Touch ID was first debuted on the iPhone 5s back in 2013. Apple’s fingerprint recognition feature allows users to unlock their iOS devices and make purchases from iTunes, App Store and iBooks. Touch ID has quickly become the standard feature on Apple’s current iPhone models.
However, at times Touch ID may become a cause of annoyance, as it fails to work properly on your iPhone 7 or iPhone 7 Plus. If you are experiencing the issue, don’t worry because we are here to help.
In this post, we will run you through some useful tips to fix Touch ID not working on your iPhone 7 or iPhone 7 Plus.
Delete and re-add your fingerprints
If Touch ID is not working on your iPhone 7 or iPhone 7 Plus, try removing your fingerprints and re-adding them. Here is how you can do that.
Step one: First off, you need to launch the Settings app from your home screen. After that, you need to scroll down a little bit and tap on Touch ID & Passcode to proceed
Step two: Next up, you will be asked to enter your passcode. Once you are in, you simply need to tap on the fingerprint and then tap on Delete Fingerprint
Step three: Next up, you need to reboot your device
Step four: Once your device finishes rebooting, head to the Settings app, tap on Touch ID & Passcode, then tap Add a Fingerprint and register your fingerprint.
Turn on Rest Finger to Open
Once you have enabled Rest Finger to Open on your iPhone, you now can unlock your device using Touch ID, eliminating the need to press the home button to open it. Here is how you can enable Rest Finger to Open.
Step one: First off, you need to launch the Settings app from your home screen and then scroll down a little bit and tap General
Step two: Once you are done, tap Accessibility and then hit the Home button
Step three: Next up, tap on the switch next to Rest Finger to Open to enable the feature.
Make sure that you are running the latest version of iOS
If the problem still persists, try updating your iPhone to the latest iOS version. To do this, select Software Update from the Settings app. Keep in mind that a new update usually comes with bug fixes and improvements, so it may fix the issue.
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