Wednesday, December 6, 2017

Passcode Lock iPhone even with TouchID Enabled

I found a way to force lock iPhone that has TouchID enabled. If done as below, then the phone requires passcode to unlock even when TouchID is configured to unlock the device.
1. Enable AssistiveTouch from Accessibility.
2. And under AssistiveTouch->Custom Actions, say for Long Press set it to SOS.

Now when we need to passphrase lock, long press the assistive touch button, which will dial the emergency SOS number. Cancel the call immediately and the phone gets locked. The only problem is that it makes the emergency sound when dialling.

Or second option is to press the unlock button and tap the wrong finger five times and the phone will lock itself. Whichever is easy works. Now how would the second option work with FaceID?