Face ID, available on the iPhone X, XS, XR, 11, and 11 Pro, doesn’t always work with sunglasses.
Apple explained why this is the case: It has to do with the infrared spectrum, and how Face ID scans your face.
Apple is that Face ID actually works in the infrared spectrum — specifically, between 930 and 950 nanometers — so sunglasses actually can work. But it depends on the type of lenses.
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I’m going to say something kind of controversial: I love Face ID.
I know, I know, Face ID is the technology that’s responsible for the iPhone having a “notch” at the top of the display, that awkward little blank space where more screen should be. But honestly, I think Face ID is way better than its predecessor, Touch ID, in almost any given scenario. I don’t need a free finger to unlock my phone, and it’s just way more futuristic and faster in general. Plus, Apple says it’s far more secure.
The one hiccup with Face ID that I’ve noticed, though, is that it doesn’t seem to work when I’m wearing sunglasses.
Two years ago, I bought Apple’s $1,000 iPhone X, but I was let down in all the ways in which Face ID wouldn’t always work. If my phone was at an angle, or my face wasn’t directly in front of the display, it wouldn’t always work. It was also a little slower back then, too.
Fast-forward to a few weeks ago, and Apple has made substantial improvements to Face ID. It’s now way faster, and works at more angles. It’s almost perfect.
When I picked up my brand-new iPhone 11 Pro, in that understated midnight green color that somehow looks a little different every time I look at it, …read more
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