Touch ID on iPhone 6 with the OtterBox Defender

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  1. radtechy

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    Anyone find it a pain to program and use it accurately with the case on?

    I tried it with the case off it will program easy but then with the case on its even more inna
     
  2. kerriberri

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    My husband stopped using his Touch ID with his Otterbox Defender for this reason...it just doesn't want to recognize his print. I think you can probably remove that film over the scanner but then you risk getting dust and debris under there.
     
  3. MoneyMaker79

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    I was worried about this although I'm not going to use otterbox anyways as I'm tired of the bulkiness.
     
  4. radtechy

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    I would go with a commuter or a speck candy shell until lifeproof comes out but we work in hospitals and we wipe our phones down daily before we go home.

    I'm worried about the area with the Touch ID cause that's a physical press able button also and there is seam around it and worried if I were to use a alcohol pad there if it would get wet. Any thoughts on that? The commuter uses a scornful and is flat for the touch I'D.

    But on the flip side does the touch I'D used allot of battery? I'm an hour 13 min use and 6 hours standby with no phone calls with 92% I guess that's ok
     
  5. MoneyMaker79

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    I don't see how it would cause a significant battery drain. I use it daily and my battery is awesome.
     
  6. Europa

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    1. Don't use alcohol on the screen or the Touch ID. A microfiber cloth that is slightly dampened with water is fine.
    2. No. It's the same as sliding to unlock.
     
  7. kerriberri

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    If you have to wipe your phone down with alcohol at the end of each shift then I would definitely keep the defender on it since it covers the screen completely as you should not put alcohol on the screen as Europa said.

    I haven't noticed any change in battery life from using Touch ID, it's awesome either way!


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  8. radtechy

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    Thanks for the feedback. I'm thinking about getting a new case and I would put a screen protector on so as a follow up question.

    If I use a screen protector then would using an alcohol prep pad be ok?
     
  9. kerriberri

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    That should be fine, as long as the alcohol isn't touching the screen itself.


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  10. Europa

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    Why would you use a case that inhibits one of the best features of the iPhone 6? That would definitely be a deal breaker for me. Touch ID on the 6 works amazingly well. I can't imagine going back to a passcode.
     
  11. kerriberri

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    Normally it would have been a deal breaker but my husband is a machinist and comes home covered in dirt, oil and metal shavings so the protection of his phone is more important that the Touch ID feature to him. This is the first time I'm experiencing Touch ID I would never let my case hinder my use of it...I never used the passcode for my 5 because I didn't want the hassle but Touch ID makes it effortless :)


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  12. Europa

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    Good point.
     
  13. radtechy

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    The new defenders have the Saran Wrap plastic over the Touch ID like the 2nd generation life proof 5s. But the shape of the plastic shell to the right and left of the Touch ID gives a problem getting a consistent read on the fingerprint
     
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  14. iPutz

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    I finally ended up removing the thin membrane over the home button and that cured all the fingerprint ID issues.
     
  15. TheGreatest145

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    Would it be possible if I could like pop that plastic piece off of the case that covers the home button?
     
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    How did you remove it?
     
  17. iPutz

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    I removed the phone from the case and very carefully used an X-Acto knife and cut across the center of the membrane then lifted it off slowly peeling each half away from the adhesive so it wouldn't break. The phone has worked fine ever since. I do take it out of the case once a month or as needed to clean both the phone and the Otterbox and then put it all back together.
     

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