Disable Touch ID on the iPad Air 2

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You're watching VisiHow. This is a tutorial on how to disable or turn off fingerprint authentication or login on the iPad Air 2. If you've decided that login into your iPad with a fingerprint is something a little bit too tedious, then we've got a tutorial here on how to disable that or turn it off.

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    To get started, find your "Settings" icon
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    When you find "Settings", give a single press. This is going to open up the "Settings" panel.
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    Scroll down on the left side of the window
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    Locate "Touch ID & Passcode".
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    When you find "Touch ID & Passcode", press it one time
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    Enter in your existing passcode
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    Once you've entered in your passcode, it's going to open up the option for you to set up things.
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    If you want to disable your Touch ID, all you need to do is to uncheck any of these green buttons on the right side
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    In our case it's for unlocking the iPad, so let's give a tap on the button next to "iPad Unlock"
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    That will disable fingerprint lock for our iPad. This means that you will no longer be using a fingerprint to log in. For those of you who may have a jealous spouse, who takes your finger while you're sleeping and unlocks your phone or iPad with it, you may actually benefit from this. For anyone else, if you prefer entering passcode, you can enter in passcode anyway without disabling this. So it is not a necessary feature. It's just a feature that if you prefer not to use it or you have a reason not having it set up, this is how to turn it off.
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    For everyone else, if you're just watching this tutorial to see how it works, tap on the same button again to turn it back on
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    It automatically defaults to your existing fingerprints. If you need a help to set up fingerprints or other things, make sure you visit our tutorials on how to set up fingerprints and how to delete them or rename them.
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    This has been a VisiHow tutorial on how to disable, or turn off, fingerprint authentication, or login, on the iPad Air 2
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    If you're having trouble disabling, or turning off, fingerprint authentication, or login, on the iPad Air 2, then simply leave your questions, comments, or suggestions in the area below; and we'll do our best to get back to you. Thanks for choosing VisiHow! Have a great day!
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Questions and Answers

Hello, thanks for your help. What should I do if my passcode seems to be wrong?

I used fingerprint on my iPad Air2 to unblock it, but today in the morning it requires a passcode. The passcode I've got used for this iPad somehow doesn't work. What should I do? I have tried: To restart iPhone

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Recent edits by: Jule, Dougie, VisiHow

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