Touch ID Failures

Garrett Murray:

Completely agree with all of this. In daily use, Touch ID fails for me about 25% of the time, often three or four times in a row. I’ve removed and rescanned my fingerprints several times but it doesn’t appear to make a difference.

Ditto. My hands were dry one evening (like lacking natural moisture) and I couldn’t unlock my iPhone. My hands were wet one afternoon from rainy weather, and I couldn’t unlock my iPhone. I found that if you add your thumbs when they are dry, you get a better success rate, but that is lame.

I really love Touch ID, but when it doesn’t work it is maddening. Like Murray, that’s about 20% of the time for me. But of that 20% that it doesn’t work, it means spending a long time trying to get into my iPhone.

Again, maddening.

Don’t even get me started on that “renew Touch ID purchases” dialog — I want to punch whomever made that decision in the face.

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by Ben Brooks
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Garrett Murray: Completely agree with all of this. In daily use, Touch ID fails for me about 25% of the time, often three or four times in a row. I’ve removed and rescanned my fingerprints several times but it doesn’t appear to make a difference. Ditto. My hands were dry one evening (like lacking natural […]