Twins Ethan and Grayson Dolan trying out iPhone X's Face ID feature
Apple's iPhone X went on sale with long, endless queues across the world in early November. Hundreds of fans gathered outside retailers to get hold of Apple's ten year anniversary iPhone which boasts of several new features. The most talked-about feature of the iPhone X has been the "Face ID" technology which enables users to unlock the phone, authenticate downloads and make purchases with just a "simple glance". According to Apple's security white paper, Face ID uses "advanced technologies to accurately map the geometry of your face". The technology, according to the company, also "automatically adapts to changes in your appearance, and carefully safeguards the privacy and security of your biometric data". But if videos on the internet are anything to go by, many people have claimed to scam the Face ID feature. A simple search of "Face ID fail" on YouTube will show you multiple attempts by people trying to cheat the Face ID technology.
We've rounded up six attempts to fool Apple iPhone X's Face ID:
Twins Ever since Apple announced the iPhone X (with the Face ID) back in September, the question on everyone's mind was - can someone trick it? When people actually got hold of their new phones, twins across the world began putting the slick new feature to test. And it failed. To be fair, in a security document in November, Apple admits it's possible to have a false match in case of twins, siblings that look like you and children under 13.
Like Mother like son Mom Sana Sherwani and her son Ammar Malik put the Face ID to test and were shocked when 10-year-old Ammar managed to open his mother's iPhone X with a glance. Don't miss his triumphant dab at the end!
After a full face of makeup James Charles, an American makeup artist, put on a full face of makeup, big lashes and dramatic wigs and no surprises, the phone unlocked every time. However, in the comments section, many argued that the feature recognises the features of the face and not what's on it. Apple, in the security paper, also said that the phone can defend against "attempts to unlock your phone with photos or masks" and James Charles' attempt to open the phone using his photo goes unsuccessful in the video.
While wearing a face pack Just like the previous version, a face plastered with some facepack would obviously open your phone as it doesn't alter your facial features in any way. Anyway, this video makes for a fun watch!
Siblings, not twins In this video, two brothers, not twins, managed to open the phone using Face ID and we're not sure what happened here.
With a 3D-printed mask Perhaps the most shocking, Vietnamese researchers Bkav Corp recently claimed to have tricked the technology using a 3D-printed mask despite Apple's assurance that the phone can detect a real face from the mask.