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It appears that Apple has introduced a secret function that allows users to intentionally disable the Touch ID feature to avoid problems in an emergency. For example, if a police officer forces you to unlock your iPhone… or if a thief wants to steal your terminal.
iOS 11 has a lot of new features for iPhone and iPad. New features that are specially designed to make our lives a little more comfortable. We at iPadizate have taken an in-depth look at all the new features in iOS 11, but we found this secret feature to be one of the best**.
To temporarily disable the Touch ID function in iOS 11, press the power button five times in succession .
This action will activate the SOS emergency calls, something we’ve known about for some time. But it also prevents the iPhone from being unlocked by the Touch ID fingerprint sensor .
In the tweet, we can read a text in English indicating that “iOS 11 will change the rules of the game for Touch ID. Press the power button 5 times quickly and open the second screen, but also force the password unlocking”.
This means that the iPhone cannot be unlocked with the Touch ID functionality if you have activated the emergency call, but in theory it will be unlocked with the password. What do you think of this feature?