Using Touch ID OR password to unlock?

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by utwarreng, Sep 30, 2013.

  1. utwarreng macrumors 6502

    utwarreng

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    I'm picking up my 5s tomorrow, and am curious if I am able to set it so that I can unlock with either my password OR Touch ID? My girlfriend sometimes uses my phone, and I don't want her to have to come and find me just to run my finger over the home button just for her to be able to use it. If not possible, I guess I'll just stick to a traditional password.
     
  2. eawmp1 macrumors 601

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  3. Tyler23 macrumors 603

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    I think it does both automatically. You can just rest your finger to unlock using Touch ID, or swipe the screen to be asked to enter password. I know you have to set a password anyways, even if you use Touch ID (in case Touch ID fails, and to re-authenticate every so often), so you should be fine.

    Alternatively, you can set up 5 fingerprints, so you could have your girlfriend add hers into the mix as well so she could use Touch ID.

    However you want to set it up :cool:
     
  4. Jman13 macrumors 68000

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    It always can be unlocked using both. I pretty much only use TouchID to unlock, but if you click and swipe the screen, you'll be presented with the passcode unlock. At that point you can enter your passcode, or you can just put your finger on the home button and it will unlock.

    As for significant others, if you trust them and they use your phone a lot, you can also register her finger as one of your fingerprints. My phone's 5 slots are taken up with my two thumbs, two index fingers, and my wife's right thumb, so she can just pick up the phone if she needs to use it for a second (which isn't often, since she has a 5).
     
  5. utwarreng thread starter macrumors 6502

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