2 issues with 5S... help me or i am going back to 5/5C!!

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by DJTaurus, Dec 27, 2013.

  1. DJTaurus macrumors 65816


    Jan 31, 2012
    The only real benefit i have with the upgrade from iPhone 5 was the better battery.....i was temped by the touch id and now i have regret it....

    1) I ve added my thumb with all touch id available registries and while it works PERFECTLY in the beginning after a while i get the annoying TRY AGAIN TRY AGAIN :mad::mad:.... my fingers are always clean and i ve register my thumb by moving around it a little bit while scanning.... as the constructions say... whats going on?... is it cause of cold weather?.... Touch id is f.... gimmick till now. Cant manage to make it work more than 50% the time..... and why some people say that it learns from your errors and you shouldn't delete it.....:confused::confused::confused:

    2) While on my iphone 5 the gps locked almost instantly (around 10-30 secs) on my iphone 5S it needs around 2-3 minutes to lock.... same happens at apple maps not only while using navigon... i also got poor reception while using navigon....i am wondering if that is mostly ios 7 problem and not my iphone 5s....

    ps - i also hope sometime Apple will finally fix iphones main disadvantage over other smartphones... which is low speaker volume!

    Help me or i am going back to 5... or probably to 5C!
  2. JayLenochiniMac macrumors G5

    Nov 7, 2007
    New Sanfrakota
    Your "....or I'm going back to the 5/5C" doesn't make sense at all as you can always turn off fingerprint-lock and use passcode or nothing instead. It hasn't happened to me, but a number of members have problems with dry fingers in the winter. Simply register the same finger again in the wintertime, but don't erase the other one. It'll have your normal and dry print in memory and do a better job of recognizing both.

    No idea about #2.
  3. Han Solo 1 macrumors 6502

    Mar 12, 2013
    I don't get the threat, "Help me or else. . ."

    That's okay. Go back to 5 or 5c.

    No skin off my back.
  4. T5BRICK macrumors G3


    Aug 3, 2006
    TouchID works 95% of the time for me. I haven't had any issues with it, but we don't really get cold, dry winters here in the NW.

    The GPS lock issue is weird. I've never had a problem with any of my iPhones unless I've had WiFi disabled and poor reception.
  5. thegrants82 macrumors 65816

    Jun 15, 2013
    Right here
    so go to a 5 or 5C......
  6. Mrbobb macrumors 601

    Aug 27, 2012
    Go back. Nothing worse than having something ur not happy with.
  7. Pompiliu macrumors 6502a


    Apr 22, 2012
    Yeah, some people think they're important or something and that we actually care about them or their life or their damn phone. :D
  8. Ender Wiggins macrumors member

    Dec 27, 2013
    Many people are important and we care about them, their lives, and their phones.

    Just not on this thread. :p

    But my two cents:

    Go back. Better not to be miserable.
  9. murano macrumors member

    Nov 17, 2009
    San Antonio
    Can't help. Sorry. Please go back to 5 or 5C or better go to Android.
  10. boshii macrumors 68040


    Jul 6, 2008
    Atlanta, GA
  11. oVerboost macrumors 6502a


    Sep 17, 2013
    United Kingdom
    Why not go back to a 3GS while your at it?! If you have problems take it into apple, let them look at it and test it, if it's faulty they'll replace it, if it's pilot error then sadly flying iPhones is not for you.
  12. cstm macrumors regular

    Jul 1, 2012
    I have the same issue with touch id, first 30 minutes it reads the print every time then the success rate is about 20% if that. Really lame, I dont know if its software because first it works like advertised and then it just stops working and you have to redo the print to get it working again. Anyways I'm gonna return mine under warranty b/c of the failing touch id just before iPhone 6 comes out and sell the replacement unit as new, and buy the iphone 6
  13. Ender Wiggins macrumors member

    Dec 27, 2013
    Where is the OP?

    We are dying to know?

    Did you keep the 5s, or go back to the horrid 5 or 5c?

  14. JayLenochiniMac macrumors G5

    Nov 7, 2007
    New Sanfrakota
    The 5 was horrid? The 5s is basically the 5 with fingerprint-unlocking, as it's not in a position to take advantage of 64 bit processor at this time.
  15. Ender Wiggins macrumors member

    Dec 27, 2013
    I was being sarcastic, given the OP's disgust at going back.

    I thought the eye roll gave it away. . .
  16. JayLenochiniMac macrumors G5

    Nov 7, 2007
    New Sanfrakota
    Okay, but I don't think the context is right. The OP appears disgusted with the current phone/situation, not at going back. But, yes, the OP is overreacting in general.
  17. Lammercy macrumors regular


    Jun 4, 2012
    "Or else" - ha you say that as if any of us care that you'll go back. I'll still be loving my 5S!
  18. I7guy macrumors P6


    Nov 30, 2013
    Gotta be in it to win it
    Navigation is not an issue on my iphone 5s. Maybe a hard reset will help. See if you have background tasks disabled and maybe enable them and give it another try.
  19. AppleFanatic10 macrumors 68030


    Nov 2, 2010
    Hawthorne, CA
    Have you tried to restore then to redo it again? Usually restoring works.
  20. DJTaurus, Dec 28, 2013
    Last edited: Dec 28, 2013

    DJTaurus thread starter macrumors 65816


    Jan 31, 2012
    I found that quick tip and now i would say it works most of the time :)

    But i cant solve the problem with the gps... i tested maps app with a friends 5S side side and mine locked in around 1 minute when his gps locked almost instantly... 5 to 10 secs.... i ll have to try and restore it and see what happens.

    lol i was in that crappy/childish ecosystem 2 years ago (gs2 was my last) and never looked back after my first iPhone 4.

    I have everything in system services turned to off and frequent locations too. I open location services when i want to use navigon.... so i dont have it always opened. Also i set on the status bar icon.

    For gods shake the topic title is just sarcastic/metaphor. Please dont take it seriously. Honestly i didnt expect all these posts mocking at me... nevermind. No hard feelings. I still love my 5S too but trust me when you see the try again error all the time it gets in my nerves.

    Try the tip in the link below... east time we must scan as much of "fingers" skin in the touch id area.

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