is it true the TouchID is better on the 6 than the 5s?

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  1. bobright macrumors 601

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    I thought I remember reading this somewhere but maybe it was just a rumor after all
     
  2. MagicBoy macrumors 68040

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    I can tell you it works fine with my thumb. Never used a 5s so can't comment on that.
     
  3. Donfor39 macrumors 6502a

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    works well using my thumb...though I didn't have the 5s before so not sure how it worked then
     
  4. bmms8 macrumors 68020

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    It worked great on my 5s and it works great now as well. I haven't seen an improvement as i didn't have any issues before.
     
  5. Appl3FTW macrumors 603

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    never had an issue with my 5s.. it works perfectly. but i do notice an improvement in responsiveness, it responds quicker and efficiency, it just works, no errors.
     
  6. mcmul macrumors 6502

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    I have never had an issue with TouchID on my 5S.
     
  7. DmbShn41 macrumors 6502

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    Supposedly some enhancements to Touch ID. It does feel snappier on the 6+ than my 5S did previously, hundredths of a second faster?. Worth noting, I never experienced the 'severe dropoff of Touch ID oerformance' that was claimed.
     
  8. CosmoPilot macrumors 65816

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    TouchID feels much improved on my 6 compared to my 5S. Not sure if it's my imagination or not, but it's feels quicker all around.
     
  9. Chupa Chupa macrumors G5

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    No 5s experience but Touch ID works every time on my i6.
     
  10. penajmz macrumors 68030

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    I come from a 5s and it worked perfectly then and it works perfectly now. Maybe a slight speed difference in recognition but is very small.
     
  11. Travisimo macrumors 6502a

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    TouchID on the 5S was wonky for a while on iOS 7, but it got much better with an update to iOS 7. On the iPhone 6 Plus so far, it has not failed once. It's very fast and always accurately detects my prints.
     
  12. indychris macrumors 6502

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    Like a couple of others already noted, Touch ID on the 6 seems to register a lot more quickly on the 6 than it does my 5s. Both work well, but the 6 seems to respond to touch almost instantly.
     
  13. lancastor macrumors 6502a

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    TouchID is MUCH slower on the 6 Plus than on my 5S. # :-(
     
  14. nehope macrumors member

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    The 6 is my first experience with Touch ID and it's working flawlessly for me.
     
  15. anaisamy, Sep 21, 2014
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    anaisamy macrumors newbie

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    I thought I noticed a difference in touch ID on my 5S when I upgraded to iOS 8. I often had issues with the phone not recognizing my thumb so I'd have to use my index finger and that seemed to go away after iOS 8, but maybe I was just holding it differently - who knows. I've had the 6+ less than 24 hours, so it's hard to say for sure, but I do know that the phone recognized every single time I put my finger or thumb to the touch ID to unlock the phone. No issues whatsoever yet.
     
  16. nostresshere macrumors 68030

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    This thread asked if it was better than the 5s. So what is the value of a response like this?

    Sometimes I wonder how......


    NEVER MIND
     
  17. edlex macrumors 68000

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    My first time too and it's pretty cool.
     
  18. Cowboy1629 macrumors regular

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    Worked great on the 5s and no issues on the 6 so far. Don't notice any difference between the two.
     
  19. highlightshadow macrumors regular

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    I'm finding TouchID marginally faster at unlocking on my iP6 than 5S ... not a lot but just perceptibly faster ... reliability / sustained print recognition will remain to be seen

    In terms of registration ... i think that was a lot faster... again this could be either an improved sensor or simply a faster encoding algorythm in the A8 making it process the data quicker

    Definitely felt faster between touches registering my prints just now
     
  20. Sodner macrumors 68020

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    With iOS8 Beta's on my 5s for the past several months I can say Touch ID was working PERFECTLY. I would sit there and test it time after time rotating my thumb to different angles and it would work every time. Seeing the same thing with iOS8 on the 6.
     
  21. bmms8 macrumors 68020

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    I agree, registering my prints was much faster.
     

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