Fingerprint sensor only works after wiping fingerprints away

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by stackshady, Sep 28, 2013.

  1. stackshady macrumors member

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    #1
    Title. I don't always have to wipe them away, but I do a lot with my shirt to get it to work. I've deleted and input the fingerprints multiple times and no difference.

    Anyone else have this problem?
     
  2. user-name-here macrumors 65816

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    #2
    Not here.

    Touch ID has been flawless for me.
     
  3. noobinator macrumors 68040

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    Are you unusually sweaty? (serious question)
     
  4. Glideslope macrumors 601

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  5. stackshady thread starter macrumors member

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    Ah, I knew I should have mentioned that. It is not a problem of my hands being dirty, sweaty, etc.
     
  6. jschu22 macrumors regular

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    After several days of basically flawless functionality, the fingerprint sensor has been very frustrating the past two days. Unlocking used to be an afterthought but now I am constantly doubting if it's going to work.

    My fingers are clean and the sensor appears to be as well.
     
  7. gentlefury macrumors 68030

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    Seems like some people are having issues. But the majority seem to be having a lot of success.
     
  8. JayLenochiniMac macrumors G5

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    Are you touching the sensor differently as an afterthought? I had problems until I realized I was touching it differently while taking it out of my pocket (using the base of my thumb) and while not paying attention (using the tip of my thumb). I reprogrammed my thumbprint using more of my thumb, which solved the problem.
     
  9. KBS756 macrumors 6502a

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    I think your right there, only way I have it fail is when this happens. And I have pretty oily hands apparent by the way leave streaks on the screen much more so then my brothers.

    If this doesn't fix the problem for OP he should have it checked.
     

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