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    How To Use iPhone Touch ID – A Detailed Guide

    With iPhone Touch ID you can have security of an alphanumeric password or a passcode while making sure that you can still have easy access to your iPhone. It works by using fingerprint of the user for authentication purposes. It is possible to register five fingerprints at most. This means you can register those of your family members as well if you want to give them access to your iPhone as well. In addition, this will allow them to access your device even without knowing the password or passcode. And, if you want to restrict someone’s access later on, you can simply delete their fingerprints from the iPhone Touch ID.

    So, let’s get into the details of how you can set it all up and start using the feature on your idevice.

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    How You Can Setup iPhone Touch ID

    When first setting up your device, you can be able to register your fingerprint. It is possible whether you have got a new iPhone or you have just restored one. Besides, it is also possible to set up Touch ID later on and can even add fingerprints whenever you want. Here are the steps to follow for that.

    How You Can Setup iPhone Touch ID-How To Use iPhone Touch ID – A Detailed Guide

     

    1. Open Settings from Home Screen on your iOS device
    2. Tap Touch ID And Passcode
    3. Enter your passcode to authorize the action if prompted (Passcode is usually needed by Touch ID and, therefore, if you do not have it already then you will have to first create it.)
    4. Now, tap the button labeled ‘Add a Fingerprint’
    5. Place the finger to be registered on Home button. Keep it there until a buzz is felt.
    6. Just as it happens, lift the finger and put it back again. Keep repeating every time a buzz is felt.
    7. As soon as you get the message from Touch ID that first step has been completed and not it needs peripheral data, tap on Continue.
    8. Now, place edges of the finger that has to be registered on Home button. Leave as it is until a buzz is felt again.
    9. Just as it happens, lift the finger and put it back again. Keep repeating the same process with different edges until the finger surface is registered completely.
    10. Finally, tap on Continue to complete the process.

    You will have to follow these same steps for registering additional finger that have to be added. It is possible to register 5 fingers at most and besides your family or colleagues, you can even register some travel-mate temporarily as well just for emergency situations.

    How You Can Identify iPhone Touch ID Fingerprints

    If you had registered your fingerprint with iPhone Touch ID and you don’t seem to remember which finger you had used for registering it, it is possible to easily determine which finger it was. In fact, that’s how you can rename or delete a fingerprint as well. So, here are the steps that you need to follow.

    1. Open Settings on your iPhone
    2. Tap Touch ID And Passcode
    3. Enter your Passcode as you’re prompted
    4. Place the fingerprint you had registered on Home button of your device
    5. Check which label changes its color and turns gray from white

    How You Can Label iPhone Touch ID Fingerprints

    Instead of finding yourself in a situation where you have to identify fingerprints every time, you should better label them. It will make it simpler and speedier to work with your iPhone Touch ID as you’ll be able to easily locate one you want to use.It will also allow you to determine whose and which fingerprints have been registered with your Touch ID. So, here is how you can label fingerprints.

    1. Open Settings on your iPhone
    2. Tap Touch ID And Passcode
    3. Enter your passcode to authorize the action when prompted
    4. Tap the finger that you have to rename
    5. Enter the new label that you want to use for easily recognizing the fingerprint
    6. Tap Done to complete

    Keep repeating steps 4 through 6 until you’re done labeling all the fingerprints.

     How You Can Turn iPhone Touch ID Off For Apple Pay, Lock Screen, or iTunes And App Store

    Apple introduced iPhone Touch ID to offer convenience. However, if it is preferable for you to have more robust security, such as an alphanumeric password, it is possible to turn the feature off as well. Here is how you can do that.

    1. Open Settings on your iPhone
    2. Tap Touch ID And Passcode
    3. Enter your passcode to authorize the action when prompted
    4. Turn off iPhone/iPad Unlock, Apple Pay or iTunes &App Store

    How You Can Delete iPhone Touch ID Fingerprints

    In case, if you’ve registered someone else’s fingerprints with iPhone Touch ID to give them emergency access to your device and now you want to revoke access then you can simply delete their fingerprint. This feature can also come in handy in situations when fingerprints get compromised or distorted. In any of these situations you can simply delete fingerprints and re-add them. It’s pretty simple and here is how you can do that.

    1. Open Settings on your iPhone
    2. Tap Touch ID And Passcode
    3. Enter your passcode to authorize the action when prompted
    4. Tap the fingerprint that has to be deleted
    5. Tap ‘Delete Fingerprint’ option
    6. Tap Done to complete

    Keep repeating steps 4 through 6 until you’re done deleting all the fingerprints that you don’t want anymore.

    So, that’s how you can use iPhone Touch ID. It can be quite a strong security mechanism for your iOS device and can ensure that nobody else can misuse your device. Besides, it gives you ease of access as well considering the fact that you don’t have to type in your passcode every time you have to use your iPhone or whenever you have to make payments using Apple Pay, for instance. And, now that you know how to use it, take full advantage of it on your iOS device!

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