Reports Suggest Apple’s Touch ID Sensor Degrading Over Time

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Recent reports suggest that the Revolutionary Touch ID finger print sensor present on the iPhone 5S seems to be degrading over time and the accuracy rate has dropped by around 50%.

Dr. Drang, a consulting engineer, recently reported noticing a degradation in the accuracy of Touch ID on the iPhone 5s over time.

I’ve 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 I’ve 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. 


From our personal experience here at iGyaan we suggest that this problem is not universal and is with some handsets only as I personally am facing this issue and mostly it takes 2 times for me to unlock my iPhone 5S using Touch ID, Though Mr. Bharat Nagpal who is also using an iPhone 5S seems to be facing no issues what so ever.

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Amardeep Singh
Amardeep Singh
A Young Enthusiastic Intern at iGyaan, Loves Tech and Apple Products. Loves Punjabi , Hindi Music and Rock. Spends Time Tricking out his car and loves eating Chicken in the true Punjabi style.
  • vardaan75

    What i realise about this is that its due to our fingers growing with time.
    That’s all I think is the reason. 
    And users have no option but to rescan every now and then.