Am i the only one that doesn’t like Face ID..

Discussion in 'iPad' started by gdeusthewhizkid, Nov 26, 2018.

  1. gdeusthewhizkid macrumors 6502a


    Nov 14, 2008
    I’ve gone to the apple store and Best Buy a few times.. I would like to get a new iPad Pro or iphone but i really dont like Face ID. Any body else feel like this... I would say the iPhone X’s max is a great looking phone but that Face ID is a deal breaker for me... :(
  2. secretk macrumors 6502

    Oct 19, 2018
    I don't own a device with Face ID, but take this as a just one more opinion. In general I see how Face ID is more secure than Touch ID. While fingerprints are unique, the home button is not that big and works with partial finger prints and when it comes to partial ones you could lose the uniqueness. I am not saying that it happens every day, I am just saying that it could happen. It's not like that with Face ID. IMO that can't happen there.

    That being said I see the minus in Face ID in the sense that you need to look at your device to unlock which for me could be difficult when I am in the bed at 2 am and wake up and want to check something. That case is more valid for a phone than for an iPad. When it comes to iPads I have to admit I think that in most cases I look at the iPad anyway so I am not sure that this affects that much (well until you get used to not hide the camera).

    The best would be if you had the two options but that's not the case. Plus having the two options in the same time might increase the prices even more.
  3. BaddAdvice macrumors regular


    Jul 9, 2016
    I love it as I was never a big fan of Touch ID. Face ID on my original iPhone X is pretty good, but it’s much faster on the new iPads. I like it a lot.
  4. HarryWild macrumors 65816


    Oct 27, 2012
    Works great and it is very convenient to use! Never go back to fingerprints again!
  5. nburwell macrumors 601


    May 6, 2008
    Ever since I experienced Face ID on the X, I haven't turned back. Granted, I still used my 10.5" everyday until last week, but it was a seamless experience transitioning from Touch ID to Face ID on the iPad. Different strokes for different folks though.
  6. J0ker, Nov 26, 2018
    Last edited: Nov 26, 2018

    J0ker macrumors member


    Oct 21, 2011
    Didn't think I'd like it at first, but will never go back to touch.

    FaceID uses infrared, so it'll unlock in the dark w/out a problem. Don't forget, you can also always unlock the ol' fashion way.
  7. duffyanneal macrumors 6502a


    Feb 5, 2008
    Touch ID was and continues to be a pain for me. It has never worked consistently for me or my wife. Maybe 50% first time success rate. Others I talk to never have a problem. I have the exact opposite experience with Face ID. I absolutely love it. It works 99% of the time for me.
  8. Absrnd macrumors 6502a


    Apr 15, 2010
    Do you have 1 device that has face ID at all, or are your opinions purely based on other commenters here ?
    You don't have to fear change :)
  9. laurenr macrumors 6502a


    Jan 9, 2008
    I have used my iPP with Face ID in bed at night, no lights turned on. The ambient light off of the screen is enough for Face ID to work just fine.
  10. Lobwedgephil macrumors 601


    Apr 7, 2012
    Face ID on the iPad is pretty great, makes things much easier for me.
  11. eclipse01 macrumors 68020


    May 16, 2011
    Eau Claire, WI
  12. duffyanneal macrumors 6502a


    Feb 5, 2008
    FYI, Face ID has infrared dot projector and flood illuminator so no visible light is needed for authentication.
  13. iRaynor SK macrumors 6502

    iRaynor SK

    Nov 15, 2014
    Banská Bystrica, Slovak Republic
    I was sceptic, but now I love Face ID much more than Touch ID. I adapted in one day (!). I’m saying it as former owner of first iPad with Touch ID (iPad Air 2). Also, I still have my iPad Pro 2017 (for sale) and when I use it, it feels ancient.
  14. MisterSavage macrumors 65816


    Nov 10, 2018
    I love face ID. Touch ID has trouble unlocking my 9.7 sometimes and I don't miss that all.
  15. CTHarrryH macrumors 68000

    Jul 4, 2012
    Love Face-ID - now that I have Face I really hate the touch-id on my ipad
    Wouldn't buy another Touch_Id device again
  16. Jedimindtrick macrumors regular


    Jun 28, 2017
    I’m not a fan of Face ID on my iPhone. However, it does work a lot better on the new iPad Pros.
  17. gdeusthewhizkid thread starter macrumors 6502a


    Nov 14, 2008
    I have none as of yet. Really can’t get into them.
  18. Knowimagination macrumors 68020


    Apr 6, 2010
    But why though? What about Face ID do you not think you will like?

    To me it is far superior to Touch ID and I never want to have an iOS device without it.
  19. Waterman316 macrumors 6502

    Apr 1, 2018
    Face ID is so much better than Touch ID. It was. One of the three factors in me getting the new iPad Pro. Along with the reduced bezels, and the iPhone 5 design. It’s just so much easier to use for some reason...even when it doesn’t work right for whatever reason, usually because I’m out of view of the camera, it’s nice and easy to just enter my passcode. when having to enter a password that I have saved somewhere, or approved a transaction, it’s so much easier just having to wait a second for it to scan my face then reposition my hand/arm depending on how I’m laying and holding the iPad. Face I’d just seems more fluent, more so on the iPad.
  20. bodonnell202 macrumors 65816


    Jan 5, 2016
    Calgary, Alberta, Canada
    I agree. I just don’t trust it for some reason. Having infrared light flashing in your eyes all the time seems like a bad idea and Touch ID has always been very fast and reliable and works basically 100% of the time (well 2nd gen Touch ID does, 1st gen Touch ID can be a little slow). I’m in no hurry to jump on the Face ID bandwagon.
  21. haruhiko macrumors 601


    Sep 29, 2009
    When my hand is wet , I appreciate Face ID so so much.
  22. ZombiePete macrumors 68020


    Aug 6, 2008
    San Antonio, TX
    Touch ID has been way more hit or miss for me than Face ID has ever been. For instance, I have a 7S from work and I keep it in an OtterBox; the cover on the fingerprint scanner makes it really touchy (no pun intended) and unreliable. My younger daughter has an iPad in an OtterBox as well, and same thing. I’d love for these things to have Face ID instead; they would unlock so much more reliably.

    I also like being able to unlock my iPad without having to reach up to touch the fingerprint sensor; just click the Smart Keyboard and boom, it’s unlocked. Love it.
  23. Commy1 macrumors 6502a


    Feb 25, 2013
    As a craftsman my hands get abused daily, my fingerprints get messed up often so I hate Touch ID. Face ID makes this a lot more manageable, and if I have messy hands I only need to use the clean parts of my hand if I need to use the device before washing up.
  24. SergioSP macrumors newbie

    Nov 25, 2018
    I used to prefer Touch ID but I have to admit, after 3 days, Face ID is awesome. Its really fast but when the iPad is far away from me (ex. on the table) and I dont want to move from the couch, then its better Touch ID.
  25. haruhiko macrumors 601


    Sep 29, 2009
    And how natural it is when it's on the Keyboard Folio. You just wake it up and it unlocks, without the need to lift your hand and place your thumb at the exact point of the home button. The only downside is the placement of the cameras. My thumb always covers it.

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