1. Blaalad12's Avatar
    Apologies if iam hogging the forum lately! Owning this baby is a huge learning curve for me ha Can i ask if there is any advice / tips on setting up face i.d?

    I notice that theres a few people who feel face i.d doesn't work very well while others are very happy.

    As every individual likely sets it up under different circumstances / situations iam wondering if there is any recommended way to set it up? Is it optimal for example to set it up in daylight? or would it work just as effectively if you set it up indoors in a room with a light over head etc Surely the conditions your in when setting face i.d up play a part in how well it functions ?
    12-08-2017 12:29 PM
  2. John Yester's Avatar
    I have setup mine up out of the box and have not had any issues, nor do I feel the need to setup again.
    12-08-2017 12:38 PM
  3. Quis89's Avatar
    Simply follow the instructions the phone provides during FaceID set up and you'll be fine.
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    12-08-2017 12:40 PM
  4. krazyatom's Avatar
    If i put my phone on the table, face id doesn’t work i have to actually grab the device with right angle. It’s bit annoying.
    12-08-2017 12:58 PM
  5. Blaalad12's Avatar
    Mine is working fine although havent thoroughly tested it. I was just wondering if there was a "ultimate" way to set it up. I disabled require attention as it seemingly makes it unlock quicker but i found no difference at all
    12-08-2017 01:02 PM
  6. nr2d's Avatar
    I read that you should hold the phone as you would normally hold it while using it. I set it up tight out of the box and had no problems. I then re-setup Face ID like I had read too and have still not had any problems.

    I also set the phone up in normal lighting. Face ID works great and most,of the time the phone is unlocked before I know it.
    12-08-2017 01:25 PM
  7. krazyatom's Avatar
    Yup if I pick up and hold normally, it works fine. My phone is mostly on my table when I am working and I have to correct face angle to work if I don’t pick it up. I wish iPhone X had touch ID.
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    12-08-2017 01:31 PM
  8. BreakingKayfabe's Avatar
    Mine is working fine although havent thoroughly tested it. I was just wondering if there was a "ultimate" way to set it up. I disabled require attention as it seemingly makes it unlock quicker but i found no difference at all
    On the second scan of your face during setup, try to tilt the phone a bit and see if it catches your face. I found that having the phone around sternum level and it not being perfectly tilted made Face ID not even catch my face.
    12-08-2017 02:01 PM
  9. Lee_Bo's Avatar
    While I had initially decided to hang with the 7 Plus a while longer, watching all these posts on these new devices is making me want to get one. :-)
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    12-08-2017 02:06 PM
  10. TripleOne's Avatar
    I have had no issues here either.
    I simply followed the instructions when I first set up the X.
    12-08-2017 07:07 PM
  11. Just_Me_D's Avatar
    Mine is working fine although havent thoroughly tested it. I was just wondering if there was a "ultimate" way to set it up. I disabled require attention as it seemingly makes it unlock quicker but i found no difference at all
    No. There is no “ultimate” way to set up FaceID. With that in mind, you can try setting up as far away from your face it as allowed. By doing so, you may not have to hold it close to your face when using FaceID.
    12-08-2017 07:24 PM
  12. Not Quite Right's Avatar
    Yup if I pick up and hold normally, it works fine. My phone is mostly on my table when I am working and I have to correct face angle to work if I don’t pick it up. I wish iPhone X had touch ID.
    Sometimes one must over come their own objections ...

    https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0...mUvbUpU3023756
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    12-09-2017 08:10 AM
  13. LVMHgirl's Avatar
    Mine is working fine although havent thoroughly tested it. I was just wondering if there was a "ultimate" way to set it up. I disabled require attention as it seemingly makes it unlock quicker but i found no difference at all

    A lot of us initially had the “on the desk” issue as well. Great excuse to try out a wireless charging stand!

    12-09-2017 08:43 AM
  14. Blaalad12's Avatar
    I have been amazed by Face id so far. I used it this morning with half of the duvet covering my chin and my gar messed up and it still unlocked lol I did notice that sometimes when i tap to wake the lock icon shakes as though it did not recognise me but upon swiping up, its unlocked

    Im finding Face id to be on par with touch id too in terms of speed. I have read lots of reviews about it being slow but that has not been my experience! I pretty much just tap my display and immediately swipe up and its unlocked. There is zero delay
    12-09-2017 09:09 AM
  15. TripleOne's Avatar
    I have been amazed by Face id so far. I used it this morning with half of the duvet covering my chin and my gar messed up and it still unlocked lol I did notice that sometimes when i tap to wake the lock icon shakes as though it did not recognise me but upon swiping up, its unlocked

    Im finding Face id to be on par with touch id too in terms of speed. I have read lots of reviews about it being slow but that has not been my experience! I pretty much just tap my display and immediately swipe up and its unlocked. There is zero delay
    I think it’s the animations that most people are bugged out with.
    I’m sure it’ll get faster over time, and there’ll always be a 2nd-Gen.
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    12-09-2017 06:26 PM
  16. BreakingKayfabe's Avatar
    Im finding Face id to be on par with touch id too in terms of speed. I have read lots of reviews about it being slow but that has not been my experience! I pretty much just tap my display and immediately swipe up and its unlocked. There is zero delay
    What phone are you coming from? I found face ID’s speed to be on par with first-gen Touch ID but second gen Touch ID is faster. Especially with third party apps.
    12-09-2017 06:41 PM
  17. Blaalad12's Avatar
    What phone are you coming from? I found face ID’s speed to be on par with first-gen Touch ID but second gen Touch ID is faster. Especially with third party apps.
    Iam coming from a Galaxy S8 but i work with phones so i often use iphones briefly so iam familar with touch id. I find Face id just as quick. I literally tap and swipe and iam on the home screen. There is no delay! If iam wrong and Face i.d is indeed slower then its certainly not noticeable to me
    12-09-2017 07:30 PM
  18. BreakingKayfabe's Avatar
    Iam coming from a Galaxy S8 but i work with phones so i often use iphones briefly so iam familar with touch id. I find Face id just as quick. I literally tap and swipe and iam on the home screen. There is no delay! If iam wrong and Face i.d is indeed slower then its certainly not noticeable to me
    Oh no, no right and wrong here lol. I just wondered if you had come from a previous iPhone. I think second-gen Touch ID being faster than first-gen ruined me for Face ID.
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    12-09-2017 07:54 PM
  19. dflyer's Avatar
    Face id works great for me. I have had no issues at all
    12-11-2017 10:46 AM
  20. TripleOne's Avatar
    What phone are you coming from? I found face ID’s speed to be on par with first-gen Touch ID but second gen Touch ID is faster. Especially with third party apps.
    Second-gen Touch ID is super fast.
    I can’t imagine how fast second-gen Face ID will be.
    12-11-2017 06:29 PM
  21. BreakingKayfabe's Avatar
    Second-gen Touch ID is super fast.
    I can’t imagine how fast second-gen Face ID will be.
    Hopefully as fast as second-gen Touch ID lol
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    12-11-2017 06:36 PM
  22. flyinion's Avatar
    Second-gen Touch ID is super fast.
    I can’t imagine how fast second-gen Face ID will be.
    FaceID is much faster for me. I don't need 2-5 attempts all the time to get FaceID to go through like I routinely did with TouchID.
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    12-11-2017 07:17 PM
  23. flyinion's Avatar
    Apologies if iam hogging the forum lately! Owning this baby is a huge learning curve for me ha Can i ask if there is any advice / tips on setting up face i.d?

    I notice that theres a few people who feel face i.d doesn't work very well while others are very happy.

    As every individual likely sets it up under different circumstances / situations iam wondering if there is any recommended way to set it up? Is it optimal for example to set it up in daylight? or would it work just as effectively if you set it up indoors in a room with a light over head etc Surely the conditions your in when setting face i.d up play a part in how well it functions ?
    The only thing I made sure to do was not have any bright lighting aiming into the camera blinding it or glaring off my face. Basically the same kinds of conditions that can cause it to fail to unlock once you've set it up because it can't get a good read.
    12-11-2017 07:19 PM
  24. TripleOne's Avatar
    Hopefully as fast as second-gen Touch ID lol
    Maybe it’ll be even faster :P
    12-11-2017 07:42 PM

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