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How would you like to login on future phones?

  • Touch ID (finger print sensor)

    Votes: 11 19.0%
  • Face ID (facial recognition)

    Votes: 16 27.6%
  • Password/Passcode

    Votes: 1 1.7%
  • Face ID and Touch ID (must pass both)

    Votes: 3 5.2%
  • Face ID or Touch ID (either will pass)

    Votes: 24 41.4%
  • Something New (comment)

    Votes: 0 0.0%
  • Some other combination (comment)

    Votes: 0 0.0%
  • No Security on Login (swipe up and go)

    Votes: 1 1.7%
  • Other (comment)

    Votes: 2 3.4%

  • Total voters
    58

marty1980

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Curious to find out how people on this forum like to login to their iPhones and how you would like to login in the future.

I like FaceID, but I'm also a fan of bringing back the finger print sensor - use the Apple symbol on the back of the phone for now - I don't see in-screen as a viable, secure option at the moment - maybe someday. I would like to be able to use TouchID when FaceID isn't a great option. My car is a good example. I use my phone for music and the lock screen controls are extremely limited if you're not just going to the next song. FaceID isn't just inconvenient, it's dangerous. Having TouchID to fall back on would be great.

How would you like to login? Any thoughts on new ways they could do it that would be secure and convenient? Does just FaceID work for you? What about just TouchID or even just a passcode and no "ID" tech? Do you not care about security and just want to swipe up and get into your phone?

Should Apple add more apps that can be used without login and would that solve any issues people have with FaceID or TouchID? For example: Apps that connect to medical devices. Should they be allowed limited use from the lock screen without logging in? Such as reading blood sugar levels from a continuous glucose monitor.
 

StaceyMJ86

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Sep 22, 2015
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With the ongoing pandemic and it not ending anytime soon, I would like to have Touch ID and Face ID both implemented. I currently use Face ID and 6 digit passcode. When out and about sometimes it annoy me that I have to keep putting in my passcode and especially so when I use Apple Pay. It’s not a huge issue but it would be nice to have both and have the choice to turn which one we don’t want to use off.
 
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eyoungren

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Aug 31, 2011
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I prefer passcode/password. To date, the courts have ruled that you cannot be required to hand over your password/passcode to unlock your device. TouchID and FaceID are different. You can be compelled to unlock via those methods and if you are anywhere within 100 miles of the border, US Customs does not need a warrant or a probable cause.

Currently, there is only one court that has ruled that password/passcode can be compelled and that's headed to appeal.

For those who claim "If you don't have anything to hide…" that isn't the issue. The issue is my privacy and my right to that privacy - whether I have something to hide or not.
 
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iCorz87

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Oct 30, 2019
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I’ve switched from an 11 pro to an SE2 and didn’t realise how much I missed Touch ID. I’ll admit that while driving Face ID has been convenient for me. In Australia it’s illegal to hold a mobile phone while driving so I have it in a phone holder just below the radio and have just been able to have a quick look and then use Siri for whatever action I need. Touch ID takes that away but I’m ok with that, I don’t have to have my phone at a certain angle to be able to unlock it
 
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trevpimp

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Apr 16, 2009
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I actually love how the face ID works its snappy and takes about a second to unlock

One thing that I would want updated would be automatic swiping when face id unlocks so I dont have to make an extra swipe to unlock the home screen

Face ID FTW though lol 😊
 
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StaceyMJ86

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Sep 22, 2015
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I actually love how the face ID works its snappy and takes about a second to unlock

One thing that I would want updated would be automatic swiping when face id unlocks so I dont have to make an extra swipe to unlock the home screen

Face ID FTW though lol

That’s one thing I love about the jailbreak on my XS Max. As soon as it scan my face it automatically unlocks my phone.
 
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bushman4

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Mar 22, 2011
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Having Both would give you the option to use what works in the situation your in
iPhone laying on desk ....touch ID
Wearing mask.......Touch ID
Holding iPhone , no mask. face ID
Both options give you more choice and in these times would be useful
Touch ID would be underscreen fingerprint
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subjonas

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I like Touch ID because for me it’s the right balance of convenience and granular control. I like to proactively choose when to authenticate my phone (unlock, Apple Pay, keychain, etc) independent of when I’m looking at my phone—ie. be able to authenticate when I’m not looking, and not authenticate when I’m looking.
 
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StaceyMJ86

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Jailbreak ≠ faceID. FaceID is built into the XS Max default hardware/software without the need to jailbreak.

I know that. What I mean is with this certain jailbreak tweak I don’t have to swipe up after my face is scanned. It automatically unlocks without me swiping up. It’s so fast I don’t even noticed my phone unlocks half of the time.
 
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960design

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I know that. What I mean is with this certain jailbreak tweak I don’t have to swipe up after my face is scanned. It automatically unlocks without me swiping up. It’s so fast I don’t even noticed my phone unlocks half of the time.
Gotcha, I did not even realize I swipe up after the faceID unlocks my phone. Weird how habitual things become. Thank you for the clarification!
 
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The1andOnly

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I like Touch ID because for me it’s the right balance of convenience and granular control. I like to proactively choose when to authenticate my phone (unlock, Apple Pay, keychain, etc) independent of when I’m looking at my phone—ie. be able to authenticate when I’m not looking, and not authenticate when I’m looking.
I agree with your reasoning, but I would still like both TouchID and FaceID.
 
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cambookpro

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I would’ve said that I was happy with only Face ID before Covid, but I’m definitely missing Touch ID when wearing a mask. I carry a 11 Pro for personal use and a 2020 SE for work. I’m finding I’m using the SE a lot more on the go, especially for very quick tasks and using Apple Pay etc. An iPhone with both authentication methods would be perfect.
 
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fridayxiii

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Oct 14, 2011
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It'd be nice to have a choice between Face ID and Touch ID, though personally I prefer the latter. Especially as masks have become mandatory in my area, Face ID no longer works if unlocking my phone in a store for example, forcing entry of my six-digit passcode. Not a ginormous deal but still, I'd rather place my thumb over the sensor to unlock the first time, every time.
 
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firedept

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Face ID is still my favorite choice. A simple pull down on my mask during these times has worked for me. And yes I am extremely careful when and if I do that. I am not a fan of touch ID as I don't care for smudge marks on my screen.
 
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mnsportsgeek

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Feb 24, 2009
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I want both options with the phone unlocking when either one is succesful.
With option to disable either one (or both) if the user chooses.

Face ID is still my favorite choice. A simple pull down on my mask during these times has worked for me. And yes I am extremely careful when and if I do that. I am not a fan of touch ID as I don't care for smudge marks on my screen.

How do you use your device then?
 
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firedept

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I want both options with the phone unlocking when either one is succesful.



How do you use your device then?
I am not required to wear a mask at work as I am located far away from everyone I work with for 99% of my day. I do wear a mask when I am required to talk to fellow employee's. I actually use my AW far more than I ever use my phone. I use my phone mostly at night when I am home. So touch ID is not important to me.
 
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subjonas

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I am not required to wear a mask at work as I am located far away from everyone I work with for 99% of my day. I do wear a mask when I am required to talk to fellow employee's. I actually use my AW far more than I ever use my phone. I use my phone mostly at night when I am home. So touch ID is not important to me.
mnsportsgeek was referring to this part of your post:
I am not a fan of touch ID as I don't care for smudge marks on my screen.
 
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compwiz1202

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May 20, 2010
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Given our current health crisis, I think we need Face ID and Touch ID. I like using Face ID on my iPad Pro and my Se 2020 uses Touch ID.
Yea got SE2020 for the touch. And then I read a bit about people saying their FaceID learning the mask appearance, sometimes in days. I'm almost a week back on my 11PM, and it still makes me use the Passcode :mad:
 
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