In a recent article, which included a review of the new hardware, some of the key attractions of the Touch ID fingerprint sensor are:
- The sensor is built into the Home button; however, in addition, you must setup a passcode as a backup. If a finger match fails three times, the phone offers an opportunity to use your passcode. If the finger ID fails 5 times the passcode “must” be used.
- Did you know you can use more than one finger? ! Yes, you can! A brief training session for each finger is required.
- Apple says the odds are 1 in 50,000 that another person’s finger would work.
One bug that needs to be addressed: the phone does ask for a password when trying to use the finger to authenticate an online purchase. You can read the article details by clicking this link via iPhone 5S Review: New Touch ID for iPhone – WSJ.com.
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Use the link below for instructions on how to set up Touch ID on your phone.
iPhone 5s: Using Touch ID Learn how to set up and use Touch ID.via iPhone 5s: Using Touch ID.
I hope this is helpful 🙂