Face unlock not so accurate

Discussion in 'Samsung Galaxy Nexus' started by ghorig, Dec 19, 2011.

  1. ghorig

    ghorig Member

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    I was at a dinner this past weekend - my brother wanted to check out my new GNex.
    The face-unlock thought he was me and let him in. We're not twins but ok, I'll give you that since we're brothers, we've got similar facial features.
    GNex/ICS let him in 10 out of 10 times.

    However, then a friend of mine (does not look like me) tried it, and it let him in too (2 out of 10 times).

    I know - its gimmicky and not really good security. I don't plan on using it long term - just wanted to try it out. Just thought you guy's would be interested in my experience with it.
     
  2. Killuminati

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    Yes facial unlock basically can work with people who kinda look like you as well as pictures. Obviously not for security purposes. Like you said more of a gimmick than anything else. I personally use the pattern.

    Sent from my Galaxy Nexus
     
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    It worked pretty well for me! I could unlock it with or without my glasses on and it was very quick. Also let around 5 relatives try to unlock it and countless friends and none of them got in. So its definitely a great start to the feature but considering I've seen it work on videos with a picture of the person and as you said it works with your friend, it clearly isn't secure yet.

    I personally just use the regular unlock though, I don't have any need for the security of a pattern or pin and like the ability to go straight into the camera!
     
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    Only reason why I lock my phone is so my girlfriends cant see all the other girls i text. :icon_ lala: fortunately I don't date girls that look like me. so face unlock is cool to me. and if it doesnt work. pattern lock pops right up.
     
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