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iPhone 5S Touch ID video review

We test the Apple fingerprint scanner
Tue Oct 15 2013, 15:14

THE MAJOR SECURITY FEATURE of the iPhone 5S is the addition of the Touch ID fingerprint scanner.

The Touch ID Sensor sees Apple looking to further boost iPhone security, and in this video we test the feature, show you how to set it up and see whether it works smoothly.

The sensor is built into the home button, and offers a secure new way to unlock the device. It works by scanning the sub-epidermal skin layers of the person holding the iPhone to verify their identity before unlocking.

As a safety measure the user's fingerprint is only stored on the A7 chip and is never uploaded to the cloud.

Users can set up the fingerprint sensor for more than one finger, for example to use Touch ID left- and right-handed or letting a partner or friend access their 5S. It can be used in any orientation, which should avoid any fiddly operation required to get your finger in the correct position. µ

 

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