Touch ID

How to Temporarily Disable Touch ID or Face ID on Your iPhone

By now we’re all familiar with Touch ID, the fingerprint authentication security feature introduced with Apple’s iPhone 5s in 2013. The iPhone X replaces Touch ID with a facial recognition system, Face ID, which can be used to unlock your phone, open apps, make purchases in iTunes, and more. …

iOS

Galaxy Note 9 rumored to have one feature the iPhone X lacks

It’s too early to get excited about Samsung’s second flagship of the year, but a new Galaxy Note 9 rumor says the phone may offer users the kind of …

Samsung

2018 Predictions and Resolutions: The Year of Face ID

2013 saw the introduction of TouchID, but as popular and highly reviewed as it was, it was the next year when the technology truly arrived and came into its own. It showed up on the iPhone 6, iPhone 6 Plus, the iPad Air 2, and the iPad Mini 3 in the Fall of that year, and it was improved across the …

Apple

How to fix macOS Touch ID after High Sierra update

Some upgrades to macOS High Sierra have reportedly caused Touch ID to stop working. If that's happened to you, Jack Wallen has the fix.<p>Recently I …

iOS

Why I miss Touch ID on my iPhone X

I miss Touch ID. In the month since I got my iPhone X, I’ve probably entered my passcode more than I have in the past half a year. Face ID is …

iOS

Watch: iPhone X’s Face ID Unlocks For Family Members Who Don’t Even Look Alike

<b>The reliability of</b> the iPhone X’s Face ID feature remains questionable—previous cases of the smartphone unlocking for identical twins and even …

Face ID

iPhone X's Face ID inexplicably can't approve family purchases as Touch ID could, requiring users to enter their passwords

iOS

This Face ID issue will make you regret the iPhone X’s lack of Touch ID

The iPhone X has a sophisticated facial recognition system that has no rival on Android when it comes to security. That’s why Face ID can be used to …

iOS

iPhone X Owners Can't Approve Kids' Purchases with Face ID

With Apple's "Ask to Buy" feature, you can use Touch ID to let your kid make a digital purchase, but you'll have to type in your full Apple ID …

iOS

Apple iPhone X’s Face ID can’t be used to validate family purchases: Report

Apple iPhone X’s Face ID can’t be used to approve family purchases.<p>Many iPhone X users have discovered that they can’t use Face ID to validate family …

iOS

Parents can’t use the iPhone X’s Face ID to approve family purchases | Ars Technica

Touch ID could be used before, but iPhone X owners must enter their passwords.<p>iPhone X owners have found that Face ID isn't available as an …

iOS

Password autofill for iOS Apps for faster login (iOS 11+)🤨🤪

Last month I went for an iOS dev meetup at Apple App Accelerator Bengaluru, India. There they discussed about many iOS 11 features and best practices …

IOS 11

Comment: Upcoming ‘Top 5’ Android smartphone with in-screen fingerprint sensor is too little, too late

It was long-rumored that Apple was working on embedding Touch ID into the display of the iPhone X. The Cupertino company had multiple patents for different approaches to the task, and it confirmed after launch that it had been working on the technology.<p>Synaptics has now announced that it has put an …

Apple

Synaptics Creating In-Display Fingerprint Sensors for 'Top Five OEM'

Synaptics today announced that it has begun mass production of its Clear ID FS9500 optical in-display fingerprint sensors in partnership with a "top five" manufacturer, suggesting at least one major smartphone brand will sport in-display fingerprint sensing technology in the future.<p>Synaptics has …

Craig Federighi

8 reasons you should buy an iPhone 8 instead of an iPhone X (AAPL)

Hollis Johnson/Business Insider<p>Apple announced three new iPhones this year: the iPhone 8, the iPhone 8 Plus, and the high-end iPhone X.<p>Those three …

iOS

Craig Federighi says multi-user Face ID support is not on Apple’s roadmap

A month ago, we commented on the fact that FaceID seemed like a step backwards from Touch ID for multi-user support. Now, new comments from Craig Federighi suggest that multi-user access was never even intended for Touch ID.<p>Giving feedback to Apple is often the best way to make your voice heard. …

Apple

Apple exec Fed says there are no plans for Face ID to become Faces ID | Trusted Reviews

<b>The new iPhone X presents an issue for people who are comfortable with sharing their device with family members. Apple’s facial recognition platform</b> …

Gear & Gadgets

Apple says Face ID on the iPhone X wasn’t designed to support multiple users

In the weeks and months leading up to Apple’s iPhone X event this past September, it wasn’t entirely clear what Apple’s rumored facial recognition …

iOS

Multi-user Face ID isn’t on the the table right now, says Federighi

The iPhone X is the first to feature the TrueDepth camera that allows it to see the depths of faces for authentication purposes. With the rumors of …

iOS

New iPhone Leaks Reveal Apple's Small Surprise

As Apple sorts out the production issues and waiting time on the iPhone X, attention turns towards the other end of Cupertino’s iPhone portfolio. …

IPhone SE

Face ID vs Touch ID

AppleInsider:<p>With the introduction of the iPhone X and Face ID, some are concerned that Apple’s new biometric system is not as secure or easy to use …

iOS

Watch: Face ID and Touch ID compared

Video<p>With the introduction of the iPhone X and Face ID, some are concerned that Apple's new biometric system is not as secure or easy to use as the …

Apple obtains patent that could bring FaceID to the Mac and MacBook

Apple was granted a patent on November 28, originally filed in 2016, for a technology that could bring FaceID to the iMac and MacBook sooner rather …

Patents

How to Use Touch ID to Authenticate sudo on Mac OS

If you have a Touch Bar equipped MacBook Pro and you’re a frequent command line user, you may appreciate a trick that allows you to use Touch ID to …

OS X

iPhone X users can now use Face ID to make purchases on eBay

Shopping just got a little easier for iPhone X users. This morning, eBay announced it now supports Face ID for purchases on its IOS app. The …

iOS

What Happens to Apple's Touch ID Now?

The fate of Apple's fingerprint recognition technology remains unclear.<p><b>Apple</b> (NASDAQ:AAPL) only brought Touch ID to the Mac just last year in the …

iOS

10-year-old kid succeeds in unlocking his mum’s iPhone X, with...

If you have a spare thousand dollars burning a hole in your pocket you might be tempted to purchase Apple’s latest smartphone, the iPhone X.<p>The new …

iOS

Google removes passcode/Touch ID/Face ID lock from Drive, Docs, Sheets & Slides

For reasons unknown, Google has recently removed the option to protect access to the Drive, Docs, Sheets and Slides mobile apps with a passcode, …

iOS

Experts split on whether police can use dead bodies to unlock an iPhone

Security and biometrics experts are said to be divided on the question of whether police —or the FBI —could have used the body of Sutherland Springs …

Face ID

The fastest way to unlock your iPhone X with Face ID

There is a lot of chatter about people disappointed with the speed of unlocking the iPhone X with Face ID versus just about anything else with Touch …

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