Stop Using Face ID on IPhone X If You’re Worried About Nosy Family Members

We all store personal information on our smartphones in the form of photos, text messages, and even access to our financial information. Apple claims the iPhone X makes all of this data even more secure with Face ID , but there is one group of people that might not be the case: your family.

Face ID in particular doesn’t seem to be able to distinguish between siblings. He can also be deceived by your children. According to Apple , this is due to the fact that in children under the age of 13, facial features “may not be fully developed yet.”

In one case, a 10-year-old boy was able to unlock his mother’s iPhone X using Face ID. Also, there were several reports that the brothers could fool the Face ID on each other’s phones, no matteris whetherone of them a child , or theyare both adults . The most recent example, which was posted to YouTube at the end of November, shows two adult brothers who are not that alike.

Honestly, in such cases, there are several other factors to consider. Face ID improves over time, so the longer you use it, the less likely a family member will be able to unlock your phone. Apple has also made it clear that kids under the age of 13 shouldn’t use Face ID to secure their iPhones, so it’s no surprise the new feature doesn’t work well with young adults.

That said, if you have a nosy brother or curious kid and have some personal information on your iPhone X that you want to keep private, you should probably stick with a digital passcode, or at least turn it on on family meetings.


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