Tuesday I received my new iphone X an upgrade from my current 6S. Actually I am not sure why I suddently wanted an X but I bought it. For me the learning curve for using FaceID has been and still is much harder than I had thought. Also the new X commands are hard to get used to but that is something I can manage.
but FaceId simply after 2 days practice has a too high rate of failures to unlock the phone. Normally I disable all the terrible VO sounds they are really annoying, however I have to go back to all sounds both to be sure that the phone is unlocked but also until I am sure on the new X gestures. I would really like to be able to select the VO sounds I want, and not just to either use all sounds or none.
I was negatively surprised when I learnt that you both need to use FaceID and then swipe up to unlock the phone. Of course it makes sense if you use the screen but I would like a VO setting to go directly to the home screen or the app last used like you do when you use touchID. There are actually other sighted X users who also really want that option.
The last thing is when faceId does not recognize you, it is unclear how you force the phone to try again without having to lock the phone first. Sometimes I think it works just holding the phone horizontally and raising it towards your face. Other times the phone just insist on that you have to unlock the phone with the passscode no matter how you try to force it to try again with faceId.
Finally I seem to have more problems when there are notifications on the screen. Vo reads them out, but the tone that indicates that the phone is unlocked is drowned out by Voiceover speaking.
Of course some of these issues is caused by being an impatient user, maybe in a week they are all solved, but I still believe that faceId is not optimal when used with vo.