iPad Touch ID iPad Question

Discussion in 'iPad' started by CamiMR, Oct 23, 2014.

  1. CamiMR macrumors 6502

    CamiMR

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    Love Touch ID on the iPhone, but I use the iPad differently: always at home, partner and kids also use it, and enjoy the convenience of opening the cover and having the screen unlocked.
    My ideal scenario would be no pass lock / Touch ID to unlock the screen, but still being able to use Touch ID for App Store purchases.
    Fiddled a bit with the settings and couldn't find a way to do it, when Touch ID is enabled, the screen has to be password or Touch ID locked.
    Anyone knows a way around it, or is this the only way it works? Thanks in advance
     
  2. Closingracer macrumors 68020

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    I am not sure you can do that
     
  3. CamiMR thread starter macrumors 6502

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  4. playaproved macrumors 6502

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    Can't be done. It's all or nothing. I wanted to use my 5S in the same manner and realized it can't be done. I was never a fan of pass codes for my phones, but the improved Touch ID on the iPhone 6 allows me to use one and not have it feel like a pain. I'm hoping my iPad Air 2 Touch ID works in the same fashion.
     
  5. dcorban macrumors 6502a

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  6. porterbl1 macrumors newbie

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    You can add their fingerprints to it. At least twice because I've done it.
     
  7. CamiMR thread starter macrumors 6502

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    On the 5s and now the 6 it's brilliant and I have it on at all times, but again on the iPad, because it doesn't leave the house and with the Smart Cover it unlocks automatically, I guess I'll just leave it off...
    Maybe iOS will allow it in the future...
     
  8. melman101 macrumors 68030

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    You know I never thought about the smart cover unlock, and the Touch ID. Kinda defeats the purpose of the smart cover huh. LOL :).

    Anyway, I'll need to keep mine locked because it contains all my text messages, work emails, etc.
     
  9. Closingracer macrumors 68020

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    I like using it to get apps instead of inputting my password
     
  10. CamiMR thread starter macrumors 6502

    CamiMR

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    So would I, but only for that, not to unlock... Which seems to be impossible!
     
  11. Closingracer macrumors 68020

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    It's works great to unlock imo
     
  12. randomkidx macrumors newbie

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    you can have 10 fingerprints, just get 2 for each
     

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