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After a few days of trying Iris unlock on the S8, it’s time to retire this experiment. A few issues:

  • It’s spotty
  • You need to position your eyes on the top of the screen
  • At night, it’s really bright
  • It’s awkward in the presence of others
  • It shows you a nostril selfie pose as you try to align your eyes in circles

It seems face unlock is likely less problematic, even if iris is more secure.

What’s better is to find a trusted device for Smart Unlock feature so that as long as that device is connected, the phone won’t go into lock mode.

Locking a phone is important but being able to unlock quickly can prevent unnecessary distraction, especially when the S8 has a tendency to lock during phone calls.

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