Why should Apple change things for some random, slightly eccentric user who chooses to reboot his device very day because he thinks it does something.
They did cave to those people who obsessively (and uselessly) force quit every app anytime they can, by restoring iOS 6's behavior of letting some background services run even after a force quit because those people were complaining that their apps wouldn't get notifications.
Actually 99% of the time it's software. iOS 7.04 has a lot of issues where eventually the OS will start to crash. When that happens, the sensor gets wonky. Mine decided after charging overnight that I don't have any fingerprints stored on it. I took it to the Applestore and they ran iOS Diags on it and found 16 crashing apps and about half of them where system related. I had to wipe the device and setup as new and resync my icloud data to it. I couldn't restore from a backup because more than likely the backup has the corruption on it.
That's the downside to backups, they can contain corrupt system data. It wasn't much of a big deal with iOS 6, but 7 seems to be crashing a lot more.
People do not understand how your fingerprint can change by doing day to day things like bathing, cooking or even running the heat in your home which can make your skin dry and flaky and affect the sensor.
sog35 wrote: »
Mine works about 99% of the time. And when it doesn't its usually because my fingers are wet/greasy.
I programed 5 slots with the same finger.
beltsbear wrote: »
Mine takes two tries on average. Sometimes on first try, sometimes taking three or four. It was better brand new, but it is still far better then me typing in my password which I could also screw up and will take longer.
clemynx wrote: »
I have absolutely zero problems with it myself. Impressive tech. Once a week maybe it doesn't recognize my print at first, and generally it's then that I have to touch two or three times the sensor.
The sensor is so sensitive that changes in body hydration can affect it.
As tech improves our expectation and impatience increase equally. Whereas a mistype might produce a 'sigh' and a double mistype a 'sigh' followed by an exasperated expletive, a single mis-recognition will summon an indignant 'WTF?' (useless tech!)
I had about a 75% success rate in the beginning, then I began to "overtrain" it, same as suggested by Axcess99's post. It worked for me. It's better than 95% now. I use 4 "slots", each for a different finger/thumb.
I had completely stopped using touch ID because of the fade. Now after the recent SSL-fix update of iOS it seems to be working again.
I'd like to know how many people actually press the home key when they want it to check their fingerprint. It doesn't require a lot of pressure to read, just get your finger close and it reads it. I've found not pressing the home key allows my fingerprint to be read almost all the time while pressing hard causes it to not read (flattening out my fingerprint).
As for the person who reboots every day, why would you only enter your passcode once a day? Do you always have it open and unlocked?