Apple's iOS 11 Has A New Security Feature That Disables Touch ID

Apple's iOS 11 Has A New Security Feature That Disables Touch ID”

This involved waiting days for the phone to prompt you for a passcode, if purposefully locking the phone out with a bad fingerprint, or going through the settings process of disabling it.

Now, we've got a third claim for you today, which has surfaced only sparingly on the rumor mill.

Apple released several videos today showing the Apple iPad, iPad Pro, and iOS 11.

While Androids users are anxiously awaiting the final name, and launch, of Android 8.0 "O", iOS users are also looking forward to iOS 11, set to launch this quarter. Apple will shake things up this time for the iconic smartphone lineup, which has become quite boring over the past couple of years.

Obviously, an intelligent crook could unlock the unconscious person's device before entering the Medical ID or SOS modes but Apple is betting on most people being honest or the feature being enabled before the user loses consciousness.

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A new addition to iOS's beta software contains a quick way to disable Touch ID on a user's phone, deactivating the fingerprint scanner that makes it easier for law enforcement to access phone data. This is why Apple chose to come up with a way to enable an easier way to unlock the phone in case of any such emergency. This button instantly dials 911 for you in the case of an emergency.

The upcoming feature for iOS 11 was first discovered by users on Twitter and was later verified by The Verge in a report published yesterday. This method will help users to simply switch off the TouchID by pressing the power button five times and thus make things hard for the person trying to get forceful entry into the phone.

There were ways to disable Touch ID before; for example, rebooting the phone or scanning the wrong finger a few times will do the trick as well. It can be activated only when the user puts in the passcode.

The iPhone 8 is expected to come with facial recognition technology, which can be used to unlock the device.

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