iPhone XS Max Miss my touch ID

MilleDav01

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I bought the iPhone XS Max in December, coming from a 7+ I miss my Touch ID, I hope they will incorporate it into the screen next generation because I prefer it to faceID which I personally have terrible luck with even after re-registration. Fingers Crossed.
 

BugeyeSTI

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I bought the iPhone XS Max in December, coming from a 7+ I miss my Touch ID, I hope they will incorporate it into the screen next generation because I prefer it to faceID which I personally have terrible luck with even after re-registration. Fingers Crossed.
Sounds like you should of gotten the 8+ because you won’t see touchid on any flagship iPhone from now on..
 

hardax

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I bought the iPhone XS Max in December, coming from a 7+ I miss my Touch ID, I hope they will incorporate it into the screen next generation because I prefer it to faceID which I personally have terrible luck with even after re-registration. Fingers Crossed.
I actually feel the complete opposite. Loving Face ID. Wouldn't want to go back.

I wonder what the difference is thats making it so unreliable for you?
 

smirking

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I bought the iPhone XS Max in December, coming from a 7+ I miss my Touch ID, I hope they will incorporate it into the screen next generation because I prefer it to faceID which I personally have terrible luck with even after re-registration. Fingers Crossed.
Face ID works fine for me, but I like Touch ID better. Face ID doesn't work so well if it's too close, which is an annoyance when I need to check something while I'm in bed.

Overall, I just find Touch ID to be just more intuitive. If I want to use Apple Pay, it's simple. My fingerprint triggers the payment. With Face ID, I have to look at my phone and then double press the side button that is normally used to put the phone to sleep, except in this one case it's used to tell the phone to proceed.

Face ID just adds extra steps that I don't want when I want to quickly check something.

They each have their pros and cons. The pros of Touch ID just suit me better.
 

MilleDav01

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Face ID works fine for me, but I like Touch ID better. Face ID doesn't work so well if it's too close, which is an annoyance when I need to check something while I'm in bed.

Overall, I just find Touch ID to be just more intuitive. If I want to use Apple Pay, it's simple. My fingerprint triggers the payment. With Face ID, I have to look at my phone and then double press the side button that is normally used to put the phone to sleep, except in this one case it's used to tell the phone to proceed.

Face ID just adds extra steps that I don't want when I want to quickly check something.

They each have their pros and cons. The pros of Touch ID just suit me better.
I agree! With all of this!
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I actually feel the complete opposite. Loving Face ID. Wouldn't want to go back.

I wonder what the difference is thats making it so unreliable for you?
I wish I knew. I have to enter my password more than I ever had to do.
 
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eyoungren

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I miss my Touch ID, I hope they will incorporate it into the screen next generation because I prefer it to faceID… Fingers Crossed.
I wish people would give up on this.

Apple has declared TouchID to be dead.

"I heard some rumor [that] we couldn't get Touch ID to work through the glass so we had to remove that," Riccio said. "When we hit early line of sight on getting Face ID to be [as] good as it was, we knew that if we could be successful we could enable the product that we wanted to go off and do. And if that's true, it could be something that we could burn the bridges and be all-in with. This was assuming it was a better solution.

"And that's what we did. So we spent no time looking at fingerprints on the back or through the glass or on the side, because if we did those things — which would be a last-minute change — they would be a distraction relative to enabling the more important thing that we were trying to achieve — which was Face ID done in a high-quality way."
-- Dan Riccio, Senior Vice President of Hardware Engineering, Apple
 

Relentless Power

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I bought the iPhone XS Max in December, coming from a 7+ I miss my Touch ID, I hope they will incorporate it into the screen next generation because I prefer it to faceID which I personally have terrible luck with even after re-registration. Fingers Crossed.
I’m sure you’re aware that Apple has said Face ID is their future, but what exactly is it that you’re experiencing that you’re having ‘bad luck’ with Face ID? Because if you can elaborate on that, maybe others have tips/tricks/suggestions to make your experience better with Face ID.
 

Falhófnir

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I wish people would give up on this.

Apple has declared TouchID to be dead.

-- Dan Riccio, Senior Vice President of Hardware Engineering, Apple
Apple say a lot of things ;)

OP personally I hope the same, I don't like FaceID as a tech and I would like to see under-screen TouchID. Hopefully Apple's patent for that as a secondary biometric will also come to fruition. Personally I think they couldn't make it work with 3D touch, so that's why 3D touch is going away with the next gen phones and we will hopefully see TouchID return.
 

StellarVixen

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Me personally, I am glad it's gone.


When i get my hands wet, and wipe them, it says "try again".

When I wipe my hands with wet wipes, nope...you are not gonna unlock, you have to rub your finger on something dry, and hope it works...

When I touch something filthy, and then try to unlock my phone..."try again".

TouchID failed me maybe little less than 50% of time. I am glad I won't be seeing "try again"...again. :)
 

BLBL

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I don't miss Touch ID one bit. I completely hate it, makes me want throw my iPad 2018 to the wall almost every time I use it since Touch ID works so bad. In my previous iPhone 7 Touch ID (newer version) worked better but even there if failed maybe 2 times out of 10 to recognize my finger. In my iPad it is like 8 out of 10 attempts fail. So Face ID has been a great upgrade for me, works almost every time.
 
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Falhófnir

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I don't miss Touch ID one bit. I completely hate it, makes me want throw my iPad 2018 to the wall almost every time I use it since Touch ID works so bad. In my previous iPhone 7 Touch ID (newer version) worked better but even there if failed maybe 2 times out of 10 to recognize my finger. In my iPad it is like 8 out of 10 attempts fail. So Face ID has been a great upgrade for me, works almost every time.
Weird - I found TID 1 a bit hit and miss, but TID 2 is insanely fast and accurate in my experience... have you tried re registering your prints?
 

joeblow7777

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I know it does not work as well to others but it has worked so well for me that I forget what it is doing and just use my phone. I do not wish to see TouchID return unless the keep FaceID, too!
Ideally, both would be available. There’s obviously no way that Apple would abandon FaceID to go back to Touch.

But as I said, I’m not holding my breath. When has Apple every brought back a feature after deciding that they’ve introduced something better?
 
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NJHitmen

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Weird - I found TID 1 a bit hit and miss, but TID 2 is insanely fast and accurate in my experience... have you tried re registering your prints?
Yeah, this has been my experience as well. TID on my old iPhone 6 was not great. Usually it worked, but there was always that split-second delay. Seemed acceptable at the time because there was no TID 2 to compare to. But TID on my 7 and iPP 10.5 have been terrific. There have been periodic failures thanks to wet/dirty fingers, but dry/clean fingers work for me 99.9% of the time - without that delay. It just works, in a very Apple-like way.

I'm reserving judgment of FID until I can give it some long-term testing myself. I've played around with it, and in those brief tests I was impressed. My new Max comes tomorrow, so I'll finally get a chance to experience it on a day-to-day basis. Hopefully I won't find myself longing for the return of TID, because I don't see that happening.
 
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wacky4alanis

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Touch ID was great unless my fingers were wet... Face ID seems to just work for me in all situations. I miss having the home button more than I miss touch ID.
 
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QCassidy352

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I wish people would give up on this.

Apple has declared TouchID to be dead.

-- Dan Riccio, Senior Vice President of Hardware Engineering, Apple
TouchID isn’t dead. Apple just has to say that to get better buy in on Face ID. TouchID is on brand new currently shipping Mac models. It will also return (in addition to FaceID, not instead of) when it can be put under the screen. Count on it.
 

nouveau_redneck

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TouchID isn’t dead. Apple just has to say that to get better buy in on Face ID. TouchID is on brand new currently shipping Mac models. It will also return (in addition to FaceID, not instead of) when it can be put under the screen. Count on it.
I hope you are right, but just don't see it. Apple is too stubborn when they think they are right, and they are not big on choice.