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Apple iPhone X: How to set up Face ID

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Here's a quick video on how to set up Face ID on the new Apple iPhone X.

  • Published: January 20, 2018 11:50 AM IST

Apple’s flagship smartphone of 2017, the iPhone X, is special for a number of reasons. It features an all screen OLED display, a front and back glass design, dual-cameras, wireless charging, water and dust resistance among others. There is also one major change in the iPhone X – Apple has got rid of the Touch ID fingerprint scanner, and replaced it with the new 3D facial recognition technology called Face ID.

Face ID can also be used as a mode of authentication to make purchases on the App Store or to auto-fill forms on the Safari browser. Indeed, Face ID is a big leap, and iPhone X users may initially find it difficult getting used to. Though the setup procedure could seem a bit daunting at first, the process is pretty simple.

Apple iPhone X has got the biggest overhaul till date in the iPhone lineup. Apple claims that the iPhone X has the sharpest display ever on an iPhone. Apple has now opted for an edge-to-edge OLED screen with Super Retina Display. With Apple ditching the Touch ID sensor, it has now introduced a new biometric authentication feature – Face ID, which scans your face to unlock the iPhone.

The iPhone X’s camera has a dual-lens 12-megapixel rear camera with dual optical image stabilization, a wide-angle f/1.8 aperture lens, and a telephoto f/2.4 aperture lens. The 7-megapixel front camera supports Portrait mode and has auto image stabilization and exposure control. The phone runs on iOS 11 out-of-the-box. The smartphone features a 5.8-inch OLED display bearing a resolution of 2436×1125 pixels. It is powered by an Apple A11 Bionic processor paired with 3GB of RAM. Let’s take a look at how Face ID works.

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  • Published Date: January 20, 2018 11:50 AM IST