Why don't Face id fully opens the iPhone?

lirn8

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I see on galaxy s8 the face recognition not only unlock the device but also open it to the home screen which is very cool and convenient

Why Apple didn't do it on the iPhone X?
 

projectfx

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i assume its because you can accidentally look at it which would unlock it and cause a potential security risk.
 
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Kjung7

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I see on galaxy s8 the face recognition not only unlock the device but also open it to the home screen which is very cool and convenient

Why Apple didn't do it on the iPhone X?
It may be a security feature. For example, let's say you raised your phone up to check the time/notifications/date it would be annoying for the phone to unlock completely. Instead the way Apple has it, you can view your notifications without unlocking to the home screen.
 

elfxmilhouse

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I see on galaxy s8 the face recognition not only unlock the device but also open it to the home screen which is very cool and convenient

Why Apple didn't do it on the iPhone X?
apple didnt do it for all ios 11 devices. even with touch ID you still have to press the home button after it recognizes your finger.

there is an option to auto open without pressing so maybe the iphone x will have this option as well.
 

Kjung7

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apple didnt do it for all ios 11 devices. even with touch ID you still have to press the home button after it recognizes your finger.

there is an option to auto open without pressing so maybe the iphone x will have this option as well.
I thought you could disable to press home button feature in accessibility or something.
 
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Knowlege Bomb

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yes, i said that in my post that you can disable it.
This feature paired with Raise to Wake is the perfect solution. Raise the phone to check if you have notifications. If you want to go to the homescreen you just rest your finger after the screen has turned on and you're done. Otherwise you can push the home button while the screen is off with a registered finger which takes you straight to the home screen.
 

QCassidy352

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My guess is they’ll eventually give an option for this
Yeah, hard to see why it wouldn't be an option. I get the "check notifications" argument, but I promise you that a substantial subset of people would prefer that they just be taken straight to the home screen. Options are nice...
 
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DNichter

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Yeah, hard to see why it wouldn't be an option. I get the "check notifications" argument, but I promise you that a substantial subset of people would prefer that they just be taken straight to the home screen. Options are nice...
Agreed. Isn’t there something similar already for Touch ID?
 

Howyalikdemapls

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Yeah, hard to see why it wouldn't be an option. I get the "check notifications" argument, but I promise you that a substantial subset of people would prefer that they just be taken straight to the home screen. Options are nice...
I absolutely agree options are nice. I’ve used a passcode for many years now so I don’t quite recall, but didn’t you always need to at least swipe to unlock even if you didn’t have a passcode? This seems similar.
 

QCassidy352

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Agreed. Isn’t there something similar already for Touch ID?
Yes, press to unlock vs rest to unlock. The former is default behavior, the latter is my preference.

I absolutely agree options are nice. I’ve used a passcode for many years now so I don’t quite recall, but didn’t you always need to at least swipe to unlock even if you didn’t have a passcode? This seems similar.
Yes, swiping was always required even without a passcode.
 

barkomatic

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I just imagine myself at a meeting, with my phone face up and in a scenario where there isn't a swipe up motion that would probably mean my homescreen would be open and exposed for all around to see--including any messages that may come in since my face would always be hovering above it.

The Galaxy series requires you to look more directly at the smartphone, and so they can get away with it. I've tried facial recognition on the Note 8 and turned it off. It's insecure and tends to work only in moderately well lit rooms. I use the fingerprint scanner.

By all accounts, FaceID will work much better and at odd angles. I'll see.
 

lirn8

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I just imagine myself at a meeting, with my phone face up and in a scenario where there isn't a swipe up motion that would probably mean my homescreen would be open and exposed for all around to see--including any messages that may come in since my face would always be hovering above it.

The Galaxy series requires you to look more directly at the smartphone, and so they can get away with it. I've tried facial recognition on the Note 8 and turned it off. It's insecure and tends to work only in moderately well lit rooms. I use the fingerprint scanner.

By all accounts, FaceID will work much better and at odd angles. I'll see.
But you need to wake it up first