iPhone X Screen Protector Interfering with Face ID

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  1. TechNismo macrumors 6502

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    Would having a full glass screen protector (that also cover the top sensors) interfere with Face ID?
     
  2. Cyberpower678 macrumors 6502

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    Possibly. If it refracts some of the dot sensors, it may not read the face correctly.
     
  3. big samm macrumors 65816

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    Better you get one with the cutout for the notch...
     
  4. pst23 macrumors 6502a

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  5. Givmeabrek macrumors 68040

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    It can affect the proximity sensor. No point in covering up the notch.
     
  6. icewolf247 macrumors regular

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    I have full screen glass protector and it works fine
     
  7. nlkccom macrumors 6502a

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    Originally I had the screen protector that has the notch cutout, and a few days ago I switched to one the covers it. Makes absolutely no difference.
     
  8. BasicGreatGuy Contributor

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    It probably will.
     
  9. Jordan921 macrumors 601

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    I have one that covers over the notch and FaceID works perfectly fine.
     
  10. Teach4 macrumors 6502a

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    I stopped using screen protectors a few phones ago. I continually had more problems with them than without.
     
  11. haruhiko macrumors 601

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    No screen protector since 2008. Why place something in between so that you don't feel the real thing at all. :D
     
  12. prithvi64 macrumors member

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    I have been using screen protector right from the day 1 and not faced any problem at all.
     
  13. snowatom macrumors member

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    I always use a screen protector. And on the XS I'm using one that covers the notch, and I have no problems at all.

    I never go without, as the oleophobic coating on every screen wears of after about 3 months. And then it's finger-smudge city. With no screen protector, your screwed. With screen protector, you just put on a new one, and everything clean and smudge free again.
     
  14. sjperformance macrumors 6502

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    Been using screen protectors on my iPhone since 4S. No case. On the XS Max I went full screen that covers notch area. To me look betters and no issues what so ever. Face ID works fine and proximity as well. On previous X went full screen as well.
     
  15. jona2125 macrumors 6502a

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    I have been trying different screen protectors and my most recent one is a full coverage privacy glass one. No difference with FaceID between having a cutout and not, if anything it seemed to help as I can now unlock my phone at impressive off-angles.
     

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