1. arc3484's Avatar
    I'm a little confused on why people love Touch ID so much. I've recently started using it about a month ago when my credit union starting supporting Apple Pay. Touch ID is the most frustrating and inconsistent way to unlock a phone in my opinion. I have retrained my fingerprints thinking it would help and no it doesn't. I will be looking forward to face ID when I upgrade later this year.
    03-01-2018 07:22 AM
  2. Spencerdl's Avatar
    Touch ID works GREAT on my iPhone 7 Plus. NO complaints. It's very reliable in my honest opinion.
    Lee_Bo, SABRIAN70, iBloke and 2 others like this.
    03-01-2018 08:09 AM
  3. Garz's Avatar
    Touch ID was lousy for me. I have very dry hands so it would often fail reading my finger print. If I just got out of the shower or was just washing dishes, it wouldn’t read my finger print half of the time. Face ID has been a blessing to me.
    Lee_Bo likes this.
    03-01-2018 10:53 AM
  4. krishnansasikumar's Avatar
    Touch ID wouldn't work for me if my finger is even slightly wet. Don't have that problem with my Androids.

    A quick wipe off would make it work again, so not a problem for me.
    Last edited by krishnansasikumar; 03-01-2018 at 04:35 PM.
    Lee_Bo likes this.
    03-01-2018 11:04 AM
  5. Lee_Bo's Avatar
    I have very dry hands so it would often fail reading my finger print. .
    I also have very dry hands and playing drums and bass guitar doesn't help any. I anded up using areas of my fingers almost at the first knuckle and so far is working great.
    03-01-2018 12:31 PM
  6. wilber1's Avatar
    I had problems when I first set it up but since then it has worked flawlessly .
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    03-01-2018 02:41 PM
  7. Annie_8plus's Avatar
    The only issue I've ever had with touch id is when my finger is damp. After a quick wipe on my jeans, it will work for me.
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    03-01-2018 03:13 PM
  8. violetjune's Avatar
    TID sucked for me too.. never used it on my previous iPhones.. but I definitely use FID on my IPX.. it’s works very well even with one eye closed... lol
    03-01-2018 03:29 PM
  9. taz323's Avatar
    No complaints here, works great on my 7+.
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    03-01-2018 03:43 PM
  10. Spencerdl's Avatar
    I just licked my thumb (yes my hands are dirty, so what) and my Touch ID still worked flawlessly. Now I have to wipe off my button, and still...It works without fail. I've never had any problems.
    taz323, iBloke and Just_Me_D like this.
    03-01-2018 04:14 PM
  11. Spencerdl's Avatar
    It amazes me that with the success of the 5s/6/6+/6s/6s+/7/7s+/8/8+/SE (10 devices) all of which had Touch ID and Apple sold TONS of them, that they would have problems, and continue with 10 devices if it didn't work as advertised. For the small amount of those that had problems I guess FID is great beginning ...GOOD for you.
    Annie_8plus likes this.
    03-01-2018 04:34 PM
  12. imwjl's Avatar
    As an IT director I end up giving impatient c suite residents and some frustrated employees help. I've noticed some haters change their tune after I give them a little touch ID advice or help.
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    03-01-2018 06:56 PM
  13. kataran's Avatar
    I had no complaints but I like Face ID better
    03-01-2018 07:49 PM
  14. firedept10's Avatar
    No complaints here either. Touch ID worked great for me but I really like Face ID better.
    03-01-2018 10:05 PM
  15. metllicamilitia's Avatar
    I’ve noticed TouchID not being as reliable lately on my iPad, however that really only began after I got my iPhone X. I also much prefer FaceID. And I also had to wipe my hands occasionally for TouchID to work.
    03-01-2018 10:26 PM
  16. BreakingKayfabe's Avatar
    All depends on the dryness of your hands. Luckily my hands are in pristine condition. Touch ID works 99.9% of the time for me.
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    03-01-2018 11:29 PM
  17. Cladster's Avatar
    Never liked it don't even use it on my iPad pro.
    03-01-2018 11:50 PM
  18. flyinion's Avatar
    I don't know either. It was ok on my 6s+ and 7+ as long as I used my left thumb it worked about 75% of the time. My right thumb would work for like a day and then bomb out forever after that until retrained then it would last a day again if that. At least once a day I'd have to put in my PIN to unlock. Definitely glad for my iPhone X and FID. I got a 2017 iPad a few months ago which uses a 1st gen touchID. Wow, that works about 50-60% of the time with the left thumb and pretty much never with the right one.
    03-02-2018 03:08 AM
  19. msm0511's Avatar
    The only time I remember having trouble with Touch ID was if I had wet or dirty fingers. I trained the same thumb twice, and it worked most of the time.
    03-02-2018 06:06 AM
  20. imwjl's Avatar
    I've had users start over registering index fingers and thumbs from each hand. That seems to be a great way to have it work when you grab the phone from a pocket and hold in many ways. I ask them to be aware of the press and tap differences for home screen vs Apple Pay. This has taken people from thinking it is ineffective to useful.

    I work with 3 X owners. I see face ID works for the most part but I also see my having those 2 on each hand fingers set up lets me use the phone fast, and I have no problems with helmets, googles, and use during action sports.

    I'm not really against or for face vs fingers as many are but I sure get a lot of utility with my current setup. It worked on my 6, and the technology has been as or maybe more reliable - probably just faster - with the 6S Plus and my 7 Plus.

    I digress, but the 7 Plus phones seem so good that it is hard for me to rationalize an X when the second generation of face ID may well jump in performance like second generation of touch ID.
    03-02-2018 07:53 AM
  21. imwjl's Avatar
    The only time I remember having trouble with Touch ID was if I had wet or dirty fingers. I trained the same thumb twice, and it worked most of the time.

    Yes, it is imperfect with wet and some iterations of dirty.
    03-02-2018 07:54 AM
  22. TheRandomDealio'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?
    My husband doesn’t use Touch ID but years of military and mechanic work...his fingerprints are a little scarred and strange so Touch ID has a hard time with recognizing his. Which makes sense.
    03-02-2018 08:05 AM
  23. vimagreg's Avatar
    For me TouchID is way better than FaceID. Simple like that. I had some minor issues with it on my old 6 Plus, but with my 7 Plus it simply works perfectly every single time I need it. Dirty fingers, wet fingers, dry fingers, doesn't matter. It always works. It isn't true with my X FaceID, although. I think it is simply a matter of mature the technology, as it was the case with TouchID. But right now I'm just sure TouchID is some years ahead still.
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    03-02-2018 09:47 AM
  24. RPA1408's Avatar
    I can’t remember Touch ID ever not working first time on my iPhone 7.
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    03-02-2018 10:03 AM
  25. Annie_8plus'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 is an excellent point!
    03-02-2018 10:05 AM
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