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. Metro1088's Avatar
    Works most of the time for me but when my fingers get sweaty they get rejected. Mostly a problem outside.

    Still, I got used to this technology and I can't imagine using a phone without it.


    Sent from my iPhone using iMore Forums
    iOS Gravity likes this.
    02-23-2014 01:35 PM
  2. FitMomXtine's Avatar
    It works for me quite well. Same thing with me though, if my hands are wet from washing my hands and haven't thoroughly dried them off sometimes it won't work but 98% of the time it does and it's very useful 😁
    03-05-2014 09:44 PM
  3. BParker4381's Avatar
    I have never really had an issue with the Touch ID except, like everyone else, when my hands are damp. My wife has a iPhone 4S and when I use it I miss the Touch ID. It is a lot better than having to type in passwords over and over.


    Sent from my iPhone using iMore Forums app
    03-15-2014 10:09 PM
  4. jclisenby's Avatar
    No issues with Touch ID here. Been using for about a month and a half on a new 5S and it's flawless every time.


    Tappin and Talkin from my iPhone 5
    Haalcyon likes this.
    03-15-2014 10:16 PM
  5. stanfordcardinal's Avatar
    Working well for me, I don't know what's up with all of the Touch ID problems lately with other people's iPhone 5s's, but I hope they've been fixed with the release of iOS 7.1


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    Haalcyon likes this.
    03-16-2014 08:14 PM
  6. Megan Blok's Avatar
    I've never had issues with Touch ID but it's significantly improved with the iOS 7.1 update. I can actually see it trying longer to read my print. I even got it to unlock first try with a sweaty finger.


    Sent from my Gold iPhone 5s 
    Spencerdl likes this.
    03-17-2014 04:12 PM
  7. Spencerdl's Avatar
    I've never had issues with Touch ID but it's significantly improved with the iOS 7.1 update. I can actually see it trying longer to read my print. I even got it to unlock first try with a sweaty finger.


    Sent from my Gold iPhone 5s 
    Same here, never had a problem and I've yet to update to 7.1
    03-17-2014 05:01 PM
  8. Megan Blok's Avatar
    Same here, never had a problem and I've yet to update to 7.1
    You should definitely update still. The improvements to iOS 7 are undeniable. You think Touch ID is good now? Wait until you update.


    Sent from my Gold iPhone 5s 
    03-18-2014 01:08 PM
  9. Furt's Avatar
    There is always that 1/10 time that Touch ID doesn't work, but that's never annoyed me. I love it so much more than a pin lock.


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    03-18-2014 01:34 PM
  10. Spencerdl's Avatar
    You should definitely update still. The improvements to iOS 7 are undeniable. You think Touch ID is good now? Wait until you update.


    Sent from my Gold iPhone 5s 
    Yea. Sooner or later I will get around to it....SMILE
    03-18-2014 01:43 PM
  11. WildCatStud333's Avatar
    Yes works great since the update. I love it.


    Tapped out on my GOLD 5S
    03-18-2014 04:13 PM
  12. nat750's Avatar
    Touch ID used to be really bad for me, working for less than a day then just constant failing. Tried every tip but nothing worked. Now iOS 7.1 is out it works nearly perfect. I updated as soon as it came out, registered both thumbs & have never had to change anything since. I've had my phone for 5 month & feel like I've got a new feature because I'd basically given up on it. Now I love it & can't wait till it's supported in all the apps I've got that are password protected & can't wait for it to come to the iPad mini with retina.


    Sent from my iPhone 5s using iMore Forums mobile app
    03-19-2014 05:31 AM
  13. Megan Blok's Avatar
    Touch ID used to be really bad for me, working for less than a day then just constant failing. Tried every tip but nothing worked. Now iOS 7.1 is out it works nearly perfect. I updated as soon as it came out, registered both thumbs & have never had to change anything since. I've had my phone for 5 month & feel like I've got a new feature because I'd basically given up on it. Now I love it & can't wait till it's supported in all the apps I've got that are password protected & can't wait for it to come to the iPad mini with retina.


    Sent from my iPhone 5s using iMore Forums mobile app
    That's great to hear. Before the update I had my right thumb registered twice to improve accuracy which it definitely did, after the update I deleted the second thumb and it works flawlessly. I love my 5s to death. I've had it since Halloween last year and still everyday I find my self thinking "I love my phone" ☺️ 


    Sent from my Gold iPhone 5s 
    TurboTiger likes this.
    03-19-2014 05:28 PM
  14. Sekelani Zwambila's Avatar
    Mine lags a bit. Takes a few seconds to unlock.
    03-24-2014 05:44 AM
  15. Quis89's Avatar
    You should definitely update still. The improvements to iOS 7 are undeniable. You think Touch ID is good now? Wait until you update.


    Sent from my Gold iPhone 5s 
    Might I ask what improvements? I personally don't see many. Touch ID never failed me before so I don't see a difference now. And my battery life definitely shows no difference. Speed is about the same. I guess my phone was just fine before.


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    03-24-2014 10:57 PM
  16. Megan Blok's Avatar
    Might I ask what improvements? I personally don't see many. Touch ID never failed me before so I don't see a difference now. And my battery life definitely shows no difference. Speed is about the same. I guess my phone was just fine before.


    Sent from my iPhone using iMore Forums
    Touch ID always worked about 95% of the time now I would say it works 98% of the time. The animations are faster so I can get to what I need more quickly. The reduce white point is nice. And I don't get any home screen crashes anymore. I'm sorry for you if you have not noticed the difference.



    Sent from my Gold iPhone 5s 
    03-25-2014 05:40 PM
  17. gusmetropolo's Avatar
    It used to be flawless on iOS 7.0.6, but now on 7.1 it keeps failing, I don't know why. Right now it's working perfectly, but like 15 minutes ago it was not. ):
    03-30-2014 04:41 PM
  18. TurboTiger's Avatar
    After 7.1 it was working great. About 9 out of 10 tries were successful.
    Now it seems to have degraded. About 6 out of 10 tries are successful.
    Good Luck
    03-30-2014 08:32 PM
  19. bgesullo's Avatar
    I have had this phone for about three days but the Touch ID has worked very well! It hasn't failed yet for me. Love the convenience of it!


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    03-31-2014 11:09 AM
  20. GusHerb's Avatar
    I'll have had my 5S a week as of tomorrow. Touch ID started off flaky but it's working almost every try now. Not sure if I've adapted to how it wants me to hold my finger over the home button or if it "learns" over time and becomes better at reading my prints.
    04-07-2014 11:13 PM
  21. DroidArmy's Avatar
    I'll have had my 5S a week as of tomorrow. Touch ID started off flaky but it's working almost every try now. Not sure if I've adapted to how it wants me to hold my finger over the home button or if it "learns" over time and becomes better at reading my prints.
    It learns the more you use it. It probably just took some time to map your finger for the way you use Touch ID


    Sent from my iPhone 5s using Tapatalk
    04-08-2014 06:11 AM
  22. GusHerb's Avatar
    It learns the more you use it. It probably just took some time to map your finger for the way you use Touch ID


    Sent from my iPhone 5s using Tapatalk
    I figured as much, It takes far less time for it to read my prints then it did when I set it up a week ago. My first impressions were "did I just upgrade from a 5 for THIS?" Now it's actually pretty cool how fast it works.
    04-08-2014 01:06 PM
  23. Frost Forged's Avatar
    I got my 5S in October. Before 7.1 it would work about 50% of the time. Since the update it's been working 95+% of the time.

    As time goes along it frustrates me more and more that Touch ID isn't on my retina iPad mini.

    I love watching other companies (HTC and Samsung) try to copy what Apple's done and fail miserably.


    Sent from my iPhone using iMore Forums
    04-12-2014 08:34 AM
  24. dkhmwilliams's Avatar
    Touch ID has been really good for me. I haven't had any problems.


    Sent from my Gold iPhone 5S. The "S" is for sexy.
    04-12-2014 07:47 PM
  25. Sekelani Zwambila's Avatar
    I noticed after a clean install everthing started working perfectly.
    04-13-2014 07:41 PM
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