I’ve now had the iPhone X for just 24 hours—the majority of which have been spent trying to break Face ID.
For the most part, Face ID has worked as described—opening my phone when I’m sitting in the dark, or wearing a variety of glasses.
But today, while shooting a Facebook Live illustrating the technology, I managed to kind of break Face ID.
First of all, I wanted to know whether Face ID would work when my eyes are closed.
It’s not supposed to—it tracks the movement of your eyes using its combination of infrared light and cameras to make sure you’re actually there and paying attention.
A colleague even managed to open the phone using my face while I feigned sleep.