Touch ID to lock individual apps

Discussion in 'iOS 8' started by TheSacredSoul, Sep 16, 2014.

  1. TheSacredSoul macrumors 6502a

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    From what I understand, Touch ID works for unlocking the phone, appstore purchases and Apply Pay. Why not the ability to lock individual apps like the Photo album? I read the 5S could do that with a jb app. So my question is, without being jailbroken, there's no way to lock individual apps in iOS?
     
  2. SMIDG3T Suspended

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    Nope. No way to lock individual default apps but you might know with iOS 8 third-party developers can use it with their own apps.
     
  3. TheSacredSoul thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Yep, just read about that. My primary concern is the photos app though. Guess I'll just wait for iP6 to be jailbroken. Thank you for the reply!
     
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  5. xcrunner macrumors regular

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    Hmm I wonder if the private photo album app I use will implement touchid over the passcode. More secure!
     
  6. Shaqq macrumors regular

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    I saw this picture a few times on Instagram and online. So it could be a feature in iOS 8 because people saying it is.

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  7. Richardgm macrumors 6502a

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    It's not a feature of iOS 8.
     
  8. Shaqq macrumors regular

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    How are you sure ?
     
  9. Richardgm macrumors 6502a

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    Because I'm running iOS 8. :apple:
     
  10. Shaqq macrumors regular

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    So am I but it could be something that will be added after IOS is publicly released.
     
  11. Mystic Eddy macrumors regular

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    I recall reading that one of the enterprise features allowing locking of the default apps if no passcode was on the device after a reboot. Hopefully this will be expanded to allow users to lock selected apps in 8.1.
     
  12. TheSacredSoul thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    I do not understand why Apple isn't allowing this? I am no programmer but I don't think it will take much work to write such a code.
     
  13. moonman239 macrumors 68000

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    There is Guided Access. As far as I know, when it's activated, it will require a password before allowing whoever's using the phone to exit the app that is in the foreground.

    I have a question for those who have TouchID-enabled phones that are running the iOS8 GM or the public release: Can you use TouchID instead of a password?
     
  14. dearfriendx macrumors 6502

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    Why do you need to lock your Photos app?
    And why isn't a passcode/thumbprint enough to keep your enemies out of your phone? :confused:
     
  15. AlaricRiver macrumors newbie

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    If you are talking about general third party apps, my private bank updated their app this morning to enable Touch ID instead of a password.
     
  16. PNutts macrumors 601

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    I think they are worried about their friends. ;)
     

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