Manage Fingerprints on iPhone 6

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Method 1: Set up Touch ID

Hello, you are watching VisiHow. In this video, I will show you how to set up the 'Fingerprints' lock on iPhone 6.

Steps

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    Let us start
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    We need to access the 'Settings' first. It is the little gray gear-shaped icon.
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    Tap on the 'Setting' icon
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    Scroll down just a tiny bit to find the little red square icon that says 'Touch ID & Passcode'
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    Tap on it
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    Scroll down and here it is 'Add a Fingerprint', that is what you will tap.
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    Now to get your fingerprint scanned, you have to place your finger on the 'Home Button'
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    Place your finger, it is scanning
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    Take it off, put it back and it is scanned, take it off.
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    Keep doing it repeatedly until your finger is all the way scanned
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    OK, Done
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    Keep going you have to press 'Continue' here.
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    Now, the phone will try to scan the edges of your fingerprint
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    OK, keep going, keep tapping on the 'Home button', and keep placing your finger on and off the 'Home Button', complete
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    You will get 'Touch ID is ready your print can be used to unlocking your iPhone'
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    Let us tap on the blue 'Continue' to continue
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    You can see it is asking me for a 'Passcode'.
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    Let us make the passcode 5555
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    And repeat 5555 to confirm it
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    The passcode will be used when the fingerprint function is not available
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    For example, if somebody else tried to unlock your phone or when you turn your phone OFF and back ON, the Fingerprint function is not going to work. You will have only the passcode.
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    Now we need to set up the Fingerprint lock
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    What are we going to be using it for?
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    Let us use it for iPhone Unlock, tap it and it will turn to green
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    Let us close this 'Settings'
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    And lock the phone, and see how it works
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    Open, slide to unlock
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    Now it is asking me either for the passcode which we have just set up or for the Fingerprint, let us use the Fingerprint. Place your finger the one you have scanned on the 'Home Button'.
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    Here it goes, unlocked
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    The second way to use the unlock is when you are on your unlock screen
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    Place your finger on the 'Home Button' right here
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    And it is unlocked
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    You even don't have to slide, which saves half of the second of your time.
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    Thanks for watching VisiHow
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    You just learned how to set up the 'Fingerprint Lock'. If you have any more questions on iPhone or any other possible phones please leave them in the section below. And we will help you. Thank you again.
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Video: Manage Fingerprints on iPhone 6 Set up Touch ID

Method 2: Add More Fingerprints

Hello, you are watching VisiHow. In this video, I will show you how to add more Fingerprints to your iPhone 6.

Steps

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    As you can see my phone is locked right now
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    And in one of my previous videos I showed you how to setup the 'Fingerprint'.
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    I only scanned one of my fingers
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    Which was this one
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    If I was trying to unlock my phone with a different finger, let us say I want to use the thumb of my left hand
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    Put it down at the 'Home Button', it doesn't work
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    Slide to unlock, put it again, also it doesn't work
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    So let us say we want to add a fingerprint
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    Let us use the one we have already scanned to unlock it. Just place it on the 'Home Button', and it is unlocked.
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    Go to the 'Settings'
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    Tap on 'Settings', and scroll down, go to 'Touch ID & Passcode', and tap on it
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    Let us type in our passcode which is 5555 as I can remember
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    We already have one fingerprint saved in there
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    Press on 'Add a Fingerprint'
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    It is asking you to place your new finger on the 'Home Button' to scan it
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    I will use my thumb this time.
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    Place your thumb on the 'Home Button' and take it off and back on for several times until you have a complete picture of your fingerprint
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    Tap on the blue 'Continue'
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    Now I will try to scan the edges of my finger
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    If you decide to give someone else like your boyfriend, your mom or your sister an access to your phone, you can add their fingerprints on your fingerprint list. Your Touch ID is ready.
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    Tap the blue 'Continue' to continue
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    Now you have two fingerprints in there
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    Let us add another one
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    Press on 'Add a Fingerprint'.
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    Place your finger
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    Let us use left finger this time
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    Let us start, place your finger on the 'Home Button' and take it off for seven times until the finger scan is completed.
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    Press 'Continue'
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    Now we need to scan the edges
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    Keep scanning your finger edges until it is complete
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    Done and Completed
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    Press the blue 'Continue' to finish
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    Now as you can see, there are three fingerprints saved
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    Supposedly it is going to recognize only those three fingers.
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    Let us see how it works, close the 'Settings'
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    Then lock the phone
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    I have saved three fingers in the 'Fingerprints' list on the phone
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    OK, it works and it is unlocked
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    Close the phone again and check this finger
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    It is working, unlocked
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    Close the phone
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    Let us try any other finger other than those registered three ones, like the small one.
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    It doesn't work
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    Let us check the last one
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    Here it goes, unlocked
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    Thanks for watching VisiHow
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    You just saw me adding more Fingerprints on your iPhone 6. If you have any more questions on how your phone works or computer, please leave your question in the section below.
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    Thanks for watching VisiHow
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    ByeBye.
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Video: Manage Fingerprints on iPhone 6 Add More Fingerprints

Method 3: Delete Stored Fingerprints

Hello, you are watching VisiHow and in this video you will learn how to delete fingerprints off your iPhone 6. Let's say you are tired of placing your finger each time and using fingerprints, or if, for example, you gave fingerprint access to your boyfriend and you don't want him to access your phone anymore. You can just remove his fingerprint from your phone and after that he will no longer have any access to your private information on iPhone 6.

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Steps

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    Let's go to the settings
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    It is a grey icon with gears.
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    Find the little red fingerprint picture that says "Touch ID and Passcode"
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    Open it, and of course it asks you for the passcode
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    Enter your passcode.
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    As you can see, I have three fingerprints saved on the phone
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    One might be my mom's, one might be my own, and one might be someone else's. So, let's remove the fingerprint that belongs to my mom.
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    You can open it and delete the fingerprint, you can also change the name of it
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    Tap on Delete.
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    It's gone, you just have Finger 2 and Finger 3
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    I'm going to keep Finger 2 and delete Finger 3
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    Just slide your finger from the right to the left and hit delete.
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    Now only Fingerprint 2 is left, my own
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    I can keep it, or I can completely get rid of it. Now I will only have a code.
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    Your iPhone will be asking for your passcode every time you try to access Touch ID and Passcode Purchase, a huge part of your privacy on the phone
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    It wants to make sure it is you accessing and changing all the settings. Now your fingerprints are off the phone.
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    Let's lock the phone
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    When we try to unlock it now, placing your finger won't work
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    It just accepts the passcode now.
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    This is how to delete fingerprint scans from the iPhone 6
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    Thank you for watching Visihow, and if you have any more questions please leave them in the section below. Thank you.
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Video: Manage Fingerprints on iPhone 6 Delete Stored Fingerprints

Questions and Answers

My iPhone 6 won't allow me to set up my fingerprint. What do I do?

It's telling me it failed and to try again but I haven't set it up in a while.. I have tried: Restarting the phone. I think it was caused by: Don't know

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    Update your iPhone first
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    You can use our tutorial on how to udpate iPhone devices. Check if you can set up the fingerprint sensor now.
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    If no update is available, soft-reset your phone by pressing and holding both home and power buttons for several seconds until the phone turns itself off
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    Check if you can set up the fingerprint sensor now.
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    Back up your data to iCloud or computer with iTunes
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    Here is a tutorial that will help you to back up and restore your iPhone.
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    Perform a factory reset as shown in this tutorial.
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    Test your fingerprint sensor now
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    If it is still not functional, then bring the phone to the nearest Apple service center for a replacement.
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    If the sensor works, then restore your data (see step 2) and keep using the phone.
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