Originally Posted by MrBowfinger
Congratulations to the submitter that said in the time it would take to go through the proces the phone would be wiped. Correct me if I'm wrong. The person who cracks the phone shouldn't be able to gain access unless he or she has the ID and the passcode.
"To configure Touch ID, you must first set up a passcode. Touch ID is designed to minimize the input of your passcode; but your passcode will be needed for additional security validation, such as:
- After restarting your iPhone 5s
- When more than 48 hours have elapsed from the last time you unlocked your iPhone 5s
- To enter the Passcode & Fingerprint setting
Since security is only as secure as its weakest point, you can choose to increase the security of a 4-digit passcode by using a complex alphanumeric passcode. To do this, go to Settings > General > Passcode & Fingerprint and turn Simple Passcode off. This will allow you to create a longer, more complex passcode that is inherently more secure. Security is further strengthened by using a mixture of uppercase and lowercase letters, numbers, and symbols."
If you have find my iphone on, you will not be able to wipe the device unless you know the password that is associated with the icloud account on the device, so a passcode or fingerprint alone will not be enough to wipe the device.