iPhone Tips and Tricks – How to Improve Apple’s Touch ID Accuracy

Rafia Shaikh

Apple's Touch ID Finger Print Scanner adds an additional layer of security to your iPhone 5s. However, over the months a plenty of users have complained about this feature. Many users are facing accuracy issues when sometimes iPhone 5s Touch ID doesn't recognize your print on the first try. Here is how to improve iPhone 5s fingerprint accuracy.

How to improve iPhone 5s Fingerprint accuracy? 

According to a testing, you can vastly improve iPhone's finger print accuracy by entering same finger multiple times. Apple lets you enroll five different fingers' print with Touch ID. This enables you to unlock your iPhone with not only just one print. According to this iPhone tip, if you add the same finger multiple times, Apple's Touch ID accuracy improves tremendously. Here is what to do:

  • Go to Settings app and navigate to General > Passcode & Fingerprint and tap on Touch ID.how to improve iPhone 5s fingerprint accuracy
  • Enter the passcode if required.
  • Tap on Fingerprints option followed by a tap on Add a fingerprint.improve iPhone 5s fingerprint accuracy
  • To add the fingerprint, follow the on-screen instructions.
  • When done, repeat the process of adding a fingerprint. Use the same finger again.

This technique of storing the same fingerprint multiple time has been shared by Timothy Stenovac of The Huffington Post:

I thought that having more -- and more varied -- prints of my thumb could only help, so I tried it by "enrolling," as Apple calls it, my thumb two more times. The result was fantastic -- Touch ID now works much better than it did before, probably over 90 percent of the time.

Shane Hockersmith, a mechanic in the U.S. Army, told The Huffington Post in an email that now that he's scanned the same finger multiple times, Touch ID works nearly "every time" -- up from "about half the time."

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