How to quickly and temporarily disable Face ID & Touch ID on iPhone and iPad

  • Turn out there’s a simple way to disable Touch ID or Face ID on both iPhone and iPad.
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Do you need to quickly disable Face ID or Touch ID on your iPhone? Well, here’s how you can do it.


Here’s how to temporarily disable Face ID & Touch ID in an instant

On iPhone with Face ID:

1) Press and hold Side Button (Power Button) together with Volume Up button for 5 seconds.

2) Release both buttons when you see “Medical ID” and “Emergency SOS” button.

3) Tap on “X” to cancel the action.

Your iPhone with Face ID will have the Face ID disabled and require you / someone else to key in the passcode to unlock the device.


On iPhone with Touch ID:

1) Press the Power button quickly for 5 times until you see “Medical ID” and “Emergency SOS” button.

2) Tap on “X” to cancel the action.

Your iPhone with Touch ID will have the Touch ID disabled and require you / someone else to key in the passcode to unlock the device.


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