Touch ID worse on 7.1.1

Discussion in 'iOS 7' started by seble, Apr 25, 2014.

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Is Touch ID Better for you?

Poll closed May 15, 2014.
  1. It's definitely better

    47 vote(s)
    38.2%
  2. It's about the same

    44 vote(s)
    35.8%
  3. It's worse

    17 vote(s)
    13.8%
  4. I don't have a 5S - I just wanted to vote.

    15 vote(s)
    12.2%
  1. seble macrumors 6502a

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    #1
    Anyone else finding that their touch ID is actually functioning much worse on 7.1.1? With 7.1 my touch ID was nearly flawless, now it nearly always doesn't work...
     
  2. Crispy Duck macrumors regular

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    #2
    I never had any issues before 7.1.1. I was always pretty happy with it.

    But I now think it's improved... Sometimes now it unlocks the phone with a quick tap of the button (removing finger straight away)... don't even need to keep the finger in place.
     
  3. bripab007 macrumors 6502

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  4. dannyyankou macrumors 603

    dannyyankou

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    #4
    Recognition is just as accurate as before, but slightly faster. So I voted better.
     
  5. seble thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    That's a shame, looks like most poeple are getting on okay with theirs. I'll redo the prints and see if that improves things...
     
  6. johannnn macrumors 6502a

    johannnn

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    #6
    For me 7.1.1 is like 100x better than even 7.1
    Never had it enabled before due to the extra time when it didn't recognize but now everything just works, I'm so happy they lowered the threshold or whatever they did
     
  7. dhlizard macrumors G4

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    #7
    TouchID has been a disgrace since Apple introduced it. :(
     
  8. big samm macrumors 65816

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    Mine is slower to recognize my finger... Maybe i have to set it up again because of the update...
     
  9. seble thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Sarcasm or?

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    Since I posted, I haven't reset my fingers but it actually seems to be a little bit quicker now when it does work, but it's still not as great at always getting my finger. Here's to hoping there are even further improvements.
     
  10. kagharaht macrumors 6502a

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    It's a good idea to do a new fingerprint impression with the new update. Specially if you were having trouble with the previous impressions.
     
  11. fiveainone macrumors 6502a

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    #11
    On 7.1, I was able to unlock with half a finger print on there, which I have it set like that in the scanning set up. 7.1.1 seems to have made half finger unlock take longer/not work as well. But still better than 7.0. Kinda sucks as 7.1 unlocked much easier, at least it feels like.
     
  12. Powermax macrumors regular

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    #12
    It works pretty well for me but I didn't notice any difference to 7.1.
     
  13. Prof. macrumors 601

    Prof.

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    #13
    Touch ID on 7.0 was lickety–split, but now it takes a half second longer to unlock. iOS 7 is just a nightmare. Give me the cosmetics of iOS 7, but the stability of iOS 6.
     
  14. Ann P macrumors 68020

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    #14
    Do the set up again. Mine has improved, almost instant.
     
  15. roken70 macrumors newbie

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    #15
    I agree totally with the opener. I had almost no problems up until 7.1.1. Now I run regularly into problems and have to unlock my phone with my password. I also trained TouchId from scratch to no avail.
     
  16. yukhalilsel macrumors member

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    #16
    It's recommended to wash your hands and properly dry it before setting up Touch ID. Nobody in my circle complains about Touch ID, so it must be incidental for those of you who seem to have trouble with it.
     
  17. MinEderPlayz macrumors 6502a

    MinEderPlayz

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    #17
    I have about a 90% success rate with Touch ID. The other 10% I have to realign my thumb and then it works. It does take less time to unlock iPhone 5s with my fingerprint... But since I am not part of the whiny "Ugh-that-millisecond-I-needed" group of people I don't really see an important difference.
     
  18. luckydcxx macrumors 65816

    luckydcxx

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    #18
    since 7.1.1 update (day of release) my 5S hasn't missed one recognition, it has been flawless.
     
  19. NT1440 macrumors G4

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    #19
    I was thoroughly impressed today actually. Only a few minutes after getting out of the shower I was able to use the TouchID with a still somewhat pruney finger, something that definitely wasn't happening before.
     
  20. GlenK macrumors 6502a

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    #20
    I had no complaints before but it is definitely better since 7.1.1.
     
  21. Tyler23 macrumors 603

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    #21
    It has worked flawlessly for me since day 1.
     
  22. big3etr macrumors newbie

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    #22
    I had to get my 5S replaced after 7.1 update. It rendered my TID completely unusable. This new phone is perfect. Take the phone to Apple store and let them check it out...
     
  23. OneMike macrumors 601

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    #23
    Same here. This is a feature I never had issues with from day one.
     
  24. gtmac macrumors 6502a

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    #24
    Finally mine is working for more than a few days.
     
  25. Liquidtrance macrumors member

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