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Touch ID Unlocking My Phone with one click
Up until a few days ago, whenever I "woke" my phone up with one of my fingers that has been scanned with Touch ID, my phone would simply wake up when I "clicked" the home button. But in the past few days, when I simply click the home button with my finger, my phone not only wakes up, it opens up completely to my phone.
I called Apple Tech. The tech sent the issue up to an engineer who said this is exactly the way it was designed. So if I have 5 notifications on my lock screen and put one of my fingers on the home button and "click", I bypass seeing the notifications and my phone opens up to the last page I was on.
I HATE this and still not convinced it's suppose to work this way. If we click the home button to wake it up (and use one of our scanned fingers), why should it bypass waking...right to opening the phone? It's maddening.
Any help would be great. Is this a hardware issues? Software?
- 12-01-2015, 10:10 PM #2
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Touch ID Unlocking My Phone with one click?
This has been a common complaint with the upgraded Touch ID sensors in the 6s and 6s Plus. They are so responsive that, more often than not, they cause the phone to bypass the lockscreen even when the user doesn't mean to. For the time being, your options are to wake your phone using a finger that hasn't been scanned or using the sleep/wake button on the side of the phone. Hopefully Apple comes up with a solution soon.
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Re: Touch ID Unlocking My Phone with one click
I don't think TouchID can be too good, they just need to change the UI slightly to allow for how fast it now is.
One possibility is an option for requiring two touches of the home button if there are any notifications, so that you get a chance to read them, but it doesn't delay you if there are no notifications (as with pressing the side button first).
Or maybe turn the screen on if you rest your finger on the sensor and it recognises the print, but don't unlock until the button is actually pressed?
Of course this may all change next year anyway if the rumours are true about the home button being made part of the screen to reduce the bezel size.
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