Personal issue with Face ID - not big deal

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by CTHarrryH, Nov 9, 2017.

  1. CTHarrryH macrumors 68000

    Jul 4, 2012
    I use Face ID to log into my bank app. I always log out when I'm done (its also the one app I sometime force close). So I do the logout and of course I'm looking at the phone to make sure I press correctly and it logs out -and FACE ID logs me right back in - works great I guess. So I guess I will have to mostly turn the phone so it doesn't Face ID log me back in. Hadn't thought of that one before. If you don't want to log in a specif app what do you do?
  2. Newtons Apple macrumors Core

    Newtons Apple

    Mar 12, 2014
    Jacksonville, Florida
    You bank app should log you out when you hit log out. If not you bank is failing at security. Just like finger ID is should only work when on the log on screen.

    If you do not want to log onto a specific app do not hit the icon to start it.
  3. LIVEFRMNYC macrumors 604

    Oct 27, 2009
    I guess it's better to just close the app instead of manually logging out, closing the app will log you out anyways.
  4. KrisLord macrumors 68000

    Sep 12, 2008
    Northumberland, UK
    There’s 2 ways to login to an app using Face ID...

    Where you enter the username and password, but this is done automatically from your saved data using Face ID.

    When the app supports faceID or Touch ID directly and so the app asks iOS to authenticate you.

    It sounds like your app is using the first option, is this right? If so I think you need to avoid logging out and simply set the app to automatically log you out when you leave the app.
  5. rittchard macrumors 6502

    Aug 12, 2007
    I'm curious which bank app you are using. Some of my bank apps use the FaceID to verify my password, but force me to actually click on login to actually logon. At first I thought that was stupid, but I guess it prevents the problem you are describing. I just tried BofA as well; after I logout I stared at the screen and it doesn't try to re-engage, so that's another solution.

    Maybe you should tell your bank to check out what the other guys are doing :)
  6. CTHarrryH thread starter macrumors 68000

    Jul 4, 2012
    Not Bank of America but I do have a BOA account and it does handle differently. It logs on automatically when you start app but if you log out - you have to press the logon with Face ID to re-logon.
    It really isn't that big a deal but is was an interesting effect of FaceID and not Touch ID.

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