Touch ID, but not for Passcode

Discussion in 'iOS 7' started by Hankcah, Jul 15, 2014.

  1. Hankcah macrumors regular

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    I'd like to use my TouchID for just downloading apps from the AppStore, but I do NOT want a Passcode setup on my phone. Is this possible?

    I tried a few searches, but didn't find the exact question.
     
  2. thedeejay macrumors 65816

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    Settings > Touch ID & Passcode > iPhone Unlock: off

    But you will have to keep pass code on. If you turn off pass code then it doesn't work.
     
  3. Hankcah thread starter macrumors regular

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    "but I do NOT want a Passcode setup on my phone." - which is exactly what I do not want. I've head iffy things about the TouchID after updates or restores, and don't want to deal with that. It's lame that it isn't more customizable.
     
  4. Jaguarr40, Jul 15, 2014
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    Jaguarr40 macrumors regular

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    If that is what is bothering you I would not worry about like deejay pointed out and part of 7.1.1 .2 was to address Touch ID to make it better. I have been using both a Passcode and Touch ID since Nov and every OS update since I bought the phone new from Apple in Nov. and have yet to have problems.
    Bottom line is you will never know unless you try it, If you don't like it then turn it off but it is none or both.
     
  5. madsci954 macrumors 68030

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    When you set it up, you need a pass code in the event it fails, or you reboot. Plus, unless you're making a purchase everyday or two, you'll have to enter your Apple ID again. A jailbreak may open up more options, and tt will open up more in iOS 8.
     
  6. lelisa13p macrumors 68000

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    Just curious, but why so averse to having a passcode set on your phone? You can set it for every 4 hours which is good enough for being non-intrusive most of the time. You'd need to unlock your phone in the morning if you sleep longer than 4 hours.

    (No judgment here but I can't imagine not having a passcode set to protect iPhone's contents.)
     
  7. Paddle1 macrumors 68040

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    Doesn't it force it to be immediate?
     
  8. lelisa13p macrumors 68000

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    I'm not sure about iPhone but on my iPad Mini-R with iOS 7.1.2 (without fingerprint recognition), Settings > Passcode allows intervals before passcode is required:

    Immediately
    After 1 minute
    After 5 minutes
    After 15 minutes
    After 1 hour
    After 4 hours.
     
  9. Jessica Lares macrumors G3

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    There is a jailbreak tweak that will let you setup custom time. I forgot what it's called and am trying to find it again. I had mine setup to not ask for a passcode to unlock for a whole year otherwise.

    EDIT: It was PassTime.
     
  10. Tyler23 macrumors 603

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    With Touch ID enabled, the only choice is Immediately.
     
  11. lelisa13p macrumors 68000

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    Well, that sucks. Especially if you're at home and have to remember to set the passcode every time you leave.
     
  12. Tyler23 macrumors 603

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    Well with Touch ID, it's really easy..You hit the home button anyways to wake the phone, just your finger there for a fraction of a second longer and the phone unlocks. I just keep it on all the time because it's so damn quick. It takes me less time to unlock the 5s using Touch ID than it does to unlock my wife's 4s with no passcode. Having to swipe to unlock is way slower than just resting your finger on the home button for a split second longer.
     
  13. lelisa13p macrumors 68000

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    Good to know. Thanks, neighbor. :)
     

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