Touch ID not reading edge of finger

sclawis300

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So I have tried about 15 times to register my phone and the touch ID is only working when I put the center of my thumb on the sensor. Is anyone else seeing a problem with the phone reading the edge of your finger?
 

sclawis300

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So I have tried a couple more scans. Keeps failing because first it tells me to "Move my finger a little between scans" and then it says failed because "You moved your finger between scans". What the Crap Apple?
 

atteligibility

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So I have tried a couple more scans. Keeps failing because first it tells me to "Move my finger a little between scans" and then it says failed because "You moved your finger between scans". What the Crap Apple?
send us a picture of your finger so we can troubleshoot
 

sclawis300

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So apparently a freaking cat's paw works and I cant make my finger work. This is fantastic.

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Just tried to scan my finger in reverse. Did the edge first, then the middle. It seems to only really read the first scan and not the "edge".
 

jabingla2810

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So I have tried about 15 times to register my phone and the touch ID is only working when I put the center of my thumb on the sensor. Is anyone else seeing a problem with the phone reading the edge of your finger?
You will find your finger print is situated at the center of the fleshy part of your thumb.
 

pk7

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Sep 27, 2011
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So I have tried about 15 times to register my phone and the touch ID is only working when I put the center of my thumb on the sensor. Is anyone else seeing a problem with the phone reading the edge of your finger?
Try installing iOS 7.0.1. I think that was released to address issues with the FP sensor. (Not sure exactly what, but it won't hurt.)
 

sclawis300

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Try installing iOS 7.0.1. I think that was released to address issues with the FP sensor. (Not sure exactly what, but it won't hurt.)
I will give that a shot. Ignored the update because I am not around wifi and my office computer does not have the latest itunes and internet here is SLOOOOOOOOWWWWWW.
 

sclawis300

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Try installing iOS 7.0.1. I think that was released to address issues with the FP sensor. (Not sure exactly what, but it won't hurt.)
Didn't work. Still not reading fingerprint right.
 

gentlefury

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So I have tried about 15 times to register my phone and the touch ID is only working when I put the center of my thumb on the sensor. Is anyone else seeing a problem with the phone reading the edge of your finger?
Keep using it, it should learn. Mine is already faster after only a few hours of use, it unlocks instantly now.