Are facing error when you trying to add fingerprint in mac book pro? Are you can’t able to get access to your Mac with Touch ID? Don’t worry we are here to help you.
- 1 How to Fix ‘Touch ID not working’ issue?
- 2 How to Delete And Re-Add Your Touch ID Fingerprints on Mac
What is Touch ID?
Touch ID is IOS fingerprint identification sensor that helps to open your device, log in to apps, use apple fee etc…, It is very helpful to make process simple if it works. If it not works then it will be annoying.
So let see some fix to make it working properly. Before that we have to find the reason for the failure of Touch ID authentication then it is very easy for us to fix.
How Touch ID works?
Touch ID consists of a capacitive touch sensor in Mac Device as well as in all IOS device. In Apple phone you can see that capacitive ring which used to touch at the bottom to open the device. In mac-book pro there is no ring like phone but the whole Touch ID is capacitive touch sensor.
When you touch your finger in that sensor then the sensor scan the picture of your fingerprint in high resolution and compare with registered fingerprint. If it matches then the sensor makes the hardware active and allows the user to get login, if not then it shows the successive error.
Better Delete and Read the Touch ID first that will solve 75% of the issue.
How to Fix ‘Touch ID not working’ issue?
Fix 1: Make Sure Finger Print get Registered well enough
When you doing registration initially make sure to swipe your finger around every-ware on the sensor will scan the first stage. And make sure your fingers are clean and not with sweat or any liquid.
Better wipe your finger and try it.
Fix 2: Update Your Mac OS
Even after the deletion and re addition of fingerprint not works then it make be the issue with OS. Update the OS to latest version. To achieve this go to App store –> Click Update button on the Mac book OS.
Fix 3: Other IOS fingerprint issue
If you face the same issue in OS device then make sure your finger are touching capacitive ring and home button.
Note: Sometime you face “cancelled by another authentication” which is similar like this issue. Click on the below link to fix it. How to Fix cancelled by another authentication?
Fix 4: Delete and Re-add Your Touch ID Fingerprints
To do this follow the steps given in the below sub heading.
How to Delete And Re-Add Your Touch ID Fingerprints on Mac
Step 1: Go to Apple menu icon which is in the upper left corner of Mac book screen.
Step 2: select System Preferences under that Apple menu.
Step 3: Select Touch ID pane for that various pane
Step 4: Next to delete the previous registered finger print. Click on the X button shown up fingerprint icon from the list.
Step 5: Now the pop up arises and ask for your password to confirm the deletion of finger print and Enter OK button.
Adding Finger Print Again:
Step 1: Go to Apple menu icon → System Preferences → Touch ID which we do like in previous deletion method.
Step 2: It shows Add a fingerprint icon now under that. Click on it.
Step 3: It will ask for your password now. Enter it.
Step 4: Now your Touch sensor is ready to register your finger. Swipe your finger correctly as max. Make sure your Fingers are clean.
Step 5: Then now your Touch ID is ready to unlock your Mac screen.
Many of you facing this issue in your Mac. Make use of above methods to get rectify the problem.