1. Alex Reotov's Avatar
    I know that each sensor is paired to its cpu.
    But what if something goes wrong and the sensor is not responding?!?!
    I cant replacing it due to security issues...

    Sooooo what should i do in that case?!?

    Tnx guys
    03-14-2014 02:54 AM
  2. Haalcyon's Avatar
    Contact Apple


    0rbital  Halcyon
    03-14-2014 06:56 AM
  3. Speedygi's Avatar
    Yup I agree, contact Apple because sensor ID matters are things not to be messed with and better dealt with by the company itself.


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    03-14-2014 09:44 AM
  4. iEd's Avatar
    I know that each sensor is paired to its cpu.
    But what if something goes wrong and the sensor is not responding?!?!
    I cant replacing it due to security issues...

    Sooooo what should i do in that case?!?

    Tnx guys
    Apple would replace the phone if the sensor stopped working .The sensor is not user replaceable.
    03-14-2014 10:21 AM
  5. JakePleasants's Avatar
    Ed is right. Apple won't replace the sensor, only the phone. So if your sensor is truly defective and not something that they can get working for you and you also can't replace your phone, you're screwed. However, I don't really understand why you couldn't simply back the phone up into iTunes, wipe it before giving it to Apple, and then restore the new device as your old device in iTunes. Everything would be identical. That is, unless your work prohibits backing up of any kind, in which case, like I said, you'd be screwed.
    03-14-2014 10:57 AM
  6. Haalcyon's Avatar
    Great way to get a brand new unblemished phone!


    Halcyon  0rbital
    03-14-2014 11:14 AM
  7. Alex Reotov's Avatar
    We dont have apple stores in Israel :/

    And what about the home button flex it self...
    Its not problem to replace it?
    Its not soldered to the flex or something like that wright ?!

    Tnx
    03-14-2014 11:19 AM
  8. JakePleasants's Avatar
    We dont have apple stores in Israel :/

    And what about the home button flex it self...
    Its not problem to replace it?
    Its not soldered to the flex or something like that wright ?!

    Tnx
    I'm really not sure what to tell you other than it would be incredibly difficult to replace yourself, and that's if it's even possible because like you said, it could be soldered (I just don't know). I'd certainly advise against it, but hey, it's your phone.
    03-14-2014 12:07 PM
  9. Haalcyon's Avatar
    It seems like an issue for warranty. You still need to contact Apple.


    Halcyon  0rbital
    03-14-2014 12:09 PM
  10. JakePleasants's Avatar
    It seems like an issue for warranty. You still need to contact Apple.


    Halcyon  0rbital
    Agreed. Even if no Apple store, you can still call them.
    03-14-2014 12:12 PM
  11. acerace113's Avatar
    The Touch ID sensor is tied to the CPU so if you replace the Touch ID sensor it won't work. This is suppose to be a security feature so if someone stole your phone and replaced the sensor your phone with a rigged one your phone will reject it.


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    03-14-2014 12:15 PM
  12. Septembersrain's Avatar
    Do not risk fixing it yourself. Even if there aren't stores, call the support line. I had to send in a phone for a customer once and it took less than a week to ship and receive back the device.

    http://www.apple.com/support/country/

    Good luck!


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    03-14-2014 12:25 PM
  13. iEd's Avatar
    This all sounds like a hypothetical situation.
    If something goes wrong with your home button contact Apple. Check the warranty for your country I know warranties can differ from country to country it's all on Apples website.
    If something goes wrong with the Touch ID hardware why concern yourself with replacing the home button when the phone won't work properly if it's done.
    03-14-2014 12:27 PM
  14. johnboysupergolf's Avatar
    So basically you need to keep the device covered by apple care for the lifetime of the device- because if the sensor ever goes faulty then you're screwed. Great way to keep the money coming in.


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    03-14-2014 12:29 PM
  15. Haalcyon's Avatar
    So basically you need to keep the device covered by apple care for the lifetime of the device- because if the sensor ever goes faulty then you're screwed. Great way to keep the money coming in.


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    Aren't the phones covered by the industry-standard 1 year warranty?


    0rbital  Halcyon
    03-14-2014 12:39 PM
  16. JakePleasants's Avatar
    Aren't the phones covered by the industry-standard 1 year warranty?


    0rbital  Halcyon
    Yes.
    03-14-2014 12:49 PM
  17. iEd's Avatar
    Warranties differ from country to country. What the differences are for Israel are I don't know. The warranty for Israel on Apples site is in Hebrew.
    03-14-2014 12:50 PM
  18. Septembersrain's Avatar
    So basically you need to keep the device covered by apple care for the lifetime of the device- because if the sensor ever goes faulty then you're screwed. Great way to keep the money coming in.


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    A one (or two year depending on country) manufacturing warranty is in effect. If you get AppleCare +, it'll be covered for not only manufacturer errors but human ones too.

    How long do you plan to keep it that you'd need to replace a sensor multiple times? I'm just curious.


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    03-14-2014 12:50 PM
  19. Haalcyon's Avatar
    Warranties differ from country to country. What the differences are for Israel I don't know. The warranty for Israel on Apples site is in Hebrew.
    I doubt it's too too different from the US warranty.


    0rbital  Halcyon
    03-14-2014 12:51 PM
  20. iEd's Avatar
    Possibly but every country has different laws concerning warranties Apple has to operate within those laws whatever they may be.
    03-14-2014 12:52 PM
  21. Haalcyon's Avatar
    Possibly but every country has different laws concerning warranties Apple has to operate within those laws whatever they may be.
    If anything, the warranty may be more generous. The Israelis don't play.


    0rbital  Halcyon
    Last edited by Haalcyon; 03-14-2014 at 01:08 PM.
    03-14-2014 12:54 PM
  22. iEd's Avatar
    Could be.
    03-14-2014 01:05 PM
  23. Jrome.brooks's Avatar
    Apple will replace the phone but I my opinion it's better not using the fingerprint censor because it uses up batterylife
    03-16-2014 01:00 PM
  24. Haalcyon's Avatar
    Apple will replace the phone but I my opinion it's better not using the fingerprint censor because it uses up batterylife
    Can't say I've noticed poor battery life when using tID.


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    03-16-2014 05:16 PM
  25. iEd's Avatar
    I would think that Touch ID effects batt life slightly. The ring around the home button acts as a capacitive touch switch that turns the sensor on and off when a finger is present. So the sensor isn't on all the time.
    03-16-2014 05:26 PM
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