There needs to be a way to disable or temporarily stop face recognition in Photos.

Discussion in 'iOS 10' started by zorinlynx, Aug 20, 2016.

  1. zorinlynx macrumors 601

    zorinlynx

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    I noticed my phone was warm all night because it was processing face data the entire night while plugged in.

    This is normally fine, except for one very specific case: When charging using a portable battery.

    I'd rather my phone not use extra energy processing faces when it's plugged into a portable charger. This will run down the charger faster than normal. There should be a way to turn off face processing, at the very least for this increasingly common use case.
     
  2. Jaggrey macrumors 6502

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    At least yours process faces. Mine hasn't for any of the betas.
     
  3. TurboPGT! Suspended

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    This is unnecessary. When iOS 10 is released, the People scan will run once on users' libraries, and then only incrementally per-photo from there after. There is no need for an ability to disable it, least of all for the reason given.
     
  4. sbailey4 macrumors 68030

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    Same here. Its says it scanned 9 photos and 1 more is waiting and to plug in and lock screen. Well i have way more than 10 photos and its been plugged in and locked a lot. Only thing that seems to work at all is if I take a new picture. It seems to want to add that bit not scanning any existing ones.
     
  5. zorinlynx thread starter macrumors 601

    zorinlynx

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    Question for those who are having issues with scanning: Are you using iCloud Photo Library?

    Maybe the problem isn't with iOS 10, but rather with iCloud. If the photo isn't stored locally, the phone would have to fetch a temporary copy to analyze, so this could be slowing things down.

    Perhaps try turning iCloud Photo Library off and back on to see if it "unsticks"? (Yes I know this causes a lengthy resync process).

    It's been two nights of being plugged in since I installed the beta and I have about 16K analyzed out of 20K or so.
     
  6. sbailey4 macrumors 68030

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    Nope, all local here. I do have PhotoStream still enabled. Just doesn't seem to want to scan.
     

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