How do I disable Face ID?

How do I unlock my iPhone X without Face ID?

Due to its edge-to-edge display the iPhone X ships without a physical Home button and no Touch ID. To unlock your phone Apple has created Face ID. The new facial recognition technology projects and analyzes more than 30,000 invisible dots to create a detailed map of your face. This allows you to unlock your phone just by looking at it. The technology is so advanced that it works with make-up, hairstyle changes, hats, glasses and most sunglasses, but what if you don't want to use Face ID?

We do know you can unlock your iPhone X using your 6-digit passcode after several Face ID attempts fail. This means it is safe to assume you can choose not to set up Face ID like your can with Touch ID and bypass the entire verification process.

Another concern is theft or being forced to unlock your device by the police. According to Craig Federighi, Apple's senior vice president of software engineering, you can temporarily disable Face ID if you're under distress.

He told CNET, "If you grip the buttons on both sides of the phone when you hand it over, it will temporarily disable Face ID."

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