Will iPX have a Passcode

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by Blorzoga, Sep 13, 2017.

  1. Blorzoga macrumors 68030

    Blorzoga

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    Is it known whether the iPhone X will default to a passcode if face recognition fails or is not easily accessible (for example when you don’t want to put your phone in front of your face because you’re in a meeting)?
     
  2. JohnApples macrumors 65816

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    We saw during Craig's "Face ID fail" that there was a way to enter a passcode.
     
  3. Strelok macrumors 6502a

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    If you use FaceID you will be required to have a passcode just like with TouchID.
     
  4. illitrate23 macrumors 6502a

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    was it really a fail? or did they do that on purpose in order to answer this very question? :)
     
  5. ZEEN0j macrumors 65816

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    It didn't fail. If you read the text on the screen it says something like "you need to enter passcode to activate face id". Same thing happens when with Touch ID after restarting your device. It wasn't ready to unlock. Not saying it can't fail but that was the reason in this case.
     
  6. geoffm33 macrumors 6502

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    TouchID and FaceID are secure methods to bypass typing in a passcode. It's convenience. Why would Apple ever get rid of the passcode?
     
  7. joeblow7777 macrumors 603

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    Not only did we literally see this in the demo, it's common sense that it will, just like with TouchID. I don't think that any form of biometric security has gotten to the point where they are so reliable, versatile, and secure that it won't have an old fashioned passcode as a backup, and it will remain this way for the foreseeable future.
     
  8. redheeler macrumors 604

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    Passcode still required and can be used instead just like Touch ID, nothing changed in that regard.
    [​IMG]
     
  9. JohnApples macrumors 65816

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    We're unsure if it truly did fail or not. Some people speculate that the message states that you must enter your passcode when the phone restarts, as that's what the current TouchID message states.

    The message that appeared for Craig didn't mention that the phone was recently restarted, so we don't truly know.
     
  10. HEK macrumors 68040

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    Jeez oh peat. This is getting sickening. The phone uses a passcode, that the primary security. Many circumstances will cause any iPhone to ask for passcode. Touch ID, face I'd are ease of use. You don't have to use either on any phone. For max security use a ten character passcode. That way even police can't force your finger or face to open phone.
     
  11. ZEEN0j macrumors 65816

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    You do get that kind of message as well if you fail Touch ID 5 times though. Could be the person setting it up accidentally initiated face ID and it failed (only two attempts now for passcode). Or it just failed twice during the demo. Either way I’m getting the 8 plus for other reasons. But one of them is I’m waiting for the second generation face ID.
     

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