iOS 9.1 bug impairs Touch ID security

Manny Pham
November 6, 2015

Apple have rolled out iOS 9.1 a little while ago, however it impairs Touch ID. 

The update is available for the iPhone 5S, 6, 6S and iPad. Apple were praised for rolling out the update in half the usual time. But iOS 9.1 is rendering fingerprint scanners useless as biometrics are not being read to unlock the phone.

With Touch ID failing, users will not be able to confirm App Store purchases and more importantly for Apple, not be able to use new feature Apple Pay.

Here are some complaints on Apple’s forum:

“After updated ios 9.1, its effected all my iphone 5c and 5s, ipad. nothing is working, not able to pick up incoming call, not touch is working. what will be the best way solution without coming Apple authorization center,” said Chakre.

“Downloaded 9.1. I cannot use touch ID and my auto lock, set for 5 minutes, requires ID every time I stop using iPhone even for a few seconds. This is a iPhone 6. Never had this problem before,” said dancavicchio.

We can expect Apple to release a minor patch for the problem, stay tuned for more news.

For more on Apple, visit What Mobile’s dedicated Apple page. 

Via International Business Times.

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