3 ways FaceID makes my day easier

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  1. joonyaboy macrumors 6502

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    1: Privacy. At work my phone tends to be on my desk (too dangerous to keep in pocket), and while Touch ID keeps away the curious, if my wife texts me something sensistive, an onlooker may see ( and many times I catch them trying to read). With FaceID the messages stay hidden until I look at them, so I don't have to worry when I’m away from my phone if someone is catching a peek.

    2: While on my desk or in charging dock, pressing the home button is tedious or sometimes knocks the phone over. Swipe from the bottom is effortless and faster thanks to FaceID

    3. And finally I hate when I swipe from notifications and have to do TouchID. Now it just goes straight to the item. Also when I open a banking or password app, I get right in with FaceID seamlessly without having to TouchID in.


    Seems like small insignificant improvements, but I use my phone for work all day and it adds up to an immeasurably more useful device. It’s a nice feature to have
     
  2. AlxRymnd914 macrumors member

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    Agreed on all points. FaceID has become a reason to own the phone for me and #1 feature rather than just a concession due to not having a fingerprint sensor.
     
  3. Mabus51 macrumors 65816

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    Number 1 can be solved by turning Previews off.

    Number 2 like the Watch you can just tap the screen to wake. Makes it even easier.

    Number 3 love this feature too. One less step to do something. More intuitive than I anticipated.
     
  4. immigrantsong macrumors member

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    Ditto. Touch ID already feels cumbersome when I switch over to my iPad Pro. I keep momentarily expecting to just swipe up for it to unlock. Face ID has already become the normal and expected way for it to work.

    Ready for an iPad Pro with Face ID and OLED screen, LOL.
     
  5. Relentless Power macrumors Penryn

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    Signme up for an OLED iPad and Face ID. I think early 2019.
     
  6. iapplelove macrumors 601

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    Face ID works and works fast! I just pull out my phone swipe up and start using it, there is no thinking no waiting.
     
  7. kevroc macrumors 6502

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    To add to this... With Face ID I don’t have to register a bunch of fingerprints and/or make sure I pick the phone up with the correct hand. Much simpler.
     
  8. borgusio macrumors 6502

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    Thanks vor your insights! Maybe you can help me with the big question mark I have with the X.

    At work I normally keep my iPhone on the desk. Typically to the right of the touchpad. I use slack and Other apps which I check from time to time. To do this, I leave the phone on the desk, touch the touchID button once and Check what is going on.

    I read that I will have to lift the X from the desk in order to be recognized from faceID. That would be a deal braker for my workflow. Could you kindly experiment for me a bit, if you can easily access your phone while it is on the desk next to the mouse/touchpad?

    Thanks a lot in advance!
     
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  10. joonyaboy thread starter macrumors 6502

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    1). True but the previews help me decide if it’s worth responding to. FaceID just makes it more secure and simple.
     
  11. joonyaboy thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Depends on the angle. I’d say no if you are laying it flat on a desk and are not right over it. My phone is on a magnetic mount facing me so it works
     
  12. DNichter macrumors G3

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    Face ID has been awesome so far. Working really well in all scenarios. On my desk at work, I use the spigen wireless charger that is tilted up and I can tap on the screen and view my notifications without picking it up. Sees my face right away.
     
  13. AMTYVLE macrumors 6502a

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    Which Spigen wireless charger do you have? The F300W or the F303W? I would like one for my X but I'm undecided on which one.
     
  14. bbates123 macrumors 6502

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    Don't forget apps that allowed for Touch ID will be even easier to open with Face ID. Like 1Password and banking apps.
     
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  18. DNichter macrumors G3

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    Haha yea, I just ordered a second as well for my girlfriends office. I prefer a flat charging solution (Belkin is great so far) for next to the bed and propped up for my desk. Wireless charging has been great so far.
     
  19. cakebytheocean macrumors regular

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    Does the x heat up a lot when charging on the F303W?

    Thanks
     
  20. macsplusmacs macrumors 6502

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    not really that i have noticed. after 2hrs, the back of my X is just warm.
     
  21. MEJHarrison macrumors 65816

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    I just got mine yesterday, so I can finally try it at work and give honest feedback.

    Before (iPhone 6Plus) I could push the button on my phone to see if there were notifications. Now I can tap the screen to see if there are any notifications. In that sense, there's very little difference.

    As for opening the phone, from where I put my phone on my desk, it can't see my face well enough to unlock just laying there. Is it more annoying? In the old days, I'd push my button, see that I had notifications and grab my phone to read them. Now I tap the screen, see that I have notification and grab my phone to read them (thus bringing it close enough for Face ID). It doesn't really seem any harder, but that's for how I work and my workflows. Can't speak to yours.
     
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  23. DNichter macrumors G3

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    Not that I have noticed but I haven’t left it on longer than about an hour at a time.
     
  24. KeithJenner macrumors 6502a

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    This.

    I said a while ago that there was too little focus on what FaceID brings when it comes to interactions once you have unlocked the phone. I can see why FaceID may not be as convenient as TouchID for some people, depending on where they keep their phone and how they access it. But for those of us who use a lot of apps etc which require passcodes when you run them, FaceID is one of the biggest developments in years.

    I just open an app and it logs me straight in. So much more convenient than TouchID, and far quicker. For me that outweighs any issues like having to pick up the phone to view notifications when it's on the desk.

    If I have a notification come up now that I want to click on, I will take my phone out of my pocket, rather than click on it on my iPad which is sitting directly in front of me.
     
  25. geoffm33 macrumors 6502

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    Exactly. FaceID allows it to be the best of both worlds. Previews stay on, but only for you.
     

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