iOS 11 allows you to disable touch id in hostile situations

Apple has introduced the feature of disabling touch id on iOS 11 devices by pressing the power button on devices five times.

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Apple has been pushing Developer's Beta updates for iOS 11 and just a few days back the sixth update was provided to users registered under the developer's program for Apple's latest mobile OS.

iOS 11 allows you to disable touch id in hostile situations

Lately, developers and enthusiasts have been busy digging out the latest features of the OS. Subsequently, a new trait of iOS 11 has been stumbled upon which ensures better security for users by allowing them to disable the touch id. All that needs to be done to disable the touch id is pressing the power button five times. The touch id lays waste by following the step. It also offers an option to users to call an emergency contact or 911 in the US. The touch id remains disabled until the user enters the correct passcode.

The feature has been incorporated to prevent forceful access to the phone by potential privacy intruders. This new feature is a recipe susceptible to controversies. Only last year Apple refused to help law enforcement agency-FBI unlock an iPhone 5c which belonged to a terrorist. Apple had clarified that in order to meet government's request to unlock the device a new version of iOS had to be brought to life. The tech giant was concerned that if the OS went into wrong hands it might threaten the security of iPhone users globally.

However, FBI was able the unlock the device successfully. It's presumable that Apple wants to prevent even law enforcements from unlocking its consumer's devices. The feature is pretty important since all it takes for an intruder to barge into user's privacy is the touch of a finger.


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