iOS 7.1.1 brings zippier, more accurate Touch ID
posted by Alan F. / Apr 30, 2014, 4:57 PM
Originally, Touch ID was supposed to improve its accuracy every time you scanned a particular finger. But that was not true if your initial set-up was a bad one. If the first scan you took had problems, your scans would not gradually improve, unless you set-up your finger again from scratch.
With iOS 7.1.1, a poor set-up the first time you scan your finger, won't lead to constantly poor readings. In addition, the update improves accuracy using Touch ID. The update to iOS 7.1.1. also lowers the number of calculations required by the Apple iPhone 5s, before it unlocks the phone. Bottom line? A faster and more accurate fingerprint scanner on the device.
And code found in iOS 7.1.1, reveals that Touch ID is coming to the Apple iPad Air 2 and/or the next iteration of the Apple iPad mini with Retina display. The faster and more accurate the fingerprint reader works, the less "gimmicky" and more use useful the feature appears to be.
Maybe they can share this software update with SS for the finger scanner on the S5... I kid I kid
posted on Apr 30, 2014, 5:10 PM 4
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My S5 unlocks in less than a second...dot.
posted on Apr 30, 2014, 9:11 PM 2
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Wait, isn't it supposed to "just work"?
posted on Apr 30, 2014, 5:37 PM 2
HA HA! No need to grab your phone with one hand and slide your other hands index finger straight and perfectly down center numerous times until it gets a match. Seems like SSomeone failed in this department. No for real though, it's already incredibly fast without the update. My phone is already unlocked right as I'm taking it out of my pocket. Now with this update, it'll be even faster and better :D So to your comment: OF COURSE it works :) A lot better than any other biometric unlocker out there atm =)
posted on Apr 30, 2014, 6:53 PM 7
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And who said you have to use two hands, just one hand and pretty much same speed and accuracy of the 5S, try it before commenting rubbish. https://www.youtube.com/watch?
posted on May 01, 2014, 2:00 AM 2
Hopefully SS fixes their Fingercrap Scrap and puts a better iteration on the next Note, because I'm looking to upgrade my Note 2 when the next one comes out. The whole fingerprint thing isn't a gimmick at all. I'm loving it every day on my iPhone 5s. I can give you at least 15 things I can do using the fingerprint scanner on my 5s, besides unlocking my phone and purchasing apps on the App Store.
posted on Apr 30, 2014, 7:00 PM 2
You have my curiosity now... What types of things can you use with the finger scanner?
posted on Apr 30, 2014, 7:43 PM 0
Here ya go sir: 1) Deleting Apps, Downloading Apps, Locking & Unlocking Applications 2) SMS Send Confirmation (prevents friends from texting on my phone) 3) Specific Contact Lock (to prevent someone from calling your boss, etc) 4) Using Touch ID as an actual Touch Pad for gestures 5) Photo Deletion 6) Using Touch ID as a bridge for all your passwords (Gmail, Facebook, _ etc. Never type a password again) 7) Using Touch ID to specify which user is about to access an app (Myself, or my room mate, or guest) 8) Using Touch ID as a virtual home button (saves wear n' tear on the _ physical button. 9) File / text encryption & decryption 10) Access to certain settings in the Settings pane 11) Sending texts to certain contacts (drunk texting your mom isn't good lol. When "Drunk Mode" setting is enabled, Touch ID is disabled within SMS and Phone app. Sending texts/calls to certain contacts would require a fingerprint, which would be inaccessible 12) Unlocking Macbook using Touch ID 13) Using Touch ID to help you catch THIEVES >=| -When Touch ID is entered incorrectly x amount of times, (or your numeric password), iPhone frontal camera takes a picture and location coordinates and sends them to your email 14) Using Touch ID for Safari Reader Mode (when touching the Touch ID, your page scrolls as you read.) -There are literally hundreds of commands you can do using Touch ID and Activator (Think Tasker for Android) Turns out I came one short. BUT, if I include the basic features (unlocking phone and using Touch ID to purchase apps on App Store), that makes it 15 I guess hehe. There are more than a handful of other tweaks coming in the near future implementing Touch ID to its full extent. Devs are constantly being innovative in ways that Touch ID can be used.
posted on Apr 30, 2014, 11:13 PM 5
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now if only apple can put the finger scanner in the screen itself and get rid of the home button
posted on Apr 30, 2014, 8:27 PM 0
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