Apple Preparing Software Update to Fix Touch ID Becoming Less Accurate Over Time
Back in December of last year, we had reported that a number of iPhone 5s users were experiencing issues with Touch ID losing accuracy over time
. After having just calibrated the Touch ID sensor, a few weeks or months later, users would report varying results with the Touch ID sensor almost like it was 'forgetting' the user's fingerprints over time and they would have to re-calibrate the Touch ID sensor all over again.
, Apple is reportedly aware of the issue and is reportedly working on a software update for the iPhone 5s that will fix this 'fading' problem causing the Touch ID sensor to lose its accuracy over time.
Obviously, many iPhone 5s users take advantage of this Touch ID feature, and it's very important that the feature works correctly in order to ensure the greatest amount of security and reliability for the user. It can become frustrating the user if the device doesn't recognize their fingerprint, and it reduces the user experience value of the device.
Luckily, those that have issues with Touch ID on their iPhone 5s can alternatively use a passcode to gain entry to their device.
For now, those experiencing this problem will have to either deal with the fade, use a passcode instead, or continue re-calibrating their Touch ID sensor until this reported software update comes out.