How To Remove Touch ID Fingerprints On iPhone/iPad in iOS 8


Apple introduced Touch ID, a fingerprint identity sensor, with iPhone 5s. It not only lets you unlock your Apple device with ease but also makes purchasing from App Store, iTunes Store and iBooks Store quite simple with just a touch of your fingerprint. Thanks to the 360-degree readability, it quickly reads your finger and knows who you are.

How to Delete Touch ID Fingerprints On iPhone and iPad in iOS 8

Apple allows you to add maximum five Touch ID fingerprints. Supposing you want to delete a fingerprint which you enrolled as your Touch ID in your iPhone/iPad but for some reasons you no longer need it, how will you delete it? It’s very simple. 

How To Remove Touch ID Fingerprints On iPhone/iPad In iOS 8

Step #1. Launch Settings app.

iOS 8 Setting in iDevice

Step #2. Tap on Touch ID & Passcode.

Touch ID and Passcode Setting in iOS 8 in iPhone and iPad

Step #3. Enter the passcode of your apple device to enter the Touch ID setting section.

Step #4. Scroll down to find fingerprints. Tap on the fingerprint which you want to delete and then Tap on Delete.

Delete Touch ID Fingerprint in iOS 8 on iPhone and iPad

(When you tap on an individual fingerprint, you also get the option to rename it as you desired. If you don’t name it, it is listed as fingerprint 1, 2, 3.)

Rename Fingerprint in iOS 8 on iPhone and iPad

Alternately, you can swipe left to bring Delete option and then tap on it.

Delete Fingerprint in iOS 8 on iPhone and iPad

Confirm the process and you are done with it! You can repeat the same process to delete more fingerprints individually.

If you have added more than one fingerprint, touch your finger to the home button to see which fingerprint it is linked to. If your finger matches, then it will be highlighted briefly.

Touch ID and a passcode is very significant as it helps you in providing a complete security to your device. Hence, if you are highly concerned about the protection of your iPhone/iPad, then you should make sure you make the most of this feature.