iOS 9.1 update is breaking Touch ID for some users

iOS 9.1 update breaks Touch ID for some users


Touch ID is not working for some people.
Photo: iFixit

iOS 9.1 brought a whole lot of new emojis, but some users are complaining that it had another unintended consequence too — breaking their Touch ID fingerprint sensor.

Posts on Apple’s Support Communities website claim that the recent update either slows down their Touch ID, or in some cases means it even fails to recognize fingerprints altogether.

“The Touch ID was working normally before installing iOS 9.1, then after the restart and after entering low power mode, it stopped working,” writes one user.

Another notes that, “I’m using an iPhone 6s 64GB and upgraded to iOS 9.1 a few days ago. My Touch ID has become very slow or either doesn’t work after several attempts, and I need to input my passcode.”

I haven’t experienced any Touch ID issues myself, but there are enough people on Apple’s support forums that this certainly seems to be a legitimate complaint. Several users claim they’ve tried hard-rebooting their iOS device, but that this has not fixed the problem.

Given that Apple has now released two iOS 9.2 betas, hopefully it won’t be too long before this fault is rectified.

Source: Forbes



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