Users Report Touch ID Not Working After iOS 8.3 Installation

You have most likely heard that Apple released a new firmware update iOS 8.3 which is a major one. There are some new options and a huge list of fixes the company has added. Users who had time to install this system report iOS 8.3 Touch ID not working issue. It looks like there are some bugs Apple didn’t think of.

In case you also experience iPhone Touch ID not working after update problem, here is some information we’ve got. The Cupertino-based company has most likely forgot to add the authorization for App Store purchases and this is why a lot of iPhone and iPad owners who installed iOS 8.3 cannot buy apps and download applications and games from this online store using their fingerprint.

Who report on the bugs with 8.3 update? According to Apple Support forums, users who have the smartphone and tablets [at least iPad mini3 and iPad Air 2] came across the new problem. They are not able to use Touch ID option inside the App Store.

The store simply doesn’t ask them to verify the fingerprint thus a purchase is impossible. It is also problematic to download or update the games and apps a user already has on his or her ‘fruit’ device. You can still enter the password for your ID to complete the purchase or download, but no matter what you are doing with your Touch ID the iOS Store doesn’t support this feature at the moment.

The number of affected users is growing. It might be a temporary issue. The iOS company might fix it or leave it as it is not allowing Touch ID to be used for online purchases in its application store.

We might see the fix to this new 8.3 bug in the small 8.3.1 update. This is just a prediction. Have you tried to buy an app using your Touch ID after updating?