The update brings many new features and improvements and bug fixes but Touch ID is not on the list
Many were looking forward to the Apple’s latest iOS 7.1 and hoping that things would get better with the fingerprint sensor and there were many indications from the past leaks that with this update Apple was planning to improve the output of the Touch ID sensor. The update finally launched on Monday and we saw a whole new series of new features on the updated OS which included many improvements and bug fixes. Unfortunately, there was no improvement of the Touch ID sensor.
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The release notes clearly pointed towards an improvement in the Touch ID system but just as poeple are upgrading to the new update, there have been reports coming in from distressed customers who havent found any improvement in the Touch sensor whatsoever; in fact for many users, the Touch ID has gotten worse than before. Many iPhone 5s users have claimed that soon after they upgraded to the new OS, their Touch ID completely stopped working and and the Home Screen stays indifferent to a finger being placed on it. This issue is not being solved even after rebooting the phone.
Here's a review from one of the many disappointed iPhone 5s users;
"User: After installing iOS 7.1 Touch ID stopped working. When I put my finger on the sensor nothing happens. I already tried rebooting and switching Touch ID on and off. None of that seemed to work. Is there anyone else experiencing similar problems? Right now I’m trying to set up a new fingerbrint but it doesnt even start scanning when I put my finger on. It just doesnt do anything. I have a feeling that the sensor might be broken…"