Face ID + Winter = Epic!

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by jsnuff1, Nov 10, 2017.

  1. jsnuff1 macrumors 6502a

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    So today finally got below freezing in northeast, and just realized the best part of Face ID...I CAN FINALLY UNLOCK MY PHONE WITHOUT TAKING OFF MY GLOVES!

    I was "meh" this whole week about face ID but this finally got me excited about it haha.
     
  2. Casfin macrumors regular

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    Cool.

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  3. prometheus00 macrumors newbie

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    Yeah the cold has come in quick in NY. We'll see how it manages once your face is partially obscured with a hat and scarf.

    EDIT: poster above beat me too it, haha
     
  4. Fireball Dragon macrumors 6502a

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    That is awesome! Obvious, but never thought about that.

    I got an iPhone 8 in September, couldn't wait for the X. But super excited now... just have to wait until next September for the X2... boo :(
     
  5. Federer2017 macrumors newbie

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    And what are you doing with your iPhone X if its unlocked and you can't use it with gloves on?

    Don't get me wrong, I love FaceID and my iPhone X but only unlocking without taking off the gloves isn't such a big deal, is it?
     
  6. kawa636r macrumors regular

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  7. Mr. Y macrumors regular

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    They make touch-screen enabled gloves. I found a nice leather pair from J. Crew last year.
     
  8. D.T. macrumors G3

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    FWIW, I did a super informal "Face obscuring test" with FID, I put up a hood, sunglasses, wrapped a bandana around my neck, pulled it up to my mouth (kind of like a scarf). It worked!

    I mean, there's a point where I pulled it up to cover my nose and it didn't (where your face is 75%+ covered) but I think I'd rather pull down a scarf a touch.
     
  9. Federer2017 macrumors newbie

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    Ah ok, i had such touch-screen-enabled-gloves last year, but it was far away from a comfortable usage of the iPhone.

    Maybe I have to look for some new ones ;)
     
  10. DiveKitty macrumors 6502

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    It’s fine. It has been snow covered and -10 to -20 C here since I got my X on November 3. My X unlocks even with my toque on to my eyebrows, my chin covered with a scarf/jacket, and my aviator sunglasses on.

    --- Post Merged, Nov 10, 2017 ---
    Touch sensitive gloves. Work with swipes and other gestures...but not Touch ID. I have a few pairs stashed around!
     
  11. iapplelove macrumors 601

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    I was thinking the same lol but I don’t even own gloves and live in New England. Come to think about it I don’t even own a winter coat.
     
  12. flat five macrumors 603

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    it’s fine with a hat.. i’ve been doing that the past few days.
    i assume it won’t work when it’s so cold that you put your scarf across your mouth& nose.

    not that cold yet but i’m not expecting it to work.

    also, the display might not work when it’s 4° (F) outside
     
  13. DiveKitty macrumors 6502

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    More comfortable than using it with frost bitten fingers! But seriously, touch sensitive gloves vary in quality.
     
  14. D.T. macrumors G3

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    66º here today, it's like living at the arctic circle ...
     
  15. DiveKitty macrumors 6502

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    :mad:...........:D


    I am can’t wait for a Chinook to come through...
     
  16. andyw715 macrumors 65816

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    Face ID works pretty well. Not good enough for a full face mask, but enough that I can be brushing my teeth and it will unlock, or I was sitting in the chair watching TV and pulled the neck of my sweatshirt up over my chin to lower lip and it worked for that as well.

    So a scarf should be ok.
     

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