Strange question about FACE ID

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  1. Chevenowner, Nov 8, 2017
    Last edited: Nov 8, 2017

    Chevenowner macrumors regular

    Dec 30, 2009
    [​IMG] I am loving my new iphone x , and faceid is working amazingly for me , sofar .. specially for apple pay.

    quick question I have noticed on youtube videos some iphone have little purple light flashing from both corners of the notch, my phone doesn't do that ? is this on-off feature? I have used my faceid for almost every function and haven't noticed the little purple light flashing.

    any thoughts?

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  2. BaggieBoy macrumors 6502


    May 29, 2012
    Probably the video camera they are using to capture the video is sensitive to IR light, your eye isn't.
  3. Chevenowner thread starter macrumors regular

    Dec 30, 2009
    don't get this
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  4. MrMac2015 macrumors member

    Apr 15, 2015
    The light is the Face ID infrared module that throws light on your face for it to be scanned. Humans can’t see this type of light but the camera recording it can a bit and that’s what your seeing. There are a few videos on you tube using IR cameras where you can see how the IR works exactly
  5. Knowimagination macrumors 68000


    Apr 6, 2010
    It is just something some cameras can see that human eyes can’t. Nothing to turn on or off.
  6. its Dale macrumors 6502

    Apr 8, 2013
    LA California
    Its like new car headlights accents. they flash on camera, but not in person with the naked eye.
  7. flat five macrumors 603

    flat five

    Feb 6, 2007
    if you have another iPhone, watch the X through the camera of the other phone.. you'll see the IR lights that way.
  8. C DM macrumors Sandy Bridge

    Oct 17, 2011
  9. Chevenowner thread starter macrumors regular

    Dec 30, 2009
    Haha totally make sense , I thought my iPhone X is broken

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