iPhone X Face ID hopeless if you use phone in your pocket

gadget123

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If you like to operate your phone in your pocket Face ID slows things down compared to the last IPhone 8. Texts don’t show in ios12 either unless you open the phone.
 
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gadget123

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Wat.. and you can enable notifications on lock screen, although they default to hidden on iOS12.
How can I fix it? Is it a security thing not to show texts?
[doublepost=1538076746][/doublepost]Perhaps disabling Face ID will make the phone more pocket friendly?
 

gadget123

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Settings -> Notifcations -> Show Previews (At top) set to Always (if you want to see all your messages and info on lock screen without having to use faceID to unlock).
Cool thanks any ideas why they done this I must have missed this In the summer preview?
 

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How can I fix it? Is it a security thing not to show texts?
[doublepost=1538076746][/doublepost]Perhaps disabling Face ID will make the phone more pocket friendly?
Disabling FaceID is an option but you would end up using a pass code each time.

You can fix the notification thing, maybe give the phone a bit more time. I did not like FaceID at first either but have to admit it is now way better for me. if not Apple still offers iPhones with TouchID.
 
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I always carry my iPhone X in my pocket and I don't see an issue. I guess I can kind of see if you are pulling the phone out of your pocket and rest your finger on the TouchID while pulling it out and having it on the home screen already before you look at it. Texts are hidden, but as soon as i look at the screen, FaceID recognizes me and shows me the content. It kind of seems to me like the phone just knows when I need it to be unlocked and just does it. However, I HATE that FaceID doesn't work in sunlight. That's the only time i ever really wish there was TouchID as a backup option.
 

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If you like to operate your phone in your pocket Face ID slows things down compared to the last IPhone 8. Texts don’t show in ios12 either unless you open the phone.
How do you operate your phone in your pocket?
 

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Cool thanks any ideas why they done this I must have missed this In the summer preview?
So if you get a notification at work, school, in a meeting, with a friend looking over your shoulder they can't read what's been sent. It's a great feature and you're definitely in an extremely small minority for not liking it. You have to realize that less than 1% of users are looking at their phone in their pocket. Apple designs features for the majority, not people with one-off weird fringe cases.
 

gadget123

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So if you get a notification at work, school, in a meeting, with a friend looking over your shoulder they can't read what's been sent. It's a great feature and you're definitely in an extremely small minority for not liking it. You have to realize that less than 1% of users are looking at their phone in their pocket. Apple designs features for the majority, not people with one-off weird fringe cases.
Phones have shown the texts on screen since like phones began.
 

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But you still need to see the screen, right? How can you do that if the phone is buried in your pocket?
Like someone said earlier he has clear pants. Or has X-ray vision.
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I always carry my iPhone X in my pocket and I don't see an issue. I guess I can kind of see if you are pulling the phone out of your pocket and rest your finger on the TouchID while pulling it out and having it on the home screen already before you look at it. Texts are hidden, but as soon as i look at the screen, FaceID recognizes me and shows me the content. It kind of seems to me like the phone just knows when I need it to be unlocked and just does it. However, I HATE that FaceID doesn't work in sunlight. That's the only time i ever really wish there was TouchID as a backup option.
FaceID works perfectly fine for me in sunlight.
 
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