Apple Pay experiences with Face ID?

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  1. kmichalec macrumors 6502a

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    Been lingering around, reading the posts, debating about the X. My big concern is how well FaceID does/doesn't work when trying to use Apple Pay.

    What has everyone's experiences been so far when using the X and trying to use Apple Pay? Has it been easier/harder for you to use vs a 6/7/8 with TouchID?

    Are you having to completely retrain yourself on how you use Apple Pay? I know I usually lay my 7 down on the reader (at an angle that I wouldn't think would scan my face), and then put my finger on the TouchID.

    Just wondering what the real world experiences have been like.
     
  2. Diorama macrumors 6502a

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    You double tap and scan your face first, then put it to the reader. I find it easier on the tube/subway.
     
  3. kmichalec thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Do you know how long do you have to put it up to the reader after you scan your face?
     
  4. Packers1958 macrumors 65816

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    Seems to take only about a second.
     
  5. Diorama macrumors 6502a

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    Ages. Like, 30 seconds at least, haven’t tested longer.
     
  6. LoveToMacRumors macrumors 68020

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    Plenty enough for you to find that Pinpad, don't worry :p
     
  7. FoxD macrumors 6502a

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    Used it at Best Buy. I double clicked and it saw my tace when holding it down low by their machine. Took maybe 3 seconds.
     
  8. jyyz macrumors regular

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    Works great. Nothing to worry about. Just look at the phone as opposed to pressing the button. You’ll like it.
     
  9. rider900 macrumors newbie

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    I think it genuinely works better than Apple pay with Touch ID. I use Apple Pay on a daily basis and with Touch ID on a few occasions it would fail wet finger etc and I’d have to pay by passcode or just get my bank card out. It’s so fast with Face ID! I love it!
     
  10. shooter03 macrumors regular

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    Piece of cake, used it a few times since Friday and hasn’t missed a beat.
     
  11. WhiteHawk macrumors 6502

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    Just making sure as a lot of people are making this mistake, you probably already know but just in case others reading don't that the normal way is to double tap button while holding phone to face, it registers and you then move the phone to the terminal, there is no need for the phone to see your face when it's at the terminal. Your way is OK if the terminal is at a height and angle you can do it but with most I've seen is stores and other places around me it would not work or work well.
     
  12. andyw715 macrumors 65816

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    Quite a while. Authenticating first is how I always used it on the other phones. Especially going through a drive through.
     
  13. Twintrbo macrumors newbie

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    When I double click Apple Pay pops up but it says pay with passcode and doesn’t signal anything for Face ID. Any idea what I’m doing wrong?
     
  14. kmichalec thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Thanks for all the feedback, everyone! Appreciate you sharing your experiences. That's very helpful!
     
  15. blairian89 macrumors 6502

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    I used it at the Apple Store to buy a case. It worked flawlessly; love it!
     
  16. BrettDS macrumors 65816

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    Under Settings|Face ID and Passcode there is a slider to enable or disable Face ID for Apple Pay. Perhaps you have it disabled?
     
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    this has been my experience as well....
     
  19. BrettDS macrumors 65816

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    I agree. I almost never use Apple pay on my phone
     
  20. eoblaed macrumors 68020

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    (edit: oops, misread question)
     
  21. mr1581 macrumors 6502

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    I like it more than the Touch ID. I get it ready as they are still ringing everything up. A lot of times with Touch ID the machine would stall and all of a sudden the cashier was looking at a picture or text since my phone opened.
     
  22. kmichalec thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Great feedback everyone. Thank you. I had trained myself to use Apple Pay differently, where the Wallet gets automatically initiated when I put the phone up to the reader (proximity sensor), and as the card pulls up, I place my finger for authentication, and it processes, all in one fell swoop. It's was one fluid motion, and I never had to click anything with TouchID to get it ready ahead of time. Not saying that's bad or good, just that I would need to retrain myself for the extra step of doubled clicking first before starting.

    Also, just thinking out loud here, but is there any chance of authorizing payment to something you didn't intend to? For example, if you prepare your wallet ahead of time by authenticating with FaceID, and it's just waiting to connect to the NFC terminal, and there happens to be two NFC sensors awaiting payment for something within proximity, could there be conflicts? Maybe it's not a realistic scenario, as I'm by no means an NFC expert.
     
  23. WhiteHawk macrumors 6502

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    Just used Apple Pay with my X to pay for petrol, if anything it was faster than Touch ID.
     
  24. applesith macrumors 68030

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    I have used it several times and had not issues.

    I double click the side button while looking at the screen and then place on NFC reader. You get an animation of Face ID working similar to when Touch ID would confirm it authenticated.
     
  25. Phonephreak macrumors 6502a

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    Do you have to double click or will AP open automatically when it reads a nfc terminal
     

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