Apple Pay with Face ID is a breeze. People seem to keep thinking of the Face ID application only for unlocking, but it really streamlines things in other ways as well. --- Post Merged, Nov 8, 2017 --- How far across your desk do you keep your phone? My phone is an arm's length away from me(just within reach of a swipe) on my desk and reads my face just fine. If your phone is on the other end of desk, then it is a little absurd to be complaining about inconvenience in first place. --- Post Merged, Nov 8, 2017 --- You don't need to pick it up at all with Face ID either. If it is laying flat on desk, I just need to sort of semi-hover my head over it (at an angle is fine). If it is angled up, I can be an arm's length away...not that I have very long arms I guess.