Last Updated: 22nd June 2018
The power is all in your thumb. Apple’s iPhone and iPad can now be unlocked using just your fingerprint. Amazing right? What’s even better is how effortless it is to set up.
How To Do It
Before you can set up Touch ID, you need to create a passcode for your device, once this is done, follow these steps:
- Make sure that the Home Button and your thumb are clean and dry!
- Tap Settings > Touch ID & Passcode, then enter your passcode.
- Tap Add a Fingerprint and hold your device as you normally would when touching the home button. You don’t have to place your thumb in an uncomfortable position, the technology is smart enough to do the hard work for you.
- Touch the Home button with your finger- but don’t press. Hold it there until you feel a quick vibration, or until you are asked to lift your finger.
- Continue to lift and rest your finger slowly, making small adjustments to the position of your finger each time.
- The next screen asks you to adjust your grip. Hold your device as you normally would when unlocking it, and touch the Home button with the outer areas of your fingertip, instead of the canter portion that you scanned first. It’s as easy as that!
The following list consists of devices that can be unlocked using the touch ID feature: iPhone 5S, iPhone 6, iPhone 6+, iPhone 6S, iPhone 6S+, iPhone SE, iPad Air 2, iPad Mini 3, iPad Mini 4, iPad Pro, iPad Pro 9.7.
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Frequently Asked Questions
Q: What is Touch ID?
A: Touch ID is a biometric finger sensor that is built into the iPhone. Once you've set it up, your iPhone will allow you to use your fingerprint as a tool to pass security.
Q: How many fingers can I use with Touch ID?
A: Apple is yet to reveal an exact amount, but you can store up to 10 different fingers on your touch ID.
Q: What happens if my Touch ID Fails?
A: If your Touch ID fails three times in a row, you will have to enter your passcode.