Technology can sometimes feel a little creepy, and our iPhones are no exception — while it might come as a surprise, iPhones actually capture photos of our faces frequently. Instagram user @huslers_ recently demonstrated this phenomenon, highlighting the continuous facial scanning that takes place.
Using an infrared camera, it becomes evident that the iPhone scans the user’s face every few seconds, persistently attempting to do so even when the camera is partially covered. This discovery has garnered attention periodically, as people find it intriguing.
However, there is no need for alarm when it comes to these seemingly invasive facial pictures. Apple does not store them anywhere; rather, the purpose of the scans is to identify the phone’s user. The True Depth camera on your iPhone diligently monitors your face, allowing it to recognize even subtle changes. For instance, if you apply makeup using your phone’s camera, it will still recognize you and prevent any unlocking issues.
Moreover, the increasing number of apps requiring FaceID for authentication means that your face may be scanned when unlocking an app or using facial recognition as a password.
In summary, there is no cause for concern regarding this feature. Nobody is secretly collecting scans of your face or engaging in any questionable activities. Your iPhone simply aims to establish the most secure connection possible. Have you ever noticed your iPhone doing this and, most importantly, does it bother you? Let us know in the comments!
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