Touch ID - What is touch ID?
Touch ID is a form of personal identification for electronic devices that reads your fingerprint and provides an added level of security and verification for app purchases
The Debitoor invoicing app features Touch ID, giving quick and secure access to your invoicing and accounting anywhere, anytime. Find out more about the Debitoor iOS app.
The Touch ID option that is available on devices such as mobile phones is the process of locking or unlocking your device and/or certain mobile apps using your fingerprint.
New Apple devices feature a Touch ID option in the form of a circular sensor pad on the back of the phone or tablet. By registering your unique fingerprint on your device, you can confirm your identity without the need to remember passcodes.
But you can also use your device’s Touch ID capability for other purposes such as confirming app purchases or access. All with just one finger.
How does touch ID work?
Without getting too technical, touch ID works through sensors embedded in the finger pad in the home button on your device. When a finger is applied to the pad, a steel ring sends a message to the sensor, the biometric details are read and are recorded in your device.
Because each fingerprint is unique, yours is the only finger that will be recognised by your Touch ID, once registered. It can then be enabled in your keychain in order to be used for Appstore purchases. And there’s no reason for concern over your personal information - Apple has recently confirmed that they do not have access to this data.
Touch ID provides an added level of security to your devices and your data.
Touch ID and Debitoor
Debitoor’s new mobile app for online invoicing now features Touch ID. Enable your Touch ID keychain to sign in to your Debitoor account and keep your sensitive data safe from prying eyes and fingers (we’ve all heard the stories about kids looking for fun games on a mobile but accidentally getting into the wrong app!).
To enable Touch ID for your Debitoor account, open the mobile app, tap the three dots on the right side of the menu and scroll down to ‘Security’. A window will open asking if you’d like to enable the Touch ID option if the app is left idle for more than 10 seconds. Tap ‘Yes’ and you’ll see a confirmation.
If your Touch ID fails or does not activate immediately after the first time, your password will always work as usual.