How to Disable Face ID on App Store Purchases?.
Face ID on iPhone is a secure and convenient method of authentication, sometimes too convenient. For example, buying an app from the App Store is just a click away and I accidentally bought some apps that I don’t need. Don’t forget that unlike Android, Apple doesn’t show a money back option within the first 2 hours. In this article, I’ll show you how to turn off Face ID in the App Store. Let’s start.
Disable Face ID in the App Store
When you set up Face ID on your iPhone, it automatically applies to the App Store as well. This means you can buy both free and paid apps just by pressing the side button and Face ID is instantly authenticated with your face. To disable this feature, go to the Settings app and search for Accessibility Settings. On this Settings page, tap the Side Button option under Physical & Motor.
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Turn on the toggle next to Use Access Code for Payments. This will disable Face ID on the App Store and anywhere else where payments are used, including in-app purchases. However, this will NOT affect your home screen lock or app lock.
We’re not done yet, as Face ID is disabled, the App Store will ask for your Apple ID password every time you buy something, including free apps. However, we can fix this quickly by allowing free app downloads without a password or Face ID.
Open the Settings app and tap your Apple ID avatar. Find the “iTunes & App Store” option and click to explore its settings.
Tap Password Settings and set the switch next to Require Password to OFF. This is it; your iPhone is now ready. You can go ahead and buy apps without worrying about accidentally purchasing apps.
Here’s a side-by-side comparison of what the interface looks like with Face ID turned on and off.
It was a quick and easy way to disable Face ID on your iPhone for App Store purchases. It’s a handy feature that lets you remove Face ID authentication from purchases and lets you install free apps with a tap. What do you think of this method? Let me know in the comments below or tweet me?
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