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iTouch pad rarely works

the iTouch pad on my iPhone 6 recognizes my fingerprint immediately after I scan it but then stops recognizing it shortly thereafter (within a matter of minutes it seems).  When I first got my iPhone it worked almost perfectly now if hardly ever works.  Did one of the OS upgrades (it started with OS8x) screw it up?  Can it be fixed?

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Re: iTouch pad rarely works
Sr. Member

try deleting the fingerprint you have stored and scan your finger again

if that doesn't work do a backup and then reset your phone

Re: iTouch pad rarely works
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rosemiller, accessing your phone via fingerprint scanner is super convenient. I use this feature myself on a regular basis. Have you tried to go to Settings >Touch ID & Passcode > tap on the finger print, delete it, and then re-add it? Also, have you tried any other fingers? Do they work? Share details.

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Re: iTouch pad rarely works

Ditto fernandobot

I have read the fingerprint sensor loses its "touch" every few weeks For some users.