FaceID: multiple faces? (like multiple fingers for TouchID)

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  1. eoblaed macrumors 68020

    eoblaed

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    Can't find any info on this, but wondering if it'll be possible to set up multiple faces to work with FaceID. I know folks that do a lot of cosplay, for example, and might spend a good part of a weekend with their face entirely obscured ... could be handy to be able to scan an additional face in, even if you just delete it shortly after.

    I know the passcode will always be an option, but again with the gloves/hand-coverings. ;)
     
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  3. Goldfrapp macrumors 601

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    In iOS 11 GM, "People with Multiple Personalities" option is available under Accessibility
     
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    Maybe someone would want to let a family member use their device, and use it regularly enough that it would be worth letting them unlock it without the passcode.
     
  5. Ryan1524 macrumors 68000

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    The complications of having multiple faces for ApplePay would make it near-impossible.

    Our phone is basically now our ID, Wallet, Credit Card, general Auth, etc.
     
  6. Viral1 macrumors newbie

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    TouchID allows multiple fingers and there's nothing that says that have to belong to the same person.
     
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    Apple is discriminating against Abby and Brittany Hensel.
     
  8. ftaok macrumors 603

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    I thought FaceID could see through beards, hats and glasses. Why wouldn't it be able to see through make-up? I guess if your cosplay outfit incorporated a mask, you'd be out of luck.

    But then again, I guess cosplayers with gloves were previously incompatible with TouchID.

    So there's the passcode to fall back on.
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    You could always share your passcode to the other person.
     

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