View Poll Results: Is Touch ID working well for you?

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  • Yes!

    73 62.93%
  • I have problems with it sometimes.

    38 32.76%
  • No, it's terrible!

    5 4.31%
  1. jkeitz's Avatar
    Mine only works if I press my thumb hard and only if I do so horizontally (thumb parallel to the bottom of the phone). If I do that, I get about a 95% success rate. Anything else gets me a 10-20% success rate. It makes it really hard to unlock in the car! I have found that it gets worse over time, so I just delete all my fingerprints about once a month and enter them again. A PITA, but it works better when I do this.


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    01-04-2014 12:12 PM
  2. iOSFreak's Avatar
    My Touch ID don't work anymore... And unfortunately, my iPhone is not guaranteed
    01-04-2014 12:34 PM
  3. phreddyl's Avatar
    My Touch ID don't work anymore... And unfortunately, my iPhone is not guaranteed
    I would delete the prints you have stored and run the set up again.
    01-04-2014 01:08 PM
  4. Eli4S's Avatar
    Mine works I'd say 95% of the time, with the occasional time where I'll hold my finger there and it simply doesn't recognize it until I press the home button again.
    01-06-2014 05:21 PM
  5. Spencerdl's Avatar
    After a little over a month of having my Gold iPhone 5s, the Touch ID is still working GREAT. Just added my left thumb print yesterday ...SMILE
    01-06-2014 06:48 PM
  6. Wallace's Avatar
    All I can say is that I am glad that I didn't buy the 5s just because of the Touch-ID feature! If I had I would have been bitterly disappointed.

    I can set it up OK to three of my fingers, I test it and it works fine pretty much every time, I wouldn't expect it to be 100%. The next day, it has become extremely unreliable and frustrating. Nearly every time it fails, no matter which of the selected fingers I use. I have deleted the saved finger prints and set them up time and time again. Still the same.

    It could be because the weather is cold here and my skin is dry, but as they were the same when I trained the sensor, I would still expect it to work better than it does.
    01-09-2014 04:47 AM
  7. phreddyl's Avatar
    All I can say is that I am glad that I didn't buy the 5s just because of the Touch-ID feature! If I had I would have been bitterly disappointed.

    I can set it up OK to three of my fingers, I test it and it works fine pretty much every time, I wouldn't expect it to be 100%. The next day, it has become extremely unreliable and frustrating. Nearly every time it fails, no matter which of the selected fingers I use. I have deleted the saved finger prints and set them up time and time again. Still the same.

    It could be because the weather is cold here and my skin is dry, but as they were the same when I trained the sensor, I would still expect it to work better than it does.
    The only times I notice it not work is when I get out of the shower and I have a tendency to take long hot showers so my finger print will be distorted. Other than that I have not had an issue.
    01-09-2014 07:11 AM
  8. zerog46's Avatar
    Not sure if it's me or not but I found it works better if I use the ball of my thumb. I work for a living lol so my hands are a bit rough. The tips of my fingers are not that great so I have had better results doing it this way.
    01-09-2014 07:54 AM
  9. shanghaichica's Avatar
    Well I've only had my phone for 4 days but so far it's working flawlessly.


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    01-09-2014 12:46 PM
  10. iRiidium's Avatar
    It works okay through my LifeProof case.


    Sent from a 5s
    01-09-2014 05:46 PM
  11. Janey_G's Avatar
    Mine never worked well and it was really frustrating. I just realized that I wasn't doing it right...I was leaving my thumb on the button too long. Now that I've corrected my "touch" it works much better.

    It's never too late to learn! LOL
    01-10-2014 05:16 AM
  12. Wallace's Avatar
    @ zerog46

    Having used the Touch-ID for I while, I completely agree with your comment.

    I have found a vast improvement in the success rate if I use the 'ball' of my thumb or finger. I am sure getting to like it better now!
    zerog46 likes this.
    01-10-2014 05:54 AM
  13. AmandaKess22's Avatar
    I had a similar issue, but after switching to using my index finders exclusively I've had a pretty easy time with it.
    01-10-2014 02:13 PM
  14. beathookup's Avatar
    Yes, simply because I do not utilize it hence it works perfectly fine
    01-10-2014 02:28 PM
  15. Ujjwal Agarwal's Avatar
    perfectly fine!
    01-10-2014 11:24 PM
  16. RobertAdams313's Avatar
    It works good for me and at times it would either fail or just not recognize me holding my finger there which on my next lock it works again but I think it might be due to the smudges


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    01-10-2014 11:34 PM
  17. anon62607's Avatar
    When I have twitter running as the foreground app when also I had a Bluetooth headset or car stereo connected when I lock the screen touch id reliably never works

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    01-11-2014 06:02 AM
  18. fabio984's Avatar
    Perfect here. Do you put your finger inside your nose? May be you just have something else on your finger and it shouldn't be there
    Spencerdl likes this.
    01-11-2014 06:23 PM
  19. qbnkelt's Avatar
    I've come late into this convo but my experience with Touch ID has been very positive.

    No problem at all.


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    01-12-2014 04:05 AM
  20. molefonken's Avatar
    No problems at all after almost three weeks. A little tip is to setup 2 prints of the finger you use the most. Gets more accurate on different angles. Love it.
    cwbcpa likes this.
    01-12-2014 04:59 AM
  21. Batt4Christ's Avatar
    Only issue I have had - if my finger is extremely dry, it sometimes takes two tries...
    01-12-2014 08:35 PM
  22. tinktink09is's Avatar
    👍Touch ID...flawlessly working. ☺️


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    01-13-2014 09:15 PM
  23. eyecrispy's Avatar
    01-19-2014 06:38 AM
  24. cwbcpa's Avatar
    Only issue I have had - if my finger is extremely dry, it sometimes takes two tries...
    I was noticing this yesterday. I added a second reading of the thumb I use most and now it opens on the first try. So now I have a normal print and a dry print. Lol. It worked. 😜


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    01-19-2014 07:04 AM
  25. chezm's Avatar
    Touch I'd is amazing and now on 3 months have never experienced any issues...love it


    Sent from my iPhone using iMore Forums mobile app
    01-24-2014 11:18 AM
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