IOS 11 has new feature to disable Touch ID

iOS 11 brings better multi-tasking as well as a dock to the iPad Pro, and even better markup with the Apple Pencil across different apps. By preventing that from being possible, iOS 11's new cop button isn't so much about calling the cops as it is about stopping them in their tracks.

Apple's upcoming iOS 11 has a feature that lets you quickly disable the iPhone's Touch ID fingerprint scanner, forcing you to use a passphrase to get into the phone. The touch id lays waste by following the step. The most popular example of this was with the Federal Bureau of Investigation demanding Apple to unlock the iPhone 5C of the San Bernardino shooter. The police, in many cases, have legal means at their disposal to access locked devices. Selecting the SOS option opens a second page with an Emergency button, and a field to enter the passcode to enable Touch ID.

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Rapidly pressing the Home button five times will bring up an SOS button.

The method provides users with a far more discrete way of temporarily locking out an iPhone, which would come in handy if you ever found yourself in a situation where you're forced to unlock the device by a police officer.

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The release date of iOS 11 is now unknown, but Apple did terminate code support for iOS 10.3.2 just last week. The latest developer and public beta versions of the operating system became available earlier this week.

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iOS 11 is approaching completion with the full release expected around a month from now. Drag and drop file transfers is one of the biggest features that's said to be included with iOS 11. Tapping the lock button five times to access the SOS screen or opening a Medical ID will cause the iPhone or iPad to temporarily reject all Touch ID attempts, requiring a passcode to unlock.