How to disable Face ID on iPhone X

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With iPhone X, Apple removed its Touch ID in favor of a modern and more secure security measure, known as Face ID. In short, Face ID is Apple’s latest facial scanning technology that takes a photo of your face and map it with over 30,000 visible infrared dots.

However, if you cannot get over the fact that Apple killed Touch ID on iPhone X, you can disable Face ID and use passcode to unlock your device. The process is pretty simple and we will show you how in the section below.

In this guide, we will walk you through the steps to disable Face ID on your iPhone X. Before we get started, note that the iPhone X will hit stores on November 3 in more than 50 countries. If you are planning to grab the phone, make sure you stand in line in front of Apple’s retail stores.

How to disable Face ID on iPhone X

Step one: First off, press the side button five times on your iPhone X and then hit the Cancel button from the On/Off screen

Step two: Once you do that, Face ID will be temporarily disabled on your iPhone X, meaning that you need to enter your passcode to unlock your device.

If you want to turn off Face ID completely on your iPhone X, open Settings app > Face ID & Passcode > Use Face ID  and turn off iPhone Unlock.

How to reset Face ID on iPhone X

Face ID is Apple’s advanced security measure that offers a new way to unlock your phone. However, things sometimes go wrong and Face ID fails to work properly on your iPhone X. Luckily, you can reset Face ID on your device and set it up from the scratch.

Step one: Launch the Settings app on your home screen and then hit Face ID & Passcode

Step two: Hit Reset Face ID to complete the task.

Also read: How to share your locations, contacts and voice memos via iMessage on iPhone and iPad

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