1. Ledsteplin's Avatar
    I've had no issues with Touch ID. I have my right index finger and left thumb set. I had to redo the thumb once, but it works great for me. I tried to get my wife to put her fingerprint on mine. But she's afraid of it. LOL She won't put it on her iPhone 7 either.
    03-02-2018 10:09 AM
  2. John Yester's Avatar
    People hated it at first. then it grew on them. Over the past 2+ years it's normal. But now it's changing and the circle starts all over again......
    03-02-2018 10:17 AM
  3. anon(5630457)'s Avatar
    I didn't mind TouchID when I had it on the 7 Plus, but I much prefer FaceID.
    03-02-2018 12:25 PM
  4. fredriks's Avatar
    Works great for me on a 8+. Don't really like face I'd, I rather have TID
    03-02-2018 04:56 PM
  5. toneofark's Avatar
    Touch ID works great on my 7 Plus, always has.
    03-04-2018 04:32 PM
  6. tadpoles's Avatar
    I really think Apple would do great if they kept Face ID and incorporated a fp scanner for TiD in the Apple logo and let people choose what works best for them. Let people use them interchangeably. That’s be just awesome imho.
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    03-04-2018 08:08 PM
  7. anony_mouse's Avatar
    I am surprised that Apple didn't put a fingerprint reader on the back of the iPhone 10. There are pros and cons to having the reader on the front and the back, but it's much better to have one than not. Anyone know why they didn't do so? Maybe just to keep the cost of the handset down?
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    03-07-2018 03:31 AM
  8. BreakingKayfabe's Avatar
    I am surprised that Apple didn't put a fingerprint reader on the back of the iPhone 10. There are pros and cons to having the reader on the front and the back, but it's much better to have one than not. Anyone know why they didn't do so? Maybe just to keep the cost of the handset down?
    They seem to be very confident in Face ID standing alone.

    I disagree with the reader on the back being better than not having it at all. I think it's incredibly clumsy and inconvenient to have it placed there. It's either implemented on the front of the device or nothing for me.
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    03-07-2018 01:18 PM
  9. flyinion's Avatar
    They seem to be very confident in Face ID standing alone.

    I disagree with the reader on the back being better than not having it at all. I think it's incredibly clumsy and inconvenient to have it placed there. It's either implemented on the front of the device or nothing for me.
    I could see it working if they built it into the Apple logo. That's like the perfect ergonomic spot for it (for me at least) on my X but then you have to deal with things like all cases now need that cut out which really kind of forces a new design aspect on cases.
    03-07-2018 01:48 PM
  10. TylerLV76's Avatar
    I could see it working if they built it into the Apple logo. That's like the perfect ergonomic spot for it (for me at least) on my X but then you have to deal with things like all cases now need that cut out which really kind of forces a new design aspect on cases.
    The camera on the X already forced a new design. Adding a cutout for the logo wouldnt have added anything during the injection molding of the cases.

    Touch ID on the logo would be the way to go if they want to keep it.
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    03-07-2018 02:43 PM
  11. anony_mouse's Avatar
    They seem to be very confident in Face ID standing alone.

    I disagree with the reader on the back being better than not having it at all. I think it's incredibly clumsy and inconvenient to have it placed there. It's either implemented on the front of the device or nothing for me.
    I have to disagree with this. Did you try a phone with a fingerprint reader on the back? (Not the Samsung S8, which positioned it very poorly). It's really not "incredibly clumsy and inconvenient". I'm not saying it's better than having it on the front of the phone, but it's maybe as good, and certainly not much worse. I find it strange that Apple didn't include the rear-mounted fingerprint reader on the iPhone 10, so that people at least have the option to use it.

    @flyinion makes a good point that cases would need to be designed to take into account a fingerprint on the back, but as new cases were needed for the 10 that's hardly a problem. Anyway, any well made phone doesn't need a case.
    03-08-2018 02:35 AM
  12. tadpoles's Avatar
    This Mate 9 I'm using today has it's fp scanner on the back right near where one's index finger (seemingly) naturally falls when holding the phone one-handed. Seems quite ergonomic to me. With the iPhone X this area would be on the Apple logo. It could definitely technically work but would add complexity and cost to an already unnecessarily expensive handset.

    It might also require the device to be thicker to accommodate the fp dohicky. Some would find reason to complain about that.

    I think I'd rather them spend their resources perfecting Face ID since this seems the direction they're headed in whether customers like it or not. Make it work when one is lying down in bed, etc.
    flyinion likes this.
    03-08-2018 04:16 PM
  13. flyinion's Avatar
    I think I'd rather them spend their resources perfecting Face ID since this seems the direction they're headed in whether customers like it or not. Make it work when one is lying down in bed, etc.
    Mine works just fine laying down in bed? Maybe you're not holding it in the right orientation?
    03-08-2018 04:19 PM
  14. tadpoles's Avatar
    Mine works just fine laying down in bed? Maybe you're not holding it in the right orientation?
    Of course...I'm holding it wrong. Didn't Steve Jobs already tell us this?
    03-08-2018 04:21 PM
  15. Quis89's Avatar
    The only times I can remember Touch ID not working for me can be attributed to “user error”. I mean...why would I want it to work if my hands are damp or dirty? Don’t we want it to only unlock when it is 100% sure it is our fingerprint
    This x10000000.

    I have NEVER understood the “Touch ID doesn’t work when my hands are wet”. Why should it? Since when are we using our phones with wet hands? I never knew that was an issue because I was always in the habit of drying my hands before I use any of my devices.

    I’m a fan of TouchID. Never had an issue with it. I have far more issues with FaceID than I ever did with TouchID.
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    03-08-2018 07:55 PM
  16. xtremeled's Avatar
    It's always worked flawlessly for me. I have 4 prints stored and I've never had an issue. I just started using Apple Pay and that with the reader, almost instantaneous. I honestly cant believe how fast it works.
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    03-08-2018 11:27 PM
  17. xtremeled's Avatar
    This x10000000.

    I have NEVER understood the “Touch ID doesn’t work when my hands are wet”. Why should it? Since when are we using our phones with wet hands? I never knew that was an issue because I was always in the habit of drying my hands before I use any of my devices.

    I’m a fan of TouchID. Never had an issue with it. I have far more issues with FaceID than I ever did with TouchID.
    Dont wet hands make the screen act a bit wonky as well?
    03-08-2018 11:28 PM
  18. flyinion's Avatar
    This x10000000.

    I have NEVER understood the “Touch ID doesn’t work when my hands are wet”. Why should it? Since when are we using our phones with wet hands? I never knew that was an issue because I was always in the habit of drying my hands before I use any of my devices.

    I’m a fan of TouchID. Never had an issue with it. I have far more issues with FaceID than I ever did with TouchID.
    At least once a day I had to PIN unlock with TouchID with no obvious reason (not wet, dirty, etc.) and always within a day of setting it, the thing would flat out stop recognizing my right thumb until I set it again. I spent 2 years using my left thumb to unlock 90% of the time.
    03-09-2018 12:57 AM
  19. BreakingKayfabe's Avatar
    I have to disagree with this. Did you try a phone with a fingerprint reader on the back? (Not the Samsung S8, which positioned it very poorly). It's really not "incredibly clumsy and inconvenient". I'm not saying it's better than having it on the front of the phone, but it's maybe as good, and certainly not much worse. I find it strange that Apple didn't include the rear-mounted fingerprint reader on the iPhone 10, so that people at least have the option to use it.
    I've only held phones like the Pixel and didn't care for it on the back. The way I use my iPhone would make it having it on the back almost useless. It's like a gunslinger having to reposition his gun and having to get used to the same quick draw.
    03-09-2018 05:44 AM
  20. Quis89's Avatar
    Dont wet hands make the screen act a bit wonky as well?
    Moisture will make almost all technology behave oddly. Why we thought Touch ID would be different, I don’t know.
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    03-09-2018 07:25 AM
  21. Wotchered's Avatar
    works very well for me, I’m surprised !
    03-09-2018 10:58 AM
  22. anony_mouse's Avatar
    I've only held phones like the Pixel and didn't care for it on the back. The way I use my iPhone would make it having it on the back almost useless. It's like a gunslinger having to reposition his gun and having to get used to the same quick draw.
    OK that's fine, you can of course prefer what you like. For me, I find no significant difference. Others should try for themselves.

    The best positioning I ever saw for a fingerprint sensor was neither the front nor the back - but the side, combined with the power button, if I remember rightly. I think this was a Sony device. The front and back are both slightly unnatural or awkward places to precisely put a finger in some situations. I wonder why the side positioning didn't catch on. Perhaps it was more expensive, or didn't work well for left handed people?
    Last edited by anony_mouse; 03-10-2018 at 04:02 AM.
    03-10-2018 03:47 AM
  23. fredriks's Avatar
    I have a Samsung S8+ and a IPhone 8+. I prefer fingerprint sensor on the front every day of the week. Fingerprint sensor on S8 isn't optimal placed and maybe it would work better if it was placed under the camera but for me front is a better placement. I have my phone in a car vent holder in my car and to have a fingerprintsensor on the back isn't great
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    03-10-2018 04:31 AM
  24. anony_mouse's Avatar
    I have a Samsung S8+ and a IPhone 8+. I prefer fingerprint sensor on the front every day of the week. Fingerprint sensor on S8 isn't optimal placed and maybe it would work better if it was placed under the camera but for me front is a better placement. I have my phone in a car vent holder in my car and to have a fingerprintsensor on the back isn't great
    You could set up the phone so that it is automatically unlocked, or that it stays unlocked for some time, when in your car. Check out the options under Settings->Security->Smart Lock.
    fredriks likes this.
    03-10-2018 04:38 AM
  25. fredriks's Avatar
    Yes, I use smart lock and without smart lock it would have been a real pain
    anony_mouse likes this.
    03-10-2018 04:50 AM
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