- Nov 7, 2011
For optimum performance and speed.
Trust me, no placebo.
Trust me, no placebo.
It's not taking a photo of your fingerprint. You're forming an opinion of the technology based on doubt and misinformation.I actually think this is a sound idea. My 5S's, as well as my wife's, TouchID functions considerable worse since we bought them over a month ago.
Since the hardware isn't obviously changing, I blame it on the "learning" ability of TouchID because it was working flawlessly for the first 2 weeks. I actually don't know what needs to be "learned" if it was already working over 95% of the time. Besides, if you took a very high-resolution "photo" of my whole finger once, how exactly would this photo improve if you took it 500 more times, especially if you're taking these extra photos under sub-optimal conditions (wet finger, freezing/hot finger, soiled finger, etc)?
Thanks for posting a response based on doubt and misinformation.It's not taking a photo of your fingerprint. You're forming an opinion of the technology based on doubt and misinformation.
Touch ID works. I scanned my fingerprint once and never had to do so again (aside from adding fingers.) Any time it doesn't work it's because I put my finger on it at a weird angle... and the next time I used that angle again, it worked. Yes, I specifically tested it out.
Thanks for sharing your wife's testimony, instead of your own, but she's either imagining the problem, she's doing it wrong (eg. When she scanned her fingerprint the first time perhaps she didn't do it at different angles like instructed) or her device is faulty. You don't need to reset your finger print every month.
Touch ID works.
It wouldn't surprise me if the learning characteristics can mess things up over time due to any number of factors. I had a lot of trouble with TouchID this weekend, but have not reset it yet.So basically, completely undermining the learning characteristics of the TouchID sensor.
For some reason, the problems with TouchID don't develop until week 2-4 (or later). You're still in your honeymoon period.I've had my phone for about 2 weeks now. Many unlocks per day, and I'd say it successfully reads any of the 4 fingers I've programmed at least 95% of the time. Never failed with a second touch.
I'd say that's no cause to complain.
For people complaining about TouchID being hit & miss, try this simple trick:
Scan the same finger for two of the registered fingerprints. (I suppose you could go nuts and scan it for three of them ... or more)
I did that with my right thumb (the finger I use 95% of the time to unlock) and it greatly improved the performance.