The fingerprint sensor in iPhone 5S. How to set up and use?

Recientemente Apple introduced a new flagship smartphone, the iPhone 5S. The main differential feature of the novelty, along with a whole list of updates, is the integration into the device of a biometric sensor touch ID designed to scan fingerprints.

The goal of this innovation is to increase device protection as well as simplify authorization for smartphone owners when making purchases on App Store e iTunes.

The first impression of using touch ID it is quite reliable. At the slightest "doubt" of fingerprint compliance, the software will not allow you to unlock the device. This is probably the most correct approach when it comes to the security of users' data and their money.

How to set up and use Touch ID

Of course, touch ID requires initial settings, which consist of a strict procedure for setting personal data: scanning the user's selected fingers, whose fingerprints will serve for authentication. To eliminate any conceivable and inconceivable problems with the "reference" finger, the system allows you to download data from up to five fingers. During this process, it is very important to scan all areas of the impression that will come into contact with the sensor in the future during unlocking. Here is a step by step video tutorial on how to use touch ID.

This particular form of phone security is very helpful in identifying the user while downloading applications from the App Store. Now, instead of constantly entering their multi-character password, the user just needs to scan their finger, which will save a lot of time. Probably in the future touch ID extends to processes such as making payments in the PayPal payment system, or through NFC terminals. However, at the moment, unfortunately, Apple it does not give third-party developers the opportunity to "work" with its technology to create services and additional services.