Touch ID not reading edge of finger

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  1. sclawis300 macrumors 65816

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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?
     
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    What do you expect jesus
     
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  5. sclawis300 thread starter macrumors 65816

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    Fat finger syndrome I guess.

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    well when the second step of registering your finger is scanning the edge of your finger...I would expect it to read the edge of my finger. Not exactly raising from the dead or walking on water.
     
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  9. sclawis300 thread starter macrumors 65816

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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?
     
  10. atteligibility macrumors regular

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    send us a picture of your finger so we can troubleshoot
     
  11. sclawis300 thread starter macrumors 65816

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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".
     
  12. TreyCox macrumors regular

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    Obviously, you're a walker. It doesn't work with walkers.
     
  13. Tyler23 macrumors 603

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    Your location makes this post even more :cool:
     
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  16. TreyCox macrumors regular

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    sclawis300 probably traveled in a herd from your city to get the phone! lol
     
  17. jabingla2810 macrumors 68020

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    You will find your finger print is situated at the center of the fleshy part of your thumb.
     
  18. Geckotek macrumors G3

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    I read something about the "side" of the finger as we'll. just ignored it and placed my finger as I normally would. Worked fine.
     
  19. Carlanga macrumors 604

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    Change fingers. If it works then your finger is the issue.
     
  20. pk7 macrumors 6502

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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.)
     
  21. DollaTwentyFive macrumors 6502a

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    Lets put the OP down and confiscate the iPhone.
     
  22. sclawis300 thread starter macrumors 65816

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    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.
     
  23. sclawis300 thread starter macrumors 65816

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    Didn't work. Still not reading fingerprint right.
     
  24. gentlefury macrumors 68030

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    Keep using it, it should learn. Mine is already faster after only a few hours of use, it unlocks instantly now.
     
  25. Dascoyne macrumors 6502

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    don't confuse "edge" of finger with "side" of finger.
    If you're rotating your finger 90 degrees you're probably doing it wrong.
    Try touching it off-center instead of turning your finger.
     

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