Apple made a very bold move when it replaced the Touch ID system with its Face ID feature in the iPhone X. A large portion of the concerned followers of Apple’s products showed skeptic prejudice against the new authentication system.
However, as more and more people get to use the system in a hands-on experience, their approval is won. The general consensus formed for the Face ID of iPhone X is that it is well worth the bold risk of removing the already-trusted Touch ID.
But just because Face ID is successful, it doesn’t mean that it has no problems at all. iPhone has placed great trust in the Face ID technology and has associated many features of general applications and also the overall User Experience with Face ID.
One of such features is that the iPhone X does not bring the new notifications to the screen until it is sure that you are the owner of the iPhone and are attentive towards the phone. If Face ID detects that you aren’t the owner, or you are not paying attention to the iPhone, it will not show the notifications.
It is quite a bummer that sometimes Face ID fails to recognize you even when you satisfy both these conditions and you have to enter the passcode to get access.
A simple way of re-triggering the Face ID authentication after a failure is to hold the home indicator bar at the bottom, swiping your finger ever so small upwards, and then releasing it. If the home indicator bar goes down, the Face ID will try to authenticate you again.
It may take some practice, usually, the home indicator bar is swiped far enough to shoot upwards, all it will take is a few attempts to get the hold of the procedure.
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Ahmed Humayun is a technology journalist bringing you the hottest tech stories of the day.