Apple iPhone X Release: Face ID can hide lockscreen notifications from non-owner

Apart from securely unlocking your iPhone X via Face ID, Apple's new premium flagship can hide lockscreen notifications from unknown faces.2 min

Apple iPhone X Face ID Lockscreen Notification Setting

Apple’s iPhone X release date is just around the corner. The hotly-anticipated premium flagship from the Cupertino will be arriving in marketplaces on November 3rd following a week of preorder on October 27th.

The TrueDepth camera system enabled Face ID will do more than securely unlocking your iPhone X as well as playing around with Animoji feature when you get Apple‘s top-of-time flagship smartphone on you hands on November 3rd. The one more important thing that the Cupertino did not stress out is that the Face ID feature will also keep someone’s wandering eyeballs from peeking at your lock screen notifications.


The feature, which was first reported by Phone Arena, is enabled by the iPhone X’s True Depth camera system. That depth-sensing camera simply know if it’s you or someone else looking at your handset phone. If it’s not you, Face ID will be pretty smart enough to detect someone’s else face and minimize any notification details.

[agg-ad id=”442″ align=”center”][agg-ad id=”438″ align=”left”]Notifications will only show the app title and nothing more excerpt description when the owner hasn’t unlocked their iPhone X. This is a vital change from past versions of iOS mobile operating system. While older iPhones isn’t equipped with Face ID, you still cannot change how your iPhone lockscreen notifications shown sensitive details and information unless you wanted to completely turn it off.

Apple iPhone X Depth sensing FACE ID

In order for this feature to work, the phone should be running iOS 11 and when enabled, lock screen notifications will simply display “notification.” The notification alert won’t show a preview of your SMS or email until user unlock their iPhone X with Face ID.

[agg-ad id=”434″ align=”left”]With this customization enabled in your phone running the latest iOS 11, lock screen notifications will only show “notification.” The device won’t reveal a preview of your text messages or emails. Then, when you peek at your iPhone X and eventually unlocked, the preview will be displayed.

Apple Launch Event Face ID iPhone X 2017

Apple claims that the Face ID is exceptionally fast enough thanks to the A11 Bionic SoC and has a neural engine embedded on the processor that can process 600 billion operations every second.

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Brendee Salvador
Dee enjoys playing DOTA 2. An IT graduate, he has spent his career working as an online technology writer. He's most fascinated with futuristic tech because it reminds him of "Back To The Future" move.