How to Disable Face ID For Specific Apps on iPhone

Disable Face ID For Specific Apps on iPhone
Disable Face ID For Specific Apps on iPhone

Apple’s iPhone X was the turning point for Apple, the way we were using iPhone before iPhone X, without Top-Notch display, TrueDepth Camera, Face ID, etc. But now, we have a series of options to choose from, with the same but more advanced hardware and software features. Talking about the hardware improvements, the iPhone X or later series uses the TrueDepth camera for Face ID, and genuinely the new invention of Apple is succeeded. You can lock/unlock any app that supports Face ID, on iPhone X, say the Biometrics are fully customizable. If you don’t want to use Face ID, then disable it or limit it to specific apps.

Due to some or other reasons, if you want to disable Face ID for specific apps on iPhone, here’s the quick guide. However, the Face ID is a great option to quickly access banking apps, or these days nothing is more crucial than our social media apps. Once the Face ID is disabled, there will be no security to that app, neither Face ID nor Passcode. That app can be accessed by anyone without any need for Biometrics.

Disable Face ID For Specific Apps on iPhone

1→ Open the Settings app on your iPhone > Scroll & Tap on Face ID & Passcode.

Face ID & Passcode or Touch ID & Passcode on iPhone settings app
Face ID & Passcode or Touch ID & Passcode on iPhone settings app

2→ To Verify Your Identity, Enter the iPhone’s Passcode. Go to the last option, Other Apps under USE FACE ID FOR.

Other Apps on Face ID & Passcode on iPhone
Other Apps on Face ID & Passcode on iPhone


3→ The very next screen will show the apps that you want to lock/unlock with Face ID.

Toggle Off the app for which you want to disable Face ID.

Turn off Face ID for Individual app on iPhone settings
Turn off Face ID for Individual app on iPhone settings


Close the app.

That’s it! if you are looking for the solution of Download Free app from the app store without Face ID or Apple ID password.

Disable Password for Download Free Apps from App Store

1→ Open the Settings app on your iPhone > Scroll & Tap on Face ID & Passcode.

Face ID & Passcode or Touch ID & Passcode on iPhone settings app
Face ID & Passcode or Touch ID & Passcode on iPhone settings app

To verify your identity, enter the iPhone’s passcode

Disable Face ID for iTunes & App Store.

Disable Face ID for iTunes and App Store
Disable Face ID for iTunes and App Store

Now, Go back and Disable the Password Required for downloading the free apps from the app store.

Open Settings app on iPhone > iTunes & App Store.

iTunes & App Store on iPhone settings
iTunes & App Store on iPhone settings

Next, Tap on Password Settings > Under Free Download section, Turn off Require Password toggle.

Password Settings for Turn off Require Password on Free Downloads
Password Settings for Turn off Require Password on Free Downloads

That’s it.

Certainly, not all the apps support PIN unless it is Banking App or some private app, so if the app doesn’t have inbuilt PIN support, then there is no way to add the only a password to the app, for instance, WhatsApp, Facebook, etc.

What do you think, will this help? Since removing Face ID from the apps, directly eliminates your control and privacy from that app. Besides, there is no way to add new Face ID by wearing Mask, as the iPhone will say “Try removing anything that may be covering your face”.

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