is the fingerprint identity sensor mandatory for the iPhone 5s or can you still use the old number passcode?

2 Answers from the Community

  • Best Answer:

    You can still use the number passcode or word password. However it will be more convenient for you to use the fingerprint touch ID sensor.

    • Answered by Kevin H from Chattanooga
    • Sep 15, 2013
  • You do NOT have to use the fingerprint scanner. You can use the old method, or none at all if you want. It's just another option you can choose IF you enable it. I tried it and actually think it works pretty well.

    • Answered by Jonathan L from Kansas City
    • Apr 22, 2014