Fingerprint Sensor – iPhone 5S “TouchID”

Apple iPhone 5S is the first smartphone from Apple or any other smartphone manufacturer which has got the FingerPrint Identity Sensor. Prior to its release there were many leaks about this feature. Apple finally approved all those rumours by announcing this feature with the name of TouchID in their latest iPhone 5S. We are here to explain what this actually is and how does it works.

What is TouchID?

If we are talking about the very basic thing then it is just a kind of finger print scanner which scans user’s fingerprint and then matches with the one stored in the system. In case of correct match iPhone unlocks.

This is the best security till date. Now no need to think about complex passwords and remembering them. All your data would be protected and the password to unlock would be at your finger tips.

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 How TouchID – Fingerprint Sensor works?

FingerPrint Sensor Touch ID iPhone 5S

TouchID Setup

TouchID sensors have been deployed under the home button. It is very hard for fitting a fingerprint sensor which can grab your print from such a small area and respond to it without making any errors. But we are talking about Apple and this word Apple is the answer to all those hard problems. They are known for making things really simple.

The home button in iPhone 5S is made up of the Sapphire Crystal which has been carved via Laser Cut. This helps the iphone takes your print and make it available for the sensor sitting below it.

When you place your fingers on the home button, price the fingerprint is directed to a capacitive type touch sensor, order this enhances the structure and the prints of your fingers for a detailed analysis. Home button is surrounded by stainless steel ring which activates the sensor. Finally the advanced software designed by Apple reads the fingerprint and compares for the exact matching as stored in the A7 Chip of Apple iPhone 5S. Once confirmed by Fingerprint sensor for correct match, dosage Iphone Unlocks.

You need to store your fingerprint in the system. And this can be done when you are configuring your iPhone 5S for the first time.

Fingerprint Identity Sensor [TouchID in Action Video]

Benefit and Key features of TouchID

Now you do not need to enter your password everytime you are purchasing anything form iTunes or App Store. TouchID sensors will checks for the authorization based on the fingerprint sensor results.

One more thing is that there is no any specific way of placing the finger, Fingerprint sensor can grab your print as it has 360degree readability features. You can even store separate fingerprint sample for different different user.

Fingerprint Information

Talking about the security, and if you are worried about your fingerprints, you do not need to worry as your fingerprint samples will never be backed up to iCloud or uploaded to Apple Serves. They are saved in a portion of A7 processor chip and is only accessible to the fingerprint sensor. So your fingerprints are never available for anyone else except you.

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2 thoughts on “Fingerprint Sensor – iPhone 5S “TouchID”

    • In this case, Apple confirmed that the data about the fingerprint samples are stored in the A7 processor which in no way is accessible to any other thing or application or via internet but is only accessible by the fingerprint sensors… So accessing them is next to impossible.. However this is the world of technologies, so no one can say anything with complete surity…

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