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Only One Registered User will be Supported by Face ID at Launch

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Face ID

According to a report by TechCrunch, which has been verified by multiple people who spoke to Apple during this week’s media event, the upcoming Face ID technology on the iPhone X will support just one face registered per device at launch. So if you plan to give access to your iPhone X to your loved ones, you will need to share a backup passcode so they can get in that way.

Face ID supporting just one face makes a lot of sense on the face of things (sorry), since unlike with Touch ID, users have only one face to use for their unlocking purposes. Touch ID ostensibly allows multiple fingers to be registered because you have quite a few digits of your own, and depending on how you’re using the device or in which pocket you keep it, one might be more convenient to use than another.

Although the passcode option is only slightly more inconvenient than a registered Touch ID fingerprint or Face ID, it still makes a difference. However, this could become more of an issue if Apple decides to expand the Face ID feature across its product line, especially to the iPads which are much more often shared gadgets.

Well, now that you know the iPhone X will only support a single user for Face ID, does this change your behaviour or decision about getting one at launch?

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