Registering same finger twice on TouchID

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by Bahroo, Nov 12, 2014.

  1. Bahroo macrumors 68000

    Jul 21, 2012
    I had no idea until recently that you could even do this, you can register the same finger twice, and it seems to increase accuracy quite a bit and makes TouchID even more consistent

    I registered my right thumb twice and TouchID has not failed me even one time so far on my Plus ever since I did this....this is a extremely neat tip and trick that others should do aswell
  2. Tyler23 macrumors 603


    Dec 2, 2010
    Atlanta, GA
    I have each finger registered only once and Touch ID works 100% of the time for me.
  3. The Doctor11 macrumors 603

    The Doctor11

    Dec 15, 2013
    New York
    That might make my phones brain hurt... It would have two fingers to unlock the phone with. Hmm. Which would it choose?
  4. JayLenochiniMac macrumors G5

    Nov 7, 2007
    New Sanfrakota
    I used to do that on my 5s to increase TouchID accuracy. However, TouchID is significantly improved on the 6 so I only have one finger registered and it's been working 100% since day one (as long as my hand isn't wet).
  5. nateo200 macrumors 68030


    Feb 4, 2009
    Northern District NY
    I did this on my dominant thumb...not because it was slow but to speed up the process when my fingers inevitably hit the button at an extreme angle or whatever. My phone unlocks almost to fast now! I press home to turn it on (since I hate the side button position :mad: ) and it unlocks just from a quick press! I can pretty much unlock it with my dominant thumb from any point including just using the part of the thumb where the joint meets!
  6. newellj macrumors 603

    Oct 15, 2014
    Boston, MA, US
    Same. My 5S needed that with iOS 7. No issues with either of my 6es.
  7. bruinsrme macrumors 603


    Oct 26, 2008
    on the 5S yes, on the 6 and 6+ haven't seen the need. The reader seems to be more consistent
  8. Tobias Funke macrumors 6502a

    Tobias Funke

    Apr 3, 2012
    I have 3 fingers on my right hand and 2 on my left! :D

    Covers all places I put my phone down!:D
  9. cathyy macrumors 6502a

    Apr 12, 2008
  10. localboy28 macrumors 6502a

    Jul 27, 2010
    I used all slots for my thumb on my 5s but only used one slot for my thumb on my 6, hasn't failed once.
  11. deeddawg macrumors 604

    Jun 14, 2010
    It'll choose the one that's resting on the TouchID sensor. :cool:

    I've registered both thumbs and both index fingers. Covers nearly any way I'd likely hold my phone.

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