Touch ID Work with Screen Protectors?

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by ebackwardse, Sep 12, 2013.

  1. ebackwardse macrumors newbie

    Sep 12, 2013
    Does anyone know if screen protectors will be okay to use with the Touch ID?
  2. thatoneguy82 macrumors 68000


    Jul 23, 2008
    Beach Cities, CA
    I've never had a screen protector that covered the home button. Most, if not all, screen protectors always have cut-outs for the earpiece, front camera (sometimes the sensor as well) and the home button.
  3. Radiating macrumors 65816

    Dec 29, 2011
    You don't need a screen protector with touch ID. The home button is sapphire crystal, which required 300 times more force to cause the same damage as the quartz glass of the screen. You are not going to scratch your home button unless you involve some crazy circumstances.

    Sapphire crystal is amazing stuff, I wish the whole phone was made of it.
  4. lazard macrumors 68000

    Jul 23, 2012
    this. no screen protector covers the home button.
  5. ebackwardse thread starter macrumors newbie

    Sep 12, 2013

    I was referring to if the screen protector is not perfectly aligned. So, maybe the hole cut out for the home button cannot be 100% perfectly lined up with the home button. I am wondering if it would then have an affect.
  6. Night Spring macrumors G5

    Night Spring

    Jul 17, 2008
    Have never had a screen protector cutout not align properly with the home button. If you get one that partially covers the home button, send it back as defective and get a better one.
  7. Ann P macrumors 68020

    Jun 29, 2009
    Don't see why not. Current screen protectors will probably cover that ring around the button but I'm sure future revisions will fix that.
  8. R.Stoychev macrumors 6502a


    Dec 23, 2012
    It will work, most of the companies are making the screen protectors home button cut wider :)
  9. scho52386 macrumors regular


    Jun 25, 2006
    Cincinnati, Ohio
  10. Mrbobb macrumors 601

    Aug 27, 2012
    Unless u buy a cheapy one that says 5/5s compatible (they are selling you old stock 5).
  11. Jake0604 macrumors regular

    Mar 31, 2011
    I'm sure the screen protector makers will adapt them to work with the new iPhone, or else they would be out of business.
  12. Brenz macrumors member

    Jun 13, 2012
    Surely its common sense? Old screen protectors will most likely cover the capacitive ring around the new home button so the Touch ID sensor wont work.

    Same if you use a case that is going to cover the button plus old cases will most likely not cater for the new camera and dual LED flash.
  13. ABC5S Suspended


    Sep 10, 2013
    And this is why I'll wait until some poor customer with one tries it out first, than I may buy ;)
  14. cynics macrumors G4

    Jan 8, 2012
    Wouldn't common sense dictate that a screen protector that covers a capacitive screen work that's covering a capacitive ring?

    I've never used a screen protector that was capacitive touch proof anyway. :)

    I agree though if the screen protector or case entirely covers the button then there will be functionality issues. I'm thinking lifeproof, otterbox, etc...
  15. Irock619 macrumors 68000


    Sep 16, 2011
    San Francisco, CA
    I think the home button is the same dimension as the iPhone 5, even with the touch id. Screen protectors should work. I ordered an otterbox commuter case too. The camera opening looks large enough to fit the dual led.
  16. bkribbs macrumors 65816

    Jan 15, 2012
    I bought some Tech Defense HD Clear 5/5s/5c screen protectors. Either they will work with it, or I'll tell them they need to send me some that do, so I'm covered. I'm hoping they'll work, but I would be surprised if they do. Figured for 5 bucks I may as well find out though.
  17. Irock619 macrumors 68000


    Sep 16, 2011
    San Francisco, CA
    I have a good feeling it will. The home button itself looks like it was cut smaller to supplement the ring that goes around it. Of course I have no way of confirming until tomorrow.
  18. bkribbs macrumors 65816

    Jan 15, 2012
    That'd be cool. Does the ring around the button depress with the button do we know?
  19. takeshi74 macrumors 601

    Feb 9, 2011
    ...but the screen is not. As stated above, most screen protectors don't cover the home button anyway. The choice to use a screen protector is as subjective as it ever was.

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