iPhone X FaceID never works when I wake up?

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  1. Boardiesboi macrumors 6502a

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  2. OutSpoken macrumors 6502a

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    Happened to me this morning too, a little annoying as i would have thought with the 'require attention' setting turned off it would be more relaxed with the requirement for my focused eyes!
     
  3. Mr. Chewbacca macrumors 6502a

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    I have had the phone since launch, reset the Face ID a few times and I cannot recall a single time it had opened for me first thing in the morning.

    It is both funny and annoying. I guess I must look scary when I wake up.
     
  4. DNichter macrumors 603

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    I was experiencing the same thing. It was because my one eye would always be closed or the phone would be in landscape laying on my side. I turned off attention aware and it helped.
     
  5. Jubileet macrumors newbie

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    I thought this might be the case too but it also happens with both eyes open. Also, FaceID works with sunglasses so wouldn’t that mean it doesn’t need to see your eyes?
     
  6. DNichter macrumors 603

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    Turns out it’s because my phone is too close to my face in those situations. Face ID does need your eyes, but it can see through sunglasses.
     
  7. slippery-pete macrumors 65816

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    Faceid is brutal honestly. I am lucky if it works 30% of the time.
     
  8. BlockEight88 macrumors regular

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    Love how we are expected to cater to technology, when technology should cater to us.
     
  9. fred98tj macrumors 6502

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    FaceID uses IR lighting and most sunglasses do not block much IR. That’s why FaceID work with most sunglasses. Not all because some do block a fair amount of IR.
     
  10. eyeseeyou macrumors 68030

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    I'd say it's pretty consistent in failing at least once or twice when I'm in bed either in the dark or waking up. For sure fails if I don't stick the phone out in front of my face.
     

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