Touch ID not working due to oil?

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by xNYMetsx, Oct 25, 2013.

  1. xNYMetsx macrumors 6502

    xNYMetsx

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    Don't know if anyone else is having this problem but my Touch ID is practically useless sometimes. I got out my Mac's screen cloth and cleaned the home button and it worked (sometimes.)
     
  2. Ann P macrumors 68020

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    It's not just you. The scanner is pretty sensitive. I always have lotion on my hands, so touchID probably works 90% of the time. Blah.
     
  3. xNYMetsx thread starter macrumors 6502

    xNYMetsx

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    It's worked for 3 weeks with most success now it isn't?
     
  4. Beezy253 macrumors 6502

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    Try adding your finger print while it's "oily", so you have a dry finger print AND a oily finger print saved?

    Or go into Apple and get your phone replaced if you think it's a hardware issue.
     
  5. Dstopsie macrumors 6502a

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    My touch ID probably didn't work 65% of the time. after I upgraded to 7.03 firmware my touch ID is now 95% working perfectly

    Upgrade your software delete your prior fingerprints and rescan them this is what I did and now it works all the time in fact it's really hard for me to even get it to fail
     

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