How's Face ID upgrade over Touch ID

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by Thierry ba, Nov 6, 2017.

  1. Thierry ba macrumors 6502a

    Apr 10, 2012
    Sarajevo, Bosnia
    Every person who bought the X said that but I don't get it. Touch ID always worked perfectly for me since 6S.
  2. ray737 macrumors 6502

    Sep 11, 2014
    So far I love the Face ID. I am not missing the fingerprint which I liked at all. I️t does seem to have an issue with my sunglasses on at the beach though.
  3. lordofthereef macrumors G5


    Nov 29, 2011
    Boston, MA
    Said what? That it’s an upgrade?

    As far as authentication Touch ID works fine. As far as an overall space savings it’s undeniable Touch ID takes up more space than does faceid in these newer devices.

    For me a happy medium would have been Touch ID on the back. But I have absolutely no complaints regarding the usability of Touch ID.
  4. Menel macrumors 603


    Aug 4, 2011
    So much better, works even with damp hands. Works way more reliably, and faster.

    Its kind of a throwback. Raise phone and swipe to unlock straight to home screen.

    Rather than click and hold until homescree.
  5. DNichter macrumors G3


    Apr 27, 2015
    Philadelphia, PA
    Face ID has been amazing for me so far. Hasn't failed once and has worked in all the scenarios I hoped it would. I also really like the attention aware features. From the charger on my desk, I tap to wake and then all my notifications open. Really cool. Face ID is something I don't even think about anymore, just pick up my phone and swipe.
  6. JohnnyQuest macrumors 65816


    May 25, 2006
    Touch ID was pretty unreliable if my hands were wet/moist at all. Or if my home button was greasy/smudgey. Face ID seems to be an improvement in that sense.
  7. yanki01 macrumors 68040


    Feb 28, 2009
    face ID has been great and super fast for me. no complaints here.
  8. mshcherb macrumors regular


    Nov 14, 2016
    Leiden, Netherlands
    Face ID works very well for me, including when in the dark and when wearing glasses/sunglasses. I like it more than Touch ID because you just have to glance over.
  9. Relentless Power macrumors Penryn

    Relentless Power

    Jul 12, 2016
    The Reality is touch ID was not perfect, but it was consistent. Just as Face ID will be consistent, but not perfect. It's really a matter of preference what somebody wants in terms of security.
  10. Vundu macrumors 65816


    Jun 10, 2009
    Manchester, UK
    I just find FaceID so more convenient. Did not think it would be but it sure is.
  11. haqsha23 macrumors 6502a


    Oct 22, 2017
    This. And as someone who eats a lot and washes his hands a lot, this caused me many problems.
  12. serialiphoneuser macrumors regular

    Sep 21, 2016
    Everbody, just because Face ID works, doesn't mean it's better. Face-ID was a workaround because they couldn't get Touch-ID to work on iPhone X. Enjoy the substandard implementation that is Face-ID.
  13. ray737 macrumors 6502

    Sep 11, 2014
    FaceID is here to stay I hope. Being at the gym sweating not having to care about my thumb has been awesome
  14. RupertBear macrumors member


    Sep 17, 2014
    United Kingdom
    I have to say Face ID is absolutely amazing I’ve had zero ZERO requests for my passcode sometimes I’ve just glanced over at my phone on the side when a notification flashes up and it unlocks! It’s blown my mind!
  15. DiveKitty macrumors 6502

    Oct 31, 2017
    Yes, we get this is your opinion. You have stated it many times. It is also one shared by a limited few who seem to enjoy these odd conspiracy theories that rely on claiming a more advanced technology was actually the solution to not using a simpler and tried technology Apple has been using the last few years.

    Face ID is hardly a workaround - they could have rammed Touch ID into back if they wanted. They didn’t because Apple considers Face ID the next step. I agree.

    My own opinion is Face ID is awesome because it just works seamlessly. That is all I need of it. I wish it was on all my other iDevices instead of Touch ID too.
  16. Newtons Apple macrumors Core

    Newtons Apple

    Mar 12, 2014
    Jacksonville, Florida
    It IS an upgrade because it even worked today when my hands were wet. It has worked every time so far and you do not even have to think about it. I know you will miss finger ID but sooner or later it will be history.
  17. Smithwicks macrumors 6502

    Mar 21, 2011
    Works about 85% of the time for me. Most of the failures occur while laying in bed (as has been mentioned). Overall I like it.
  18. Smith36 macrumors newbie

    Nov 7, 2017
    Face ID works better for my then Touch ID. I even wanted to see what Face ID couldn’t do before I bought the phone and I found this video.

  19. snatefinch macrumors member

    Jun 9, 2009
    Why do people keep spreading this garbage? People that say Face ID is a workaround obviously have never done any coding in their life. Face ID is a technology that Apple has been working on for at least 3 years most likely. This wasn't a last ditch effort because couldn't get Touch ID under the screen.
  20. santela macrumors regular

    May 15, 2017
    Unsurprisingly I will be one of the few people to tell you Face ID isn’t perfect. Shocking, I know.

    It doesn’t work as well when it’s sitting flat on my desk and to my side. I have to hover my head over instead of simply puttinf my finger on the phone. It also doesn’t work well when I’m just waking up and wanna check my phone while lying sideways and my face is half sunk into my pillow. Occasionally I will also be holding the phone at awkward angles to cause it to fail.

    All of these situations are expected to not work with Face ID, but they are also situations where Touch ID have no problem with.

    With all that said, Face ID is still an amazing piece of tech. When it works it’s just smooth, natural, and elegant. It also has additional benefits other than unlocking the phone. My favorite feature is how my messages are displayed on my lock screen when it recognizes my face, but hides the contents when someone else picks up my phone. Convenience features like this has a lot of potential and will make using the phone a more pleasant experience.

    TL, DR; Face ID isn’t always better than Touch ID, but it has a lot of potential that makes it feel like an upgrade.
  21. richard371 macrumors 68020

    Feb 1, 2008
    Touch ID is faster and a bit more reliable. Face ID is better than I thought it would be but the more ambient light the closer I have to hold it and it can take a little longer to open the Touch ID. I prefer Touch ID but Face ID has the atvantahe to preview messages and sign into bank apps etc by just opening them.
  22. Rattyblowfish macrumors member

    Oct 26, 2017
    It’s great. I love it. All you have to do is pick up your phone and swipe up. Much faster than Touch ID
  23. richard371 macrumors 68020

    Feb 1, 2008
    Disagree. Touch ID you just touch the home button and it open instantly. No swiping or staring at the phone.
  24. Hankster macrumors 68020


    Jan 30, 2008
    Washington DC
    There are always pros and cons to any new technology.

    1. You can unlock the phone with either hand. TouchID allows for one fingerprint. With FaceID you can hold the phone in either hand and unlock it, so it doens't matter which pocket you place it in.

    2. Faster unlocking. While it is only a few seconds FaceID is faster than TouchID because you do not need to adjust your hand to get the thumb over the scanner. You can look at the iPhone regardless of how it's being held and it unlocks.

    1. Sometimes it unlocks too fast. I'll look at the phone for the time and it unlocks.

    2. I have the black (okay, space gray...but it's black) X. It's hard to tell which side is upright without the button. Sounds silly, but now I have to feel for the speaker holes or look for the ear hole.

    Overall, it's a wash. There are pros and cons to both.
  25. jhearty99 macrumors 6502


    Sep 17, 2012
    Long Island, NY
    I loved using FaceID all weekend during everyday use. Then I got to work today and it wont read my face when laying on my desk which means I need to wait each time for the passcode option to display to unlock. This is really annoying.
    --- Post Merged, Nov 7, 2017 ---
    Touch ID allows you to register 5 fingerprints. Ive always had 2 fingers on each hand registered.

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