Touch ID can be "trained" to unlock your phone faster

Touch ID can be
According to an engineer who toils for WordPress by the name of Josh Betz, Touch ID can be "trained" to be more responsive. The secret is to give the scanner more data about your fingerprint. The bottom line is that by following his technique, you can decrease the number of false negatives, and speed up the time it takes Touch ID to verify your identity.

To train Touch ID, follow the directions given by Betz, which you will find below. The reason why this works is that every time you press on Touch ID, it learns more information about your fingerprint. By adding more data about your print ahead of time, you're allowing the entire process to work faster. And who wants to wait any longer than they have to, before gaining entry to their phone?


Let us know if you've noticed any change in how fast Touch ID verifies your print after you've applied the above "training" procedures. At the same time, we are curious to know if you have experienced fewer false negatives, which can actually lock you out of your own iPhone.

source: JoshBetz via BGR

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22 Comments

1. UglyFrank

Posts: 2194; Member since: Jan 23, 2014

But I have an S5 :(

6. nctx77

Posts: 2540; Member since: Sep 03, 2013

Just turn the fingerprint scanner off. It's about a useless as Svoice.

2. stealthd unregistered

This isn't really new. I found this out about a year ago. Still useful information, not everyone might have heard about it.

5. nctx77

Posts: 2540; Member since: Sep 03, 2013

Easy bro. Last year I along with a lot of other people didn't have Touch ID. The first part of your comment was unnecessary.

8. stealthd unregistered

All of your comment was unnecessary, "bro".

12. EC112987

Posts: 1215; Member since: Nov 10, 2014

It was useful for me and it doesn't always work for me hopefully now it does more efficiently

3. Blackpearl

Posts: 1; Member since: Dec 31, 2014

iPhone is the wildest beast of Smartphones...

4. darkkjedii

Posts: 31045; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

TouchID works 9.9 outta 10 for me. Very good implementation.

7. AlikMalix unregistered

I didn't know this. Just did a few rounds. But it was quick to begin with. Will have to see if I get an occasional 1-2% error this month. I primarily use Touch ID not for security, but because it's faster to unlock then slide to unlock without a passcode. I haven't "slide to unlock" my phone in months.

9. joey18

Posts: 668; Member since: Jul 20, 2010

my iphone has touch finger scanner is boring and useless every time we using takes long time if I forget i have to used numbers so iris scanner i hope will be better

10. darkkjedii

Posts: 31045; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

How is it useless? Also how can it be boring, that's like saying the mute switch is boring, it's not meant to be fun, just functional. Do you really have an iPhone?

11. AlikMalix unregistered

Hey it's Apple article that outlines more capabilities of the fingerprint sensor that's already excellent - give him credit - it's hard to troll apples features, (probably the lack of useless ones that android fans religiously believe are best things since sliced bread). But he still tried, quota must be filled.

13. EC112987

Posts: 1215; Member since: Nov 10, 2014

I don't believe he has an iphone. Troll lol

19. darkkjedii

Posts: 31045; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

Me either man. That's how they troll Apple, without looking like trolls lol. Say "my iPhone sucks", even though they've never used one ;)

18. darkkjedii

Posts: 31045; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

I'll give him a +1 bro lol

15. vandroid

Posts: 405; Member since: Sep 04, 2012

Your galaxy has a swipe finger scanner* Galaxy* Touch ID works flawlessly. Couldn't say the same about samsungs fingerprint scanner which I have tried.

20. darkkjedii

Posts: 31045; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

I've tried it, and honestly, it's not a very good implementation. It almost always requires you to use two hands. I had a Note 4 for a bit, and that was one the reasons I decided to return it.

14. Leo_MC

Posts: 7432; Member since: Dec 02, 2011

Touch ID "learns" more about your fingerprint every time you use it so there's no rational need to do what the article says. Besides, it almost works every single time.

16. Kumar_Mohit

Posts: 1; Member since: Jan 01, 2015

This is bulls**t

17. nctx77

Posts: 2540; Member since: Sep 03, 2013

I remember all the haters talking about Touch ID was useless back in 2013. They failed to realize Apple just wanted to get it out there and work out any kinks prior to launching Apple pay in 2014. It has all come together now.

21. darkkjedii

Posts: 31045; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

Great post bro. ApplePay is a joy to use. I used to be a cash carry guy, not anymore.

22. Evan_C

Posts: 153; Member since: Dec 15, 2014

no need to train, works 99.9% of the time and no lag

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