iOS 11.2.2 and FaceID
So I bought iPhone X as soon as it was released. I really loved it. I was surprised by how fast FaceID actually was. I was really impressed to the point that sometimes I just tap the screen to see that unlock animation and then lock it again. I also liked how convenient it is when authenticating purchases and autofills. I don’t miss TouchID, tbh.
With several updates for bug fixes, especially after 11.2.1, I noticed FaceID became noticeably slower. That animation when you swipe right after waking the phone takes considerably longer time and made me tweaking settings; resetting FaceID or turn on/off attention requirement for unlock..etc. Nothing worked.
Surfed the web and found out that I wasn’t alone. Other iPhone X users complained of the exact same thing.
Yesterday I installed iOS 11.2.2, without putting any hope that this issue would have been fixed for me. It was obviously a security update. But surprisingly, FaceID is now as fast as it was when I first tried the phone! Even with “Require Attention for FaceID” turned on, it’s now really as fast as when it’s turned off!
This post is mainly targeted to those who are having this issue and haven’t installed the update yet.