Questions tagged [touch-id]

Apple's fingerprint authentication technology. It can be found on iOS devices (≥ 5S) and MacBook Pro (≥ 2016, with Touch Bar).

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Can't relaunch/use finder on a 2019 MacBook Pro

The finder app on my new 2019 MacBook Pro is unresponsive and if I relaunch it then nothing happens. It's a newer MacBook and thus the power button is the touch ID button. I tried to power off the ...
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How can I make macOS require my password once per day, before Touch ID?

My Mac is configured with Touch ID and most of the time I want that, but I want to configure a policy such that the first time I wake it up after 6 AM it requires my password, or such that it requires ...
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Touch bar on MacBook Pro asks for touch id to login but no login window

I just looked down and noticed that my touch bar was is asking for my finger to login: Safari Touch ID to Log In -> I checked all of my open windows and nothing was waiting to autofill. This is ...
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Touch ID needed when creating a file in external ssd

I recently bought an external ssd to put my files in it for my Macbook Pro 2019, at first I linked it at Time machine but I withdrew my decision. The problem is that I didn't use it before time ...
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Touch ID not working after copying a user account

I duplicated one of my user accounts to separate my work and personal setup and since that I cannot seem to get Touch ID to work. I tried to remove the fingerprint and add it again, but whenever I ...
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TouchId is not unlocking the login keychain after sleep

My problem is that after waking my MBP and logging in with touchid I still have to enter my password to unlock the login keychain and also enter the icloud password. If I log in using my password the ...
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iPad mini probably stuck in Guided Access - Restore doesn't fix it

I have accidentally turned on Guided Access instead of turning off Assistive touch on my iPad mini. After that my Touch ID did not work and i was unable to enter my passcode. I had no knowledge on ...
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Unlock with passcode instead of TouchID after manually locking iPhone?

This is another of those things that seems to have changed since iOS 13… Quick TL:DR Pressing the home button twice without using TouchID should present the pass/PIN screen instead. If I switch the ...
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Touch ID Canceled by another authentication

I've had this issue over multiple iterations of OS. This began for me in High Sierra, followed into Mojave, and now into Catalina. I finally figured I'd deal with it. I've tried everything I've found ...
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iPhone 11 - Leave lock screen after FaceId

I just switched from iPhone 8 (touch id) to iPhone 11 (face id). From the lock screen on iPhone 8, after touching the home button to do the finger print id, the phone would unlock and go to the home ...
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How can I enable touch ID for several hard drives I'm booting from?

I use my MBP 15,1 (Mojave 10.14.6) both with an internal hard drive (for work) and booting from an external one for private stuff. Whenever I enable touch ID in one account, it gets quietly disabled ...
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How to add Sudo Insults with TouchID without disabling SIP

I am following a guide to recompile sudo with insults. However, I felt uncomfortable disabling SIP so I modified it a bit to allow me to use it with SIP enabled. Unfortunately recompiling sudo broke ...
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How to switch user quickly, on Mojave?

There are two users enabled and used at the same time. Usually I need to click via mouse the username in the top bar, choose the username2, type in the password. Am wondering if there's a quicker way....
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Touch ID settings missing from iOS. Fingerprint registered. Nation state hack

I'm part of a targeted attack, and I have registered my fingerprint with iOS on my iPhone 7. Now, I can not access touch ID in my settings and my fingerprint is permanently locked into the mitm ...
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Touch ID to wake up macbook pro 2018, only works sometimes

Sometimes I am able to wake up my Macbook from a completely black screen with just the touch ID. But sometimes I have to press a keyboard key or move the mouse before using the touch ID in order to ...
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Why does iOS require passcode after reboot?

Why does iOS require a passcode (not Touch ID or Face ID) after reboot? Is passcode more secure?
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Why does my Early 2015 MacBook Pro thinks it has a Touch ID sensor?

Touch ID preference pane is shown on my Early 2015 MacBook Pro that doesn't have a Touch ID hardware. Clicking on it says fingerprint limit has reached. Apple Pay says unknown error occured while ...
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Replacing Touch ID/Home button on an iPhone 7

My iPhone 7 Touch ID broke after submerging it underwater because of swimming with friends, but I just want to ask if possible, can the Touch ID (or Home button) be returned to life if I bring it to ...
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Login Prompt stays after unlocking Macbook using Touch ID

My office gave me Macbook Pro 15 inch recently with macOS Mojave version 10.14.5. I configured my Touch ID, it is working fine. When I unlock the system after locking it the login prompt does not go ...
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Does Touch ID work differently between Apple Pay and iPhone unlock?

I'm only asking this out of curiosity. I've noticed that when I use my Touch ID to pay with iPhone, or to unlock an app, it's much quicker and it always works. However, while unlocking the iPhone, ...
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If I have a jailbroken iPhone, is there any way I can view, change, or disable the lock screen passcode?

I have a jailbroken iPhone 6s running iOS 12.1.2 and I have Cydia and Filza installed, as well as some UI modifying tweaks. I used unc0ver to jailbreak and I have complete read/write access to the ...
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Stop Safari 12.1 from auto-submitting forms

Since the recent macOS 10.14.4 update which includes Safari 12.1 (14607.1.40.1.4), last started to automatically submit web forms with login & password fields once a value for password or login is ...
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Can a family member use my iPhone, or does Touch ID lock them out on the iPhone SE?

Can we bypass TouchID? I'm getting an iPhone SE and wondering if I can let my kids/family members use my phone if they need to? I don't know much about Touch ID and am wondering if it can be bypassed,...
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How to temporary disable Touch ID on iPad?

On an iPhone SE, if I press quickly the power button few times I can disable temporarily Touch ID. How can I temporarily disable Touch ID on and iPad 2018 in a similar way without rebooting the ...
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How to disable switching user with Touch ID?

So here is a hypothetic scenario: I'm at work presenting something to a colleague and we are both looking at my screen, when suddenly I have to access a service that requires a password. I use ...
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Do you need a Macbook Pro w touchID to test the authentication in your Swift app?

I'm thinking of buying a MBP base model for Swift programming, and I know that Xcode has a simulator for the touch-bar, but do I need the one with actual touchID hardware if I want my app to require a ...
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How specific/secure/selective is Touch ID?

My new Macbook Pro has Touch ID, and I've trained it on one of my fingers so I can use it to unlock my machine, which is quite fun. I've been wondering, though, how secure it is really. To be clear, ...
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Mac High Sierra not able to Set Touch ID - Canceled by another authentication

I am not able to set the touch id, may be after some minor update to High Sierra. Before that everything was working fine. I tried reseting the password for KeyChain Login and KeyChain Local items, ...
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Macbook Pro 2018 (Mojave) - No WiFi hardware installed

My wifi stop working and it display "No hardware installed" message on my Macbook Pro 2018. I've tried reset NVRAM and SMC but no luck. In system rapport it looks installed, on en0 BSD. Also i've ...
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iOS App Store keeps asking for password for free items

Has the option to just download free apps from the App Store without password been removed? I tried signing in through the Settings app, the App Store no longer lets me use Touch ID for free items. ...
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Unlock keychain with Touch ID

Is there a way to authenticate with Touch ID instead of password on Macbook Pro when I need to unlock the keychain?
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How to bypass Touch ID provided access to the iCloud account?

If a user has Touch ID on. Then he loses his finger, or dies. How to unlock the phone? Provided he or his family know the iCloud password.
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Problem unlocking Mac using Touch ID

I got a problem with using the Touch ID to unlock my MacBook Pro 15" running macOS High Sierra. Whenever I lock my screen by clicking the  → Lock Screen (or Control + Command + q), Mac locks me out ...
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Touch ID when “Sublime Text wants to make changes” [duplicate]

I figured out how to use Touch ID for some changes. But when I edit /etc/hosts with my Sublime Text, I still get this window: How can I use Touch ID for messages like this? 😀
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Touch ID when “wants to make changes”

How can I use Touch ID for messages like this?
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How to encrypt a Disk Image with Touch ID?

I have a MacBook Pro 2017 with Touch bar, and therefore Touch ID. I have tried to setup everything that I can to use Touch ID including login and to authenticate the sudo command. I create a lot of ...
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Any idea what might be making my Touch Bar and Touch ID NOT work only in Safe Mode?

On my Late 2016 15" MBP running 10.13.4 the Touch Bar/Touch ID are not functional, but only when I am booted in Safe Mode. The ESC key doesn't appear either (when holding the fn key) and doesn't work ...
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Can Apple Watch unlock signal be used to unlock other TouchID-protected apps?

I imagine this wouldn't be too tough to do with Automater, but I haven't found any obvious answers to this online thus far. For example, let's say I use an app that requires me to authenticate with ...
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Use Macbook Touch ID button to sleep/lock

I'm not sure if this has been asked before: I want to use the Touch ID button to sleep or to lock my 2017 Macbook Pro 13". I know there are other shortcuts for doing that, but I want to be able to ...
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Dropped iPhone 7 Plus - Screen no longer detected

I dropped my iPhone 7 Plus and it no longer detects the screen. I say "no longer detects" because I confirmed it; I connected it to a monitor with an HDMI dongle and it sees the monitor as the only ...
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Require username+password after sleep/lock

I want a command to force password input after sleep or manual lock with ControlCommandQ in High Sierra, as opposed to allowing TouchID alone to unlock the laptop. How? Use case: You can be forced ...
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Can Touch ID Work With a Windows 10 VM?

I checked, this is not a duplicate. I just installed VirtualBox on my MacBook Pro (macOS HS 10.13.3). So, Apple created "support software" that allow special hardware to be used in Windows 10. That ...
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How can I download apps from the App Store without using Touch ID?

I can no longer install any apps from the App Store to my iPhone as the only way to now do so is via Touch ID which I cannot use on my phone. How can I download apps from the App Store without using ...
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Replace password prompt with Touch ID to read Keychain password

I'm using the following command to fetch a password from the Keychain in a shell script: security find-generic-password -w -s "MyServiceName" It works, but it's showing a popup window asking me for ...
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Is it safe to let apps use Touch ID on an iOS device?

There are some apps that allow logging in via Touch ID (for instance banking apps). I know that it is relatively secure to use this feature as long as no-one has illicit access to my fingerprints, ...
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How to add FaceID for family members to iPhones

We only have cellular phones in our home and with our older phones my wife and I could add TouchIDs to each of our phones, and add our children's fingerprints as well. So, anyone could quickly use ...
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Stop asking Touch ID to Open Voice Memos

Some time ago, after an update of the iPhone OS, it started to ask Touch ID after screen goes black when recording voice at Voice Memos. How can I do in order to Voice Memos stop asking Touch ID? It ...
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iPhone SE, iOS10, why does it randomly *require* the lock code? [duplicate]

I have my iPhone SE set to use my fingerprints to access it, and this is normally the way I get into my phone. By at seemingly random intervals (absolutely no pattern that I can detect), the phone ...
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How can I always allow TouchID to unlock MacBook?

Sometimes, my MacBook Pro (2016, 13", macOS Sierra 10.12.6) would not let me unlock it with TouchID, saying "password is required to use TouchID". Is there any way I could always allow TouchID to ...
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Increase timeout on MacBook Touch-ID log-in?

I'd like to log in to my MacBook Pro using my fingerprint more. If I don't use it for a while I have to re-enter the password. Is this timeout configurable? Running macOS High Sierra 10.13.1, on a ...