Why no Touch ID for native apps?

Discussion in 'iOS 8' started by furam90, Sep 17, 2014.

  1. furam90 macrumors regular

    Jun 15, 2010
    A bunch of new apps are using Touch ID for privacy and protection, so why doesn't Apple implement touch ID for native apps? For example, it would be cool if I could enable Touch ID protection for my photos and other apps with sensitive information. Not even native apps, it could just be any of them. Can't count the number of times I've let a friend borrow my phone to watch a video or make a call, but get a little unnerved that they'll wander into an app they shouldn't be in. Just seems like it would be really easy to implement, yet it hasn't been done.
  2. dcorban macrumors 6502a


    Oct 29, 2007
    I feel what you are really asking for is the often requested "guest mode".
  3. furam90 thread starter macrumors regular

    Jun 15, 2010
    Yeah that would actually be amazing. For example, at a party when you want to connect your iPhone and disable the password-- it would be great if you could just limit access to the music app etc without people having access to your entire phone.

    One day I suppose...
  4. HunterGather macrumors member

    Oct 18, 2008
    If not a guest mode, then yes, password/thumbprint protecting certain apps would be great from nosey people.
  5. rorschach macrumors 68020


    Jul 27, 2003
    You can do that already with Guided Access (since iOS 6).

    Of course, they can restart the phone to get out of it. But if you have a passcode enabled then they'd have to get you anyways.

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