Some iPhone 5s users experiencing accuracy issues with TouchID over time

When Apple unveiled the iPhone 5s we were pretty impressed with Apple’s brand new fingerprint scanner tech which they called TouchID. The new technology works great thanks to its ease of use and Apple’s implementation but it seems all is not good with it as some iPhone 5s users are experiencing some accuracy issues as their device starts getting older.


According to the reports, some users suggest that TouchID works fine initially but starts getting buggy after some time as it fails to recognize fingerprints. The only way to fix it is re-submitting a fresh fingerprint scan but the problem comes back after a while.

Dr. Drang who is said to be “a consulting engineer well known amongst nerds on the Internet” wrote about the issue on his blog:

“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.”

You might be thinking that he may be the only one but as per reports there are many iPhone 5s users experiencing the same problem. Do you have an iPhone 5s? If yes do tell us how your experience with the TouchID has been?