhone and gotten used to the habit. :p
I suppose she does have an iPad 2 -- so it could have come from there. I just keep my mouth shut anymore. If they want to punch in the security code every time, have at it.

Can't tell you how many times I've told them "You don't have to tell me the date and time in your voicemail. This information is logged on my phone when you call. Heck, you don't really even need to leave me a voicemail to let me know you called! I can see the missed call on my phone!"

but alas, I still get voicemails:

"Hey Son, it's your dad -- it's about 5:30 on Wednesday evening. Just calling to see how you are doing. Give me a call when you get a chance."

I love that my dad calls me and I don't take for granted that he's still around. But it IS pretty hilarious that I still get these. It's just a habit that they're never going to shake.
 

mnsportsgeek

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I must say Touch ID really is the most amazing thing we've seen on iphones in a while



Only my gf and I can access my phone haha

You're a better man than I. My wife can't even get into my phone, and I don't even have anything to hide.
 

BeeGood

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Touch ID is definitely one of the features that keeps me buying iPhones instead of android devices. And it will only get better as app makers extend it to security for their apps (Discover Card has already done this)
 

Agent-P

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I know what you mean OP. I just upgraded from an iPhone 5 so this is the first time I'm owning an iPhone with Touch ID. I never want to go back!
 

shabanggg

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I upgraded to a 6 from a 4s and I love the Touch ID, wow! Simply amazing. I feel spoiled now every time I unlock my iPhone. So easy and nice..and it's protected like a passcode would protect it...loooooove it!
 

greytmom

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Maybe incorrect terminology. I can't KEEP the home button pressed or Siri comes up. I release the button, and maybe I'm still touching the button for 1/4 second more.
You just mean that your finger is resting on the home button, not clicking it.

I have noticed that the Touch ID on the 6+ works even better than it did on my 5S.
 

nabwong

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If everything uses Touch ID, be wary of leaving your finger prints anywhere, door knobs, wine glass on a counter, etc.
 

bbeagle

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If everything uses Touch ID, be wary of leaving your finger prints anywhere, door knobs, wine glass on a counter, etc.
You can pick what finger, or even what body part you want to use for TouchID. Right now it only works on my right thumb. I could have used my elbow, my nose, or even my schlong.

And it won't work just by 'lifting a print' and showing that print to Touch ID - it's much more complicated. So there are no worries. It's much easier for someone to get into my house by stealing my house keys (or even taking a picture of them) and copying them than my finger print!
 
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jlake02

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Coming from the 5 I'm amazed how well the TouchID works. I never used a passcode before but this is so easy and fast, it's a no brainer! :D



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