iPhone X Face ID security trick.

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  1. hugodrax macrumors 6502a

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    You hear about forced unlock for face ID but I figured out a trick that seems to work well. I created my face ID with a specific facial gesture that seems to work well. If I just look into the camera it will not unlock, but if I do the specific gesture it works great. It does not add any extra time or effort to the process but it does add a nice level of security to the Face ID unlock process.

    So if you want to add an extra level of security, dont just stare into the screen when making your face ID profile.
     
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    Interesting for normal use, I suppose, but I don't see how that is related to a forced unlock?
    Wouldn't you still be forced to unlock your Phone?
     
  4. Mlrollin91 macrumors G5

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    The Court has ruled that they cannot force you to enter your passcode, so if you are being pulled over and believe you might be suspect to arrest, click your lock button 5 times rapidly, it will disable Face ID until you re-enter your passcode.
     
  5. Phone Junky macrumors 65816

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    I live a pretty straight-laced life. Not too concerned with being forced to unlock my phone.
     
  6. ROLLTIDE1, Oct 3, 2018
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    Great info and you should never trust blue isis. Always record the police !
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    They could always plant stuff on your phone or use data on your phone to jam you up
     
  7. hugodrax thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Unfortunately my life is not so straight laced :( I have to travel to some shady places every year due to my job. At least now if I was subject to capture and the phone was found somewhere in the vehicle I can claim its not my phone when it does not unlock with my face. I do got 4 years left before I can retire and live a very low key quiet life and not worry about such things. :)
     
  8. Packers1958 macrumors 65816

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    Police already have equipment to hack your passcode.
     
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  10. ZEEN0j macrumors 65816

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    You can disable usb-accessories in passcode settings so brute forcing passcodes doesn't work
     
  11. Packers1958 macrumors 65816

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    Only goes into effect after your phone has been locked for 1 hour or more.
     
  12. BasicGreatGuy Contributor

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    You can always wipe the phone. It doesn't take but just a few seconds to initiate the process.
     
  13. Relentless Power macrumors Penryn

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    Indeed a very interesting added security layer, this would also create a differential for those who might have a twin as an example, if the individual uses a specific facial gesture when programming Face ID, that would make it more difficult to unlock even with somebody with similar facial features.
     
  14. Steve686 macrumors 68040

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    I wonder how many people will 5 click.
     
  15. ZEEN0j macrumors 65816

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    You can also just hold one of the volume buttons and the side button until it vibrates (squeeze the phone)
     
  16. alexcue macrumors 6502

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    That works a lot better! Thanks
     
  17. C DM macrumors Sandy Bridge

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    Those type of things are at least somewhat device-depended: https://forums.macrumors.com/threads/public-service-announcement.2144863/
     
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