touch id wake up

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  1. ercsliberty macrumors 6502

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    hi all, is there a way to wake up the iphone 6 using the touch id only?
     
  2. FoxFifth macrumors 6502

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    Press the Home button and let it come back up while leaving the finger on it works on the 5s with iOS8 and Touch ID enabled. I suspect the 6 should work the same.
     
  3. ercsliberty thread starter macrumors 6502

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    hi, sorry, should have stated that wanted to see if it can be done without actually pressing it, just touching it
     
  4. LostSoul80 macrumors 68020

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    I doubt you can right know, but maybe a future update will make it possible.
    Tapping the ring only works for reachibility, I think.
     
  5. Applejuiced macrumors Westmere

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    No.
    You have to press the button
    If the sensor was always actively scanning for fingerprints even when the phone is in sleep mode 24 hours a day your battery would be dying way faster.
     
  6. Trebuin macrumors 65816

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    not without a jailbreak. That would be a great feature and help extend the button life, which is why I want it, and why apple wants it to break.
     
  7. H3boy macrumors regular

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    But it would kill your battery life and longevity. More power usage = More charges. More charges = shorter battery longevity.
     
  8. Trebuin macrumors 65816

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    This is true, same as the jailbreak option to tap the screen to wait. I don't know which would use less energy, but I would guess the sensor.
     

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