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Using Touch ID on my mobile phone

You can set your mobile phone to use your fingerprint as phone lock code or to authorise iTunes or App Store purchases. It's easy, but remember you need to turn on use of phone lock code before you can use this function.

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Find "Fingerprints"

Tap Settings.

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Find "Fingerprints"

Tap General.

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Find "Fingerprints"

Tap Passcode & Fingerprint.

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Find "Fingerprints"

Tap Fingerprints.

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Add fingerprint

Tap Add a fingerprint....

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Add fingerprint

Follow the instructions on the display to add a fingerprint.

Tap Continue.

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Select settings for Touch ID

To use Touch ID as phone lock code:

Tap the indicator next to "Passcode Unlock" until the function is turned on.

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Select settings for Touch ID

To use Touch ID to authorise iTunes or App Store purchases:

Tap the indicator next to "iTunes & App Store" until the function is turned on.

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Return to the home screen

Tap Back

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Return to the home screen

Tap the Home key to return to the home screen.

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Use Touch ID

If you've chosen to use Touch ID as phone lock code:

Tap and hold the Home key.

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Use Touch ID

If you've chosen to use Touch ID to authorise iTunes and App Store purchases:

Touch the Home key to scan your fingerprint.

Swipe right for the next step

Tap anywhere to dismiss

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