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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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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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MacBook SSD failure

MBP 2018(13-inch) I got the Touch ID "reach fingerprint limit" problem. I ran xartutil --erase-all command in terminal recovery mode. After that, I cannot log into my account with the correct ...
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Touch ID on Mac

Recently I had an accident with my Mac by spilling liquid on it which ruined the keyboard and the trackpad: they weren't working. I brought it to an Apple center and they fixed it in two weeks. Now it'...
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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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Is it possible to use Touch ID to log into Windows 10? [duplicate]

I have Windows 10 installed on my MacBook Pro (Mid 2017) with Boot Camp. Everything works great. However I can't find any information whether Touch ID can be used to log into Windows or not. If ...
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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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iPhone 7 Plus home button stopped working

I just got a notification that my Touch ID has stopped working. I have iOS Beta 12 installed. Now my home button isn’t working. I guess my phone got slightly wet by rain one day, but the button was ...
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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 ...
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Why does my phone sometimes unlock with TouchID, but not go to home screen/app?

I have an iPhone 7 running iOS 11.0.1. I just started using TouchID to unlock the phone, and I've occasionally encountered an unexpected behavior. I thought that when pressing the home button it ...
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TouchID Forgets fingers after crash

Twice now I've been in a situation where I remove my two USB-C Digital AC Multiport Adapters while running in clamshell mode and found that nothing I could do would bring my my display. So, alas, hard ...
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Touch ID available only after sleep but not when starting the laptop

I just got my new MacBook Pro and the fingerprint is available only after sleep but not when starting the laptop. Is that the normal behavior?
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Setting up touch ID - “unable to complete Touch ID setup”

I've had some problems recently with my Macbook on OSX (newest Macbook version with touch bar). Where my Touch ID used to work, suddenly, one day two things happened: My computer have started to ...
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Touch ID not working after replacement of display unit of iPhone

My screen was broken and Apple repair is pretty expensive (in Germany) so I chose to replace the display with one of the display units sold in the internet (GIGA Fixoo). After replacement the Touch ID ...
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Touch ID setup fails on new (duplicate) user account

I duplicated my account based on this answer. After the procedure, macOS asked me to set up Touch ID. I tried multiple times with many different fingers, but I couldn't get it to fully scan the ...
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Can I use TouchID for a password in my browser?

I would like to use my touch ID to fill in my password at any website. Is there a plug-in for that or is it still inpossible. Example: Facebook asks me for a log-in on facebook.com and I want that ...
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Is my iPhone 6s Touch ID scanner faulty? When should I be prompted for my passcode? [duplicate]

I recently purchased an iPhone 6s. It's the first iPhone I’ve owned with a Touch ID scanner. After setting it up I’ve found it to be very accurate, fast and reliable. But sometimes I get prompted for ...
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Keychain - Touch ID request loop

I've bought the latest MacBook Pro with Touch bar. I've installed clean installation of Mac OSX (latest, no updates avail.). Whenever I open keychain, the Touch ID request dialog is shown. After using ...
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All fingerprints erased

This morning, I woke up, opened my MacBook Pro 2016 13" w/ TouchID, and all the fingerprints were erased. Nothing should have caused this, and nobody else knows the password to my account. How can I ...
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How can I explain the value of the Secure Enclave / (TPM chip) to a privacy conscious user?

The Apple Secure Enclave offers many opportunities for privacy and security. Credit card information, Private keys with specific I/O functions (the private data is never exposed), PII, etc are all ...
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Unlocking iPhone 7 without touch the Home Button

I've been running for 4 years and today I've encountered problem when I wanted to run with my iPhone 7. I was using the armband with my iPhone 5 and iPhone 6s and everything was great. I've placed my ...
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Why did MacBook Pro Touch ID stop working temporarily?

Left my 2016 MBP in coffee shop to go to the bathroom. I put my screensaver on but when I came back after a few minutes it required my password instead of Touch ID so I logged in and then put the ...
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Changes to Touch ID warning after restarting iPhone due to unresponsive app

This morning I restarted my iPhone 7 due to an unresponsive app - Facebook, which does not use Touch ID. On restart I had to enter my passcode, which was to be expected after a reboot. I then tried ...
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TouchID option not displayed / stops working

Over the last couple months, I often run into issues were the TouchID dialog will not display when unlocking the touch Macbook Pro. It will also not display as an option when installing software other ...
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Is there a way to control which Apple Pay is chosen when I pay from macOS?

When I choose to pay for something in macOS using Apple Pay (e.g., from Safari or the App Store) from Mac hardware that doesn't have a touchID hardware itself, I'm sometimes offers my iPhone and ...
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Is there a way to force a password check on a Macbook using Touch ID

I like to be able to use Touch ID for quickly unlocking my Macbook, e.g. for when I've walked away from the machine for a few minutes but it's still in a safe place. But I'd also like to be able to ...