Setting Up Face ID on the iPhone X with VoiceOver

Submitted by AppleVis on Saturday, November 4, 2017

In this podcast, Dave Nason demonstrates setting up Face ID on the iPhone X with VoiceOver enabled.



Submitted by Holger Fiallo on Sunday, November 5, 2017

From what I listen with Jonathon M at blind side podcast if you have your phone close to your face is easy to setup face ID. Heidi from the podcast was suggesting to Jonathon to hold phone still and to use a clock rotation and not move the phone. the phone needs to be front of your face to setup face ID.

Submitted by Dave82 on Sunday, November 5, 2017

Hi, thanks. Yes you do need to have it in front of your face, with the screen facing you of course. And yes once I successfully had my face in frame, I did only move my head around in a circle.
Perhaps I will try it closer to my face, though as you may have heard in the podcast, Apple recommends a distance of 25 to 50 centimetres.
Interested to hear how other people are finding it too.

Submitted by bonerobot on Monday, November 6, 2017


after I unlock my new IPhone with Face-ID it doesn't unlock in the same second like touch-ID. I must swipe a finger a Little bit up to unlock it.
Moreover Voiceover only anounce if a notification cames for example from WhatsApp Voiceover only says: "WhatsApp notification." After I unlock the IPhone with Face-ID Voiceover read out the complete Textmessage.
Does anyone else knows the problem?

Submitted by Dave82 on Monday, November 6, 2017

Yes, but that is actually there by design. The idea is for privacy. If somebody picks up your phone, they will only see that there is a notification from WhatsApp or Messages, but not the detail. Only you can see the full detail by unlocking it with FaceID.
I think it would be nice though to have the option to go straight to your home screen when you unlock, and not have to swipe up. But some people would prefer the way it is so that they can just look at the lock screen. So an option would be nice.