Saw your comment in another thread that it's working 99%. Great!
So far, 5.5 days and not one failure. Starting to forget my passcode. Almost.
The only time I've had to scan twice is when I forget and hit the home button
the way I was the first 2 weeks or so. Quick finger adjust and all's well.
Still a happy camper.
Okay, I just found a bug. Will call Apple later today to report it.
Was going to post pics of how to position a finger, which has been working
for me for 6 days now, and registered a third finger without taking pics,
but immediately deleted it without leaving the fingerprint register screen.
Now, a thumb which was working without fail, failed 100%, even after
a power cycle, so I deleted it. Bummer. HOWEVER, the third finger I registered,
and then deleted, WORKS! Something seriously wrong with this process.
The problem is that the issue doesn't happen right away. Sometimes hours later or days later. The genius guys will never be able to check that problem immediately. It was working for me for days and suddenly stopped. What I did is go to the settings and checked the finger assignments. I kept touching till it highlighted. Then continued to keep verifying until it was consistently recognizing it. From the Apple support page the software will continue to adjust and learn the prints from there. So go back and keep verifying the print if there is a problem.
Not sure which problem you mean be "The problem is that the issue doesn't happen right away."
I'm describing a new issue. Perhaps I didn't describe it properly. Moot point as it could
not be duplicated. I rename my "fingers" rather than use the default "finger 1, finger 2" etc.
The "Right t" I scanned 6 days ago is still there in the listing, but will not unlock
the phone. Touching it (as you described) while on the phone with Apple (handy
feature, BTW!) would not highlight it etiher. What did unlock the phone, and did
highlight it in the fingerprint screen, was a "Right I" or right index finger which had
been created and then deleted about an hour earlier.
As far as I know, I have not seen anyone here with that problem. Again, moot point
as it was something that "happened", and the same steps could not get it to
happen again. Very odd...
Other than that, the initial scan, further away from the very end of the finger, has
been rock solid. So far at least
Hope this is clearer.
I have an iPhone 5s and for the first week it worked perfectly reading 4 different fingers I had stored. Then suddenly would recognize None of them. I re-scanned and saved and all OK. Until next morning, then all failed once again.
This is very odd and clearly from the above I am not alone with this issue. I will try the fix suggest at the beginning of the thread, but I do not think that will be sustainable given that mine was fine for over a week having originally set it up.
Apple needs to investigate this as a software (hopefully) or hardware issue.
I tried your suggestion and it fixed my problem as well. Going on a week now, no more issues.
I had the fingerprint set up close to the tip because that's where I would instinctively touch to turn it on. Now that I've moved my scan back farther on my finger closer to the center of the swirl, it works and just keeps working. Thanks so much for the suggestion. I was starting to lose faith in Apple. Now I'm a happy camper again.
Here's a link to the pic in the Erratic thread. Perhaps it
will help others lurking here.
Probably time to update this for those still having problems.
In addition to not including the end of a finger when registering
or scanning a finger, make sure you're using the latest IOS,
7.0.3 at this point.
Rescanning several times including edges and tip of finger did not improve recognition rate. Rescanning with the center of the fingerprint whorl on the center of the button, and positioning the same way during unlock, worked much more consistently. I wonder if age has anything to do with it. When I had fingerprints done recently I was told they might be rejected because some of them were too smooth- fingerprints worn off with age, especially where R thumb meets R index finger.