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Apple to Update iOS With Improvements to Touch ID?

Apple to Update iOS With Improvements to Touch ID?

Posted February 28, 2014 at 2:56pm by iClarified
Apple is preparing an update to iOS that would improve Touch ID fingerprint recognition, reports AppleInsider.

The update would potentially resolve the 'fade' issue experienced by some iPhone 5s owners. Apparently, Apple is aware of early problems with its fingerprint scanner and has been working towards a resolution.

After launching iPhone 5s last fall, Apple has continued to work with the original AuthenTec team to improve its recognition software and will release an update relatively soon, the source confidently reported. However, AppleInsider could not verify whether the update will ship as part of iOS 7.1, which is expected to drop in mid-March.

Back in December we published an article that noted some users were complaining of degraded Touch ID accuracy. The problem, which some call 'AuthenTec Fade', results in intermittent fingerprint recognition failures over time. Rescanning of a user's prints returns Touch ID's accuracy to normal.

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Truck68 - March 1, 2014 at 1:04pm
I told my wife to take a day or two and watch how she uses her thumb on the button. Then go and program the touch ID. she don't have problems any more
sharifgd - February 28, 2014 at 5:03pm
TouchID is Awesome!!! its work perfectly as i am using it since jan 20 .. i just love it.. i love to unlock my phone with my finger... thanks to apple
gamerscul9870 - February 28, 2014 at 7:47pm
Exactly. You understand.
thevmaxer - March 7, 2014 at 1:14pm
You like giving your phone the finger!?
iAmMe - February 28, 2014 at 3:42pm
Contrary to my experience, I sometimes find it annoying to get my phone unlocked whenever I'll check the Time by pressing the home button (and getting my finger recognized immediately). I find it annoyingly cool! :P
asdfsat231312 - February 28, 2014 at 5:10pm
just disable it then
iAmMe - February 28, 2014 at 11:07pm
It's annoying but cool and I find it more useful... Just saying it to show how fast it recognizes my fingerprint. :p
gamerscul9870 - March 1, 2014 at 2:36am
I don't mind this accident.
Steslther - February 28, 2014 at 3:40pm
TouchID is hopeless. Have to press many time for recognition. After 2 days of use, gave up.
Kumagkckyo - February 28, 2014 at 3:50pm
Bopols kc kayo...lol
gamerscul9870 - February 28, 2014 at 4:52pm
Just use the same finger or clean the hand and the sensor. Mine still works since I bought it 2 months ago.
odedoo1 - February 28, 2014 at 7:32pm
who the fu*k is using my name I didn't write that! Ok the trick is to use more then one slot for scanning the same finger which makes the scanner works perfectly every time, if it don't then you got a lemon.
AppleFTW - February 28, 2014 at 3:12pm
TBH i never faced such an issue. TouchID works like a charm.
thevmaxer - February 28, 2014 at 3:10pm
"Not Fade Away" by the Rolling Stones comes to mind!
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