1. jsntrenkler's Avatar
    Hello iMore iPhone 5S users, so what does everyone think of TOUCH ID after using it for a while now?
    11-22-2013 12:02 AM
  2. JakePleasants's Avatar
    I still think it's a great feature and rather innovative, but I don't use it when I'm at home. However, I'll be going to Atlantic City in a couple of weeks and I'm so thankful that I have TouchID now because it's perfect for the nightmare scenario of losing my phone while I'm there and having the combination of TouchID with a complex alphanumeric passcode as a backup gives me a great mix of peace of mind and ease of use that I wouldn't otherwise have. So I'm quite happy that I have it as a viable option.
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    11-22-2013 01:01 AM
  3. EmceeGeek's Avatar
    I still find touch ID very useful! With my i5 and previous models I only set my PASSCODE to lock every 4 hours because I didn't feel like typing it in every time I picked up my phone. Which means my phone wasn't secure. Now that the only thing I have to do is hold my finger there and I'm in my phone, I couldn't be more happier. I'm protected during a stupid adventure and also from nosey friends.


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    11-22-2013 02:18 AM
  4. iPerry7's Avatar
    I find it very useful not because I need to secure my phone but because it is the fastest method of unlocking the phone I have ever come across not to mention that it is very unobtrusive. I barely even notice it is there. That was what Apple was aiming for , technology that simply disappears.
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    11-22-2013 03:59 AM
  5. Rocket_Girl's Avatar
    Didn't care about it- didn't even set it up until a few weeks in.

    Then I tried it.

    Love it.
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    11-22-2013 06:02 AM
  6. dalaen's Avatar
    It's frankly nice to hold your thumb on the Touch ID button and wait a fraction of second, thinking "now do your job".
    Although I never bothered typing in my password on the screen, it's clearly more comfortable ! And it feels like precious technology.

    Un bijou de technologie like we say here in France!
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    11-22-2013 06:11 AM
  7. Eileen89's Avatar
    I personally don't care for it and recently stopped using it altogether.
    11-22-2013 07:08 AM
  8. kurpaige's Avatar
    I love it. This is the first iPhone that I actually use a pass code on


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    11-22-2013 07:09 AM
  9. SeanHRCC's Avatar
    The same thing I felt the last few times people asked this question...still works flawlessly (now on my 3rd iPhone 5S) and still a very convenient security feature.
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    11-22-2013 07:13 AM
  10. j_benj's Avatar
    Had it set up since day one and still loving it. If I wake my 5S up with the home button it's unlocked faster than I can even realize what's going on. Amazing.
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    11-22-2013 08:03 AM
  11. warcraftWidow's Avatar
    I like it still especially since now I do t mind having a long complicated passcode since I rarely need to enter it.
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    11-22-2013 08:14 AM
  12. finn5975's Avatar
    I have no use for it. I never passcode locked my phones in the past, so adding another step doesn't make much sense to me.
    11-22-2013 08:23 AM
  13. steveh552's Avatar
    With my androids I liked keeping them locked but had to make a tasker profile to unlock the phone when plugged in, mainly for driving, did not want to take my eyes off the road, so this touch id is perfect for my needs, phone is always secure yet available when I need it without risking safety.


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    11-22-2013 08:31 AM
  14. anon4757448's Avatar
    I love it.

    Wait...haven't we answered this question already?
    11-22-2013 08:47 AM
  15. duce3g's Avatar
    Just two points about it

    1. Every time the screen locks I have to use it or Passcode. When using touch id you can't time delay when you need a passcode.

    2. I've gotten so use to it that it drives me crazy that my 5c and iPad mini doesn't have it.
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    11-22-2013 09:18 AM
  16. duce3g's Avatar
    My three old loves it
    11-22-2013 09:19 AM
  17. chezm's Avatar
    ive only had my iPhone 5s for almost a week and LOVE this feature...i never used to lock my phone because i couldnt be bothered with pass codes (just annoying). Now my device is secure and i dont have to think about it (only after i restart it). Now people at work/friends dont take my phone and play around as frequently...and my stuffs all secured. incredible.
    11-22-2013 09:27 AM
  18. wamsille's Avatar
    I like that you can scan multiple fingerprints to the device, so I have my right thumb, left thumb and right index finger set up so I can easily unlock my device depending on how I'm using it.

    My wife hates this feature by the way. She likes to look at my phone.
    11-22-2013 09:46 AM
  19. Nolander07's Avatar
    I love it. This is the first iPhone that I actually use a pass code on


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    11-22-2013 12:14 PM
  20. ght's Avatar
    Greatest ****ing thing ever. Being forced into a 8-digit passcode and instant-lock by EAS server at work makes TouchID a lifesaver.
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    11-22-2013 12:24 PM
  21. thejerryong's Avatar
    One thing I love with the 5S is the Touch ID. On my iPhone 4, I turned off my passcode cause I hate typing it every time I unlock my phone. With the Touch ID, it's always locked now. Plus when downloading new apps on the App Store, having Touch ID enabled is such an ease.
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    11-22-2013 01:17 PM
  22. SwitchBeach's Avatar
    Love it.

    Love that you can use it to make purchases in the App Store and iTunes on the phone. Way more convenient than typing the password.
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    11-22-2013 01:24 PM
  23. MacintoshDan's Avatar
    I don't think about it, so it works as Apple intended.


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    11-22-2013 02:09 PM
  24. wamsille's Avatar
    I don't think about it, so it works as Apple intended.
    There ya go. End of discussion.
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    11-22-2013 04:42 PM
  25. trmoney24's Avatar
    can't wait for this feature to open up to 3rd party apps. logging in to my bank apps, etc., will be much easier with this vs typing in a password. then it is going to be super useful!
    one thing that is annoying is having to type in your password when you get an app if you have restarted the phone. since mine crashes every so often, seems like i am typing the password more than i am scanning my fingers.
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    11-22-2013 04:52 PM
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