iPhone X Case to Cover The Face ID Sensor

Discussion in 'iPhone Accessories' started by stressed, Sep 25, 2017.

  1. stressed macrumors newbie

    Jun 7, 2009
    I would like to purchase the upcoming iPhone X, however, I'm not interested in the Face ID feature at all. Anyone have any ideas on how I can cover the Face ID sensor permanently so it can never be used; permanently blocked? I wonder if any company has thought of creating a case with a cover for the Face ID sensor?
  2. bambooshots macrumors 65816


    Jul 25, 2013
    I really doubt a case company would make a case for that purpose. They're going to design cases that appeal to the majority of people and whoever is interested in the X will probably want to use FaceID.

    And then you have to consider that it'll block all the other sensors like proximity sensors and front FaceTime camera.
  3. stressed thread starter macrumors newbie

    Jun 7, 2009
    Thanks for the reply. I'm not interested in covering up the entire area at the top as I do use FaceTime. I just want to cover that part where the Face ID sensor is.
  4. Knowimagination macrumors 68000


    Apr 6, 2010
    Just don't set it up. There is no reason to cover the sensor just don't set it up and use the password all the time.
  5. ericwn macrumors 68020

    Apr 24, 2016
    If you don’t use face id that’s a lot of money to be rid of a home button. I can’t imagine there are many others that want the device but are not willing to use its major feature.
  6. Nozuka macrumors 68020

    Jul 3, 2012
    so you trust that the Facetime cam is turned off while you're not using it, but you are afraid that the FaceID cam is running even if its turned off?
  7. stressed thread starter macrumors newbie

    Jun 7, 2009
    My wanting to cover up the Face ID sensor really has nothing to do with the X not having a home button or with trusting the FaceTime cam or the Face ID sensor. I would just like to be without the Face ID, that's all. I can think of many scenarios, as others could as well, where Face ID would not be advantageous. I'd like to stay out of the scenarios if possible. I'm just looking for a way to cover it up so that it can never be used.
  8. Shark5150 macrumors 65816


    Sep 24, 2014
    Dallas, Texas
    As someone stated above: just don't set up/use face ID. Use password exclusively. Your problem solved.
  9. Vermifuge macrumors 68000


    Mar 7, 2009
    If you're that paranoid why not just get a 8 or an Android device?
  10. stressed thread starter macrumors newbie

    Jun 7, 2009
    As well, it has nothing to do with being paranoid. As a consumer, there are certain things I want and certain things I don't want. It just happens that Face ID is something I don't want. I'm not interested in Android at all and not interested in the 8. I do want to stay with Apple though.
  11. OriginalAppleGuy macrumors 6502a


    Sep 25, 2016
    Sounds to me like the OP is wanted in 5 states west of the Mississippi. And/or in the witness protection program. No biggie. How about black electrical tape over the sensor? That's about your only option. Unless you can find a tiny black dot sticker.
  12. Vermifuge macrumors 68000


    Mar 7, 2009
    You could just try... ignoring it...
  13. DNichter macrumors G3


    Apr 27, 2015
    Philadelphia, PA
    Why? I think you’re better off getting an Android phone. Much safer when it comes to security. You wouldn’t want to put your information in the hands of Apple.
  14. LiemTa macrumors 6502

    Jun 2, 2014
    This, or he’s so insecure with his appearance that he doesn’t even want a computer to look at his face.
  15. C DM macrumors Sandy Bridge

    Oct 17, 2011
    Seems like the simple answer has been provided a few times already: you don't have to set it up or use it just because the device is capable of it.
  16. BrodieApple macrumors 6502


    Aug 16, 2015
  17. lax28 macrumors 6502


    Sep 28, 2014
    New Jersey
    Just get a a very fine brush and some black model paint. Go to town and cover what ever feature/camera/sensor you don't want.
  18. Wise87 macrumors 6502

    Jun 21, 2010
    The OP user name says it all. The X is not for him. Unless he wants to put tape over the sensor which also defeats the other uses of the sensor than he is wasting money on the phone.
  19. joeblow7777 macrumors 603

    Sep 7, 2010
    What scenarios are you worried about that wouldn't be remedied by simply not setting up or enabling FaceID?
  20. Lerxt macrumors regular

    Nov 30, 2012
  21. Givmeabrek macrumors 68040


    Apr 20, 2009
    Just use a Sharpie. Black out the sensors and cameras that you don't like. Enjoy your dumbphone....
  22. ACST Suspended

    Sep 5, 2016
    What's the difference between a normal front facing camera and FaceID (privacy wise)? I mean you're fine with a front facing camera, but not with FaceID, that doesn't make sense at all. Just don't use it.
  23. applewatch macrumors 6502


    Sep 10, 2014
    Okay, then don't set FaceID up when you set up your iPhone X.
  24. lordofthereef macrumors G5


    Nov 29, 2011
    Boston, MA
    I often go to the grocery store that sells alcohol. I don’t drink so I simply don’t buy the liquor. I don’t go out of my way to shop only st stores that don’t sell alcohol.

    I say this because, if you’re truly not paranoid, just forget that it’s there. Don’t use it. Choose not to set it up. And you’re all set.
  25. Rayban macrumors 6502


    Sep 5, 2008
    A roll of black electrical tape could work wonders.

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