How to Purchase Apps on iPhone X Using Face ID

Though it’s still pretty simple, some of you might be slightly confused regarding the process of buying apps on iPhone X using Face ID. Hence, I thought it’s worth mentioning it…

The process of purchasing apps on iPhone X using Face ID is a bit different. Personally, I found the new method slightly inconvenient in the beginning. But now I have made peace with it.

So, if you are trying to download an app on your iPhone X and stuck at the installation screen; wondering what to do next, follow through these quick steps to get over the line!

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How to Purchase Apps on iPhone X Using Face ID

Quick navigation:

  • How to validate App Store purchase with Face ID on iPhone X
  • Disable Face ID to validate App Store app download
  • How to Buy Apps on iPhone X Using Face ID

    Step #1. Launch App Store on your iPhone.

    Open App Store on iPhone XStep #2. Now, find the app you wish to buy.

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    Find the app you wish to buy in App Store on iPhone XStep #3. Next, you need to tap on the get/buy button.

    Tap on buy button in App Store on iPhone XStep #4. Now, you will see a menu with app’s details, and a Cancel button. To abandon the purchase, simply tap on Cancel.

    To install the app, you need to first double-click the side button and then glance at your device to authenticate using your Face ID.

    Double click side button and then glance at your iPhone X to authenticate using Face IDNote: Just in case you are not able to authenticate using Face ID, you should see Install button. Tap on it and then you need to enter your Apple ID password to authenticate.

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    What if you don’t want to use Face ID for App Store purchases? There is a way to disable it. Read on…

    How to Disable Face ID for App Store Purchases on iPhone X

    You have the option to disable the use of Face ID for iTunes & App Store if you don’t want to use it to authenticate purchase any longer.

    Step #1. Launch Settings app on your device.

    Open Settings on iPhone XStep #2. Now, scroll down and tap on Face ID & Passcode.

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    Tap on Face ID & Passcode on iPHone XStep #3. Next, You need to enter your Passcode.

    Enter your passcode on iPhone XStep #4. Finally, you need to toggle off iTunes & App Store.

    Turn Off the Switch next to iTunes & App Store on iPhone XThat’s it! From now onwards, you won’t need to authenticate your purchases using Face ID.

    Wrap up:

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    What’s your take on this new way of buying apps? Is it easier or a bit inconvenient? Share your thoughts in the comments bellows.

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


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