The new iPhone X includes a Face ID to unlock the home screen. Apple says that it will still recognize your face even if you change your facial hair. We wanted to see if that was true, so Senior Video Producer Matt Stuart registered with Face ID and then shaved. Following is a transcript of the video.
Matt Stuart: I’m going to setup Face ID with my – I wear my glasses all the time. I have a beard. Setup Face ID. Get started. There we go. First scan completed. Continue. Face ID is now set up. And now I will look at it and press a button. And – that is wow. Alright, it’s set to go with my beard. Alright, now I’m going to shave.
There it is. Now Apple says if you do have a beard that you register it with and then you shave, it will still recognize you. But, you might have to enter a passcode to confirm that. But then as you grow the beard out, it will know that you are growing the beard out and adapt to that.
Here we go with the unlock. Oh, it vibrated that it – oh swipe up to unlock. Let’s see. Face ID. Enter passcode. 8-6-7-5-3-0. So I lock it again. Now let’s unlock it. Oh, it stayed locked. Swipe up to unlock again. Face ID.
Oh what’s the passcode again? 8-6-7-5-3-0. Oh, let’s try that one more time. Turning off. And let’s bring it up. Oh, it unlocked and I can swipe up to open. So it took a couple tries, but it seems to recognize me now. Let’s do it again. So if you are going to be altering your face like that, the Face ID should work.