Umm require passcode immediate only

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by fdot, Sep 26, 2013.

  1. fdot macrumors regular

    Feb 2, 2008
    So I can not change my iPhone 5s' option to require a passcode other then immediately. Is this on purpose. Seems likes a glitch to me. Anyone else?
  2. 53kyle macrumors 65816


    Mar 27, 2012
    Sebastopol, CA
    Do you have fingerprint unlock on? It would make sense because if you do the passcode lock has to be on all the time as a fallback option if you can't unlock using your fingerprint.
  3. kiantech macrumors regular

    Jun 9, 2007
  4. fdot thread starter macrumors regular

    Feb 2, 2008

    Yes I have the fingerprint on. But why wouldn't they let me decide how often to use my finger or passcode


    I do but I find it annoying for my phone to be locked if I put it down for 3 seconds and get another text or something
  5. GeorgieAcevedo macrumors 6502a


    Apr 12, 2012
    New York City
    Because they don't want to
  6. cuencap macrumors regular

    Dec 12, 2011
    Why do you find it annoying? It takes 0.2 seconds to unlock using Touch ID...
  7. fdot thread starter macrumors regular

    Feb 2, 2008
    Because when you get a notification and want to go to that notification, you have to swipe it then scan your fingerprint. It's annoying to my workflow or how I have been using my iPhone since day one.
  8. verwon macrumors 68030


    Jul 26, 2011
    Then turn TouchID off!
  9. fdot thread starter macrumors regular

    Feb 2, 2008
    No I just want to require my passcode after like 5 minutes.
  10. kappaknight macrumors 68000


    Mar 5, 2009
  11. verwon macrumors 68030


    Jul 26, 2011
    You don't get your way, that's not how the world works. Your only other option is to wait for a jailbreak and see what's capable then.
  12. scaredpoet macrumors 604


    Apr 6, 2007
    No it won't let you.

    Cope, or turn TouchID off.
  13. mcdj macrumors G3


    Jul 10, 2007
    Oh, good grief people it's a legitimate complaint. You can stop playing Apple hall monitors any time now. Apple doesn't need you to defend their rather silly all or nothing approach to Touch ID.

    OP, send Apple feedback. Tell them how you'd like it to work. I will join you.
  14. wepiii macrumors 6502a

    Sep 22, 2012
    OP. It bothers me as well. Hoping it's just an oversight or that it will be changed. The responses to your question for the most part have been nothing short of absurd. If these sort of things can't be discussed on an iPhone forum then where should they be discussed. This is a real annoyance to anyone who is used to a certain workflow. "Turn off touch id!" is comparable to people saying, "Use a landline!" if the phone function stopped working. Touch ID is the main feature most people who upgraded, upgraded for.
  15. Col Ronson macrumors 6502a

    Aug 7, 2008
    its not absurd, people complaining about trivial things is silly.

    if i complained about the cables being white everyone would mock me as well.

    just use your finger to unlock, it takes a whole ONE SECOND. workflow? lol really sure.
  16. scaredpoet macrumors 604


    Apr 6, 2007
    And there's a limit to how far you can take that complaint in a place where Apple isn't looking for the feedback. All we can say us "nope, can't do it. Yup, it sucks for you. /thread."

    What else is expected? It's not like Tim Cook himself will respond with the secret codes to enable the delayed passcode lock intervals again. Instead, the OP was given some options and he didn't like any of them.
  17. steve-p macrumors 68000


    Oct 14, 2008
    Newbury, UK
    I noticed that even upgrading to iOS 7 on a couple of iPads and a 4S silently changed the setting from requiring passcode after 5 minutes to requiring it immediately, and those devices don't even have TouchID. I had to go change it back afterwards on all of them.

    When I get my 5S I know it's going to be a slight annoyance that there is no option other than 'immediately'. I sympathise with the OP because while it's not the end of the world, at the same time it seems arbitrary and unnecessary to have implemented it this way.
  18. deeddawg macrumors 604

    Jun 14, 2010
    I too would prefer a delay before lock. For example I'm in the middle of typing an email or message and need to put my phone in my pocket for a moment to do something else; with a five minute delay I'd just be right back where I was without the additional TouchID step.

    Part of this is my being used to using the sleep/wake button to wake my iphone as I take it back out of a pocket which requires shifting my grip to unlock via TouchID. As I get more used to using the home button to wake it's less of a hassle.

    Still, it's a minor thing and certainly not end of the world. I did a restore on my 5s last night (unlocking it just for kicks) and didn't immediately have time to re-register my fingerprints. It's amazing how quickly I'd gotten used to not swiping to unlock and entering a passcode. I'll take TouchID with immediate lock over no TouchID. :D
  19. mrkgoo macrumors 65816

    Aug 18, 2005
    It's a legitimate complaint, and worthy of discussion whether it's a worthwhile thing to have. I mean, if only things that could be discussed on this forum were things that already had answers, then it would be a short forum indeed.
  20. bunnicula macrumors 68040


    Jul 23, 2008
    I like that it locks immediately. It's so easy to unlock that it makes sense for it to lock right away.
  21. jamesapp macrumors 6502a

    Mar 7, 2008
    Tim cook here, Scott forestall just brought me a cup of joe. Hey didn't I fire him, scratches head.

    I had been reading your thread and wanted to respond. I do possess the security codes, to enable the delayed pass code lock.

    But all I can say is " nope can't do it, Yup it sucks for you lol"
  22. Jimbo47 macrumors 6502a

    Jun 21, 2010
    Exactly. I really don't understand what the issue is :confused:

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