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:
How to Temporarily Turn Off Face ID on iPhone X
To turn off Face ID, just click the side button three times in rapid succession on your iPhone X.
Now, emergency call will start, tap on Stop button at the bottom and then tap on Stop Calling to confirm.
Alternately, you can also press and hold the side button and either volume up/down button at once. Now, swipe to power off screen, Emergency SOS button will appear on the screen. Tap on Cancel.
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 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.
If you don’t want to use Face ID anymore, you can completely turn it off.
How to Completely Disable Face ID on iPhone X
Step #1. Open Settings app on your device.
Step #2. Now, tap on Face ID & Passcode.
Step #3. Next, you need to tap on Use Face ID.
Step #4. Then, disable iPhone Unlock.
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.
You might want to have a quick look at these posts as well:
- How to Setup Face ID on iPhone X
- How to Force Quit Apps on iPhone X
- How to Use iPhone X Without Home button
- How to Put iPhone X into DFU mode