Face ID has been generating a great deal of buzz since it was announced at the Apple Event, and many consumers have been questioning its effectiveness and security. In an interview with TechCrunch, Apple's Senior VP of Software Engineering Craig Federighi discussed iPhone X's new feature in order to help clear up any confusion.
The biggest question on the public's mind regarding Face ID is one of security. Federighi explained how to disable it in the event of an emergency:
You can read more about disabling biometric authentication on iPhone here:
Federighi also addressed concerns about what sort of facial coverings would disrupt the ability to unlock your phone with Face ID:
Definitely glad to hear I won't have to alter my scarf-heavy winter wardrobe or stop wearing my extremely cool and treasured X-Files baseball cap.
For the full interview, visit TechCrunch's website.
Tory Foulk is a writer at Mobile Nations. She lives at the intersection of technology and sorcery and enjoys radio, bees, and houses in small towns. When she isn't working on articles, you'll likely find her listening to her favorite podcasts in a carefully curated blanket nest. You can follow her on Twitter at @tsfoulk.
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