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How to Turn Off Face ID on iPhone and iPad Pro

Face ID is one of the highlights of Apple’s iPhone X and 11 series as well as iPad Pros. It’s a breeze to use Face ID and prevent other people from unlocking your device. But what if you get into a situation where someone is trying to force you into letting them access your device? Well, In such a case, you can quickly turn off Face ID on your iPhone or iPad Pro. This will temporarily disable the Face ID, and your passcode will be required instead to unlock your device. Let’s go ahead and learn how to do it.

How to Temporarily Disable Face ID

  1. Press and hold the Side button and the volume up or down button at once.
    Press and hold Side button and Volume up button at once on iPhone
  2. Now, tap on Cancel.
    Tap on Cancel to Temporarily Disable Face ID

That’s it! The Face ID has been temporarily turned off. Now, you will have to enter the passcode to re-enable.

Enter passcode to re-enable Face ID

Other Ways to Disable Face ID Temporarily

If you ever decide to completely turn off Face ID for any personal reason, you will be able to get it done with ease.

How to Turn off Face ID on iPhone and iPad Pro

  1. Open the Settings app on your iPhone → Face ID & Passcode.
    Open Settings and Tap on Face ID and Passcode on iPhone
  2. Now, enter your passcode.Enter passcode in Face ID Settings
  3. Under the “Use Face ID For” section, turn off the switch next to iPhone Unlock.Turn Off the switch next to Face ID on iPhone

You can also disable the use of the Face ID for iTunes & App Store, Apple Pay, Password AutoFill, and other apps that have requested to use this facial recognition technology.

Summing Up 

Face ID is an impressive and advanced technology that’s fast and user-friendly. You can also add a second person to your Face ID and use it when wearing a face mask.

What are your thoughts about this revolutionary feature? Let us know in the comments below.

  • Jignesh

    Jignesh Padhiyar is the co-founder of, who has a keen eye for news, rumors, and all the unusual stuff around Apple products. During his tight schedule, Jignesh finds some moments of respite to share side-splitting content on social media.

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