This is how Apple's Optic ID works, the iris recognition unlocking system

Following the launch of the Apple Vision Pro, Apple has shared more details about this innovative feature that takes advantage of the uniqueness of your irises to securely authenticate the device.

Optic ID is the authentication of the future

Imagine a world where unlocking your device, authorizing Apple Pay transactions, accessing data, and logging into third-party apps can be done with a simple glance. That is precisely what Optic ID wants to achieve. It is a system that recognizes the distinctive patterns in your irises, the colored part of your eyes, using technology eye tracking high-performance device from Apple, composed of LEDs and infrared cameras.

If you are familiar with Face ID and Touch ID on your iPhone or iPad, the transition to Optic ID will be easy as it automatically supports apps that already integrate these authentication methods. Once you have set up Optic ID, it becomes a requirement to access your personal profile, ensuring an additional layer of security for your data. We know that Apple Vision Pro and OpticID are not yet available in countries outside the United States. However, we hope that the article can help us stay informed about Apple's technological news.

Now that we know what Optic ID is, you may be wondering how secure this unlocking system is. All information collected by Optic ID is thoroughly encrypted and is never stored on iCloud or any other external server. This ensures that your personal information remains exclusively under your control.

One of the most interesting aspects of Optic ID is its adaptability. By default, it scans both of your eyes. However, it is designed to dynamically adjust to varying lighting conditions. Each successful authentication triggers an update of your registered template, ensuring maximum accuracy.

Users concerned about security They'll want to know that the chance of a random person unlocking your Vision Pro using Optic ID is really low, sitting at less than one in a million, similar to the reliability of Face ID.

Additionally, Optic ID comes equipped with additional protection measures, allowing a maximum of five failed attempts before requiring an access code. For added security, users can choose to have the Apple Vision Pro delete all personal information, data, and settings after 10 consecutive failed passcode attempts.

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Accessibility in Optic ID

For those with specific accessibility needs, Optic ID offers the option of single-eye operation, a feature that can be conveniently activated in the Settings app, within the Accessibility – Eye Input menu. You can also choose to disable Optic ID completely, using only a passcode for authentication.

Optic ID represents a significant step in biometric authentication, showcasing Apple's commitment to user convenience and security. Although we are still waiting for news about the arrival of the Apple Vision Pro in countries outside the United States, these technological advances help us get an idea of ​​the impact that the VIsion Pro technology will have in the coming years.