Any followers out there, who have iPhone X, have any trouble with Face ID in different lighting conditions? I understand low light issues, I can’t get it to work at all in sunlight or bright lighting conditions…
Let’s take a look at the iPhone X’s biggest annoyances and how you can work around them.
- Face ID seems to be delayed
When you tap or raise the iPhone, or press the wake button on the side, you see a little padlock near the top of the screen. After your face is recognized, the lock opens — which takes a second or two — allowing you to swipe up and get to work.
- Face ID doesn’t work when my phone is on a table
Solution: If you spend most of your time at a desk, there’s a pretty good fix for this problem, one that kills two birds with one stone: Get a Qi charging stand. Not a charging pad, mind you, which keeps your phone sitting flat, but a stand. That way you can position the phone so it’s facing your face, and therefore much easier to unlock.
- Notifications are hidden by default
This is a security feature, enabled by default, and some would say it’s a smart one. But it can also be incredibly annoying. Fortunately, it’s easy enough to toggle off. Just tap Settings > Notifications > Show Previews, then choose Always. Remember that after doing so, your notifications will appear with previews even when your phone is locked.
- I miss the Home button!
To enable it, tap Settings > General > Accessibility > AssistiveTouch, then toggle it on. To customize the aforementioned pop-up menu, tap Customize Top Level Menu.
- The old ways of doing things don’t work anymore!
There’s no longer a Home button, certain functions have been rejiggered and/or relocated. Here’s a quick primer:
- Turn off the phone: Press and hold either volume button and the sleep/wake button for about two seconds. You’ll feel the phone vibrate and then see an onscreen menu that includes the old “Slide to power off” slider.
- Reset the phone: Press volume-up, then volume-down, then press and hold the wake button until the Apple logo appears. (Then release that button.) You have to do all this in fairly rapid succession: press-press-hold.
- Take a screenshot: Simultaneously press and release the volume-up and wake buttons.
- Invoke Siri: Press and hold the wake button for about two seconds.