How to Turn Off Face ID Using Siri Voice Command
Face ID on iPhone X is great for quickly unlocking your device, but there are times when you don’t want it to work – for example, if a friend grabbed your phone, a burglar stole it, or you had to run into the police .
If your hands are free and you still have your iPhone X, you can easily turn off Face ID. Just press all three physical buttons (volume up, volume down and side button) to disable this feature. But what if someone has already stolen your phone or your hands are not free because you are driving? Don’t worry, Apple has thought about this too.
According to Reddit , all you have to do is say, “Hey Siri, whose phone is this?” Face ID will turn off automatically – this also works for Touch ID on older iPhones. Once you’re clean, just say “Hey Siri goodbye” to turn it back on.
You probably won’t use this feature very often, but as a last resort it can be very handy. When it comes to Face ID / Touch ID and the police, the law is still not clear – free speech protects you from having to enter your password, but the cops can still force you to unlock your device with a face scan or fingerprint.
It can also work if someone tries to steal your iPhone X and face unlock it, but in this case, you can just play along. You’re probably better off just giving your smartphone away than risking personal injury to keep it locked. After that, you can always erase it remotely .