Turning on Touch ID. Fingerprinting to protect your iPhone
Some users and potential buyers of mobile devices iPhone and iPad do not know what Touch ID is, what it is used for and how to set it up. We explain Touch ID is a touch module embedded in the Home button that can scan (and also read) your fingerprint, so the phone recognizes its owner and unlocks the screen to access the work screen.
Well you get it, basically this fingerprint scanner button serves as a security for the iPhone or iPad, replacing the password on the lock screen. You can also use your fingerprint to download applications from the App Store and purchase media content from the iTunes Store.
Not all iPhone and iPad models have Touch ID sensor built into the button. Starting with the iPhone 5s and above, Apple phones began to be equipped with a fingerprint sensor. The list of models without Touch ID is below:
How to set up Touch ID on your iPhone or iPad — Apple Support
How to enable the Touch ID fingerprint on your iPhone
In order to put a fingerprint on your iPhone, which will be asked each time you unlock, you need to click on the Settings app:
With Touch ID enabled, you can unlock your iPhone or iPad using your fingerprint
iPhone 6 / 6 plus. How to activate and deactivate Touch ID.
The screenshots above show the screens for recognizing your fingerprint to log into your iPhone. But if you go into your Touch ID settings and turn on the iTunes Store and App Store, you can use your fingerprint instead of your Apple ID password and when you buy apps, music, videos, etc.д. In the same settings, you can add fingerprints, those you allow to use your iPhone.
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Put your thumb@ you can put any finger you like, thumb is handy, but it doesn’t always work.к. On it the skin is damaged more often, it is better to add a few fingers to the index and middle.
Tried to scan the nose, it was considered! But refuses to unlock!
Hello we can not find the iPhone 6 “apply fingerprint” how should we be?
Galia, if your iPhone is an original, look here: Touch ID settings and passcode Add fingerprint. If this section is present but does not function (as described above), then not working Touch ID.
- Open the Settings app on your phone.
- Tap Security.
- Tap Pixel Imprint.
- Put your finger on the fingerprint scanner or use a backup way to unlock the screen (PIN, password, or Pattern Lock).
- Tap Add fingerprint.
- Scan another fingerprint.
Currently installed in iPhone 5S, iPhone 6/6, iPhone 6S/6S, iPhone SE, 7/7, 8/8, iPhone SE 2, and the iPad Mini 3, iPad Mini 4, iPad Air 3, iPad 2017, iPad (2018), iPad (2019) tablets are also equipped with it from the iPad Pro line until 2018.
Fingerprint sensor in the iPhone 5S. How to configure and use?
A little over a week ago, Apple unveiled its new flagship smartphone, the iPhone 5S, which went on sale yesterday. The main feature of this novelty, along with a whole list of updates is the integration of the biometric sensor Touch ID, designed to scan fingerprints.
My first impression of Touch ID is that it’s pretty reliable. If there is the slightest “doubt” of the fingerprint match, the software will not allow you to unlock the device. This is probably the right approach when it comes to the security of user data and money.
Naturally, Touch ID requires initial setup, which consists of a strict procedure for setting personal data scanning the user’s chosen fingerprints, which will serve for authentication. To exclude any conceivable and unthinkable problems with the “reference” finger, the system allows you to download up to five fingers. During this process it is very important to scan all the areas of the fingerprint that will be in future contact with the sensor during the unlock process. Here is a step-by-step video tutorial on how to use Touch ID.
This specific form of phone protection is very useful in identifying the user when downloading applications from the App Store. Now, instead of constantly entering their multi-character password, users can simply scan their finger, which will save a lot of time. It is likely that in the future Touch ID will be extended to such processes as making payments in the PayPal payment system, or through NFC-terminals. But at the moment, unfortunately, Apple does not provide an opportunity for third-party developers to “work” with its technology to create additional services and features.
Power button with built-in Touch ID fingerprint scanner is located on the right side of the smartphone. This arrangement has long been used by many smartphone manufacturers.
- On your phone, open Settings app.
- Tap Security.
- Press Nexus Imprint.
- Put your finger on the fingerprint scanner or use a backup way to unlock the screen (PIN, password, or picture key).
- Press Add Fingerprint.
- Scan another fingerprint.
How to set up a fingerprint on your iPhone
Instructions for setting up the iPhone fingerprint scanner. The Touch ID sensor module built into the Home button is responsible for scanning your fingerprint. It serves as protection for your smartphone and replaces the password on the lock screen.
Not all iPhone models support Touch ID below we have a list of smartphones without a scanner:
- iPhone 3g
- iPhone 3gs
- iPhone 4
- iPhone 4s
- iPhone 5
- iPhone 5c
- iPhone X Touch ID has been replaced with Face ID
If a program is not fingerprint-protected
As a rule, finger scan protection is only provided by apps that interact with the user’s money in any way. “Gallery” and the conditional game remain at risk. Fortunately, the Apple iPhone 13 smartphone allows you to force protection on individual programs:
- Open the device settings.
- Look for the “app lock” option (may be called differently depending on the firmware version).
- Tick the programs that you want to force the protection.
- Confirm the use of the fingerprint sensor in the option settings.
Now when trying to open even the most innocuous program, an intruder will be unsuccessful, as the Apple iPhone 13 will require to put a finger to the fingerprint scanner.
Open the “Settings” app and go to “Notes” “Password. Here you can set the password and activate “Use Touch ID”. If this option is enabled, open Notes and find the note you want to password protect.
1st generation Touch ID (iPhone 5S, iPhone 6, iPhone 6 Plus, and iPhone SE (2016), and iPad Mini 3) 2nd generation Touch ID (iPhone 6S, iPhone 6S Plus, iPhone 7, iPhone 7 Plus, iPhone 8, iPhone 8 Plus, iPhone SE (2020), iPad Air 2, and first and second generation iPad Pro).
How to Properly Fingerprint Scan on iPhone/iPad
By a small margin, Touch ID wins over Face ID. With the latter, it can also be a problematic situation where it would be more convenient to use Touch ID. For example, in total darkness or when paying at the checkout. Which is more convenient to use: unlock via fingerprint scanner or face scanner?
Make sure the Touch ID sensor and your fingers are dry and clean. Choose “Settings” “Touch ID and passcode” and make sure “Unlock iPhone” or “iTunes Store and App Store” is enabled and that you’ve registered at least one fingerprint. Try registering another fingerprint.
Open the Settings app and go to “Notes” “Password”. Here you can set the password and activate “Use Touch ID”. If this option is enabled, open Notes and find the note you want to password protect.
How to add a fingerprint to Sberbank Online
- Sign in to the application in the usual way (by password).
- In the upper left corner, find the menu icon in the form of three horizontal bars.
- Select “Settings” and scroll down a bit.
- In the Security section, move the slider to the “Login by Fingerprint” function.