Nipple, toe and paw: 5 alternative ways to hack Touch ID and unlock the iPhone 5s

Nipple, toe and paw: 5 alternative ways to hack Touch ID and unlock the iPhone 5s
There's a bounty for the head of Touch ID - Apple's new fingerprint recognition technology that comes with each and every iPhone 5s. People are looking for ways to hack into the sensing technology and the fingerprint system storage to prove a point, though Apple confirmed this info is stored in the processor itself, and is sandboxed so that nothing but a few default apps can access it, as it is not even uploaded encrypted anywhere on its cloud servers.

Enterprising folks have found a way to unlock the iPhone 5s in various alternative methods, though, again just to prove a point. No, we aren't talking about dedicated geeks with time on their hands using clever sheet printing to fool the sensor, either. 

We mean regular folks using their toes, nipples, dog or cat paws, and even severed fingers, so check out all the fun that ensues with Touch ID in the five vids below - it reminds us of the Siri tests craze that started right after the iPhone 4s introduction.

Related phones

iPhone 5s
  • Display 4.0" 640 x 1136 pixels
  • Camera 8 MP / 1.2 MP front
  • Processor Apple A7, Dual-core, 1300 MHz
  • Storage 64 GB
  • Battery 1570 mAh(10h 3G talk time)



1. asingha94

Posts: 295; Member since: Apr 08, 2012

lol!nipple,toe,paw!who is gonna try except iman!

8. james004

Posts: 486; Member since: May 15, 2013

this is sad, no women involved in the experiment.

12. asingha94

Posts: 295; Member since: Apr 08, 2012

hihi!that would be mistake!You dont need to be worried about it further!for women it would be more accurate!

13. brrunopt

Posts: 742; Member since: Aug 15, 2013

how about d*ck , has anyone tried it ?

23. asingha94

Posts: 295; Member since: Apr 08, 2012

who knows!may be the next iPhone will come out with a fingerprint sensor named as d#cksensor!!

29. -box-

Posts: 3991; Member since: Jan 04, 2012

Doesn't it already have one of those? Front-facing camera for a male owner.

2. itsdeepak4u2000

Posts: 3718; Member since: Nov 03, 2012

Nipple, toe and paw... Wow these are hidden features...great..

3. aayupanday

Posts: 582; Member since: Jun 28, 2012

That's cool.... The nipple unlock! Great innovation!

4. TechBizJP08

Posts: 495; Member since: Mar 25, 2013

Nipple, LOL

5. btbotimtim

Posts: 272; Member since: Dec 08, 2010

only dumb japanese try those things.

16. one81one81

Posts: 10; Member since: Sep 27, 2011

not dumb japanese but dumb iphone users ^_^

11. asingha94

Posts: 295; Member since: Apr 08, 2012

hihi!that will be mistake!You dont need to be worried about it further!

15. CX3NT3_713

Posts: 2350; Member since: Apr 18, 2011

lol is that innovating????

18. PhoneArenaUser

Posts: 5498; Member since: Aug 05, 2011

Today everyone is just laughing from Apple and Apple users. Soon will be shame to take iPhone from your pocket in the street, because people around may start to laugh at you. :D

19. rawbow

Posts: 428; Member since: Mar 30, 2012

Wanna look cool carrying an android? It's funny how people bash apple users for trying to look cool when it's the droid users who put lot of account on how people "perceive" you and your choices lol

20. Pancholo

Posts: 380; Member since: Feb 27, 2012

As biased as it gets. ^

22. PhoneArenaUser

Posts: 5498; Member since: Aug 05, 2011

"Wanna look cool carrying an android?" Looking at your question, it's already clear that you think like a certain type of Apple users (type which thinks only about how to show off with Apple products). And here is answer to you: People buys Android based smartphones not because they want look cool or trendy, but because of practical possibilities that Android based smartphones can give you. While majority of iPhone users buys iPhone just to show of.

27. Finalflash

Posts: 4063; Member since: Jul 23, 2013

Hence why the gold is so popular. It is the only phone from Apple that doesn't look like the iPhone 4 (in color only) for the last 4 years. That is until you put a case on it, and then its more like the iPhone 4 again and no one notices that you have a new phone (if it can still be called that).

31. rawbow

Posts: 428; Member since: Mar 30, 2012

i knew you had that in your mind that's why you want iphone users to be laughed at. Things are cool coz they are cool period. Android, is what you describe it to be and a lot more but you are too low in your head to understand the better of all OS and choices. iRonic right?

26. MobileKicker

Posts: 212; Member since: Sep 19, 2013

Android is nothing to ios/apple

30. -box-

Posts: 3991; Member since: Jan 04, 2012

I already laugh at them, especially when I see one in a big case that negates the design of the silly thing. I was at the mall on Saturday to visit the Microsoft Store (which is almost just across the corridor from the apple store). The Microsoft Store was crowded and had a bunch of fun people in it the entire three hours I was there. In stark contrast, the apple store barely had any customers in it the whole time, and those that were in there looked like zombies. My favorite part was that they had a queue set up outside the apple store with a lone apple employee standing by, and no one was in it the entire time. I couldn't help but laugh as I walked by, it looked so ridiculous.

24. JMartin22

Posts: 2371; Member since: Apr 30, 2013

Kind of like how a dog can break through Apple's "security" lol.

25. nbringer

Posts: 180; Member since: Sep 11, 2012

works with cats too!

28. g2a5b0e unregistered

Not sure if any of these methods can truly be considered "hacks".

32. good2great

Posts: 1042; Member since: Feb 22, 2012

uhhh wheres the hack videos????

33. hellonerds

Posts: 334; Member since: Aug 27, 2013

how about testical ? now that has a uniq id compare to a nipple or finger

34. ndrey

Posts: 41; Member since: Nov 30, 2012

nice stuff

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