1. KingBuick's Avatar
    I've been using Touch I.D. ever since I upgraded to the 5s back in November 2013, however I'm thinking about disabling the feature because my iPad Air doesn't have it. I'm also thinking of upgrading my data plan in order for me to use my iPad as much as I use my iPhone.

    Has anyone on here not been or have been using the Touch ID feature? What are the pros and cons you've experienced with it?

    Pros for me is that it makes my iPhone easier to unlock, and I don't have to enter my password for the iTunes and App stores. Con is that it doesn't recognize my fingerprints often.

    Sent from my Space Grey iPhone 5s 64 GB or Space Grey iPad Air 128 GB WiFi + Cellular. Both devices using VZW 4G LTE and running iOS 7.1 .
    07-21-2014 04:02 PM
  2. pr1nce's Avatar
    I've been using Touch ID since I got my 5s. It is easier than entering my password every time and it works very well.
    07-21-2014 04:17 PM
  3. BreakingKayfabe's Avatar
    Why would you disable it from your iPhone just because your iPad doesn't have it?

    I use it on my 5S all the time and also use an iPad Mini Retina.
    07-21-2014 04:22 PM
  4. Scorpion667's Avatar
    Considering that it takes me the same amount of time to unlock the phone non-secured (i.e no passcode or fingerprint) as it does with Touch ID, I just leave it enabled. Works flawlessly for me.
    fb2 likes this.
    07-21-2014 04:23 PM
  5. cwbcpa's Avatar
    I use it all the time. It's awesome and works perfectly. About the only time it doesn't work is if my hands are damp and then that's expected.

    I can't imagine why you would stop using it on your iPhone because it's not on your iPad. I wish my iPad had it, but that doesn't make me want to stop using it on the device that does have it. Seems odd.
    07-21-2014 04:45 PM
  6. EmceeGeek's Avatar
    I've been using Touch ID since day 1. Best security feature for me. Can't wait until the iPad mini & air get it.
    jamesedward318 likes this.
    07-21-2014 05:12 PM
  7. CDG's Avatar
    I have even using it since Day 1 and really liking it.


    Sent from my iPhone 5s using Tapatalk
    david9962000 likes this.
    07-21-2014 05:14 PM
  8. Spencerdl's Avatar
    Everyday, all day I use my Touch ID since I purchased my iPhone 5s. I rarely use my code to unlock.
    jamesedward318 likes this.
    07-21-2014 05:43 PM
  9. Highrisedrifter's Avatar
    I love it and it works perfectly for me. I've been using it since day one and couldn't be happier.
    jamesedward318 likes this.
    07-21-2014 06:34 PM
  10. phreddyl's Avatar
    use it and love it! Yes i wish that my iPad air had it- but I also wish it was gold to match my phone- oh well life is full of disappointments... #firstworldproblems
    07-21-2014 06:41 PM
  11. donemt's Avatar
    I've used the feature on my 5s since the first day and have never had any problems


    Sent from my iPhone using iMore Forums
    jamesedward318 likes this.
    07-21-2014 07:53 PM
  12. TurboTiger's Avatar
    I use it all the time except when my old habit kicks in & I use the 4 digit code.
    Good Luck
    07-21-2014 08:45 PM
  13. fubaracing7374's Avatar
    Never used a passcode before the 5S but use Touch ID all the time.
    07-21-2014 08:47 PM
  14. veritas_vincit's Avatar
    I'm using it since I got the device. Never disable a security feature in one device just because another device doesn't have it.
    07-21-2014 09:01 PM
  15. taz323's Avatar
    Been using it since i picked up my 5s, works great.
    07-21-2014 09:11 PM
  16. finn5975's Avatar
    I'm the exception. I don't care for it. Tried several times to get used to it, and couldn't. I have never passcode protected my phone so to me, it is an additional step that I don't care to deal with.
    07-22-2014 12:35 PM
  17. qbnkelt's Avatar
    Been using Touch ID since I got my 5s. Love it. No problems with it at all. Ever.
    07-22-2014 01:40 PM
  18. jburke82's Avatar
    I use it all the time.

    Prior to the 5s, I would only keep the passcode activated in certain situations (out at a bar, etc), and would deactivate it when I was at home...simply because typing in the passcode is tedious, yet helpful when out in public.

    Since the 5s, I use the touch ID all the time...it is actually quicker than swiping the phone's lockscreen without a passcode!
    07-22-2014 02:31 PM
  19. pr1nce's Avatar
    I'm the exception. I don't care for it. Tried several times to get used to it, and couldn't. I have never passcode protected my phone so to me, it is an additional step that I don't care to deal with.
    I never used a passcode on a phone until I got my 5s. Now I won't go without it.
    Spencerdl likes this.
    07-22-2014 02:32 PM
  20. JakePleasants's Avatar
    I have never enabled a passcode, so I didn't use TouchID and don't currently use the fingerprint scanner on my Galaxy S5 because it's just an unnecessary step considering my phone is never out of my reach. The only time I used it was when I traveled to Atlantic City, just in case I were to lose my phone. Thankfully, that didn't happen and as soon as I got back home I turned it off again.
    07-22-2014 08:15 PM
  21. finn5975's Avatar
    I never used a passcode on a phone until I got my 5s. Now I won't go without it.
    I hear ya. I know it won over a lot of people who never used passcode in the past. I believe that is what it was designed to do (out of the gate anyway). I tried 3 or 4 times but the longest I made it was 3 days. That was enough.
    pr1nce likes this.
    07-22-2014 09:08 PM
  22. nikkisharif's Avatar
    Been using it since launch & I love it
    07-22-2014 11:42 PM
  23. ajl's Avatar
    Disable a pass code altogether from time to time, but frequently use Touch ID.


    Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk
    07-23-2014 03:26 AM
  24. calebt's Avatar
    Yes, I use it. The only reason for getting the 5S.
    07-23-2014 05:43 AM
  25. Not Quite Right's Avatar
    I would if I could, but I can't so I don't ... (iPhone 5)
    Haseeb Rehman likes this.
    07-23-2014 09:28 AM
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