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iOS: Next Level Security with Face ID on iPhone X

It’s natural for one to be suspect about a new technology that is so complex, so advanced and so … different. For many, that’s the case with Face ID, now found on on the iPhone X.

The home button, a fixture since the original iPhone, is gone. To replace that Touch ID sensor, Apple has developed a new facial recognition technology that scans your face to authenticate you as the user. Apple claims that Face ID has a false positive rate of one in a million, except in highly unusual situations like identical twins or high quality 3D printed masks of your face.

The point is that while Face ID is more secure then its Touch ID predecessor — and its fingerprint recognition — it is not infallible.

Let’s understand how Face ID works.