If you’re using an Apple mobile device manufactured since 2017, it has likely ditched Touch ID in favor of Face ID. Here’s what you need to know about the latest Apple biometric security product.
Apple made a big change when it released the iPhone X: It ditched Touch ID fingerprint security for a new face-based biometric sign-on tool called Face ID. The fingerprint scanner on most post-iPhone X Apple products is gone, and in its place is a new camera array capable of capturing a face map that is, according to Apple, 20 times less likely to be hacked than a Touch ID fingerprint.
Face ID could bring us into a whole new age of biometric technology, but it isn’t without its critics. Fans of Touch ID and privacy advocates have been critical of Face ID, but like it or not, it’s now part of Apple’s ecosystem.
TechRepublic’s cheat sheet about Face ID is an introduction to Apple’s new form of biometric security. This Face ID guide will be updated periodically. This article is also available as a download, Apple’s Face ID: Cheat sheet (free PDF).
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