1 Turn Your Touch ID Off AND On Again.
2 Make Sure Touch ID Is Not Wet.
3 Delete and Re-add your Fingerprint.
4 Factory Reset or Update Your iOS
Since we’re in the middle of the pandemic, having an iPhone with Touch ID makes unlocking easier because sometimes Face ID can’t recognize the person wearing the mask. However, Touch ID comes with its own problems and sometimes becomes completely unresponsive. If you are having the same issue with Touch ID on your iPhone, this post is for you. In this article, we’ll take a look at the various methods you can use to fix Touch ID on your iPhone. Let’s start without waiting any longer.
Turn Your Touch ID Off AND On Again
Sometimes just turning off Touch ID and re-enabling it will fix the problem and fix any issues you’re experiencing. Take a look at the steps given below to see how it’s done.
Step 1: On your iPhone, go to Settings -> Touch ID & Passcode.
Step 2: Enter your passcode and turn off all options under “Use Touch ID for”
Step: Restart your iPhone.
Step 2: Turn on iPhone Unlock, iTunes and App Store, Apple Pay and Password AutoFill again from the “Use Touch ID For” section.
Step 2: Tap back and you’re done.
Make Sure Touch ID Isn’t Wet
Fingerprint scanners on Android Smartphones sometimes work even when they’re wet, but that’s not the case with Touch ID. If you are using an iPhone with Touch ID, make sure your hands or Touch ID are not wet, otherwise it will cause Touch ID to become unresponsive.
To avoid this, you can clean your Touch ID with a soft cloth and try to use it after the surface is dry.
Delete and Re-add Your Fingerprint
If the above methods did not work for you, you can try this. Take a look at the steps below to see how it’s done.
Step 1: Go to Settings -> Touch ID and Password.
Step 2: Enter your Passcode to access the Touch ID and Passcode section.
Step 2: Tap on the Fingerprints you added and select “Delete Fingerprint” to delete it. Make sure to delete them all before adding a new one.
Step 2: Tap “Add Fingerprint” to add a new fingerprint.
Step 2: After adding a new fingerprint, just exit the iPhone Settings. Touch ID should work fine in most cases.
Factory Reset or Update Your iOS
Since every new iOS update comes with lots of bug fixes, sometimes updating your iOS to the latest version can help you fix the problem. However, if you are running the latest version of iOS and are still experiencing issues with your Touch ID, Factory Reset can help.