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

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Keyboard shortcut for sleep

Now that the keyboards have Touch ID sensors instead of Power/Eject keys, the sleep keyboard shortcut no longer works. Are there any workarounds how to put a Mac to sleep using only the keyboard?
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Restrict Mac with Touch ID to unlock only via password

Is there a way to prevent a Mac to unlock via TouchID and use password for authentication instead?
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Can’t switch to another logged-in user

Sonoma 14.5, Macbook Air M1 2020 Switching between logged in users works fine for a while (~10 minutes?) after rebooting, but then stops working. This includes via the lock/login screen, via touch-ID, ...
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Wake only with touch id

Is it possible in macOS Sonoma, wake from sleep only with Touch ID? (means not with a password)
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"Install helper" with touchID

Some apps frequently ask for password to "install helper". As a user, I could not really change the software design, but it would be much easier if I can use touchID instead of password. We ...
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MacBook Pro approve as administrator with an apple watch in clamshell

I have enjoyed the seamless integration and convenience offered by the Apple Watch to unlock my MacBook and authorize various actions without the need for password inputs. This has been particularly ...
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How to turn on stolen device protection but do not allow iphone to be unlocked without a passcode

I like stolen device protection in iOS 17.3. I want to turn it on. However, I want to require the passcode to unlock the device. I do not want the device to be able to be unlocked with biometrics (...
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How to use touch ID instead of user password?

My Macbook keyboard has a touch ID button in the top right corner. When performing tasks that require elevated privileges (such as installing new apps) I'm asked to input my user password. I'd like to ...
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"Double-click Touch ID to pay" doesn't work on MacBook

At some point during the macOS Sonoma release, my Apple Pay dialog in Safari began saying "Double-click Touch ID to pay" instead of the usual process of simply touching the Touch ID sensor ...
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Where is the Touch ID data stored?

I would like to 'backup' my Touch ID data or configuration. What file(s) would I need to backup in order to preserve that data and can I simply restore those files to set it up again on the same or ...
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Touch ID does not work in many cases

I have the Macbook Pro 2018 13" (Intel) and I use the Touch ID often, but I discovered that in all subsequent updates since Mojave to Sonoma (5.x update) many apps and still macOS itself ask for ...
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No Fingerprint (=Touch ID) after some time with a paired Bluetooth keyboard / mouse set. How to get the fingerprint feature back without a restart? [duplicate]

After working with a Bluetooth keyboard and mouse set for some time, my iPad will often drop the fingerprint feature. That does not stop me from working with it since I can enter the password instead. ...
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Skype installation on ipad

I recently bought an ipad with ios 16.6. When I tried to install Skype, it refused to do it without a Touch ID. When I put my finger to the button, it wrote something like payment is authorised. ...
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Stop touch ID from asking for a password

How do I stop touch ID from asking for a password every few days? Is there a setting controlling this? I have searched for an answer and have not been able to find any information. I use a MacBook Pro ...
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Lock screen show all users instead of most recent user

I'm using an M1 Macbook Air (2020) with Touch ID, running Mac OS Ventura 13.4.1 There are two user accounts set up on the laptop, each with Touch ID. When the laptop locks (automatically or when the ...
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Being asked for password in Ventura on Network settings

I'm using Ventura 13.4.1 (c), on a number of Macs. All MacBook Pro laptops, I change my network settings regularly for work (DNS, etc). For some reason on one of the Macs I get this popup each time I ...
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What’s the terminal code to enable locking mac using the touch ID key on Ventura? [duplicate]

I’m on ventura (MBA 2019) and I remember using terminal to disable this feature due to some reason. Anyone knows how to reverse it? Much appreciated.
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Is it possible to use an extension cable to wire iPhone Touch ID to logic board directly?

I have an old iPhone 8, that during one repair attempt, I ripped apart the flex cable that connects the Touch ID. The broken part is the segment that comes out from the screen back and connects to the ...
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How to disable Touch-ID on MacBooks via keyboard shortcut?

On iOS I can disable Face-ID by pressing a specific combination of keys. For example, when I press the power button five times in a row on my iPhone 11, it will be locked and Face-ID is disabled until ...
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Unable to complete Touch ID enrollment in MacBook Pro

I am unable to complete Touch ID enrollment on my two MacBook Pros 2017. I have replaced the entire body on both of then and haven't remove Touch ID. I now remove Touch ID on both Macs and apply to ...
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Numeric keyboard with Touch ID on Mac Studio

I have a numeric keyboard with Touch ID for my Mac Studio. Installed it and registered my fingerprint. I was under the impression that Touch ID would also work at a "cold" startup/boot as ...
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Switch users without typing password or FaceID

Apple says: use Apple Watch to unlock your mac without typing password or TouchID. I have two user accounts on my mac. Both tied to the same Apple ID and password. I am wearing an Apple Watch 6. When ...
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iPad 6th Gen shows white background login screen after power on, but no keyboard

This has been occurring for some time now, spanning several iOS updates, now to the latest 16.1.1. It is more of an inconvenience, but I would like to know if anybody else has seen this problem, (and ...
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How to disable "Do you want to sign in to * with your Apple ID" modal in Safari?

I am a consultant, so I have my Mac logged in to my personal Apple ID, but during the day, I log with Safari to various Apple websites with my multiple work-related Apple IDs. I would like to disable ...
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Can a macOS administrator retrieve the password of a user who has enabled TouchID on the same laptop?

TouchID allows a user to log into a laptop through a fingerprint. The fingerprint itself is used by the operating system to retrieve the user password and then the password is used to complete the ...
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Disable Macbook monitor with external screen AND open lid [duplicate]

Since my MacBook 2016 i5 built-in screen starts to flicker, I want to reduce the use by linking an external screen and fully disable the built-in screen. However, to use the macbook Touch ID button, ...
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Login to different user via Touch ID from Lock screen

I'm user1; close the laptop After a minute or so, user2 opens the laptop Laptop shows Lock Screen for user1 user2 now needs to click "Switch User" and only after that put his finger on Touch ...
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M1 Mac (Monterey 12.4) Touch ID is not working for sudo

I followed [this set of instructions] for adding Touch ID authentication to sudo, but it's not working. Almost all the post/questions I found on the internet was more or less same and also they were ...
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How to completely deactivate the TouchID button on 2018 Intel MacBook Pro

I recently had an issue involving liquid poured over the top right corner of my keyboard, thus going under the TouchID button. Since then, at random times, my MacBook auto-locks itself and then shuts ...
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TouchID doesn't always work

Touch ID works fine, but not always. I can understand that after a reboot or a logout / login, a password is required, but sometimes a password is required only an hour after closing the laptop lid ...
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Macbook Pro 14" M1 logs in with Touch ID but not with password

For some reason I can't login to my Mac with a typed password, only with Touch ID. I have checked if I was entering correctly, if caps lock was activated and have also changed the password, but I ...
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Touch ID window for sudo doesn't get focus when opened from iTerm

I enabled Touch ID for sudo using pam_tid.so, the problem is whenever I run a sudo command in iTerm, the Touch ID window opens but it is not focused, like this: and holding my finger on the touch ...
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Bioutil (Touch ID) shell script in shortcuts.app on MacOS don't work

I have a problem with bioutil function. In Terminal, I am using two commands which are working: sudo bioutil -ws -u 0 # disables TouchID for unlock sudo bioutil -ws -u 1 # enables TouchID for ...
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Use TouchID as mouse - Any way to get serial output from the chip?

I am investigating the opportunities to use the TouchID as a mouse pointer. Is there any way to read any data except authentication-status from the TouchID chip?
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OSX Touch ID not available when exiting sleep

For many years ago I installed/modified something in the OS to enable Smart Card support. I am now at OS X Monterey and still am not able to get the possibility to use Touch ID in the popup window ...
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TouchID suddenly stopped working

Today the TouchID on my MacBook Air suddenly stopped working. Based on this Apple's page, I tried all of the steps, including wiping the sensor, different fingers, restart, adding another one, etc. ...
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Does the Magic Keyboard with Touch ID work like a regular keyboard with T2 chip Macbooks?

The Magic Keyboard with Touch ID requires Macbooks with Apple Silicon to exploit the Touch ID feature but does the keyboard work like a normal keyboard with an T2 chip Macbook? The idea is to buy it ...
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Yubikey stops TouchID from working

I use a Yubikey Nano (USB-C) and it allows me to 2FA very conveniently. When I plugged it in, my macOS gave me the option to pair it with my login account and use it as a way of logging in as well. I ...
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How to turn on Touch ID + Automatic Login with macOS on MacBook Pro with Touch ID key?

I would like to find a way to change a preference option from the shell or another way to force macOS 12 (Monterey)+ to allow one to use BOTH the Touch ID functionality along with automatic login for ...
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Enter password on macOS when smart card is available

I have a Yubikey with PIV enabled and paired with my MacBook. I also use Touch ID to unlock when available. But Touch ID requires the password to re-enable from time to time (e.g. not unlocked for 48 ...
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How can I use my SSH key with TouchID so that don't have to type in my passphrase each time, but still required my finger print at each log in?

I am trying to use my ssh key with touchID. As others suggested here, I ran ssh-add -K ~/.ssh/[my-private-key] and modified my .ssh/config with Host * UseKeychain yes AddKeysToAgent yes ...
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Installed PECL with sudo; How can I remove it?

I installed PECL following this guide https://blackdeerdev.com/install-pecl-pear-on-mac-osx/ but with sudo.. it does not say in the script but since it did not work i wanted to try because the script ...
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Authentication failed while enabling touch ID

I have deleted the stored fingerprints in touch ID under System Preferences > Touch ID. Now whenever I want to add a new fingerprint, a popup appears saying "Authentication cancelled." I ...
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Macbook Pro - Disable lock on touch id press

My MBP 16" (11.6 big sur) has a broken keyboard. Instead of getting it fixed, I have placed a magic keyboard on top of it. Works great and fits perfect (internal keyboard is disabled via ...
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Disable TouchId when resuming from suspend BUT leaving it enabled for sudo

I've recently switched my development setup to a new M2 Mac Book Air with Touch ID support. Right now I'm tailoring my laptop to my liking. I've added Touch Id as a supported PAM authentication method:...
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Why I can't login to my Mac without typing in my password sometimes?

In 99% of the time, I can log in to my sleeping Mac (M1 MacBook Air) using TouchID. But sometimes it shows that 'password is required to log in' screen, and the TouchID seems to be not working. This ...
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Can't set up Touch ID on iPhone 6+

I have an iPhone 6+ that was given to me by the original owner because she thought she had bricked it while attempting to set it up for a family member. Using DFU mode I have un-bricked it, but one ...
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TouchID not filling passwords on Safari and just showing passwords stored inside Safari, not Keychain

I am using BigSur for the first time today, after unboxing a new iMac M1. I migrated all my stuff from an old iMac with Catalina, to this one, using a time machine backup. The new machine is working ...
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Jump straight to passcode when finger isn't recognized but Touch ID?

When I'm sweaty (e.g. jogging), I find it very difficult to unlock my iPhone 7 with touch ID. I use my fingerprint-registered finger with the home button, but I get stuck in a loop of it forever ...
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Does the new 24" iMac Touch ID keyboard work with Mac's with the T2 Chip?

I have a 2019 MacBook Air with Touch ID and was wondering if the new 24" iMac Touch ID keyboard will work with my computer. I know for sure that it works with all other Apple Silicon computers, ...
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