Would you even look at Face ID or iris-scanning if you still have the fingerprint option?

Would you even look at Face ID or iris-scanning if you still have the fingerprint option?
Apple has been on a roll for removing stuff lately. In 2016, it removed the headphone jack and, in 2017, it removed the home button and Touch ID fingerprint reader. Of course, the security measure was instantly replaced by the brand-new Face ID, which... still draws mixed opinions.

Competing manufacturers, like Samsung, also have iris scanning and face scanning on board but also continue to offer a fingerprint pad somewhere on the device. We have to wonder — would users even look at an iris scanner (does it destroy the joke if we say the pun is intended?) when they have the good old finger scanner available?

Of course, you are not limited to choosing one and discarding the others — you can set up password, fingerprint, and face scan and use whichever you like every time you unlock your phone. But does anyone go for the extra options?

Would you use face unlock if you have a fingerprint scanner?

Nah, fingerprint all the way!
I have my face unlock set up, but very rarely use it
I use all my unlocking features evenly, depending on situation
I use face / iris scan much more than fingerprint
I demand an "I don't lock my phone" option



1. tedkord

Posts: 17417; Member since: Jun 17, 2009

I'd set it up, but generally not use it. It would be handy for times when I had gloves on, etc...

5. sgodsell

Posts: 7456; Member since: Mar 16, 2013

Android has smart lock, so you can also use things like smart watches or other trusted devices as well. It's always better to have more than one option. If you only have one option, then it sucks.

9. bucknassty

Posts: 1353; Member since: Mar 24, 2017

im not sure if its you who keeps bringing up smart lock... but this feature is very nice... sadly it will be rebranded to like magic air i-unlock before its widely accepted

13. tedkord

Posts: 17417; Member since: Jun 17, 2009

I don't like smart lock, because I just need to be near the ogle for it to unlock. I could have it sitting on a desk at work and be on the other side of the room and silent could unlock it. I never enable smart lock.

15. buccob

Posts: 2975; Member since: Jun 19, 2012

Smart lock includes several unlocking features... Besides my fingerprint scanner, I had it set up for face unlock when I was in Boston during winter... And I had it set for unlock with my car BT system... Since the scanner is hidden when docked... The voice one feels too unsecured...

24. kozza3

Posts: 778; Member since: Oct 17, 2012

Have you read that article on NSA voice recognition being more reliable/secure at being able to identify you than current face/fingerprint tech?

21. zacsaturday

Posts: 262; Member since: May 09, 2014

Don't set your workplace then. Its meant for places like home (though most people now live in residential blocks now :( )

2. irossdrummer

Posts: 369; Member since: Jan 17, 2015

I like having the iris/fingerprint/passcode lock on my S8. I can choose depending on what I'm doing

25. kozza3

Posts: 778; Member since: Oct 17, 2012

Same here, this setup has been working very well for me except when I'm just trying to read my notifications from lockscreen and iris unlock kicks in... ugh

3. Takeharu

Posts: 286; Member since: Oct 28, 2013

I personally have no reason to lock my phone up but I'm afraid manufacturers are going to force a lock eventually.

6. Mreveryphone

Posts: 1834; Member since: Apr 22, 2014

They already do if you use a pay service with your phone.

4. Nathan_ingx

Posts: 4769; Member since: Mar 07, 2012

My primary unlocking method is through the fingerprint scanner but I also have the face unlock enabled which comes handy. I can set both together so I'm not bothered.

7. libra89

Posts: 2298; Member since: Apr 15, 2016

Fingerprint is just more convenient for me.

12. Anonymous.

Posts: 423; Member since: Jun 15, 2016

There will be moments where fingerprint won't do any good, especially during winter when you've got gloves on. Iris comes in handy then.

8. youssef44

Posts: 547; Member since: Apr 29, 2014

I use iris scaner because the finger print location is soo bad but if it's under the display I will use iris scaner rarely

10. torr310

Posts: 1679; Member since: Oct 27, 2011

yeah, Samsung's stupidity to position it wrongly.

14. Jrod99

Posts: 765; Member since: Jan 15, 2016

Oh that dude in the pic. Does he work at PA? Really like the finger print scanner.

22. libra89

Posts: 2298; Member since: Apr 15, 2016

I believe he does.

17. Rager722 unregistered

I still use passcode/pattern.. do you really think I trust these companies with my fingerprint and Iris to send to the NSA etc...

18. thxultra

Posts: 459; Member since: Oct 16, 2014

Face ID all the way. The finger print scanner doesn't work when I'm on the treadmill and sweating. Face ID is also much faster. Don't miss the finger print scanner one bit.

19. plasteek

Posts: 265; Member since: Jun 07, 2015

"I got no choice than faceID " LMAO !

20. Humanoid

Posts: 1226; Member since: Dec 11, 2017


23. darkkjedii

Posts: 31328; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

FPS, and iris scanning FTW.

26. steelew

Posts: 221; Member since: Jun 04, 2012

I pretty much only use my iris scanner option in situations where I can't use the fingerprint scanner (gloved hands or carrying something in the other hand...).

27. MaryPoopins

Posts: 324; Member since: Jan 15, 2015

I got Face, Fingerprint and Pattern set up on my Oneplus 5T. Use the lightning fast face unlock 95% of the time, and if that's failed at all due to whatever reason, my finger is only about 1 second away from unlocking the phone.

28. gamehead unregistered

I have a sticker blocking my front facing camera

29. aries.phills

Posts: 161; Member since: May 17, 2011

My twin brother unlocks my device with his face effortlessly.

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