Why won't Apple allow Touch ID for everything EXCEPT lock screen?

HXGuyAZ

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Very frustrating, I was really hoping they would change this in iOS 8 but no luck.

I hate having a passcode/Touch ID for the lock screen...I know it's pretty quick but it's still a pain when trying to do a quick reply or delete an email from the lock screen so I prefer to not lock it at all.

But I do like the Touch ID for things like the App Store and the future Apple Pay.

Anyone think there's a chance they could separate them out in the future or is the lock screen lock always going to be required if you want it to use for other features?
 

RyanTheGeneral

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You don't need to use touch ID for quick reply in lock screen I thought. Some apps hopefully start implementing touch Id for login - I have two already that use it
 

HXGuyAZ

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You don't need to use touch ID for quick reply in lock screen I thought. Some apps hopefully start implementing touch Id for login - I have two already that use it
Not 100% sure on quick reply but I know you do need it to delete an email from the lock screen.
 

RyanTheGeneral

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Not 100% sure on quick reply but I know you do need it to delete an email from the lock screen.
Have not tried that one yet. But I'm pretty sure I tried the text earlier - swipe from right side of screen to the left and hit reply. Almost positive that's what I did.

Going to bed now - let me know if that worked. First day- can say I'm happy so far
 

LePigeonBleu

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I'm right there with you on not liking the passcode/Touch ID for the lock screen. I figured out how to take the passcode off for the lock screen- somewhat.

Settings>Touch ID & Passcode>
-turn off "iPhone Unlock"
after that, set "Require Passcode" to "After 4 hours"

From there, you will have to enter the passcode every 4 hours, but I don't think that's too bad!

m
 

Appl3FTW

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oh it's coming... touchID integration is gonna go widespread, WAIT FOR IT.
 

jonbravo77

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I've been using iOS 8 for awhile now. When a text comes in on the lock screen I hit reply and type my message and hit send. Touch ID does not come into play. Same thing with delete and mark as read for email. Also, third parties are implementing Touch ID, 1Password is one of the apps that has it. So really not sure what troubles the OP or anyone else is having.
 

mintakax

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I've been using iOS 8 for awhile now. When a text comes in on the lock screen I hit reply and type my message and hit send. Touch ID does not come into play. Same thing with delete and mark as read for email. Also, third parties are implementing Touch ID, 1Password is one of the apps that has it. So really not sure what troubles the OP or anyone else is having.
I think OP wants to be able to have "passcode off" (so no unlocking of screen is needed) and be able to use Touch ID for apple store,etc.
I want this also but have been unable to do it because you can not activate "use Touch ID for iTunes and App Store " when passcode is off
 

Rideherhard

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Touch ID for the lock screen is awesome, but i wished they used it more, a lot of the time with iTunes I have to sign in with my iTunes passward be great if Touch ID can replace this.
 

HXGuyAZ

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I'm right there with you on not liking the passcode/Touch ID for the lock screen. I figured out how to take the passcode off for the lock screen- somewhat.

Settings>Touch ID & Passcode>
-turn off "iPhone Unlock"
after that, set "Require Passcode" to "After 4 hours"

From there, you will have to enter the passcode every 4 hours, but I don't think that's too bad!

m
That's a pretty good tip and seems to be the best solution right now, at most you'd have to unlock it like 5 times in one day if you get up at 7am. :p
 

LePigeonBleu

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That's a pretty good tip and seems to be the best solution right now, at most you'd have to unlock it like 5 times in one day if you get up at 7am. :p
it should be noted that if the iPhone has an exchange email account setup on it, the security settings could change the "Require Passcode" options to less amounts of time than the 4 hour maximum.

boo. :confused:
 
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