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Show Of Hands November 11th, 2017 3:18am

If your phone had a facial recognition feature, would you use that instead of a password/fingerprint?

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11/17/17 5:57 pm

My Note 8 has fingerprint, face, iris, pattern, pin, and password. I have fingerprint, iris, and pattern set to unlock my phone. Any one of the 3 unlocks my phone. I usually use the iris scanner the most.

thegoodtwin NH
11/17/17 3:33 am

I got the Samsung Galaxy S4 when it first came out. It had facial recognition and i had to trade it in because it recognized my twin 😬

11/13/17 10:11 pm

Finger print unlock is so easy. I literally just hold my phone like I normally would and my finger always lands on the right place. Super easy, and I assume, secure.

Sammmmm Was Weddellii
11/12/17 10:08 pm

Much rather use a password. I try to not look at myself in the camera now as it is lol

11/12/17 7:21 am

I have an iPhone X, yeah! Pretty much!

peacenskis Alaska
11/11/17 8:44 pm

Impatiently waiting for my iPhone X right now📱

saxmann41 Arkansas
11/11/17 8:32 pm

I used to wonder what the difference would be. But then I got a new surface book and it uses facial recognition. It is the best thing. Just open my laptop up and it unlocks after 2seconds of looking at me.

WaffleBrainz Indiana
11/12/17 6:56 am

yes i have it on my laptop too and it seems to be pretty secure.

Mackinaw Wolverine State, est.1837
11/11/17 4:58 pm

Nope, makes it too easy for cops to get into your phone.

11/11/17 4:51 pm

Absolutely! I can’t wait until the combination of facial recognition and AI make keys, passwords and PINs obsolete.

lightsabr2 The Big Sky
11/11/17 4:40 pm

I’m currently using Face ID, and it’s works great.

BadSeed Oregon
11/11/17 10:05 am

I don't lock my phone. I don't keep anything important or personal on there anyway

11/11/17 9:14 am

I use fingerprint the most most then the iris scanner then the pattern unlock

mstory918 Manhattan
11/11/17 9:08 am

It does and I do. It’s great

Think Lovin Life
11/11/17 7:52 am

I will when my new iPhone X arrives!

Robert97206 Portland Oregon
11/11/17 8:36 am


Knowing Apple I think we'll find out very quick that the facial recognition either works or doesn't

I don't want to be one of those beta testers. But you can do that for me thank you

MrWalrus Undergrid
11/11/17 9:57 am

Typing this from my iPhone X and the facial recognition is fantastic.

Robert97206 Portland Oregon
11/11/17 10:01 am

Yes. Maybe client-side but I bet you dollars to Donuts it's not as secure as A-line password.

Think Lovin Life
11/11/17 10:03 am

Robert ... your iOS envy is showing!

Robert97206 Portland Oregon
11/11/17 10:05 am

Good it should be.

Apple users you guys have beta testers instead of hiring their own.

Apple does everything in its power to prevent you from using the full function of your phone.

Apple does everything in its power so that you can not take your phone to be fixed outside of Apple itself.

Nine times out of 10 apple does not repair your phone they simply give you a new one.

Robert97206 Portland Oregon
11/11/17 10:08 am

So instead of refuting my claims or stating the pros of Apple devices you and stead Resort to character assassination?


Think Lovin Life
11/11/17 10:11 am

Robert ... your claims are the childish drivel to be expected of irrelevant android users. Your fallback to instant victimhood secures your irrelevancy as a leftist millennial who couldn’t make a valid assertion to save their life.

My precious response was with reference to your ridiculous claims, but it’s clear now that it applies accurately to you as well.

SlapHappy 5th Generation TX born
11/11/17 7:40 am

My work makes me keep a lock screen. Hates it! Like i care if you want to see all the ridiculous things me and my girls txt each other about.

dylkohl The Media Lies
11/11/17 7:34 am

i was born right before 9/11. i have no privacy anyway

Robert97206 Portland Oregon
11/11/17 8:35 am

But you have a right to it..

Gunfighter06 Iowa, since 1846
11/11/17 6:58 am

I keep my phone unlocked. There's nothing compromising on it and it's not a real theft deterrent to keep it locked.

Attikai Oregon
11/11/17 7:34 am

Same here. Lock screens are a hassle and a waste if time.

11/11/17 8:16 am

That’s a pretty broad brush you’re using. Apparently you don’t have your bank account, credit cards, Apple Pay and Pay Pal on your phone. But I see how it can work without being locked, much easier to access.

Robert97206 Portland Oregon
11/11/17 9:57 am

I place a lock on my phone on the mere chance that the authorities want to look at my phone they will need a warrant.

If your phone is unlocked and on your person when you are arrested they do not need a warrant if it is not locked.

11/11/17 11:00 am

Wow. ^^

How interesting and diabolical. My life is way too boring for me to worry about authorities needing access to my phone.

Attikai Oregon
11/11/17 11:06 am

I don't have a lock on my wallet why would I need one on my phone? To use Android pay I need a finger print anyway.

11/11/17 11:10 am

Fair enough. Different strategies for different people.

Robert97206 Portland Oregon
11/11/17 11:14 am

Access to your wallet?
So basicly access to your bank your identity. Maybe where you shop, or frequently get coffee or your car washed. Meh.

Access to your mobile device on the other hand is direct access to a rough map of where you've been. A credible way to tie you to everything and anything stored or accessed on your device.

Attikai Oregon
11/11/17 11:25 am

So are you like... a criminal?

Robert97206 Portland Oregon
11/11/17 11:42 am

... if the authorities can do it with your phone imagine what a criminal could do with your phone?

And no I'm not a criminal. Although they do have my prints on file.
What you fail to see me defending is your right to privacy.

Gunfighter06 Iowa, since 1846
11/11/17 12:32 pm

I'm a cop. If someone wants to do a warrantless search of my phone, I've got bigger problems and they're not going to find anything anyway. And no, I don't conduct any sort of financial business on my phone.

11/11/17 6:09 am

I would use it. Nothing more annoying than washing and drying my hands and my iPhone doesn't recognize my thumbprint for a few minutes.I have to resort to the 1800's way and enter my password. 😭

Spiritof76 USA 1776
11/11/17 4:40 am

Password. Facial recognition is way too intrusive. Reminds me of Demolition Man, where Warden Smithers got his eyeball cut out by Simon Phoenix.

11/11/17 6:49 am


Yet you carry around a wiretapping device everywhere you go anyway.

Spiritof76 USA 1776
11/11/17 11:38 am

I love that movie. Predicted quite a bit. Like when the officer approached Phoenix and had to ask his tablet what to do.

rambo088 kansas
11/11/17 1:23 am

Do they even work in the dark?

11/11/17 6:49 am

Iphone x does

Flowbro Utah
11/11/17 12:22 am

I️t does, and trust me, it’s way easier than anything else.

SicilianNOLA New orleans, la
11/10/17 11:16 pm

My phone (Galaxy S8+) has iris scanning and I absolutely love it.

11/10/17 10:02 pm

My iPhone X has it instead of touch ID and I must say it works very well.

jarod California
11/10/17 9:43 pm

My phone already has facial recognition... And I do use I instead...

phalnx Ohio
11/10/17 9:27 pm

No, I don't use security on my phone. There's nothing on it that anyone could use...I save no passwords or financial information.

Alcerus fascist
11/10/17 10:11 pm

Someone with the right technology could use the geolocation data of your photos to find your home address. I don't have any sensitive info on my phone either, but I have a pattern lock that's quick to open one handed without looking on both phone startup and standard unlocking. The startup lock will wipe my phone if it's entered incorrectly three times in a row, so that's nice.

phalnx Ohio
11/10/17 11:43 pm

...I could see my kids accidentally erasing my phone repeatedly with that stuff.

Alcerus fascist
11/11/17 12:00 am

Yeah for sure haha! I don't have any so I'm probably safe, unless I was really tired or something

11/11/17 12:22 am

I never really understood why people would care if someone could find them using their phone. Yeah, they could rob you, but why would you need to use someone's phone for it? Wouldn't it be better to pick the best house in the best location?

Think Lovin Life
11/11/17 7:55 am

Phal ... couldn’t thieves just lift your finger prints off the rotary dialer on your phone?

Alcerus fascist
11/11/17 8:15 am

@tytheguy Yes, that is the easiest way. Usually burglars will just go for a drive at night and pick the house that's the darkest. If there's a lot of dark houses, then they pick the one that looks the most neglected, those are the homeowners who probably don't care enough to lock their windows or side doors. It's unlikely that anyone will take info from your phone like I was saying, but I was trying to get a dig at phalnx

phalnx Ohio
11/11/17 1:35 pm

Lol! I have a smartphone now, TYVM 😅. Al, better men than you have tried to get one over on 'ol phalnx...and one of them is in this thread ;)

Think Lovin Life
11/11/17 1:53 pm

Alcerus ... Phal is a pussy cat. He talks tough, but eventually admits to the insanity of his cooky leftist notions.

phalnx Ohio
11/11/17 2:18 pm

...uh oh. Think, your foul language has finally tripped the morality filter! Poor Alcenus has now been corrupted by your coarse ways :(. There goes one of the last bastions of purity and innocence in this world.

Alcerus fascist
11/11/17 7:29 pm

*Alcerus has fled*

PapaNichols North Carolina
11/10/17 9:20 pm

I tested it out once and all I needed to do to bypass the security was hold up a photo of myself to the camera and it unlocked, really week security as far as keeping people out of your phone

11/10/17 10:02 pm

Not on iphone x

11/11/17 12:23 am

How old of a phone was that.. no modern phone with facial recognition or iris scanning would be fooled.

sea California
11/10/17 9:16 pm

Yes I will find out in a few weeks

scrpnHOG Arizona
11/10/17 9:08 pm

It’s on my computer, it works 10% of the time. It easier to just type in the password, rather then look at the screen different ways hoping it will work.

Carcano Mark 15 39
11/10/17 9:01 pm

No, I'm sticking with password. Nobody ever guessed my password. I don't see why I'd have to hassle myself in order to fix something that isn't broken.

11/11/17 12:24 am

Because facial unlock just requires you to look at your phone. It's really fast

Carcano Mark 15 39
11/11/17 12:27 am

I can type my password in less than a second. Why do I need it to be faster? Is it really worth putting my facial identity into a corporate database just so I can open my phone a few milliseconds faster?

Zach21 California
11/10/17 8:47 pm

My phone already has a face recognition feature

Zod Above Pugetropolis
11/10/17 8:31 pm

Probably not. So far reports are that it is noticeably slower than the touch sensor, and having to look at the phone just to unlock it doesn’t make much sense. I'd try it, but I don’t see any benefit to it at this point.

11/10/17 10:03 pm

It's slower perhaps but I wouldn't say noticeably, maybe in tenths of a second.

The idea of needing to look at it (iphone x) is so someone can't hold it up to your fave and unlock it, it's an added layer of security.

Zod Above Pugetropolis
11/10/17 11:33 pm

It’s an added layer of nuisance too. For the 99.999% of what is on my phone that isn’t a particular security risk, I’d rather have fast and easy without having to look at it.

11/10/17 11:58 pm

It really requires no effort. I was sceptical at first but happy with my new phone. Good thing no ones making you get one 👍🏻

IEatzCookies Alderaan
11/10/17 8:26 pm

If you think you'd like the facial recognition, you're wrong. It's very awkward, requires your full attention, and you have to hold it at an odd angle for it to work. Finger print sensors are better in every way.

sea California
11/10/17 8:27 pm

You already have the iPhone x?

clmcd42 Texas
11/10/17 8:52 pm

My girlfriend has the iPhone X and it seems to work pretty well.

11/10/17 10:04 pm

I have iphome x and pretty much all of this is incorrect.

bluerum29 optimistic idealist
11/10/17 8:22 pm

I don't have a password on mine, slows me down

IEatzCookies Alderaan
11/10/17 8:25 pm

Honestly really stupid. You realize anyone can access your personal information?

bluerum29 optimistic idealist
11/10/17 8:29 pm

If they get my phone they can access somethings sure

Kay41 the Midwest
11/10/17 8:19 pm

Mine has that, but I prefer the pattern unlock.