Wake up with Touch ID?

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by Ender Wiggins, Jan 2, 2014.

  1. Ender Wiggins macrumors member

    Dec 27, 2013
    Wait a minute. .

    I just got the 5S, and I thought that everyone told me I could wake this baby up with the Touch ID scanner?

    It seems to me you still have to push the button, and then you can only unlock it with the thumbprint.

    Is this true??
  2. RiddlaBronc macrumors 6502a


    Oct 14, 2013
    Mcallen Tx
    I just click the home button and leave my finger on there and it unlocks.
  3. mikeydeezy, Jan 2, 2014
    Last edited: Jan 2, 2014

    mikeydeezy macrumors 6502a


    Jun 15, 2010
    MN, USA
  4. luckydcxx macrumors 65816


    Jun 13, 2013
    everyone lied to you. you have to wake the phone with the sleep/wake button or the home button.

    it is most convenient to wake it with the home button then leave your finger there to unlock the iPhone.
  5. Han Solo 1 macrumors 6502

    Mar 12, 2013
  6. Rogifan macrumors P6


    Nov 14, 2011
    I just got a 5S and I just long press the home button (but not long enough to activate Siri) and it wakes my device. You do have to press the button though, just resting your finger on it won't wake the device. From what others had told me I assumed you'd have to first wake the device and then rest your finger on the home button but with the long press I'm able to wake the device and unlock it at the same time. Very cool.
  7. ABC5S Suspended


    Sep 10, 2013
    As has been mention....

    Press down on the home button that starts the opening process, release it a tad bit, but leave your finger on the home button until it opens so your ID can be recognized which lets you in. Does not take long, and really no big deal
  8. carjakester macrumors 68020


    Oct 21, 2013
    jailbreak and get virtual home to use the button how it should have been designed to begin with.
  9. I7guy macrumors G5

    Nov 30, 2013
    Looking at Central Park@550 feet
    This. I think pressing the home button is designed as a battery saver.
  10. MacChinoNyc macrumors 6502

    Apr 14, 2008
    How is this tweak on battery life though?
  11. ross1998 macrumors 6502a

    Jan 10, 2013
    When I had it I would probably say you lose 5% of battery life throught out the whole day but most people wouldn't notice. I liked how it can wake your phone but the tweak got annoying for me because I naturally lay my finger on home button and it exits out of the app.
  12. takeshi74 macrumors 601

    Feb 9, 2011
    Everyone? Sounds like selective memory to me... :D

    There have been many threads on how it's necessary to press the home button first (unless you JB and use the suggested tweak).
  13. crz6662 macrumors newbie

    Jul 13, 2014
    App is called VirtualHome. Works fantastic. Makes full use of the fingerprint scanner. Just touch and the phone wakes up and unlocks. No button pushing at all. Also if you leave your finger on it from any app , it'll pull up all open apps running so you can switch between them or kill them. Must be Jailbroken though. One of the best tweaks I've seen.
  14. Truefan31 macrumors 68040


    Aug 25, 2012
    Yeah I use virtual home on my 5s. It's great. Just touch the sensor
  15. Grolubao macrumors 65816


    Dec 23, 2008
    London, UK
    Wish I could do that with my iPhone 5, it's alone a good reason to Jailbreak

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