iOS 9.1+ TouchID broken on 6 Plus

Discussion in 'iOS 9' started by Love Divine, Dec 23, 2015.

  1. Love Divine macrumors member

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    Ever since 9.1ish (can't remember exact time it started) TouchID has been crap on my 6 plus. It always worked great before. Now, it works maybe 10% of the time - a huge difference. I'm making sure it has been kept clean. Phone has been factory reset during that time.

    Is this a documented issue? I think it's software related, as right after the 9.2 update, it began working perfectly again for a few hours, then went back to sucking the next day.
     
  2. Gryfter macrumors 6502

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    I havent had any issues...

    You know how you lick your finger right before giving someone a wet willie? Do that before unlocking your iPhone with TouchID and see if it works...
     
  3. Love Divine thread starter macrumors member

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    Ha.

    It has seriously degraded my user experience not having it. Didn't realize how smooth it made day to day usage. It won't work when I try to register a new finger - nothing happens when I place my finger/thumb on the home button. I made sure it was absolutely clean.
     
  4. Armen macrumors 604

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    It's not software related. TouchID works fine on my 6+ running all the iOS 9 betas, 9.1 and now 9.2

    You're not doing anything silly like trying to register multiple fingerprints in 1 slot are you?
     
  5. Love Divine thread starter macrumors member

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    Nothing changed except upgrading to 9.1. It also works occasionally (much more often) in Apps than on the lock screen.
     
  6. CTHarrryH macrumors 65816

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    Personally, I find it works great in summer and not so great in winter - fingers dry out etc.
    But with 9 and ongoing it works a lot better for me than it did for IOS8
     
  7. Armen macrumors 604

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    Try redoing the fingerprints?
     
  8. Love Divine thread starter macrumors member

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    Tried that - it doesn't register during the setup so I can't add new prints... May have to call Apple.
     
  9. Armen macrumors 604

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    Hmm maybe your touch id sensor is faulty
     

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