You can press the Touch ID like a button.

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  1. alex00100 macrumors regular

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    Many people are saying about how wobbly the touch id is but I heard no one mention that you can actually press the Touch ID like a button. Is everyone's macbook like that? Is it an actual button or a manufacturing issue?
     
  2. 911_Turbo_S macrumors newbie

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    It is actually like that. The Touch ID doubles as a power button.
     
  3. alex00100 thread starter macrumors regular

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    Is there a setting for that? Mine doesn't do anything.
     
  4. sn0warmy macrumors 6502a

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    Yes, the Touch ID button doubles as the physical power button. You can press it down to turn the computer on/off just like you could with the power button on previous models.

    If you don't have a finger print sensor notification after opening up the computer, you probably haven't setup a finger print yet. Go to System Preferences and Touch ID to set it up.

    I suppose I should also mention that on my previous late-2016 15" MBP that power button was extremely wobbly. I replaced that machine with a 13" tMBP and the power button isn't wobbly at all. So it's definitely not an issue with all machines.
     
  5. Cache macrumors regular

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    What do you mean it doesnt do anything? If the macbook is off it will turn on when you press the button.
     
  6. xraydoc macrumors demi-god

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    Power your computer off and leave the lid open. Now press & click the Touch ID button.
     
  7. alex00100 thread starter macrumors regular

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    OK thanks everyone! It does turn on the computer. I was trying to power off the computer with it, it didn't do that.
     
  8. goobot macrumors 603

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    It acts like a normal power button. Holding it down shuts the computer off for when it's frozen.
     
  9. kapps macrumors newbie

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    Yep, I had a Finder freeze and had to go onto my iPhone to search out how the heck to force the MBP to shut down. Can confirm... Touch ID button moves down when pressed and acts like power button.
     
  10. myscrnnm macrumors 6502a

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    Are you just now finding this out? It's the power button.
     

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