iPhone X in the car

SBruv

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So, I - like, quite possibly, you - have my iPhone 7+ mounted on the dash of my car when driving. With the iPhone X, won’t it be constantly unlocking, since it’s pointed directly at my face the whole time?

:-/
 

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So, I - like, quite possibly, you - have my iPhone 7+ mounted on the dash of my car when driving. With the iPhone X, won’t it be constantly unlocking, since it’s pointed directly at my face the whole time?

:-/
Or since it can see your face all the time it says unlocked just like you are using it.. no different than holding it.
 
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Aibocyrus

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Remember you have to swipe to fully unlock to device. PLUS you can always enable 'Do Not Disturb While Driving' and that will automatically turn on when the car is in motion. That way, even if it does show you your lock screen notifications after seeing your face, it will hide them from you until you are no longer driving.
 

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So, I - like, quite possibly, you - have my iPhone 7+ mounted on the dash of my car when driving. With the iPhone X, won’t it be constantly unlocking, since it’s pointed directly at my face the whole time?

:-/
As stated above, it won't be scanning your face if the screen is off. And in any case, why does it matter if it's unlocked or not while it's on your dashboard?
 
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SBruv

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As stated above, it won't be scanning your face if the screen is off. And in any case, why does it matter if it's unlocked or not while it's on your dashboard?
Because if it's unlocked, the screen will be on, which I might not want it to be.
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Remember you have to swipe to fully unlock to device. PLUS you can always enable 'Do Not Disturb While Driving' and that will automatically turn on when the car is in motion. That way, even if it does show you your lock screen notifications after seeing your face, it will hide them from you until you are no longer driving.
Good answer – thanks. :)
 
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joeblow7777

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Because if it's unlocked, the screen will be on, which I might not want it to be.
But it can't unlock unless the screen was on in the first place, and if it's not interacted with, the screen will turn off automatically unless you've set it not to.

It should work like any other iPhone in this regard.
 
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flat five

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So, I - like, quite possibly, you - have my iPhone 7+ mounted on the dash of my car when driving. With the iPhone X, won’t it be constantly unlocking, since it’s pointed directly at my face the whole time?

:-/
pointing the phone at your face won't wake up the phone.. and if it's not awake, it won't be looking for your face.

as in-- you can be driving down the road with the X pointing directly at your face and it won't be constantly unlocking.
 
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Laryl

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tap it

(or lift it up)
Gotcha.. so it’s like the watch then, that I won’t have to learn lol. I never thought about it. So if dndwd is on, but you are stopped, like for gas, you can wake it up to say answer something and the dndwd will activate automatically and shut it off when you start driving again? Assuming in the dash mount the whole time.
 

flat five

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Gotcha.. so it’s like the watch then, that I won’t have to learn lol. I never thought about it. So if dndwd is on, but you are stopped, like for gas, you can wake it up to say answer something and the dndwd will activate automatically and shut it off when you start driving again? Assuming in the dash mount the whole time.
i'm not sure how it will act during do not disturb while driving mode..
i assume, however, you can wake it as normal.

dndwd, i believe, is more about what type of incoming communications are blocked.. not what you, the user, has access to.
 
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