iOS 16 Adds Support for Landscape Face ID

On supported iPhone models running iOS 16, Face ID is able to work in landscape mode, making it easier to unlock the ‌iPhone‌ when it's not held in the standard Portrait orientation.

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There isn't a lot about the feature on Apple's website at the current time, but it sounds like it will offer a much improved unlocking experience. Apple does not specify which iPhones are considered "supported ‌iPhone‌ models," but it appears to be limited to the iPhone 13 as we were not able to get it to work on an iPhone 12 device.

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Top Rated Comments

xxray Avatar
16 weeks ago
Kinda frustrating to know that this has just been a software limitation this whole time. I mean, I’m glad to get it. Better late than never, but still.
Score: 13 Votes (Like | Disagree)
ProfessionalFan Avatar
16 weeks ago

This feature does not appear to be implemented in the current beta
Are you sure?

I just tried it on my iPhone 13 Pro in landscape which is running iOS 16 Beta 1 and it worked.
Score: 9 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Canubis Avatar
16 weeks ago
So, can we hope for a Landscape mode Homescreen as well?
Just last week I saw Landscape Homescreen on the aging iPhone 7 Max of my sister and was stunned this existed on that model but was apparently removed for any later phone with FaceID.
Score: 9 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Return Zero Avatar
16 weeks ago
LONG overdue, like the ability to mark texts as unread. Better late than never.
Score: 6 Votes (Like | Disagree)
erikkfi Avatar
16 weeks ago
Now give us a landscape lock screen for all current devices.
Score: 3 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Kylo83 Avatar
16 weeks ago
Now let us remove the home bar what’s the issue Apple some people don’t need it ruining the display
Score: 3 Votes (Like | Disagree)

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