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iPhone X fans, Face ID won’t work for approving family purchases will make you regret the iPhone X’s lack of Touch ID

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iPhone X fans, Face ID won’t work for approving family purchases will make you regret the iPhone X’s lack of Touch ID

The iPhone X facial recognition system that has no rival on Android when it comes to security. That’s why iPhone x facial recognition Face ID can be used to authenticate Apple Pay payments and App Store purchases.

but many, iPhone X users have reported that Face ID isn’t a viable authentication method for Apple’s “Ask to Buy” feature, which lets parents give their kids and other family members the green light for iOS and downloads.. The unexpected annoyance was discovered just in time for Christmas, which is when many people find iOS devices under the tree.

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Face ID works for regular App Store purchases or other digital content from Apple’s online stores, but iPhone users trying to approve purchases for kids or other family members may find themselves having to enter passwords manually.

There’s a thread on Apple’s support forums started on November 11th, that first mentions the problem Rather, anytime one of these requests comes through, the account holder (or “family organizer”) must input his or her Apple account password, approving each purchase attempt one by one.This is annoying because users previously were able to approve purchases with the touch of a button with Touch ID devices. But because the iPhone X doesn’t have this same functionality,
that option no longer exists. And while you can use Face ID to authenticate other purchases, oddly enough, you can’t use it to authenticate purchases made … in the
App Store (unless you make them yourself).

I’m sure that after I set up my iPhone X last weekend, I was able to approve family purchase requests with Face ID. Now, for every request I get (and with 3 kids I get lots of them!) I’m being forced to type in my Apple ID password, which is frustrating given how complicated they have to be these days to be considered secure.

I’ve checked every setting I can find, turned relevant settings off and back on, and even removed the Apple ID from my phone entirely and set it back up again. But sadly, it still wants me to type in the full password. Interestingly, it still lets me use Touch ID on my iPad to approve, so it seems to be specific to the iPhone
X/Face ID combo.

Others have observed the same behavior, which seems to be intentional on Apple’s part. Apple, meanwhile, has not explained its thinking.

One possible explanation may be that Apple is trying to prevent children from approving purchases using the iPhone X of their parents, as kids can “hack” Face ID and unlock these devices.

You can approve purchases for family members using your Apple ID password, but that’ll definitely be annoying, especially if you’

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