1. donawalt's Avatar
    I am using iOS 8.02 on an iPhone 6. I have two fingers set up for touch ID, my thumb works great, perfect every time, my right fore finger works great for a very little while then never works. I have re set it up several times, even set the same finger up twice as two separate fingers. I have cleaned the button, washed my hands, everything. It works perfectly for a short time with that finger, then not at all.

    Anyone else seen problems with touch ID? I remember having similar problems with iOS 7 that went away with a subsequent update. I wonder if it will be better with iOS 8.1
    10-14-2014 08:52 PM
  2. pr1nce's Avatar
    Touch ID works great for me on my 5s running iOS 8.0.2.
    10-14-2014 08:55 PM
  3. kurpaige's Avatar
    I have 4 fingers set up and they all work well.
    10-14-2014 08:55 PM
  4. Evilguppy's Avatar
    It was flawless on IOS8 but since 8.0.2 I get bad readings and I have to repeat the scan about 50% of the time, now. I hope they'll fix it but it doesn't bother me much, Im still used to entering my PIN number.
    10-14-2014 09:17 PM
  5. taz323's Avatar
    I have both thumbs set up, with out any issues.
    10-14-2014 09:41 PM
  6. iloveamystery's Avatar
    It seems you've done everything I could suggest to try to fix your issue. I did have a few more Touch ID problems on my 5s at first than I have on my iPhone 6 at the start. I'm on 8.02 as well, for the record.

    Do you have a scar on the finger that is giving you problems?
    10-14-2014 10:29 PM
  7. soulenigma's Avatar
    I have both of my thumbs set up and it has been working flawlessly for both on my 6plus.
    10-15-2014 12:36 AM
  8. donawalt's Avatar
    It seems you've done everything I could suggest to try to fix your issue. I did have a few more Touch ID problems on my 5s at first than I have on my iPhone 6 at the start. I'm on 8.02 as well, for the record.

    Do you have a scar on the finger that is giving you problems?
    No, nothing that I know of. It's crazy because it works perfectly at first - I test it, even use my finger to unlock the phone with the phone sitting on my desk the way it usually does (thinking having the phone at a different angle might make a difference). But then it just does not work.
    10-15-2014 03:43 AM
  9. EmceeGeek's Avatar
    Worked great on the 6 on 8.0.2 and works great on my 5S too.
    10-15-2014 10:42 AM
  10. jaenicky's Avatar
    Touch ID is so good on my iPhone 6. Quite amazing piece of technology
    10-15-2014 08:03 PM
  11. qbnkelt's Avatar
    I've got both thumbs set and they hardly ever fail. Actually I can't think of when was the last time I had to do a rescan.


    Sent from my SEXY GORGEOUS AWESOME GOLD 128G iPhone 6
    10-16-2014 07:23 AM
  12. Spencerdl's Avatar
    I set up Touch ID with four fingers when I first purchased my Verizon GOLD iPhone 5s in December and never reset. It's been working GREAT with no problems since day one with all of the iOS updates.
    10-16-2014 07:52 AM
  13. jdhooghe's Avatar
    Works like a dream. One of my favorite features.
    10-16-2014 06:05 PM
  14. bamf-hacker's Avatar
    When it was first released last year it was hit or miss, but over the last year and all the updates it has been spot on now.

    I am getting 98% success with my 5s, 6 and 6 Plus. The only time it has a little bit of an issue is when I am at the gym and my hands are super sweaty, but even then it is rare that it doesn't work.

    Try registering a different finger from that hand and see if it has better results
    10-16-2014 06:08 PM
  15. TGR1's Avatar
    As others have said after the updates in iOS 7 it has worked beautifully for me. The times when it fails, though, are consistent: hands are damp, I have gotten dehydrated, washed hands too much or used them a lot so skin is scuffed. I have one finger that is a bellwether! After a day or two of behaving myself it goes back to being very reliable.

    Try another finger or another part of the thumb.
    10-16-2014 06:32 PM
  16. sanibel's Avatar
    Spotty at best. Used all 10 fingers and switched to toes...
    10-16-2014 06:34 PM
  17. Ledsteplin's Avatar
    Spotty at best. Used all 10 fingers and switched to toes...
    Have you tried any paw prints from a pet? That could come in handy!
    sanibel likes this.
    10-16-2014 06:42 PM
  18. Fit24's Avatar
    Touch ID works well on my iPhone 6. I am not experiencing any problems with it.
    10-16-2014 07:28 PM
  19. Sekelani Zwambila's Avatar
    Mine works perfectly. Honestly I have never had it give me problems like my 5s. I mean ever!
    10-16-2014 08:31 PM
  20. HAWK's Avatar
    samsung s5 touch is better
    Please.... Not tonight... It absolutely is not better as I have a Samsung s5 and comes nowhere near apples Touch ID
    10-16-2014 09:10 PM
  21. the_tech_eater's Avatar
    samsung s5 touch is better
    If you had a clue what you're talking about, you wouldn't have blabbed. You know as well as anyone that no mobile fingerprint scanner works as well as TouchID
    10-16-2014 09:17 PM
  22. xsendoux's Avatar
    overall works well, but i hate how when my finger is wet it does not read it well (when exercising, etc)...
    10-17-2014 02:05 AM
  23. iwoodland's Avatar
    Works 100% of the time on my 5s. Always has!
    10-17-2014 04:47 AM
  24. sanibel's Avatar
    Have you tried any paw prints from a pet? That could come in handy!
    LOL. I cannot carry my cat with me everywhere... And prints: well, I dunno sir....
    10-17-2014 10:16 AM
  25. sanibel's Avatar
    Works 100% of the time on my 5s. Always has!
    My 5s worked flawlessly. It's my "6" that I'm having issues with.
    10-17-2014 10:17 AM
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