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  1. Trhodezy macrumors regular

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    I Recently restored my phone to free up a lot of space and had to add my fingerprints back onto the device...

    Did you know that if you have the fingerprint settings page open and you place your designated digit on the TouchID sensor it highlights which finger is already scanned; see the image below as my explanation isn't the best..


    Just thought it was a nice tidbit (and quite the subtle solution to an earlier issue of not knowing which scan belongs to which finger).
     

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  2. Zcott macrumors 68020

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    I'm afraid that's been known since the 5S debuted Touch ID :-(
     
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    It's been that way since at least 8.2 (that's when I upgraded from 5 to 6 and finally got Touch ID.) I assumed it was always that way, since I never got to play with it prior to then.
     
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    Not only that but you can tap on the word finger 1 and change it to the actual finger name I.e. Right hand thumb

    Xerxers
     
  6. gsmornot macrumors 68030

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    Yep, this is what I do as I added my prints. Makes it easy to ID later. (never needed to but I'm ready)
     
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    Good stuff. I hadn't been aware of these details! :)
     
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    It's been known for a while, but another thing it does is it reads your print and gets more accurate every time it does. This area in Settings is a good quick place to contribute to the accuracy of your prints.
     
  9. Trhodezy thread starter macrumors regular

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    Thanks for the replies guys. I hadn't noticed this before, even if it is a long standing feature.

    All the sarcastic commenters, petty and pathetic. Grow up.
     
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    Uhhh...what sarcastic comments? Everyone here has been pretty informative to your original post.
     
  11. Trhodezy thread starter macrumors regular

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    The original posts have since been removed.
     
  12. andyw715 macrumors 6502a

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    I've also read that by doing this (rescanning your finger) it refines the data for that finger, making it more accurate.

    (Or whataf21187said :)
     
  13. gaanee macrumors 6502a

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    This was mentioned before on this forum.. but still good to know for newcomers who are not familiar with it.
     
  14. hlfway2anywhere macrumors 6502a

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    I did not know about this. Thank you for sharing!
     
  15. Trhodezy thread starter macrumors regular

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    Haha, yeah it's pretty interesting! I've found the accuracy to be near on perfect. Great bit of hardware.

    Oh yes, it's the little things like this that help newcomers understand how deep Apple think when it comes to design and functionality.

    Cheers! Glad I helped someone. ;)
     
  16. lovewd macrumors 6502

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    This has been present since 7
     
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  18. Trhodezy thread starter macrumors regular

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    Does no one on this forum read past the first post? ;)

    Thanks guys.
     
  19. iTomatos macrumors newbie

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    Wow, I'm in since the 3G and first learned 'bout this today. Tnx Trhodezy!
     
  20. afsnyder macrumors 65816

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    Touch ID wasn't known until iOS 7 was fully released..
     
  21. redheeler macrumors 603

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    I can confirm the feature is present on my iPhone 5s running iOS 8.1. Never knew it existed before I saw this thread though :)
     
  22. macpro2000 macrumors 6502a

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    Did you know if you swipe up on home screen you can turn wifi off/on. ;)
     
  23. TechGod macrumors 68040

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    It isn't an obvious thing like you're making it out to be. I didn't know this.
     
  24. chrf097 macrumors 68040

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    I didn't know this was a thing until I installed 8.3 on my 6. Control Center is widely advertised as an iOS feature, and can be found on any iOS device running 7 or newer. For a lot of people, they don't have devices with touch ID to know this previous, hidden (as in not prominently documented) feature...
     
  25. redheeler macrumors 603

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    Control Center? Yes, that one I've known about since pretty much day 1 on my iPhone 5s/iOS 7 :)

    The feature described by the OP is new to me since I don't spend nearly as much time in Settings > Touch ID & Passcode ;)
     
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