Touch ID via Digital Crown?

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  1. Lloydbm41 macrumors 68040

    Lloydbm41

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    Taking a look at photo's of the Apple Watch, this looks like Apple could make the digital crown Touch ID compliant for the 2nd generation. Tapping in your passcode all the time must be getting obnoxious by now?

    Could this be used for Touch ID??? Seems like this would make the watch a lot easier to secure and activate?

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  2. arminta7 macrumors regular

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    I think the surface area is too small to get enough finger on there. It's also a bit awkward to do. I saw someone else mention using the screen for touch id earlier and thought that would be neat. Or I guess the idea is that it's not needed with wrist detection and all that.
     
  3. BigMovieGeek macrumors regular

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    I find it just as easy to put the watch on and have my phone automatically unlock the device. It then stays unlocked until you remove the watch.
     
  4. NovemberWhiskey macrumors 68030

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    I recall there was a patent Apple was working on that implemented TouchID through a screen.
     
  5. Lobwedgephil macrumors 68030

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    You only type your passcode if it is not on your wrist, so not usually an issue.
     
  6. shenfrey macrumors 68000

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    You should only need to type in a passcode when you remove your watch. Otherwise it already works in conjunction with Touch ID so I don't think it's necessary.
     
  7. mightyjabba macrumors 65816

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    Assuming you put it on in the morning and take it off at night, that's once a day you have to type in the passcode.
     
  8. SpenceMan01 macrumors member

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    I never type the passcode.

    I put it on, unlock my iPhone using TouchID and thus, my Watch unlocks.
     
  9. Mildredop macrumors 68020

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    Is this actually a thing??
     
  10. matrix07 macrumors 68040

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    What is this feature called?
     
  11. mightyjabba macrumors 65816

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    "Unlock with iPhone" -- it's in the Apple Watch App under Passcode.
     

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