1. iMore Question's Avatar
    Is there any way to change settings in order to use touch ID when one first power the Mac Book Pro?

    When you first power it, one needs to type his password, but the keyboard does not light up until start sequence is finished, so it is really a hassle to type the password in a dark environment.
    02-02-2019 09:57 PM
  2. Just_Me_D's Avatar
    Not according to Apple. "Note that you must type your password to log in after you start up, restart, or log out of your Mac."

    02-04-2019 05:20 PM
  3. Lee_Bo's Avatar
    From the link above:

    Every time you start up, restart, or log out, you need to type your password to log in to your user account.
    So just like your iPhone. When you reboot your iPhone, Touch ID doesn't work until you type in your password (PIN).

    Yes it stinks as I also have a MBP and would love for the keyboard to come on at startup........but that that would mean I'd be working from home and I just don't do that. :-)
    02-05-2019 07:55 AM
  4. Lee_Bo's Avatar
    However, I did find this:


    At the bottom:
    When FileVault is enabled it encrypts everything on the SSD and doesn't allow even the computer to have access to that data until you enter your password. Including the software that loads during startup which would normally activate the backlighting on your keyboard and the touch-bar.

    After you enter your password on startup the decryption process begins and all of those necessary pieces of software start to load. Making your keyboard backlight turn on and your touch-bar activate.

    Here are your 2 choices:

    Accept it and remain using FileVault (my recommendation)
    Turn off FileVault (which I really do not recommend)
    Since I do have FileVault enabled and don't with to mess with it right now, I cannot confirm if this is a solution. but it does sound plausible.
    02-05-2019 08:02 AM

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