In this article, we're going to focus on the tips that you can use of when setting up Touch ID & Passcode and increasing data security on your iPhone/ iPad.
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Tips on Setting Up Touch ID & Passcode on iPhone/iPad
Data security is a big concern to everyone. When it comes to the usage of iPhone/iPad, Touch ID
& Passcode are the shields to prevent your personal data from being accessed without
permission. In this article, we're going to focus on the tips that you can use of when setting up
Touch ID & Passcode and increasing data security on your iPhone/ iPad.
Part 1: Steps to Set Up Touch ID
Touch ID allow users to unlock their iOS device with fingerprint. It is available for the under-listed
iPhone 5s or later;
iPad Pro, iPad Air 2, or iPad mini 3 or later.
To use Touch ID, you need to add a fingerprint first (you can enroll up to five fingerprints). Here
are the specific steps:
Step 1. Go to "Settings" > "Touch ID & Passcode". You'll asked to enter passcode of the device if
you have turned on passcode.
Step 2. Click "Add a Fingerprint" to begin.
Step 3. You'll be asked to place finger on the Home button several times until your fingerprint is
completely read by the device. Please:
Use your finger to touch the Home button instead of pressing it;
Keep touching the Home button until you feel a vibration;
Make small adjustments to the position of your finger each time you touch the Home button.
Step 4. You'll then need to adjust your grip. In this step, touch the Home button with the outer
areas of your fingertip, instead of the center part that has already been recorded.
Step 5. Your fingerprint has been successfully added when you see "Complete". You can then
rename the fingerprint to help yourself remember the right finger.
You can not only use Touch ID to unlock your iDevice, but also to make purchase in
iTunes/App/iBook Store and make Apple Pay purchase. To enable the functions, on "Touch ID &
Passcode" settings, toggle on "Apple Pay" and "iTunes & App Store" options.
Note: For iPhone 6/6 Plus or later, you can use Touch ID for Apple Pay within apps, and on
websites in Safaria; for iPad Pro/Air 2/Mini 3 or later,only within apps and on websites in Safari.
Part 2: Steps to Set Up Passcode
Step 1. navigate to "Settings" > "Touch ID & Passcode" ("Passcode" for device without Touch ID),
and then tap "Turn Passcode On".
Step 2. You'll be asked to enter passcode. Enter the passcode and re-enter it to comfirm.
Note: There are four types of passcode: six-digit passcode, four-digit numeric code, custom
numeric code and custom alphanumeric code. Tap on "Passcode Options" to switch to the one
Step 3. If You want to change the passcode later, tap on "Change passcode".
Part 3: Tips to Level Up Information Security
To level up the security of your iPhone/iPad, you should:
1. Always turn on passcode or Touch ID
Without passcode or Touch ID, others can easily access your information when the device is lost
or your data will get mistakenly deleted by children or even your pets. (If you have data deleted,
FonePaw iOS Data Recovery can help you get them back).
2. Require passcode Immediately
But you change the "Require Passcode" setting to require passcode 1 minute~4 hour after the
screen is locked. But for your security, you should set it at "Immdiately" so that your device
require passcode as soon as the screen is lock.
3. Enable Erase Data
The feature will erase your device automatically after ten failed passcode attempts. This could be
very helpful when the device is stolen or lost. Remeber the case of FBI against Apple? Even FBI
found it hard to disable this auto-wipe function. So go to "Settings" > "Touch ID & Passcode" >
Toggle on "Erase Data".
4. Be Careful about "Allow Access When Locked"
iPhone/iPad now allow you to access some features when your device is locked. Including:
Notifications View: View nofications from apps on your device, such as WhatsApp, Facebook.
Siri: Siri can answer questions and execute commands right from the Lock screen.
Wallet: You can access to things in Wallet, such as coupons, boarding pass, movie tickets without
unlocking your device.
Reply with Messages: When your contacts sends you a message from iMessage, you can read the
message and reply it directly from the Lock screen.
Home Control(iOS 10): You can control your home automation accessories without unlocking the
The feature can bring us a lot of convenience, but it also means that some important information
of yours are accessible for anyone without unlocking your device. For example, your credit
information on Wallet; important messages on WhatsApp or iMessages. So if you find it
neccessary, disable the options in "Settings" > "Touch ID & Passcode" > "Allow Access When
Unable to Unlock Device
If you have trouble unlocking your device, for example, forgetting passcode or Touch ID not
working, click the link for help.