iOS 12 Unable to complete touch id setup, Touch ID not working on iPhone 8 Plus/7/6S/6/SE, iPad

Apple report says Apple Touch ID is the leading technology in the world that used on Smartphone. 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.

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

Fix Problems: Unable to complete Touch ID setup, iPhone & iPad: iOS 12 [Basic core tips]

Unable to complete touch id setup in iOS 11 iPhone and iPad

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.

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 iPhone, Again press 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 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 in 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 metal ring. Or move your finger all around inside the circle.

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

Try to enrolling different finger, Make sure finger is not repeating.

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

Sometimes hardware problems need repairing or replacement, Check Apple warranty status. If under coverage or protection, get advanced facilities of the free alternative.

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