Here is how to get your iPhone X’s Face ID to work with your face in a pillow

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Today makes it exactly a week that the iPhone X was released, and suprisingly, its reception from buyers was super positive, considering the fact that it is the first of its kind and no one has used anything like it before.

Many users are actually quite satisfied with the phone, come on, it has the best camera quality yet, unlike what most industry watchers expected. We also know that it is one of the most easily damaged phone as seen after a series of tests were carried out on it, you could see videos on youTube.

One of the things users seem to be really complaining about on Facebook, Twitter and other platforms is the Face ID. The Face ID which is said to be simpler and more convenient to use than Touch ID just doesn’t work sometimes, for instance, when you’re on your bed and half your face is buried in your pillow.

The first thing we do when we wake up in the morning most times, is to reach for our phones, bad habit, that’s not the issue though. If you sleep on your back, the Face ID works perfectly but what happens if you sleep on your stomach or on your side like i do? Your Face ID won’t work and then you eventually resort to using your PIN or passcode. Many even conclude by themselves that Apple’s TrueDepth system that powers the Face ID cannot see one’s complete face for authentication when half the face is in a pillow, so you’re forced to use your PIN.

Well all of that is untrue, the problem is you’re holding the phone wrongly. The Face ID did not work not because half your face was buried, but because  phone was held too close to your face. This makes the iPhone X’s dot projector unable to capture enough portion of your face. The truth is that if you hold the iPhone X so close to your face even while you’re sitting up at a distance less than 12inches, it still won’t work.

Now the solution is obvious isn’t it? All you need to do is hold your phone a little bit far from your face, anything above 12inches should do, and your phone opens for you to use.


iPhone  is a line of smartphones designed and marketed by Apple Inc. These range of phones runs on Apple’s iOS. Apple has released ten generations of iPhone models with each having a suffix that particular generation. These generations have also been accompanied by one of the ten major releases of its iOS operating system. The first generation iPhone was released on June 29, 2007; the most recent iPhone model is the iPhone X.

iPhone X is a phablet designed, developed, and marketed by Apple Inc. Apple CEO Tim Cook announced the iPhone X on September 12, 2017, alongside the iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus at the Steve Jobs Theater in the Apple Park campus. The phone is slated for release on November 3, 2017. This iPhone marks the iPhone’s tenth anniversary, with “X” being the symbol for “ten” in Roman numerals.

Within Apple’s line-up, the iPhone X is positioned as a high-end, premium model intended to showcase advanced technologies. Leaks, including those from case manufacturers, as well as HomePod firmware and the final version of iOS 11, revealed various aspects of the device prior to its unveiling, including the fact that it would have a nearly bezel-less design and no physical home button, an OLEDdisplay, dual cameras with improved depth sensing, and a face recognition unlock system known as Face ID.



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