Great tip on how to avoid Touch ID woes


If you’ve got an iPhone 5s, there’s no doubt you’ve set up and used Touch ID. Instead of needing to slide to unlock, or punch in a passcode, you can scan your finger or thumb to unlock your iPhone almost immediately. But it’s not without its problems.

I have to be honest, 2-4 times each day I get the “try again” message. This is despite the fact that I’ve set up Touch ID on both my thumbs’ prints, and despite the fact that the scanner is very sensitive and can pick up incredible detail. The simple fact is that we can’t always use an angle that the sensor recognizes. But there is a workaround. And it’s incredible simple. In fact, after reading it over at Redmond Pie, I had a “d’oh, why didn’t I think of this before?!” moment.

All you need to do is choose your most commonly used finger(s) or thumb(s) and scan and record your prints more than once.

For instance, if you only ever use the thumb on your dominant hand – right for me – you could fill up all five available spaces with different prints of the same digit. With that number of prints, you could record every angle possible and almost guarantee you’d never see “try again”, again. On your phone: Go to Settings>General>Touch ID & Passcode>Touch ID then “Add a Fingerprint”.

Early responses to this method are very good. I’m about to go set it up now. You do the same and let me know how you get on. Hit me on twitter: @TiP_Cam 

Source: Redmond Pie

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