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Suppressing the Touch ID pop-up window with a profile on macOS Catalina

Apple has introduced a number of pop-up windows over the years, which appear the first time you log into a Mac and sometimes also after OS updates. In 2016, Apple introduced one for Touch ID as part of introducing the Touch Bar.

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For a long time, the only way to suppress this window from appearing was by using the command shown below:

defaults write com.apple.SetupAssistant DidSeeTouchIDSetup -bool TRUE

However, as of macOS Catalina, it is possible to suppress the Touch ID pop up window using a profile. For more details, please see below the jump.

The profile is available on GitHub via the link below:

https://github.com/rtrouton/profiles/tree/master/SkipTouchIDSetup

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I also have a script for suppressing the various pop-up windows, which includes suppressing the Touch ID pop-up window. It’s available on GitHub via the link below:

https://github.com/rtrouton/rtrouton_scripts/tree/master/rtrouton_scripts/disable_apple_icloud_data_privacy_diagnostic_touch_id_siri_activation_lock_and_screentime_pop_ups

For information on other pop-up windows, please see the links below:

  1. Chris G
    October 30, 2019 at 4:51 pm

    Hey,

    Do you know anyway to force Touch ID?

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