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How to turn off Face ID on your phone?


As we all know that Face ID is a very common and easy way to unlock one’s smartphone. Also, it’s very cool. Because with just one look on your favorite smartphone screen. You can open it. It is now possible due to facial recognition detectors. Quick and easy way to unlock your device.

but what if one is in any emergency situation? Like your phone’s got snatched or you lost it due to some other reason and some other is trying to unlock your device without your consent? What will you do in such situations? Or you could have been stuck in any situation where somebody is forcing you to unlock your device to get your personal data or anything else. For such reasons, we wrote a few words on how to turn off Face ID on your phone. Look by yourslef;

How does a Face ID works?

When we look at the very top corner of our iPhone, we can see the TrueDepth® camera, which eventually emits and observes thousands of invisible dots to accurately map the shape of one’s face. However, The Face ID will also capture the sharp and focused picture of their user. To create a “key” features to confirm the actual identity of the user. Because the Face Id will also let you unlock your device, let you clear payments, unlock social Apps, approve transactions, and many more fun things to do. The biggest benefit is that you can keep your data safe.

A good point of this feature includes that Face ID will also work even if your’e wearing glasses, hats or contact lenses, any kind of accessories, etc. Aso, it works in darker environments. But, if you have a mask over your face. Then, one needs to confirm his/her identity by entering the passcode.

Is Face ID unlock feature secure or not?

The chance that a ordinary man or women picking up your iphone and unlocking it with a quick look even without your consent is very rare. (assuming you’ve only enrolled one face), This is what apple says.

So for some additional security, the Face ID unlock feature only allows you to try for the five times before one prompted their passcode. In short you can only try for five times. The passcode bar will pop up. By entering it you can unlock the device. Now what? Thinking about all your private data? It aint even backed up in your icloud or Face ID isn’t even encrypted. For such matters one should learn how to diable it and how to control it as well.

What iPhone models does Face ID work on?

The Face ID unlock works upon the following models of Apple’s phone.

  • iPhone X
  • iPhone XR
  • iPhone XS
  • iPhone XS Max
  • iPhone 11
  • iPhone 11 Pro
  • iPhone 11 Pro Max
  • iPhone 12 mini
  • iPhone 12
  • iPhone 12 Pro
  • iPhone 12 Pro Max
  • iPhone 13 mini
  • iPhone 13
  • iPhone 13 Pro
  • iPhone 13 Pro Max
  • iphone 14
  • iphone 14 Pro Max

How to turn off Face ID?

Here’s how you can do it;

  1. Go to Settings > Face ID & Passcode.
  2. From here, you can make one of two changes:
  3. To turn off Face ID completely, tap Reset Face ID.
  4. To turn off Face ID for certain tasks, choose between iPhone Unlock, Apple Pay, iTunes & Apps Store, or Safari AutoFill.

How to temporarily disable Face ID from unlocking your iPhone?

  1. For 2 seconds, press and hold the Side button and either Volume button.
  2. When the sliders appear on your screen, press the side button to immediately lock your iPhone. (Your device will lock automatically if you don’t touch the screen for a minute.)
  3. The next time you go to unlock your phone with your passcode, Face ID will be enabled again.

How can we Disable Face ID Using Volume Button?

Here’s what one should do if he/she is in an emergency situation. And need to diable your Face Id as quick as possible. Start by pressing the side and volume buttons at the same time. Do it for a few seconds. That will accuse your Face ID to disable temporarily. And one will need to enter their private code again to unlock their phone.

Here’s how you can temporarily disable Face ID:

  1. Lock your iPhone and press and hold the Side button with either the volume up or volume down button for a few seconds.
  2. Press Cancel on the next screen and you will be brought back to the lock screen, but with Face ID disabled.
  3. Once you unlock your iPhone with the passcode, Face ID will resume working normally.

How can we Disable Face ID With Siri?

There is one other step through which you can disable your device Face ID easily. However, it’s temporary. It’s by using Siri. here’s how you can do it. When your phone is locked say

“Hey Siri, whose phone is this?”

As a result, Siri will show you a list of contacts and will disable your Face ID temporarily on your phone. You will need to enter your passcode to unlock your device. Also, sisi will resume the Face ID feature back to normal.

Why is it beneficial?

No matter what the matter is. It’s very easy to disable Face ID on an iPhone.  Above we have provided you with some useful tricks. In case you’re worried about disabling your iPhone Face ID. or in a case where your phone went missing. Or any robber is trying to wave it in front of your face to unlock it. So far we know that for many years, Apple has helped its 300 million customers to protect, connect, and enjoy the tech they love most. Because your phone is not an option. It’s not something you can expect in your life. Eventually, your life’s important detail is on your smartphone. So, you’re dependent on it.

Why you should Keep your iPhone or iPad secure at all times?

Emergency situations usually don’t appear very commonly, but in such situations, one needs to disable his/her biometric authentication to save the device from other people. However, the overall process is very easy and quick. One can also use a password or passcode method to unlock their device. So, one always needs to keep their iPad or iPhone secure all the time.

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By Alex Parkinson: Alex is a technology enthusiast who loves to write about gadgets. He has been writing for as long as he could remember, and developed his passion for technology in college. Alex holds a bachelor's degree in Computer Science.


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