iPhone X Did you disable Require Attention for Face ID?

Did you disable Require Attention for Face ID?

  • Yes

    Votes: 101 37.5%
  • No

    Votes: 168 62.5%

  • Total voters
    269

Another Day

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Jan 18, 2017
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Did you disable Require Attention for Face ID?

If you did why?

I disabled mine because it’s annoying trying to unlock my phone when I’m driving. Not a fan of taking my eyes off the road to input my passcode.
 
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CjonesHouston

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Apr 29, 2015
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I did originally to see how the X would respond. I thought maybe it would be faster. I noticed it was about the same because I would eventually look at the screen. I noticed no difference.

I just checked. Turned it off. Haven’t had it on in a couple of days.
 

Relentless Power

macrumors Nehalem
Jul 12, 2016
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It seems to assist more with not focusing on the eyes, it's disabled for that reason alone, which I prefer this unlocking method more.
 
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Another Day

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Jan 18, 2017
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Wouldn’t you need to take your eyes off the road to do whatever you are unlocking your phone for? Lol
Yeah :)

I don’t like taking my eyes off the road to input my passcode.

I unlock it so my phone is ready for me to use at my convenience.
 
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Howyalikdemapls

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Sep 2, 2013
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FaceID only works like 60% of the time for me so I turned it off hoping it would be more reliable. I think it helped to some degree but I also re-set it up with a more natural method of looking down at the phone rather than straight in front of my face so it may just be that.

Oh, and also: DON’T USE YOUR PHONE WHILE YOU’RE DRIVING!!! People always think they’re good at using their phone while driving but they’re totally oblivious to the fact that they’re swerving all over the place. You’re putting lives in danger. Several times I’ve almost been hit by people on their phone and practically everyday I see someone going half the speed limit or sitting at a green light while on their phone. Drives me ****ing mad. If one of those people ever hits my car and I survive, the first thing I’m going to do is shove their phone down their ****ing esophagus. It’s negligent and dangerous and completely avoidable. It should be treated like a DUI.
 
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C DM

macrumors Sandy Bridge
Oct 17, 2011
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FaceID only works like 60% of the time for me so I️ turned it off hoping it would be more reliable. I️ think it helped to some degree but I️ also re set it up with a more natural method of looking down at the phone rather than straight in front of my face so it may just be that.

Also, what’s with this forum turning the letter “eye” into an exclamation point and a box?
It's not the forum:
• iOS 11 Predictive Text Bug Automatically Changes 'I' to 'A[?]' for Some Users [Updated]
 

myscrnnm

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Sep 16, 2014
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I only recently disabled mine after I was told it would improve the chance that it would accept your face. Seems to be working a bit better now, but the real test will be when I try to use it after getting up in the morning.
 

DDustiNN

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Jan 27, 2011
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I tried turning it off to see if it would speed up Face ID, but it didn’t. Still worked exactly the same for my usage. So I turned it back on.
 

mackie8

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Nov 6, 2014
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one funny thing i noticed...
i turned it off... and my phone is on the desk stand in front of me... it will not auto lock/sleep because it keeps seeing my face.. although im not looking at it...

when i turned it on ...
even im not looking at it will auto lock and sleep as per my settings(autolock 30 secs)...
 
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Bane-Thunder

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Mar 12, 2014
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Did you disable Require Attention for Face ID?

If you did why?

I disabled mine because it’s annoying trying to unlock my phone when I’m driving. Not a fan of taking my eyes off the road to input my passcode.
Err no i find that Face ID unlocks my phone in my car perfectly without much of any effort to look at it. Unlike Touch ID where I would need to get my thumb to the home button which was always tricky.

Face ID has made my life much easier in that regard.
 
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The 12th Man

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Sep 9, 2016
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Turned mine off as my RayBans suprisingly won’t work with attention. Every other sunglasses I’ve tried work, even other RayBans, but mine just don’t. :(