Face ID - Horizonal iPhone

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by MacManSuite, Nov 3, 2017.

  1. MacManSuite macrumors newbie

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    Got the new iPhone X and all that jazz...

    Trying Face ID in the car home, works in the vertical mount about an arms length away from my face - no problem in low light.

    However, place the iPhone into a horizontal dock/mount - tap screen - no unlock...

    Not ideal - Just me or has anyone else had similar issues? Find it weird if for example you grab the phone and go to photo/video in landscape straight away.
     
  2. MarkB786 macrumors 6502a

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    Face ID does not work in horizontal mode. This is a limitation inherent to the sensor design.
     
  3. MacManSuite thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Nightmare... that’s going to be a pain going forward!
     
  4. MarkB786 macrumors 6502a

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    Yes. Might need another notch on one of the sides of the phone...
     
  5. Relentless Power macrumors Penryn

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    I Would say the majority don't unlock their iPhone in horizontal as it is. So I don't see this being a major issue for most, even though it would be nice to have both horizontal and vertical to unlock.
     

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