“Apple is preparing to release a free software update designed to improve the fingerprint recognition experience of Touch ID, potentially fixing a ‘fade’ issue that has been experienced by some iPhone 5s users, AppleInsider has learned,” Daniel Eran Dilger reports for AppleInsider.
“A source familiar with Apple’s development plans said the company is well aware of early adopter issues that many iPhone 5s users are experiencing with Touch ID, the fingerprint recognition feature introduced last year after acquiring AuthenTec in 2012,” Dilger reports. “After launching iPhone 5s last fall, Apple has continued to work with the original AuthenTec team to improve its recognition software and will release an update relatively soon, the source confidently reported.”
“Multiple users affected by the ‘AuthenTec Fade’ problem have noted that reconfiguring their prints seems to return the system to its initial performance, but after several weeks the so-called ‘fade’ creeps back,” Dilger reports. “Another trick suggested in user forms is to configure your most commonly used finger multiple times as separate fingers, under the assumption that this makes it more likely that the system can recognize the print on the first try. ”
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[Thanks to MacDailyNews Reader “Dan K.” for the heads up.]