Fingerprint ID

bella2v

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Apr 11, 2012
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As nice as a fingerprint ID is, what happens when your fingerprint doesn't register well? I guess because of age and a life time of work, my fingerprint does not register even on my Federal ID. How does this affect the log in ID on the iPhone?
 
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Channan

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When the 5s first came out, people were using their nipples to register a print. So it doesn't really matter what your fingerprint looks like. As long as it hasn't changed since you registered it, it'll work. If you slice your finger or it somehow gets deformed, delete your old saved print and register a new one.
 

canuckRus

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As nice as a fingerprint ID is, what happens when your fingerprint doesn't register well? I guess because of age and a life time of work, my fingerprint does not register even on my Federal ID. How does this affect the log in ID on the iPhone?
You always have 14 days for a test drive to see if it works for you or not. Fingerprint ID on 6S is fantastic and close to instantaneous.
 

bella2v

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You always have 14 days for a test drive to see if it works for you or not. Fingerprint ID on 6S is fantastic and close to instantaneous.
Thanks. A local computer guru explained that it is an option not a given.
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Register multiple fingers, so if something happens to one finger or hand you can use the other.
The Federal Govt tried that with me for security clearance -- none of them registered. Sometimes, if I use a skin lotion first and rub it in well it will work.
 

electronicsguy

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Thanks. A local computer guru explained that it is an option not a given.
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The Federal Govt tried that with me for security clearance -- none of them registered. Sometimes, if I use a skin lotion first and rub it in well it will work.
What option? It's Apple's policy that free returns within that time period. The local "guru" may be telling you the personal policy of some local shop.
 
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