Face ID In The Car - Do You Have To Lean Awkwardly To Unlock?

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

  1. boltjames macrumors 601

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    When traveling I use one of those small vent mounts that clips onto your dashboard vent over one of the louvers.

    In that orientation, the mount and iPhone is pointing directly towards the back of the car, it isn't angled towards the driver.

    Anyone with the iPhone X put their phone in a vent mount and use it for GPS? And if so, does FID recognize you from that oft-angle and unlock when needed? Or do you have to lean over the center console until it picks up your face?

    Thanks.
     
  2. lordhamster macrumors 6502a

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  3. boltjames thread starter macrumors 601

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    ["In Da Club" now stuck and playing over and over in my head]

    Have you actually tested an iPhone X in a car mount pointed directly towards the rear window though?
     
  4. boltjames thread starter macrumors 601

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    Any X owners put their new iPhone in a car mount yet?
     
  5. Hoosier317 macrumors 6502a

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    Tried mine from it's mount earlier and had absolutely no trouble. Made me giggle like a lunatic hahahaha
     
  6. darkside flow macrumors 6502

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    No issue here. Recognizes face from sharp angles and pretty far distance.
     
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  8. boltjames thread starter macrumors 601

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    That's great news.

    Just to confirm...you tested this with the vent mount and iPhone X pointed directly at the rear window and not skewed towards the drivers seat. Yes?
     
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  10. boltjames thread starter macrumors 601

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    Please post a link. I just watched her video and there is no in car demo.
     
  11. darkside flow macrumors 6502

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    Correct. Kenu vent mount, no angling possible on that one. Points directly to the back.
     
  12. boltjames thread starter macrumors 601

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    Very much obliged. Thanks.
     
  13. bambooshots macrumors 65816

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    Here you go. Jump to 1:40.

     
  14. boltjames thread starter macrumors 601

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    Thanks, appreciate it.

    It looks like her iPhone mount is tilted towards the drivers seat where most vent mounts don’t. And when she shows it unlocking she is between her front two seats looking at the camera. So it’s inconclusive unfortunately.
     
  15. lordhamster macrumors 6502a

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    I use a ProClip mount tilted towards me... so it did work yesterday when I tried it.
     
  16. Hoosier317 macrumors 6502a

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    I use a cd slot mount with a gimbal joint. It’s usually pointed directly at my face. A tap to wake the screen and Face ID unlocks it for me immediately.
     

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