iPhone X iPhone X FaceID – no option to turn it off

Martius

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Original poster
Jul 12, 2008
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To be honest, I'm always a little cautious about new technologies and it's impact on our health. I wanna buy a new phone, I was decided to get the X, but after reading about the eye strain from the OLED display / FaceID I started to be a little worried. I know, primary school, infrared light is ok and is all around us. But I would rather have the FaceID turned off. However from what I have read it's no way to turn it off, even though is turned off it's still flashing the dots in your face. Is there any video confirming this? I found just few videos how FaceID works...

Hope I can get an answer without listening how stupid I am. Thank you
 

rugmankc

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Sep 24, 2014
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Keep in mind people with eyestrain are in the extreme minority. You see more negative posts on forums. I have no issues and FACE ID is perfect. If you don't set it up it will just use your passcode.
 

stafil

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Sep 15, 2017
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Hope I can get an answer without listening how stupid I am. Thank you
You are in the wrong forum! :D

Unless you have symptoms, don’t turn it off.

If you turn it off however, together with “Attention Aware Features”, nothing will fire. It will be off off.
 

LoveToMacRumors

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Feb 15, 2015
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To be honest, I'm always a little cautious about new technologies and it's impact on our health. I wanna buy a new phone, I was decided to get the X, but after reading about the eye strain from the OLED display / FaceID I started to be a little worried. I know, primary school, infrared light is ok and is all around us. But I would rather have the FaceID turned off. However from what I have read it's no way to turn it off, even though is turned off it's still flashing the dots in your face. Is there any video confirming this? I found just few videos how FaceID works...

Hope I can get an answer without listening how stupid I am. Thank you
I have face id disabled. Someone who wear thick glasses should be careful.
It's like a magnifying glasses right on your eyes.

When using the animoji with face id for couple min, i have experienced eye strain