iOS 14 Unable to Complete Touch id Setup, Touch ID Not working on iPhone 8 Plus/7/6S/6/SE, iPad

Last Updated on Sep 15, 2020

Apple report says Apple Touch ID is the leading technology in the world that used on smartphones. And now it’s more secure and trustworthy for use on payment or lock or unlocks Files, Notes; Touch ID supported apps. So we Don’t leave unused. On Setup Touch ID, some iOS users are facing issues with Unable to complete touch id setup, Failed on new iDevice or After screen replacement/ Home Button replace.

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Not Confirm for new iPhone 8 and 8 Plus may have a Touch ID scanner on the backside. iOS 11 software has not a significant change in setup or add new Touch ID fingerprints. But here are the tips that helpful for all Touch ID problems.

Fix Problems: Unable to complete Touch ID Setup, iPhone & iPad [Basic Core tips]

For the error message “Unable to complete Touch ID setup try again.” while we set up or add new Touch ID to iPhone or iPad.

Most Common Problems and Suggestions on Touch ID issues:

Beneath of the solutions will help in Software issues that unable to set up your Face ID.

  • On hardware issues: But most of the People are frustrating, They affected with Face ID sensor not working so Touch is setup is not completed. There are possibilities of Damage Touch ID sensor that scan your finger while setup, Without any Damage Liquid or hard press, No Drop and more. Still Having issues with touch ID Damaged. In this case, I recommend Diagnose to apple support [Appointment at Apple Ginious bar] and then if you are eligible to spend some money on replacement of Touch ID then do, Otherwise Try with Third-Party Apple Device services or Buy From Amazon [iPhone 5S/SE Touch ID, iPhone 6/6 Plus iPhone 7/7 Plus, iPhone 8/8 Plus, ] and Replace it yourself from Basic Learning Repair video on Youtube.

    Touch ID Sensor For iPhone

    Touch ID Sensor For iPhone

1. Reboot or Restart iPhone, iPad Or iPod touch

To restart the iPhone: Before iPhone 6/ 6 Plus, Press Sleep/ Wake until you see “Slide to Power off.”

Force Restart: iPhone 7/ 7 Plus, Press Sleep/ Wake + Volume down button for 10 seconds.

  • To Force Restart iPhone 8/ iPhone 8 Plus: Press and Hold buttons until you see the Apple logo on Screen,
    1: Press and Quickly Release Volume Up button, then
    2: Press and Quickly Release Volume Down Button, then
    3: Press and Hold Side Button until you see the Apple logo on Screen.

To Start the iPhone, Again press the Side button until the startup apple logo on the screen.

2. Reset or Erase all Settings

Note: Before start resetting, Please keep a full iOS backup on iCloud or iTunes.

  • #1. Go to the Settings app on iPhone, iPad
  • #2. Next, Tap on General
  • #3. In General, Scroll down the screen and Find the option for Reset at last.
  • #4. Select Erase all Settings. Enter the passcode and Finally confirm, Go for erasing all settings. (Saved Touch ID will reset automatically)

1 Reset or Erase all settings on iPhone and iPad

  • #5. Repeats steps for add new fingerprints, Go to the Settings > Touch ID & Passcode > Add a fingerprint.

3. Backup and Restore iPhone, iPad

Remove junk and corrupted iOS installation from the device. Yes, we need a clean installation. Backup iOS device first and go for a Clean install (Download latest ipsw file). After that restore all data back to new setup.

4. Install latest version iOS and Update

  • Check if any updates are available for the new iOS version from Settings. Go to the Settings > General > Software Update > Checking for Update.

5. Check Home button is Dry and Clean [General Tips]

Touch ID scanner scans your fingerprints and saves them in the device locally. For that it must be necessary, clear off all moisture and chemical. If possible use fabric cotton cloth.

At the scanning, time rest your finger by covering a metal ring. Or move your finger all around inside the circle.

Also, check the Screen protector or cover that overlaid Home button or not. Remove this area if overlaid.

Try to enroll a different finger, Make sure the finger is not repeating.

Still, any problem Contact App Store or Get help from Apple Genius Bar.

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