You can disable new iPhone FaceID with instant shortcut key

You can disable new iPhone FaceID with instant shortcut key

Ever since Apple unveiled the iPhone X with FaceID, same repeated question had been raised up. What if some mugger or unscrupulous cop snatches the device out of your hands and points the depth-sensing camera at your face? Let’s see what Apple answer on behalf of this question.

According to an email purportedly from Apple’s Craig Federighi, there’s a built-in safeguard for such an event. Keith Krimbel was sufficiently moved by the worries about how FaceID could be abused that he emailed the Apple executive. He later posted the response to his Twitter, where Federighi explains that there are two different ways that the FaceID system can be stifled.

First method, if you don’t stare at the phone, it won’t unlock, and presumably that means you need to have your eyes open. Other words if you are in the strange situation, Apple probably ask you not to open your eyes (strange answer thou).

Secondly if you squeeze the power and volume buttons on either side of the device before handing it over, FaceID will be temporarily disabled. We not sure how long you need to squeeze them for, or how long FaceID will be blocked once you do so, but Apple has, at least, thought about the situation somewhat.

Krimbel’s email  asked if FaceID would possible work with sunglasses, which mean given that you don’t really need and want to have to take them off every time you wanna unlock your phone. Federighi explained that it will with “most, but not all,” saying that since the majority of sunglasses will allow infra-red light to pass, it’ll still be able to scan your face.

Source: Keith Krimbel (Twitter)