Apple is back with one of the most anticipated releases and that is none other than the iPhone X. With some cool features like animoji and a sleek 5.8-inch display this phone has awe-struck many. The newest feature, however, is the Face ID. This is meant for security purposes and also aids in Apple Pay payments and transactions. The Face ID, the latest method to secure your phone and all the data inside it, has been introduced by Apple keeping in mind the data security concerns of today’s world.
Biometric recognition is the new norm and the world community has linked identity verification to biometrics like fingerprints in the recent years. Earlier on, iPhone’s could be unlocked using Touch ID while with the launch of iPhone X, things have moved forward to Face ID.
What do I use the Face ID for?
Face ID is used for:
- Unlocking your iPhone X
- Completing and authorizing Apple Pay transactions
Does iPad support Face ID?
Currently, the Face ID feature is only available on iPhone X and not on other iPhones or iPads.
Face ID Setup
In order to enable Face ID to follow these steps.
- Go to Settings.
- Face ID and Passcode
- Tap Enroll Face
- Use front face camera so the iPhone X will detect your face and all your facial features will be recorded as you will be asked to move your face.
Apple claims for this technology to be so accurate that it will know if you are wearing glasses or scarves and even if you age.
Where is the Face Scan Stored?
According to details revealed by Apple, these scans are not stored in the cloud rather in “Secure Enclave”. This means that your facial scan is converted into a number to be stored.
Do other Smartphones have Facial Recognition?
Yes, other smartphones in the market like those of Samsung S8 have this feature available. However, the accuracy of the facial scans has yet not been proven to be very well so far.
Can more than one people’s face be used as Facial ID?
As of now, the iPhone X is able to store only a single person’s facial scan to be used for unlocking the phone as well as authorizing Apple Pay.
Is Face ID the only way to unlock an iPhone X?
No, your passcode is there to unlock your iPhone X.
While Apple has tried to make its users feel more secure with the Face ID feature, it has received mixed reviews on the Face ID feature. The good part is that it is not “necessary” to use this feature as the passcode feature still exists to ensure the security of the user’s phone. Nevertheless, the iPhone X is proof of the hard work Apple has lately been putting in to maintain its consumer base.
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