Face ID on iPhone is a secure and convenient way to unlock your iPhone and authenticate purchases, and it’s sometimes a very convenient option for quick access. For example, buying an app from the App Store is always a click away, which is why I’ve accidentally purchased some apps that I didn’t want. Don’t forget, unlike Android, Apple doesn’t offer a refund option for the first two hours. In this article, I am going to show you how to disable Face ID in the App Store, so let’s get started.
Disable Face ID to authenticate purchases in the App Store
When you set up Face ID on your iPhone, it is automatically applied to the App Store as well. This means that you can buy the free apps as well as the paid ones by simply clicking the side button, and Face ID instantly authenticates with your face. To turn this feature off, go to the Settings app, and look for the Accessibility settings. On this Settings page, tap an option side button Within the physical and motor skills section.
Turn on the switch next to “Use passcode for payments. This will disable Face ID from the App Store and anywhere else that includes payments, including in-app purchases. However, it will not affect the home screen unlocking or apps locking.
We’re not done yet, because Face ID is disabled, the App Store will ask you for your Apple ID password every time you buy something, and that includes free apps. However, we can quickly fix this by allowing free apps to be downloaded without any password or Face ID.
Open the Settings app and tap your Apple ID avatar. Search for an optioniTunes & App StoreClick on it to explore its settings.
Click Password settings Turn off the switch next to “Password request. This is it; Your iPhone is now ready. You can go ahead and purchase the apps without worrying about accidentally purchasing the apps.
Here is a side-by-side comparison of how the interface looks with Face ID enabled and disabled.
This was a quick and easy way to disable Face ID on your iPhone to authenticate App Store purchases. It’s a handy process that lets you remove Face ID authentication from purchases and makes installing free apps in one click without worrying about accidentally installing paid apps. What do you think of this method? Let me know in the comments below or connect with me on Twitter?