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Face ID is arguably the most talked about feature in iPhone X. Apple has made it more efficient and secure than Touch ID. However, there are situations when you may have to temporarily disable Face ID on your iPhone X.

If you ever, unfortunately, find yourself in a situation when you think you are not safe and someone might force you to unlock your device to take undue advantage or take away your personal information, in such circumstances, you can quickly turn off Face ID on your iPhone X. Once you have disabled facial recognition, you will have to enter your passcode to re-enable it. Here is how it works:

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How to Disable Face ID on iPhone X

How to Temporarily Turn Off Face ID on iPhone X

To turn off Face ID, just click the side button five times in rapid succession on your iPhone X.

Press Side Button Five Times on iPhone X

Now, Power Off/SOS screen will show up. Tap on Cancel Button.

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Temporary Disable Face ID on iPhone X

You will have to enter your passcode to re-enable Face ID on your smartphone.

Note: You can follow this same method to temporarily disable Touch ID on your iOS device. Head over to this guide to find out how it works the right way.

Several Other Options to disable Face ID on iPhone X

  • Simply head to Face ID & Passcode section from Settings app and disable it. (Settings> Face ID & Passcode)
  • Simply restart your iPhone X.
  • Make a five failed attempts to unlock the device.
  • Press and hold the Wake/Sleep button and volume button at once to reboot your iPhone X.

Any question?

I still remember how concerned many people were about the security of Touch ID when Apple launched iPhone 5s in 2013. But once they put their hands-on it, they began to not just trust it but also consider it as an integral part of iPhone. Similarly, a lot of people doubt the security and accuracy of Face ID. I'm sure once they have given it a try, they will certainly find it more efficient.

What's your take on Face ID? How much excited are you about this all new feature in iPhone X? Toss up your valuable feedback about it in the comments below.

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Jignesh Padhiyar is the founder of iGeeksBlog.com who has a keen eye for news, rumors and all the unusual stuff that happens around iPhone and iPad.