iPhone XS 7 Weeks with XS - looking to go to 8 with touch button

nostresshere

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I have had an XS for about 7 weeks now using FaceID. Yea, it works great, but still annoying when I just want to touch the phone to activate phone - and it wants faceID of course. Nice phone, but really does not seem like an upgrade from IP7.

Thinking I will sell it and get an IP8.

Or maybe just turn off the security all together?

Am I crazy, or what am I missing?
 

BugeyeSTI

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I have had an XS for about 7 weeks now using FaceID. Yea, it works great, but still annoying when I just want to touch the phone to activate phone - and it wants faceID of course. Nice phone, but really does not seem like an upgrade from IP7.

Thinking I will sell it and get an IP8.

Or maybe just turn off the security all together?

Am I crazy, or what am I missing?
If you prefer Touchid your only option is an older phone like the 7/8. You’re not crazy, you just have a preference.
 

redshovel

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I had the XS Max from launch and a couple of days ago I went out and purchased an 8 Plus.
Don’t get me wrong the XS is a brilliant device and Face ID works well but I missed Touch ID too much and I personally prefer the ratio of the Plus screen.
 

AppleHaterLover

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You can deactivate the “require faceid to read notifications” feature, I think it’s annoying and disabled it on mine, and the phone works just like I’m used to.

If you think an 8 would be a better phone for you, go right ahead...
 

redshovel

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Talking of battery life.....at least on an 8 you can see the percentage remaining without a swipe down.
I NEVER got used to that on the XS!
 
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littlemidge

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Why do you say that? The XS has a bigger battery than the 8 so of course you’ll lose battery performance when switching. The XS has a 2658mAh battery where as the 8 has 1821mAh. Quite a difference...
The Xs also has the screen that uses less power (I forgot the name “amoled?”) so that will also help with the better battery life side of things.
 

trfc54

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Why do you say that? The XS has a bigger battery than the 8 so of course you’ll lose battery performance when switching. The XS has a 2658mAh battery where as the 8 has 1821mAh. Quite a difference...
I thought he meant in the context of, it will fall 25%-30% relative from what the 8 should be, due to Apple's battery drain creep that each OS update seems to bring :D.

Although comparing XS to 8, yes you're right it should be worse, even considering the proportionally larger screen.
 
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Hawaiian Starman

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I had a 6+ for 3 years. In Dec switched to the XSmax. 2 phones are same size. And that’s where the similarity stops. No comparison between the 2. XS is a whole other level. Really like FaceID, especially as a security feature on a number of financial sites apps. I thought I’d miss the Touch ID. I don’t. Also, much better camera and great screen resolution. Will not go back. Pricey, but light years ahead of older phones.
 
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Relentless Power

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I have had an XS for about 7 weeks now using FaceID. Yea, it works great, but still annoying when I just want to touch the phone to activate phone - and it wants faceID of course. Nice phone, but really does not seem like an upgrade from IP7.

Thinking I will sell it and get an IP8.

Or maybe just turn off the security all together?

Am I crazy, or what am I missing?
If it was me, If you deactivate face ID strictly because you didn’t like it, which would revert you to using your passcode every time, which I would find annoying. And I would rather just opt for the iPhone 8 if you really prefer touch ID that much.
 
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