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

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  1. gadget123 macrumors 68020

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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.
     
  2. Diversion macrumors 6502a

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    Wat.. and you can enable notifications on lock screen, although they default to hidden on iOS12.
     
  3. now i see it macrumors 68040

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    Everyone knows FaceID is inferior to TouchID for lots of scenarios and more convenient in a few. But it's a general trend of the iPhone experience that the hardware may be getting more powerful, but the experience definitely is getting worse every year.
     
  4. gadget123 thread starter macrumors 68020

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    How can I fix it? Is it a security thing not to show texts?
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    Perhaps disabling Face ID will make the phone more pocket friendly?
     
  5. NT1440 macrumors G5

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    I’m confused, unless you’re using accessibility functions what exactly are you doing with your phone in your pocket?

    Typing texts? Web browsing? You haven’t elaborated in what you’re actually doing.
     
  6. Diversion macrumors 6502a

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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).
     
  7. gadget123 thread starter macrumors 68020

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    Cool thanks any ideas why they done this I must have missed this In the summer preview?
     
  8. Shanghaichica macrumors G4

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    I can’t use my phone in my pocket because I can’t see the screen.
     
  9. Diversion macrumors 6502a

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    OP has clear pants.. duh.
     
  10. Newtons Apple macrumors Core

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    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.
     
  11. robotica macrumors 6502a

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    Would it really be so hard to turn the apple logo into a fingerprint sensor. It’s practically crying out for it.
     
  12. Diversion macrumors 6502a

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    Oh hey another Jax person! ;)
     
  13. gadget123 thread starter macrumors 68020

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    Yes I can look into my pocket and see the screen useful at work or busy places don’t want to flash an expensive phone around
     
  14. simplynando macrumors 6502

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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.
     
  15. OneMike macrumors 603

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    How do you operate your phone in your pocket?
     
  16. gadget123 thread starter macrumors 68020

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    Quite easy as it’s touch screen everything like Facebook easily clickable
     
  17. NJHitmen macrumors 6502

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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?
     
  18. FilmIndustryGuy macrumors regular

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    if you are playing with your phone in your pocket, it most likely appears as if you are scratching your balls.
     
  19. bpeeps macrumors 68030

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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.
     
  20. Koobs macrumors 6502

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    For most, Face ID blows Touch ID out of the water.
     
  21. eoblaed, Sep 27, 2018
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    I use FaceID in the sunlight everyday. With or without my polarized Maui Jims, it works fine.

    This was true of my X, and continues to be true with my XS Max.
     
  22. gadget123 thread starter macrumors 68020

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    Phones have shown the texts on screen since like phones began.
     
  23. Jordan921 macrumors 601

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    Like someone said earlier he has clear pants. Or has X-ray vision.
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    FaceID works perfectly fine for me in sunlight.
     
  24. OneMike macrumors 603

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    Coincidentally that's when I first started using my phone outside of my pocket.
     
  25. Diorama macrumors 6502a

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    I remember having to listen to this bollocks all of last October, until people actually got the X in their hands and promptly shut up.
     

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