iPhone X iPhone X Face ID vs paranoid girlfriend..

Vell843

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Currently I have an iPhone 7 and thinking of upgrading to an X. Question for anyone with a iPhone X is let's say for example if you have Face ID enabled and your paranoid girlfriend (nothing me for me to hide) takes your phone and hold it up to your face while you are playing video games or watching TV, will the phone unlock?
 

keysofanxiety

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There's something in options called "Require attention for Face ID" and if on, you have to look at the phone for it to work.
Yeah it's on by default, so if you have your eyes closed it doesn't work.

Basically, if you're sleeping she's not gonna be able to unlock your phone and check to see who you've been texting, emailing, video snapping, snapchatting, schlomphing, twomancing, phonationshipping, drunkiscoping, snaxting, smuddering, skepting, stuarting, dixting, nurfing, foodsting, stryping, slexting, skypxting, messabanging, correspondevousing, blumpkinexting, nudy-judying, or tuddling.

Of course, if she has your passcode then you're buggered.
 

Vell843

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Yeah it's on by default, so if you have your eyes closed it doesn't work.

Basically, if you're sleeping she's not gonna be able to unlock your phone and check to see who you've been texting, emailing, video snapping, snapchatting, schlomphing, twomancing, phonationshipping, drunkiscoping, snaxting, smuddering, skepting, stuarting, dixting, nurfing, foodsting, stryping, slexting, skypxting, messabanging, correspondevousing, blumpkinexting, nudy-judying, or tuddling.

Of course, if she has your passcode then you're buggered.
@keysofanxiety I don’t do any social media and I don’t drink so I may be safe ROFL.
 

MEJHarrison

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If she holds your phone up to your face and you look at it, then it will unlock (assuming you've not turned that feature off). If you keep your attention focused on your video game, it likely won't unlock. I'm always amazed that I can hold my phone right in front of me, but if I'm looking at something just a few inches to the side of the phone, it won't unlock. So, just don't look at the phone. And if she holds it close enough that you can't look at something else, it will be far too close to unlock anyway.

Just remember, it's going to be orders of magnitude easier not unlocking the phone than it will be explaining why. :D
 

Brandonjr36

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Currently I have an iPhone 7 and thinking of upgrading to an X. Question for anyone with a iPhone X is let's say for example if you have Face ID enabled and your paranoid girlfriend (nothing me for me to hide) takes your phone and hold it up to your face while you are playing video games or watching TV, will the phone unlock?
Don’t upgrade til the next x comes out in September. You still have a good phone. Just my opinion tho
 

BlankStar

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Funny, I had my GF register a finger on my iPhone 7 so she could easily unlock it if she ever needed.

Glad iOS 12 is adding a second FaceID face to register...

Might want to have a nice chat with psycho GF, cause trust is the foundation of a good relationship...
 
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