Touch ID: How to Use It
Touch ID Confirmation and Other Tricks
Being able to unlock your iPhone and authorize purchases by scanning your fingerprint is a great blend of secure and convenient. You can set it up and tweak your settings in Settings > General > Touch ID & Passcode > Touch ID. It’s possible to set up to five different fingerprints and they actually don’t have to be fingerprints. You can argue about the usefulness, but people have successfully used nipples, toes, noses, and other body parts we’ll leave up to your imagination.
If you’re having problems with Touch ID then make sure your home button and your fingers are clean and dry. Hold your finger on the button without pressing it until you feel it vibrate. You can actually repeat this process several times with the same finger just touching a slightly different part or angle on the home button, and it should map more of your finger making it more likely to work every time.
On the Touch ID screen, if you hold your finger on the Home button the correct entry will be highlighted if your iPhone 5S recognizes it. You can wipe entries to delete them or you can tap Edit at the top right, which also allows you to rename them. Sometimes deleting and re-enrolling a finger can help you get a better success rate.
How to use email shortcuts
There are lots of great gesture shortcuts in the Mail app. Swipe right to left to delete a message. If you want to delete or move multiple emails then tap Edit and then select them all. To go back swipe left to right from the edge of your screen. If you want to add a video or a photo then tap and hold on the blank message and the Select, Select All menu will pop up. Tap the arrow and choose Insert Photo or Video. You can also touch and hold the Compose button to bring up your list of saved drafts.
How to get flashing alerts
Sometimes you’ll have your iPhone on silent or you’ll be in a loud environment, but you still want to know when a message comes in. There isn’t a notification light on the iPhone, but you can set the LED flash to blink as an additional alert. Go to Settings > General > Accessibility and slide LED Flash for Alerts on.
That’s it for our iPhone tips, but our top iOS 7 tips is worth checking out before you go. You can also find more tips via the iPhone User Guide which you’ll find under Bookmarks in Safari. If you’ve got another tip you want to recommend we’d love to hear it. We’ll update this post regularly with the best of the bunch.
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Touch Id. Source of the photograph: Apple.com