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  • Apple's Touch ID Technology is Reportedly Losing Accuracy Over Time for Some Users


    Along with every one of Appleís iPhone 5s handsets comes a new technology known as Touch ID, which allows the user to verify their identity through the use of their fingerprint. The verification method can be used for both unlocking the device, as well as confirming purchases from the App Store.

    While the new technology is interesting to see in the everyday mobile devices that we use, is it possible that the technology is just too far ahead of it's time?

    According to multiple iPhone 5s users, the accuracy of Apple's Touch ID technology reportedly degrades over time forcing them to constantly have to re-calibrate their fingerprint scanners. Apple's support forums are filled with issues concerning the matter.

    Apple device user Dr. Drang recently made a post about the matter hoping to reach out to those on the Internet experiencing the same issue:

    Iíve been using Touch ID since I got an iPhone 5s in mid-October. Generally speaking, I like it, and I find it faster than the old swipe-and-passcode method, but Iíve felt compelled to reteach it my fingerprints twice already. I know this sounds impossible, but its recognition of my prints seems to decay with time.

    I rescanned my fingers this weekend, and Touch ID has been amazingly fast and accurate since then. Just as it was when I first got the 5s, and just as it was a few weeks later when I rescanned my fingers for the first time. Just before each rescan, though, I was so frustrated with Touch ID I felt like throwing the phone across the room.
    Itís unknown what could be causing the inaccuracy for users, but there are a bunch of possibilities. For example, perhaps there is a bug in the fingerprint recognition software, or perhaps our fingerprints make the reader dirty and make it more difficult for our fingerprints to be recognized. Whatever the cause, it's certain that the feature is causing unnecessary frustration among a number of users.

    If you have an iPhone 5s, are you noticing that the software doesn't always pick up your fingerprint?

    Sources: BGR
    This article was originally published in forum thread: Apple's Touch ID Technology is Reportedly Losing Accuracy Over Time for Some Users started by Anthony Bouchard View original post
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    1. towboattrash34's Avatar
      towboattrash34 -
      I've rescanned mine twice. Most of the time I just use the code. It gets too aggravating using finger prints.