Polaroid Glasses and Face ID

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  1. sammyman, Nov 5, 2017
    Last edited: Nov 5, 2017

    sammyman macrumors 6502a

    Mar 21, 2005
    I can’t unlock my phone if I’m wearing Polarized glasses. Anyone else having this problem?
  2. NovemberWhiskey macrumors 68040


    May 18, 2009
    Try some Raybans.

    lol. Jk. The word you are looking for is polarized.

    And FaceID works fine with my polarized sunglasses.

    Yours are just blocking that wavelength of light that FaceID requires. I think it was 935 nm or something like that.
  3. Daley347 macrumors newbie

    Oct 24, 2017
    My wayfarers (non polarised) don’t work either which sucks.
  4. Newtons Apple macrumors Core

    Newtons Apple

    Mar 12, 2014
    Jacksonville, Florida
    My polarized Costa sunglasses with blue mirror lens work perfectly with the X. Work every time.
  5. DiveKitty macrumors 6502

    Oct 31, 2017
    My polarized Maui Jim’s and Gucci’s work fine with Face ID, as do my non polarized Kate Spade aviators. I have some others I intend to try this out as well. It seems certain types of sunglasses (Rayban Wayfarers) may cause an issue though; I am tempted to go try them out in store and I don’t own any.
  6. rider900 macrumors newbie


    Oct 30, 2017
    Works fine on my holiday sunglasses, I’m impressed!
  7. skiwil macrumors member

    Jul 2, 2010
    works 1 out of 10 times with my wayfarers on. I have to have my face bathed in light with them on for it to work.
  8. mhnkl macrumors newbie


    Sep 16, 2016
    Same here. With My wayfarers dont work. The phone doesnt even react when Im looking at it with them on.
  9. Gryzor macrumors 6502a

    Jun 20, 2010
    He said "Polarized" in his post. I think you'll find that Polaroid make polarised sunglasses.
  10. NovemberWhiskey macrumors 68040


    May 18, 2009
    After a ninja edit, sure.
  11. Crelox macrumors newbie

    Dec 7, 2014
    Which is why you should only wear your sunglasses at night.
  12. skiwil macrumors member

    Jul 2, 2010
    What I mean is , if I look down at the phone then it won’t work. I have to tilt my head up and bring the phone right up as well. As if I was trying to take a pictrue of the sky.

    That’s not right.

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