TouchID suddenly way more miss than hit

cvam1985

macrumors regular
Original poster
Sep 25, 2011
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I am using an iPhone SE that I bought at its launch. I am running the latest iOS 10 release and just suddenly the past few days touchID has not been recognizing my fingerprint hardly at all.

I am familiar with touchID's usual issues and quirks and this is way different...

I have deleted and re added fingerprints twice.

Is it a hardware issue likely? I can't find any specifics on this.
 

AppleB

macrumors 6502a
Oct 18, 2011
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Maybe try restore as new. If it persists take it in to a Apple store if possible.
 

silverblack

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Nov 27, 2007
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When retraining it, use the lower (middle) part of the prints rather than the tips. As winter approaches, our skin gets dry, especially the tips of the fingers.
 

rugmankc

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Sep 24, 2014
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Same here, thought it may be the latest update. Have to lay my finger on home button a little longer. No problem with AP though.