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

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by bobright, Sep 21, 2014.

  1. bobright macrumors 601

    Jun 29, 2010
    I thought I remember reading this somewhere but maybe it was just a rumor after all
  2. MagicBoy macrumors 68040


    May 28, 2006
    Manchester, UK
    I can tell you it works fine with my thumb. Never used a 5s so can't comment on that.
  3. Donfor39 macrumors 65816


    Jul 26, 2012
    Lanarkshire Scotland
    works well using my thumb...though I didn't have the 5s before so not sure how it worked then
  4. bmms8 macrumors 68020

    Dec 19, 2007
    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


    Nov 15, 2012
    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

    Dec 14, 2009
    I have never had an issue with TouchID on my 5S.
  7. DmbShn41 macrumors 6502

    Jun 22, 2009
    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


    Nov 8, 2010
    South Carolina
    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

    Chupa Chupa

    Jul 16, 2002
    No 5s experience but Touch ID works every time on my i6.
  10. penajmz macrumors 68040


    Sep 11, 2008
    New York City
    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

    Dec 22, 2009
    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


    Apr 19, 2010
    Fort Wayne, IN
    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

    Jun 25, 2011
    TouchID is MUCH slower on the 6 Plus than on my 5S. # :-(
  14. nehope macrumors member

    Nov 27, 2012
    The 6 is my first experience with Touch ID and it's working flawlessly for me.
  15. anaisamy, Sep 21, 2014
    Last edited: Sep 21, 2014

    anaisamy macrumors newbie

    Sep 15, 2014
    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

    Dec 30, 2010
    This thread asked if it was better than the 5s. So what is the value of a response like this?

    Sometimes I wonder how......

  17. edlex macrumors 68000


    Apr 14, 2010
    My first time too and it's pretty cool.
  18. Cowboy1629 macrumors 6502


    Sep 20, 2012
    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

    Oct 11, 2012
    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


    Jan 12, 2011
    Pittsburgh, PA
    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

    Dec 19, 2007
    I agree, registering my prints was much faster.

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