Fix Touch ID Not Working After iOS 8.3 Update on iPhone

We have earlier reported that some users came across Touch ID not working on iOS 8.3 after update to this most recent public version of iPhone firmware. If you still experience this problem you might like to fix it. We’ll tell you what to do in order to get rid of an unpleasant issue with iDevice Touch ID option.

Firstly, if you installed or read iOS 8.3 release notes you know that this operating system offers a number of new features and updates. It comes with a big library of new Emojis, support for more Siri languages, CarPlay Wireless option and a lot of other great changes from the Cupertino-based company.

Secondly, the most recent update came with one bug. A number of users noticed they could no longer use Touch ID for buying apps, downloading free programs and updating games and apps in the App Store. The store just stopped giving them this option asking for their ID and password only.

How to Fix Touch ID Not Working iOS 8.3 Issue

Step 1. You’ll have to use some magic inside Settings application.

Step 2. Inside Settings you should find Touch ID & Passcode option. Do you see it? Click on it.

Step 3. It is time to disable this option for iTunes & App Store.

Step 4. Reboot the iOS 8.3 iPhone.

Step 5. Unlock the lockscreen by entering your password.

Step 6. Go to Settings – Touch ID & Passcode once again.

Step 7. Enable the feature for App Store and iTunes.

Step 8. Go to the App Store or iTunes and try to download or update something. Everything should be ok now. It should become possible to pay for applications and upgrade them via Touch ID on 8.3 firmware version.

P.S. While most users are enjoying the new changes in 8.3, Apple has already seeded the next iOS 8.4 to developers and testers.