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Face ID – the main disadvantage of iPhone X. This is so frustrating

Paul Gorodnitsky – about why the new iPhone is sorely lacking Touch ID. And how to set Face ID.

Difficulties with setting the Face ID I had on the first day, that is, immediately after purchasing the iPhone X. I wanted to otkalibrovani lying on the sofa, but the phone refused to focus on my face and asked me to sit down (stand up?) okay.

After my lifting Face ID finally regulates, but I quickly realized that information on one hundred percent of the face recognition – is nonsense. My friend with strabismus unlock works correctly in three cases out of five. I have about 7-8 out of 10. But these two or three times, when Face ID prefer not to “see” a person who is terribly annoying.

First, a new method of removing from the block and so takes a lot of time. Need to wait to open the padlock on the screen, and only then do the swipe up. With Touch ID it was much easier: touch the little button with your finger – welcome to from the menu.

Second, if Face ID on something thought, first you wait for the verdict, then try again, and after that, most likely, the password is introduced. Slow and tedious.

Thirdly, when Face ID rejects your face, but gives you a second chance, you instinctively begin closely pyrites in the sensor itself, on the screen, you do not understand much. From the side it looks weird – just easier to drive a password, and no steam.

The funny thing is that when I want to show someone the handicap Face ID, the feature is reads my face and quietly let me inside your phone. The other party has to either take my word or think I’m imagining the fake shortage of the iPhone X.

Over time, I realized what it was. Face ID of the first generation works fine at rest, but the ugly – on-the-go. If I, for example, somewhere in a hurry, and I needed urgently to use the phone, for fast unlock I have a moment to stop, look at the screen, as in a mirror, then wipe the curtain with a clock and get to work. Again – extremely long, but faster way: on the run Face ID staged a strike.

The same problem is revealed, if you lie on your side. Obviously, the function is not tested in such conditions. When a person is in the wrong perspective (wrong/not on the distance/etc), to unlock you have to either get up on the couch and pass through a checkpoint Face ID, or call a socket with a password.

During Touch ID this procedure was faster, more intuitive and just easier than with Face ID. It would seem that the face scanner from Apple could upset only small children (12-), twins, cross-eyed and those who have serious damage to the face, but normal adults also suffer because Face ID is far from ideal. I hope the second generation will arrive by September 2018 – now the accuracy of the sensor causing issues.

Finally, three of the Council to those who have to set Face ID. And those who want at least a little to increase the recognition rate:

1. The first read will position the person as far as allows iPhone. Move back to the maximum possible distance that the window got all the face with the stock.

2. The second stage turns the head. In theory, you can quickly twist the neck, but really, you need to move very, very slowly – as if you wear orthopedic collar.

3. Lighting can be almost anything, but in the dark Face ID better not to configure, useless.

After all these manipulations the iPhone will recognize your face much better. At least I no longer freak out about 5-6 times a day. Now annoyed much less often, only when the scanner is frankly stupid or slow, even at right angles.

Unfortunately, this behavior also occurs.

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