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    My phone was set to recognize my fingerprint, someone else touched it and now it's asking for a passcode to unlock it. However I never set up a passcode because I was using fingerprint recognition. Now the phone is locked asking for a passcode and I have no idea what to do
    05-17-2016 11:54 PM
  2. Garz's Avatar
    My phone was set to recognize my fingerprint, someone else touched it and now it's asking for a passcode to unlock it. However I never set up a passcode because I was using fingerprint recognition. Now the phone is locked asking for a passcode and I have no idea what to do
    If you set up a Touch ID, you were required to set up a password. No way around that.
    05-18-2016 12:39 AM
  3. firedept10's Avatar
    Welcome to iMore!

    Here is a guide on how to reset your passcode. You will still need your Apple ID & Password to set it up once it has restored. Good luck!
    05-18-2016 02:17 AM
  4. Ledsteplin's Avatar
    If you're not the owner, you can forget it. You'll never be able to use it without the Apple ID and password.
    anon(9789123) likes this.
    05-18-2016 10:50 AM
  5. anon(9789123)'s Avatar
    Hmm, fishy. It is impossible to set up Touch ID without a password. For me, I had to make a password first THEN set up Touch ID. Are you sure it's your phone? Because that doesn't seem to add up.
    05-19-2016 04:32 AM
  6. anon(9789123)'s Avatar
    It does seem a bit fishy, or is it just me? Because it is absolutely impossible to set up Touch ID without a password.
    05-19-2016 04:33 AM
  7. pappy53's Avatar
    My phone was set to recognize my fingerprint, someone else touched it and now it's asking for a passcode to unlock it. However I never set up a passcode because I was using fingerprint recognition. Now the phone is locked asking for a passcode and I have no idea what to do
    My suggestion would be to return it to the owner.
    k1ward likes this.
    05-19-2016 08:53 PM
  8. Butterfly2's Avatar
    Fishy....stolen iPhone?!
    05-22-2016 04:31 AM

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