iPhoneX in car unlocking

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  1. Khazul

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    I am going to soon upgrade my iPhone6 to either 8 or X. It occurred to me that FaceId might be a complete pain in the backside in a car - its trivial to stick a finger on the phone in its holder to unlock it on the 6, but with FaceId I just don't see it being at all practical to get close enough to it to unlock?

    Can anyone who regularly sticks it a holder in their car comment on this?
     
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    Works fine for me . Mine is in a Brodit holder to the right and when I glance at it it will always recognise me .
     
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    Thanks - that is good to know. Is your phone swiveled directly at you? I am just using a Belkin vent holder at the moment rather than something more permanent and that it a bit limited in terms of how much it can swivel - fine to see it clearly, but maybe not enough for FaceId.
     
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    Yes it’s angled towards me which is probably why it works . If I turn my head it will have full view of my face
     
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    OK thanks for your help.
     
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    Coming at this another way you shouldn’t actually be doing anything with a phone whilst driving anyway so it shouldn’t matter.....
     
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    OK, there always has to be one who make the assumption that the poster is a complete idiot.
    Right back at you.
     
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    I love this. Technically your right. Touching your phone at all is immediately illegal I think.

    But a cars touchscreen with sat nav, heating controls, G meter, eco meter etc is only a concern if it has distracted you if caught using it.

    It's the same difference, but that's what I love about CarPlay. Makes life much less dangerous.....until Siri has got your message to the wife wrong for the 10th time and end up wanting to drive into a wall
     
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    Think you can use the sat nav function of a phone providing its in a holder but not 100% sure of the actual legalities of it all. I think using a separate sat nav comes under the same sort of rules as well. Theory being if using it as a sat nav the phone won’t lock anyway.

    I’m due to take delivery of a new car in a few weeks that will have carplay, not bothering with sat nav as using Apple maps with car play means I don’t need to. Briefly used it in a hire car we had once and was very impressed with it. Removes the need to touch the phone for anything.
     
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    One of my cars doesn't have SatNav build in, and for three weeks in Oz neither had our hire car. For those occasions I use a Kenu Airframe vent mount. FaceID has been faultless to unlock the phone when setting the SatNav...Everything else I simply use Siri :)
     

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