iPhone 5S armband that doesn't block fingerprint scanner?

Discussion in 'iPhone Accessories' started by ehfz, Oct 24, 2013.

  1. ehfz macrumors member

    Jul 24, 2013
    Does anyone know of a sports armband for the iPhone 5s (without a case) that will actually work with the fingerprint scanner? I bought and returned one that advertised 5s compatibility but it seems that many of the them do this even though the plastic they use to hold the phone in place will not allow touchID to work correctly. I'm hoping to find a simple band with a rigid phone mount that will allow me to easily remove and lock into place the phone. Does this exist?
  2. ddarche macrumors newbie

    Jan 3, 2014
    Try cutting a hole in the plastic

    It's not the greatest solution in the world, but I bought the armband made by Tune Belt (tunebelt.com) and then used a razor blade to cut a small hole in the plastic right where the fingerprint goes. It's obviously not perfect, but it seems to work well as long as it is not raining.
  3. white4s macrumors 65816

    Nov 15, 2011
    New Jersey
    just disable it while you're using the armband

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