iPhone X iPhone X users - do you miss Touch ID?

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by TorontoSS, Nov 20, 2017.

  1. TorontoSS macrumors 6502

    Nov 9, 2009
    Hi everyone - just as the question says, (particularly iPhone 6s and 7 users since there was faster Touch ID)

    Do you miss Touch ID? This is the main thing holding me back from upgrading my 7.

    I use Touch ID all the time for things like coffees and apps for banking and also using the London Underground.

    I’m travelling to Canada this Christmas so the phone will be a BIT cheaper than the UK, just wondering if I’ll miss my 7?


    Is Face ID cumbersome compared to Touch ID?
  2. Zune55, Nov 20, 2017
    Last edited: Nov 20, 2017

    Zune55 macrumors 6502a


    May 2, 2015
    To be honest Face ID is much faster and convenient then Touch ID. Not missing touch ID at all.
  3. webbuzz macrumors 68000


    Jul 24, 2010
  4. Tosic macrumors regular

    May 19, 2015
  5. Newtons Apple macrumors Core

    Newtons Apple

    Mar 12, 2014
    Jacksonville, Florida
    Maybe at first but not after a few days. Now I do not even think about it as it has worked so well.
  6. CharlesShaw macrumors 6502a


    May 8, 2015
    Let X = X ;)

    I don’t miss it a bit and face id has been placed in some very handy places.
  7. Type4O macrumors 6502


    Aug 23, 2011
    Toronto, Canada
    Nope. Face ID is much faster and unobtrusive. Apple Pay is more convenient.
  8. DiveKitty macrumors 6502

    Oct 31, 2017
    Not at all.

    Face ID works for all those apps you say you use Touch ID for...banking apps, Apple Pay, and is much more convenient, in my opinion and experience. Lots of people only seem to think of Face ID for the unlocking (mainly those who do not have it) but the true wonder of it is in when actually interacting with your phone day to day.

    I actually look at my iPad's and resent they don't have Face ID.
  9. TorontoSS thread starter macrumors 6502

    Nov 9, 2009
    That is very interesting NONE of you miss it. So when you pay for coffee for example, you have to look at your phone right? That takes less time than Touch ID?
  10. DiveKitty macrumors 6502

    Oct 31, 2017
    So, if I want to pay with Apple Pay for example...I just tap the side button twice, it recognizes my face almost immediately, then I just hold to the reader. Done. I find it very fast.

    Face ID even gets better as you use it, as it is machine learning. If it fails you use passcode (don't cancel or reset) and it will take that data information (from the angle, and so on) and use it for the future.
  11. TorontoSS thread starter macrumors 6502

    Nov 9, 2009
    Wow that is pretty cool. So it appears no one misses the finger print! And all of your banking apps use Face ID such as say PayPal?
  12. jtrue28 macrumors 6502a


    Apr 10, 2015
    Lexington, KY
    Not one bit.

    Actually find myself trying to swipe up when I'm messing with my wife's 8+.
  13. testcard macrumors 68040


    Apr 13, 2009
    Northumbria, UK
    Don’t miss it at all. For me, Face ID is much faster than Touch ID. I would have problems on very cold, dry days with my fingerprints not being recognised at the first attempt. Two days with my X and Face ID hasn’t failed once. It’s also great having a couple of apps, including 1Password, working with Face ID to log in.
  14. applewatch macrumors 6502


    Sep 10, 2014
  15. mcarthon macrumors 6502

    Jun 18, 2010
    thats the one thing i thought i would miss but faceid works better all around with bank apps and all that stuff
  16. Sirious macrumors 65816


    Jan 2, 2013
    United Kingdom
    I do miss it - especially when Face ID fails...
  17. ray737 macrumors 6502

    Sep 11, 2014
    I had an iPhone 7 Plus. I do not miss Touch ID at all. To me Face ID is even faster. The only thing I had to adjust to was using Apple Pay. With Apple Pay u must unlock first with Face ID then place the phone next to the card reader.
  18. RJEvans macrumors newbie

    Mar 15, 2012

    When FaceID works, it’s faster than TouchID. However, I find about 1/5 scans fail to unlock because I’m either too close or too far or on the wrong angle in relation to my phone. I never had that problem with TouchID. No matter how close, far or what angle I was in relation to my phone, TouchID worked. TouchID failed to unlock once in a blue moon. So technically, if you were to total up the time FaceID failed and I had to enter the passcode, it is way more inconvenient than TouchID.
  19. andyw715 macrumors 65816

    Oct 25, 2013
    Nope. Its especially nice when either
    A) on the other phone when the finger id button had smudges on it
    B) fingers aren't totally clean/dry/etc

    Don't have to worry about that. And since I don't wear a Halloween mask all the time the opportunity for failure is much less.
  20. TorontoSS thread starter macrumors 6502

    Nov 9, 2009
    With Touch ID you double click on the home button - and with Face ID you double click the side right - is the unlocking more annoying with Face ID then?
    --- Post Merged, Nov 20, 2017 ---
    So you miss it? How long have you had the X?
  21. thejadedmonkey macrumors 604


    May 28, 2005
    My wife loves it when it works. Which isn't all of the time.
    I don't like it that much, mostly because I can't register my face on my wife's phone, and have to enter the password all of the time. All things considered, it seems like a step backwards.
  22. MDF314159265 macrumors 6502


    Sep 4, 2010
    Temecula, CA
    Da*n... trust issues??

    I love Face ID. Touch ID was nice, but this is clearly the next step. It works like an  product should.
  23. D.T. macrumors G3


    Sep 15, 2011
    Vilano Beach, FL
    For the most part, because while you don't necessarily _have_ to look at your phone during a transaction (using TID), the experience in actual use is, you do! With FID, it's not much different: I pull out my phone, double click while glancing at it to confirm the card/operation, it auths, ready to complete the transaction.

    It's kind of hard to describe unless you've had some hands on with it, but it's _way_ more natural and fluid than I think some people realize. It's not like really discrete steps, with one being holding the phone straight out, directly in front of you, pausing, clicking, staring at it with very specific attention.

    Where FID really gets slick is the seamless 2-step auth for apps like DropBox, PP, even banking apps (my two primaries have updated to support FID). You can slide to the app using the button switch gesture and it just opens without any active authentication step.
  24. RJEvans macrumors newbie

    Mar 15, 2012
    Yes, I do miss it. Coming from the 6S. Had it since launch. I've adjusted how to use it. Remembering to hold it a certain distance. I have been impressed with the speed and that it works in pitch black. But I often have to either rescan or enter the passcode when I'm laying down or sitting (with phone resting on the table). That's added time to unlock. So when people say it's faster, sure, when it works. But in aggregate, for me, no. I've spent more time putting in passcodes in the last two weeks with the iPhone X than I did during the 2 years I owned the 6S. I'm happy with the device otherwise. I'm not returning the phone. I'm just going to adjust.

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