Face ID

How to add a second person to Face ID on iPhone X

How to add a second person to Face ID on iPhone X.

You probably know by now that Apple replaced Touch ID with Face ID on the iPhone X, which uses its True Depth camera to take a 3-D scan of your face rather than a 2-D image of your finger print. The recognition software learns more as it goes and is pretty good at ID-ing you even if your appearance is somewhat altered with a new hairstyle, facial hair, glasses, a different expression or what have you.

Will the iPhone SE 2 have a notch?

iPhone SE 2 concept render

Not the first question Apple fans would have asked just a short week ago. Pairing the iPhone SE 2 with an iPhone X-styled notch seems unlikely, as the SE has typically been priced as Apple's entry-level 4-inch device. This hasn't stopped case designer Olixar from betting this year's iPhone SE update will be a radical departure from its current design.

How to quickly turn off Face ID on iPhone X

How to quickly turn off Face ID on iPhone X.

There remains a large gray area and many pending court cases regarding search and seizure of smartphones by the police and federal agents. Currently you can not be compelled to unlock your smartphone and police need probable cause to seize it, but border agents do not. With Face ID however, it wouldn't be difficult for a federal agent to take your iPhone and point it at you in order to unlock it. Considering how much personal information people have on their smartphones, the heated debate between privacy advocates and law enforcement is not surprising.

How to set up Face ID on iPhone

How to set up Face ID on iPhone X.

The iPhone X introduces some major design changes including, most notably, the absence of a physical Home button. While this can understandably take some time getting used to from an ergonomic perspective, the lack of a Home button also means no more Touch ID, which was an incredibly convenient security feature not just for unlocking your iPhone, but for accessing apps with sensitive data as well. For this reason and for even stronger security, Apple introduced a new biometric scan with the iPhone X - Face ID.


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