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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Non-Touch ID Mac says “Touch ID requires password when Mac restarts”

I used Carbon Copy Cloner to move from one MacBook Pro to another and have found that while the newer Mac does not have the fingerprint sensor, the OS still reports "Touch ID requires password ...
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Unable to complete touch id enrollement after Catalina update

Currently having issues with my Macbook Pro 2018, recently I've updated my OS to Catalina 10.15 and after that, my touch id isn't working. Tried everything, like SMC reset, reset of NVRAM, reinstalled ...
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Is it possible to disable macOS requesting permissions via Apple Watch, but still use it to unlock Mac?

I've found that it's quite slow to go from typing my user password to unlock/allow something in macOS by double clicking the side button on my Apple Watch. So is it possible to keep the unlock my ...
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Using security keys similar to the use of TouchID for removing need of passwords

With the new MacBooks getting TouchIDs, password authentication is becoming an old school way to do things. Since TouchIDs work in the same way as Security keys (both having public-private keypair), ...
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Mac OS - Is it possible to sign in to iCloud via touch id instead of using the password?

I have a 2018 MacBook Pro 15 running Mojave and from time to time I see this annoying iCloud popup saying I'm not logged in and that I have to enter my AppleID password. I have TouchID set up and use ...
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Touch ID not recognized by app

I recently changed my password on my MacBook Pro. Normally, the password change does not introduce any additional complications. This time, something went wrong. For example, I was signed out from all ...
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Failed “Unable to complete Touch id enrolment”

Recently I updated my Macbook Pro 2019 2.4 GHz to Catalina-10.15.4. Suddenly I realized that my Touchpad not working properly. I even can't add a new touch id after entering password showing following ...
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Disable TouchId Lock Typo

If I mistakenly press the TouchId on my Macbook Pro, it locks the screen and I have to log back in. After extensive searching I can't seem to figure out how to disable this "feature." TouchId doesn't ...
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Does iPad 9.7 2019 have a different Touch ID?

I have 3 devices equipped with Touch ID: iPhone 7 2016 iPad 9.7 2019 MacBook Pro 13 2019 The Touch ID on my phone works maybe 10% of the time with my sweaty hands, while I have almost 100% success ...
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MacBook Pro Touch ID

On my Mac-book pro 2019, Touch ID does not hard shut down MacBook Pro. I have tried multiple options for resetting smc but they don't seem to work.
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How to Unlock iOS 12 with passcode, without disabling touch ID

Is there a way I can force a prompt for passcode unlock without disabling touch ID? I have some gloves with capacitative tips on the index fingers. I can use them relatively well to navigate the ...
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Make /usr/bin/security ask for Touch ID verification

I can add a password to the keyring like this: security add-generic-password -a $USER -s my-password-entry -T /usr/bin/security -U -w ... and read it like this: security find-generic-password -a $...
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how to use fingerprint id to sign in to apple ID

When updating my Mac, I often get a password popup like the following. Why does the keychain not remember my password from the last 100 times I entered it. And why does it not offer me the ...
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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… Still present in iOS 13.4 March 2020 Quick TL:DR Pressing the home button twice without using TouchID should present the pass/...
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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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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 ...