The best advantage of FaceID vs TouchID

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by Hankster, Nov 6, 2017.

  1. Hankster macrumors 68020


    Jan 30, 2008
    Washington DC
    TouchID was only usable with one finger. If you were right handed you would normally use your right thumb. Problem was you couldn't use your left hand for TouchID.

    I'm right handed and I keep my phone in my left pocket. Whenever I'm sitting down (dinner, meeting, etc) I always pulled out my iPhone with my left hand and typed in the code. Since getting the X I found it amazingly nice that all I need to do is look at the phone. It unlocks with both hands without the code.

    In many regards I prefer the TouchID, but in this case it's a nice feature and issue FaceID fixed that TouchID could not. Now, you can unlock the phone with both hands.

    PS: I'll add another advantage. Before you would have to adjust your hand so your thumb could press the button in the correct angle to use TouchID for purchases or downloads. Now, you just look at your phone. Faster and no need to adjust the hand.
  2. AppleZombie macrumors 6502a

    Oct 27, 2012
  3. LarrySmith macrumors regular


    Jun 26, 2017
    You can register multiple fingers on either hand for Touch ID
  4. serialiphoneuser macrumors regular

    Sep 21, 2016
    For Face-ID, Not many to be lauded about.

    Touch-ID is the gold standard.
  5. RPG97 macrumors member

    Feb 20, 2015
    California, USA
    But you can register your left can actually put up to 5 in.
  6. myscrnnm macrumors 65816


    Sep 16, 2014
    Seattle, WA
    Why can’t you use your left hand for TouchID?
  7. Ipadfever macrumors 6502a


    Apr 22, 2012
    Surprise!!!! Only took a few years to now understand Touch ID!
  8. jyyz macrumors regular

    Oct 17, 2014
    I don’t know: I’m quite impressed with Face ID. Basically you just look at your phone, and it knows it’s you. It has worked great for me: even on my desk, look down and it is open. I didn’t think anything could replace Touch ID, but this is great.
  9. boshii macrumors 68040


    Jul 6, 2008
    Atlanta, GA
  10. SnyG macrumors regular


    Nov 6, 2017
    Liverpool, UK
  11. Newtons Apple macrumors Core

    Newtons Apple

    Mar 12, 2014
    Jacksonville, Florida
    And now it is gone!
  12. TruBleu macrumors regular

    Sep 20, 2014
    The Hague, Netherlands
    Not true. You could register multiple fingers for touch id. And it didn't require you to adjust your hand to position your finger in the correct angle.
  13. yanki01 macrumors 68040


    Feb 28, 2009
    the advantage I can personally give TouchID is that when it was in my pocket, i would be able to basically simultaneously press the button and unlock it while removing it from my pocket and bringing it to my attention and it would be on the home screen. i had the iPhone 6 so didn't have the second/faster version of TouchID but it worked a good amount of the time unless i was doing yardwork, washing the dishes, out of the shower. i had 5 fingers registered and it would sometimes not work.

    FaceID is still learning but over the weekend i had longer hair, wore two different color hats, sunglasses with my hats, sunglasses without my hats, at a concert (dark and a hat), pitch black room and got a haircut and all worked perfectly.
  14. TinyChip, Nov 6, 2017
    Last edited: Nov 6, 2017

    TinyChip macrumors regular

    Sep 19, 2015
    This is not an accurate statement. When Touch ID was introduced with iPhone 5s, it allowed the user to register up to 5 fingerprint profiles.

    For me, I registered 4 fingerprint profiles: I named them: L thumb, R thumb, L thumb wet, R thumb wet. I did this because Touch ID couldn’t read my print when my palms were sweaty.

    For Face ID, the user is allowed to register 1 face profile. Maybe in the future, Apple will allow more than 1 face profile so the user can authorize other people, like spouse or kids, to access iPhone.
  15. mrklaw macrumors 68020

    Jan 29, 2008
    I usually do right thumb and forefinger, and left thumb. Then my wife adds a finger on my phone, and I add mine on hers for convenience.
  16. firewire9000 macrumors 6502

    Sep 15, 2015
  17. ActionableMango macrumors G3


    Sep 21, 2010
    Oh man you are going to get reamed.

    Personally I registered 2 left fingers, 2 right fingers, and an elbow. The elbow was helpful just in case my fingers were greasy in the kitchen or whatever and I needed a recipe on the screen to come back up--admittedly the elbow was kind of difficult to use.

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