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TouchID Not Working on iOS 8.3? Try This Quick Fix

As you may have known, Apple just released iOS 8.3 and it features a massive list of performance and stability enhancements as well as bug fixes. However, amidst the fixes and improvements, it seems that iOS 8.3 broke some things as well. Perhaps the most prominent issue with iOS 8.3 is that it removed the ability to use TouchID in the App Store.

TouchID Not Working on iOS 8.3
Sure enough, hundreds of people on the web including Reddit and Apple’s Support communities have reported that iOS 8.3 has busted TouchID while using in the App Store. TouchID is working fine for unlocking the device but on the App Store, users are not prompted to verify their fingerprint when downloading or buying any app. There’s a good chance that this bug lies on the server side of Apple. For the meantime, here’s a quick fix for TouchID not working on iOS 8.3:

  1. Open Settings app on your iPhone or iPad.
  2. Scroll a little bit down and tap TouchID.
  3. Type your passcode then toggle the iTunes & App Store off and go back to the Home screen.
  4. Reboot your iPhone or iPad.
  5. After restarting, unlock the device using your Passcode.
  6. Launch the Settings app.
  7. Again find Touch ID and enter your passcode.
  8. Re-enable iTunes & App Store.

Hopefully, this fixes this TouchID not working on iOS 8.3 bug and you can finally utilize TouchID to download and buy apps from the App Store. This quick fix is a general solution in case you encounter this bug again in the future. Apple might release a mini firmware update in order to fix the issue or they would adjust something on the server side.

Have you encountered this particular bug after updating to iOS 8.3?

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