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Apple’s iOS 11 will feature Touch ID ‘quick disable’

/ 04:59 PM August 21, 2017

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The iOS 11 is currently in its public beta testing stage, allowing some Apple users to try out the upcoming operating system update before it gets released.

Some users have discovered a new safety feature and spoke about it over Twitter.

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User Kia (@alt_kia) tweeted screenshots of the new feature which would allow users to temporarily disable Touch ID.

Image: Twitter/@alt_kia

The images stated that tapping the home button five times continuously will lock the Apple device. To unlock the iPhone, a password needs to be entered.

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Image: Twitter/@alt_kia

While in it’s locked state, Apple users may only use the device to call emergency services.

Image: Twitter/@alt_kia

The added security layer should also work with the assumed face recognition feature of upcoming iPhones. It would allow users to discreetly and quickly lock their devices when they feel there is a danger of being forced to disclose personal data.

Apple users may try out this new feature along with other features by signing up for the free Apple Beta Software program and downloading the iOS 11 beta update. JB

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TOPICS: face recognition, Home button, iOS 11, public beta, quick lock
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