Touch ID on iPhone 6

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by Jr1985, Oct 2, 2014.

  1. Jr1985 macrumors 6502

    May 1, 2010
    How is Touch ID on iPhone 6 for all of you?

    Mine is very inconsistent. It seemed to work for a while and then slowly got worse. Now it gives me "try again" more often than not. I also noticed the home button feels crunchy. I'm taking mine back to Apple to hopefully get it replaced.
  2. tekchic macrumors 65816


    Apr 19, 2010
    Phoenix, AZ
    Always works, never had a failure. I also have it trained for both thumbs and both index fingers.
  3. ChinaRye macrumors 6502


    Aug 7, 2007
    Washington, DC
    Mine has worked FLAWLESSLY. I have had the 6 Plus for over a week and a half now and it has not even once failed to recognize my print.

    On the 5S, it felt like it failed to recognize 1/4 of the time.

    I really feel that they made some great improvements on Touch ID
  4. Polyphonie macrumors member


    Nov 17, 2013
    It's my first experience with TouchID and after setting up once (during the initial setup of the phone), it's been flawless ever since. I've two fingers set up: the thumb on my left hand and the index finger on my right. It feels almost instantaneous. And this is on an iPhone 6 that I got just 3 days ago.
  5. yanki01 macrumors 68040


    Feb 28, 2009
  6. AustinIllini macrumors demi-god


    Oct 20, 2011
    Austin, TX
    It turns out I was wrong and it is a groundbreaking feature.
  7. Starfyre macrumors 68030


    Nov 7, 2010
    Just make sure your finger is not wet when you touch it, otherwise the water particles throw it off and give you the nasty "Try Again" message.
  8. HenryDJP macrumors 603

    Nov 25, 2012
    United States
    I have my touch ID setup for all five fingers and it works perfectly every time.
  9. GoCubsGo macrumors Nehalem


    Feb 19, 2005
    Works well for me in spite of missing a thumb.
  10. kjm18 macrumors 6502


    Aug 1, 2014
    Hexham, UK
    Works perfectly whereas my previous 5s didn't always work apple seem to have improved Touch ID with the iPhone 6
  11. ajm222 macrumors 6502a

    Sep 19, 2012
    Mine rarely works. But I've had issues with my fingers (dry skin, eczema-type stuff) for years and I swear most of my fingerprints are gone. I'm sure that's why. I know someone with similar issues and Touch ID often doesn't work for them either. I turned mine off. Not sure if that has anything to do with your problems.
  12. Tom G. macrumors 68000

    Tom G.

    Jun 16, 2009
    Champaign/Urbana Illinois
    If you have problems with Touch ID one trick you might try is to use two or three of the fingerprint slots for the same finger. Example I have my right thumbprint saved in the first two slots and my right index finger in the third slot. I have very little trouble with Touch ID using this system. I'd say it works 99% of the time on the first try.
  13. Jr1985 thread starter macrumors 6502

    May 1, 2010
    I tried registering the same thumb multiple times and it was still failing. My hands were clean and dry, I even cleaned the home button just in case. It seems to have serious problems registering the very centre of my thumb, it kept saying try a different finger. I hope I'm not the problem because it's such a cool feature but very frustrating when it doesn't work.
  14. MH01 Suspended


    Feb 11, 2008
    Much better than my 5S. The 6 is what the 5S should have been
  15. Supermallet macrumors 65816


    Sep 19, 2014
    I did this on my 5S and my 6+. But I have to say that the 6+ is much more consistent than my 5S. I only get the try again message when my hands are wet.
  16. Zinthar macrumors 6502

    Jul 10, 2006
    Have you tried deleting your stored fingerprints and then re-adding them?

    I've probably used it over 100 times since getting the phone already and I only had it reject my finger once, and that was because I didn't put the right part of my thumb on it.


    Try one or more of your other fingers and see if it still gives you problems. If it looks like your thumb might be the issue, try the touchID demo on the iPhone 6 units in an Apple Store and see if those give you the same "try a different finger" error. That should isolate whether it's your phone or your thumb.

    If all else fails... get a new thumb.
  17. Rockies macrumors 6502

    Oct 4, 2011
  18. doboy macrumors 68000

    Jul 6, 2007
  19. Jr1985 thread starter macrumors 6502

    May 1, 2010
    It's seems like it degrades throughout the day. Yesterday it worked perfectly in the morning then gradually one thumb stopped being recognised while the other still worked, then eventually it wouldn't work with either. The night before I couldn't get it to register my thumb after deleting the fingerprint.
  20. Newtons Apple, Oct 3, 2014
    Last edited: Oct 3, 2014

    Newtons Apple macrumors P6

    Newtons Apple

    Mar 12, 2014
    Jacksonville, Florida
    You have never had a failure?

    Wow, every once in a while mine does not respond, sometimes several times in a row. My 6 works better than the 5S, but it is not perfect! Do not use it or passcode to unlock my phone.
  21. itsmemuffins macrumors 68030


    Jun 23, 2010
  22. Jr1985 thread starter macrumors 6502

    May 1, 2010
    Oh really then what did I do wrong? How did I set it up in such a way that it worked perfectly in the beginning then gradually got worse?
  23. nathdogg macrumors regular

    Oct 7, 2011
    Mine has worked perfectly every time, never once been rejected.

    I didn't realise how brilliant a feature Touch ID was until I got the 6, perfect.
  24. Jr1985 thread starter macrumors 6502

    May 1, 2010
    Mine seemed to work perfectly at first but it wouldnt work at all the night before last.

    I washed my hands, wiped the home button and unregistered my fingerprints but it wouldn't even let me register them again. Kept saying try another finger, which I tried and it still didn't work. Eventually it did and managed to register the same thumbs twice but it was still having trouble recognising me. I also tried registering it by holding my thumb head on and by holding it the way I would naturally, didn't make a difference.

    The next morning it worked perfectly for a few hours then it started playing up again. Same thing this morning, it worked for a while and now it's having trouble.

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