Good day to you all. I never thought I would be posting something like this but well, my Storey goes like this.
I bought an iPhone 10 and tried face ID. I would scan and get it working and it would work for a few times and then would not recognize my face. I vowed then and there I would never go back to a phone with face ID and got the SE-2 and now the SE-3.
My employer provided our department with iPhone 14 pro max at our request. I work for an agency that recommends products for employment and does evals and also trains people how to use a variety of accessibility. Of course, I wanted this phone for all that it had to offer realizing that it used the dreaded, muchly despised and loathed face ID. Yea, yea, yea, I know there are those who love it however, I am not one of them or shall we say was not one of them at the time.
My password by default has to be letters, numbers, and punctuation.
So, I set it up and had the same problem with Face ID. I read posts on here that also have had similar problems. However, when I got tired of entering this rather lengthy password and after reading a post here about someone emphasizing the importance of a good scan, I decided to try an experiment.
Not realizing that voiceover would tell me how to position my head I used to just move my face around listening to the percentages until it was done.
This time, I started the scan and when it said "head positioned correctly starting scan" I waited and found that after a rather quiet tone voiceover would say move back or move head left. I followed the voiceover instructions, and the percentage went up. There was one time it said move my head down and nothing happened, so I also moved to the right, and it grabbed the face.
I have been using face ID on my work phone for 2 days now and it has worked well. Sometimes the phone wakes up and seems to see something and says try again. If that happens too many times, then the password does have to be keyed in. This is Acceptable. I have finally in my opinion wone the battle with face ID and yes, really, wait for it, here it comes actually, am considering buying a new phone in September.
So, for all of those who are like me and just can't get face ID to work, let voiceover be your guide. It really works. I had to create two appearances due to lots of fuzz on my face. Also, for you long haired folk, yes, mine seems to be growing at an alarming rate, be sure that the hair is out of your eyes. This makes a difference, so I had to be sure to comb it all to the side. Have fun and again, listen to the voice and let it be your guide.