iPhone 5s undocumented feature? More than 5 fingers

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by note235, Sep 21, 2013.

  1. note235 macrumors 6502a

    Jun 29, 2007
    When you register a finger, the sensor can recognize and differentiate at a minimum of 5 fingers per each set up/label.
    In reality though it can recognize more than 1 during that set up.

    It can recognize between 5- 10. We tried five, which worked but 10 did not. This means that with the set up, you can have the sensor recognize up to 25 (possibly more) uniques fingerprints. My found and brother documents this in the video.

  2. Vctr macrumors regular

    May 24, 2012
    Neat little trick ... although its pretty obvious from your video that its less precise when trying to perceive any of the 5 fingers you put in that one slot.
  3. Blau macrumors member

    Aug 17, 2013
    Redlands, CA
    Interesting! I wouldn't ever need that many fingers per set and it does seem a little less precise but nevertheless pretty cool.
  4. Baytriple macrumors 6502

    Apr 3, 2012
    Thanks for this, its nice to know I get get all fingers and thumbs on there
  5. Dascoyne macrumors 6502

    Mar 25, 2013
    Palo Alto, Ca
    4 fingers + 1 cat paw

    ... wait, that sounds like a horrible video
  6. note235 thread starter macrumors 6502a

    Jun 29, 2007
  7. Carlanga macrumors 604


    Nov 5, 2009
    good to know to use for that last finger slot.
  8. SR71, Sep 23, 2013
    Last edited: Sep 23, 2013

    SR71 macrumors 68000

    Jan 12, 2011
    Boston, MA
    Wow this is awesome. Definitely gonna do this later. Good find, OP!

    Edit: This is too amazing! Registered all ten of my fingers and it's working beautifully. And I was actually able to scan 6 fingers (middle, ring, and pinky on both hands) to one of the five finger spaces. This is seriously incredible.
  9. note235 thread starter macrumors 6502a

    Jun 29, 2007

    i emailed some sites but none are tipping it lol
  10. jrswizzle macrumors 603


    Aug 23, 2012
    McKinney, TX
    Interesting - I used up 4 of the slots with my thumbs and index fingers as those are the ones I am 100% of the time using to press the home button.

    I left the fifth slot for my wife in case she needed to get in.

    While cool, it just seems like this would be less secure and not as precise.....maybe I'm wrong.
  11. swish2351 macrumors 6502

    Feb 28, 2010
    Just registered all 5 of right hand my fingers, but this doesn't seem secure!
  12. SR71 macrumors 68000

    Jan 12, 2011
    Boston, MA
    I sent a tip to iMore and a few other sites but iMore was the only one who posted about it. This is a pretty big find so I'm surprised that no one else is posting about it.
  13. Ksateskier macrumors newbie

    Mar 18, 2012
    Kansas City
    Can you remove fingerprints? Or once they are in there they are in there?
  14. Lucille Carter macrumors 65816

    Jul 3, 2013
  15. note235 thread starter macrumors 6502a

    Jun 29, 2007
    maybe redmondpie will lol
    my brother would be excited to see himself lol

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