Change fingers for touch ID - possible?

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  1. pianoman88 macrumors regular

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    I used my index finger and wish that I had used my thumb. Is it possible to reset the system and use my thumb instead?
     
  2. OTACORB, Dec 26, 2015
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    OTACORB macrumors 6502a

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    You can add up to 5 fingerprints, including replacing the one you've already entered.
     
  3. DeltaMac macrumors 604

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    You can do that.
    You can also replace the present one, or you can add another finger. There are up to 5 slots for touch ID fingerprints, AFAIK.

    Settings - Touch ID & Passcode - Add Fingerprint.
    You can also select your existing one, delete it, or re-do it
    There's lots of options for that. You can even add a fingerprint for someone else, if you want to let that person log in to your iPad without using a passcode.
     
  4. PattyMc macrumors regular

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    See, learn something everyday on this site, may seem simple but I didn't know this! Thanks OP for the question and everyone who answered
     
  5. OTACORB macrumors 6502a

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    You know one other interesting thing I've found with the fingerprint scanner. I find that after a period of time you'll start noticing it fail more and more often. This just means you need to re-scan your fingerprints again. I have generally found this resolves it 100% because overall I find the fingerprint scanner works 99.9% of the time as long as your fingers are't wet or dirty. LOL
     
  6. joeblow7777 macrumors 68040

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    And here I thought that it was common knowledge that you can program up to five fingers.
     
  7. Gav2k macrumors G3

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    You can scan more than 5 if your smart.

    Give it a try. Basically when adding a print switch between two fingers with each press and it'll add both.
     
  8. Sylon macrumors 68020

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    I've been using both thumbs and both index fingers for both my iPhone 6 and iPad Pro. That way, I can unlock my phone regardless of which hands the devices are in, and in which orientation.

    Just don't lose those fingers ;)
     
  9. joeblow7777 macrumors 68040

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    I imagine that would decrease the accuracy of readings for both of those fingers and give you more false negatives at worst, and slower confirmations at best.
     
  10. Gav2k macrumors G3

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    It doesn't actually as it takes more scans initially to register the prints.
     

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