touchidI bought the iPhone 5S as soon as it was available and *only* because I wanted Touch ID. Otherwise I was perfectly fine with my iPhone 4. So imagine my huge disappointment when Touch ID sucked so bad I couldn’t use it.

I felt like I had wasted 700 euros right there. Of course the higher Megapixels of the camera were nice, and probably some other things too, but that’s not why I bought the device. My iPhone 4 made nice pics too…

After turning off Touch ID I became yet again increasingly annoyed with using a PIN to unlock the damn phone. But also to type my password – Which Apple insists is a long and increasingly difficult one with weird characters and all that. Super annoying. So I figured, I use only a few fingers to ever unlock my iPhone. Why not scan my fingers twice. Finger 1 & 2 are my left hand thumb and index finger. Finger 3 & 4 are my right hand thumb and index finger. Finger 5 is again my left hand thumb.

And voila. Touch ID now works most of the time for that finger. Sadly the iPhone can only store 5 fingers. But you can’t have everything ;)
I’ve been using this for a few days now and so far the results are good enough.

Written by Arnan

The creator of the popular AdRotate for WordPress plugin. Created the OmniKassa plugin for WooCommerce. Original author or WP-Events for WordPress. Owner of AJdG Solutions and entrepreneur.