How to fix touch ID not working on iPhone 8

Security in smartphones took a turn with the fingerprint sensors a few years back. As usual, Apple is the company came up with this which was never seen on a smartphone before. Now fingerprint sensors are seen in many smartphones even in the low budget phones. As for any new technology touch ID in iPhone also gets issues at times. If you are facing one such on your iPhone here is how to fix touch ID not working on iPhone 8.

The touch ID on iPhone 8 is one of the fastest seen in smartphones these days. Although not so common there are few reports coming out about issues with the touch ID. It is recommended by Apple to change your touch ID at least every 6months. If you are not doing this the chance for error in the touch ID will get high. If in any case, even you start getting errors in touch ID, this article is about what to do.

How to fix touch id not working on iPhone 8

Steps to fix touch ID not working on iPhone 8

The chance of hardware failure to be the reason behind touch ID issues is high. If this is the reason then the only way to fix touch ID not working on iPhone ID is contacting with the apple care. If the hardware is perfect then the reason can be something simple as dust to some system issue. And the solution based on the reason is given below.

Clean the device well

Most people put on protection for their devices including the Touch ID sensor. The accumulation of dust inside it can affect the working of touch ID. The solution for this is as simple as cleaning it with a clean cloth.

Delete and re-add your touch ID

With time the saved touch ID might get corrupted and will not sense your finger well. Deleting a re-adding your finger print is the easy solution for this issue. The steps to delete a saved finger print are:

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  1. Open settings
  2. Tap on ‘touch ID & passcode’ option
  3. Enter the passcode
  4. Tap on the saved finger print
  5. Tap on ‘delete fingerprint’ option
  6. Confirm delete

Steps to re-add finger print are:

  1. Open settings
  2. Tap on ‘touch ID & passcode’ option
  3. Enter the passcode
  4. Tap on ‘add a fingerprint’ option
  5. Keep your finger on your sensor until it is saved

I hope this guide was useful in understanding how to fix touch ID not working on iPhone 8. If any queries or feedback, please leave a comment below.

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