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IOS 11 BETA ALLOWS USERS TO QUICKLY DISABLE TOUCH ID TO IMPROVE PRIVACY

The Cupertino-based company has introduced a new feature in iOS 11 which allows users to quickly disable Touch ID by simply tapping the power button five times, in situations where they can be physically forced to unlock their device using their fingerprint. Some users have discovered that when you quickly tap the power button five times on a device that is currently running iOS 11 public beta, the option to call emergency call numbers is presented as usual but the system automatically disables Touch ID as well. It means that the users are required to enter the pass code before they can start using Touch ID again.

It’s being called a copbutton after cases where Michigan police 3D-printed a fingerprint to get access to a locked iPhone.” In iOS 11, the system used to earlier disable the Touch ID temporarily when an iOS device restarted or when you didn’t place the finger correctly on the device few times consecutively. You already have the option to disable the Touch ID entirely from the system settings but doing this can make things inconvenient for the user. The new feature ensures that the Touch ID is temporarily disabled only when the user decides to disable it in emergency situations. As it requires five quick taps, it is highly unlikely that users can accidentally disable the Touch ID as well.

The ability to quickly disable Touch ID or face unlock features with iOS 11 could be even more useful in a scenario where you might not need to be physically forced to unlock a phone. This kind of new feature will provide users with additional privacy even if they are physically forced by someone to unlock the device.

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