iPhone 6 Plus Touch ID

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  1. Nonentity macrumors member

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    Hello!

    Apologies for the general issue question, but it's beginning to irritate me.

    What's your success rate with Touch ID on the 6 Plus?

    I've had mine since launch and I'm getting the 'try again' message 2 out of 3 times when trying to unlock my phone. I skipped the 5s, so is this normal? I've tried adding the finger I use to unlock as a new finger and I'm still having a trouble getting Touch ID to work consistently.

    Any help would be appreciated!
     
  2. ematsui macrumors member

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    I would say my plus is about 99 percent accurate.. when my finger is wet it sometimes doesn't recongnize it
     
  3. ant69 macrumors regular

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    about 99% success rate here too, maybe its an issue with the phone? if its that poor a success rate take it into apple and show them.
     
  4. jlake02 macrumors 68020

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  5. ZebraDude macrumors 6502a

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    i have had mine since launch and I am starting to have more "try again's" as well...:eek:
     
  6. Nonentity thread starter macrumors member

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    Ah phooey. Guess I need to make an appointment, though knowing my luck it'll work flawlessly in front of them.

    Are Apple handing out white boxed referbs yet?
     
  7. chevelleguy3 macrumors regular

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    You might want to try to have it relearn your fingerprint.

    I have been using the Touch ID since the 5s and it seems to work pretty well.
    The 5s was probably about a 95% success rate and my 6 is closer to the 99%
     
  8. Jazper macrumors 6502a

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    I've noticed that my 6 works much better than my 5s, especially if my finger is wet.

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    Try and set all 5 finger prints as your thumb and see if it works better.

    And no, they're not giving out refurbs yet. :p
     
  9. DotCom2 macrumors 68040

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    Mine is highly accurate as well but I did notice that the few times it didn't work was when I pressed my finger a little too hard and consequently spreading my fingerprint more?
    so when I press very very lightly, it seems to work almost 100% of the time.
    Try re-setting all your prints and the only pressing very lightly.
     
  10. scaredpoet macrumors 604

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    MUCH improved over my 5s. I have issues with dry skin on my fingertips when the weather gets cold, and some of fingers were completely unreadable on the 5s because of it. The 6 Plus is reading all of my fingers fine. I count only two "try agains" since I've had it (September 25).
     
  11. Nonentity thread starter macrumors member

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    I've tried removing and adding multiple times, over-training it, and adding my main unlocking thumb as two different fingerprints.

    Despite all that I still have a poor success rate.
     
  12. ladytonya macrumors 6502a

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    I am having a very high success rate n my 6 Plus, I was actually surprised. After reading all the stories about people having trouble with the 5s I was a little concerned. I have mine programmed for my right and left thumbs and index fingers and have the high success rate with all four, I love it!

    Hope you get your issue fixed. Like others have said, maybe try deleting all the fingers and starting over from scratch.
     
  13. Fatboy71 macrumors 65816

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    I would say 98-99 percent success rate for me.

    I would advise deleting the prints and store again. But only move your finger, thumb a very small amount (between scans) as you lift it off and place it back on during the print storing. This is how I set my 5s and 6 Plus up, and both have worked pretty near perfect. If anything, I find the Touch ID on the 6 Plus is more reliable than the 5s.
     
  14. Ramio macrumors 6502a

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    Go get it replaced. Seems like a faulty sensor. Had a 5s with same issue. Got it replaced and was smooth after that. My 6 plus is 99% accurate.
     
  15. Geo1688 macrumors newbie

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  16. troyhouse macrumors 6502

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    mine is like 99.999% accurate, i dont remember when i had to use passcode, unless i restarted the phone.
     
  17. myscrnnm macrumors 65816

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    Like many people here, I get a nearly 99% success rate with Touch ID on my 6 Plus. The only time it's failed me was when my right index finger stopped working completely. I figure it was due to an error during the initial logging of the fingerprint, so I deleted it and redid it. Haven't had any problems since.
     
  18. bpeeps macrumors 68020

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    Pfft, 100% success rate here. Suck it 99%ers.
     
  19. kilcher macrumors 65816

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    Same here, only time I noticed a problem was after I had just eaten popcorn (fingers were greasy).

    Went from 5 to 6 Plus so this is my first time with Touch ID, I always thought it was gimmicky but man, it is my favorite feature by far on this new phone.
     
  20. iapplelove macrumors 68040

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    Mine is scary good. In fact it works so well I unlock it by accident. Can't even get a screen shot of the lock screen it's so quick
     
  21. web500sjc macrumors member

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    I've had mine relearn mine 4 times in the weeks since launch....apple is now replacing it because it doesn't work 60% of the time- and that is unacceptable when I can get it to register on any other iPhone.

    I tried to show them in an apple store- it worked flawlessly. But now I have video, and applecare on the phone.
     
  22. ajm222 macrumors 6502a

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    Let us know if the replacement is better
     
  23. ama0219 macrumors member

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    I agree. Mine usually works unless my thumb is wet.
     
  24. dannyboy42670 macrumors newbie

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    I find that on my 5S, if my fingers are sweaty on a warm day it will never work. Otherwise it's flawless.
     

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