Face ID is a whole new way developed by Apple to unlock iPhones, including iPhone X, XR, XS, XS Max, 11, 11 Pro, 11 Pro Mac and iPad Pro. When it officially became a part of iOS security features, most people saw it as the most effective way to protect the device and data on it. But in recent times, certain iPhone X users have reported that they are unable to access their devices due to a problem with Face ID authentication.
If you’ve been locked out of your iPhone due to failed Face ID authentication, don’t worry. In this guide we are going to look at this problem and offer you practical solutions to unlock your iPhone X without Face ID.
If you are unable to access your iPhone X due to a malfunctioning Face ID, and you have forgotten your iPhone passcode at the same time, the best way to unlock the device is to use a third-party unlocking tool called FoneGeek iPhone Passcode Unlocker. With this tool you can easily unlock your iPhone X without passcode or Face ID. The following are some of the features that make it the best solution:
Step 1: Install FoneGeek iPhone Unlocker on your computer and then launch the program. In the main window, choose the option of "Unlock Screen Passcode" and then click on "Start".
Step 2: Click "Next" and connect your iPhone X to your computer using USB cable, then wait for the program to detect the device.
If not, you can follow the on-screen steps to put your iPhone into DFU mode or Recovery mode to get it detected.
Step 3: Now you’ll be asked to download the corresponding firmware package. Just click on "Download" and the necessary firmware for the device will be downloaded.
Step 4: When the firmware package has been downloaded to your computer, click on "Start Unlock" to begin unlocking your iPhone X without Face ID.
The process will take a few minutes. Please keep your iPhone connected during the unlocking process. The device will restart when the process is done.
You can also unlock iPhone X/XR/XS with the passcode instead of Face ID when you can’t get Face ID work. Here’s how to do it:
You can also try to bypass some of the iPhone X Face ID problems by hard rebooting the device. Here’s how to reboot the device:
Putting iPhone X into recovery mode and restoring it in iTunes is another great way to fix a Face ID that is malfunctioning. Here’s how to do it:
When the process is complete, you should be able to unlock your iPhone X without Face ID or a Passcode.
If you don’t use Face ID, there are certain nice features that you will lose. The following are just some of them:
When you are unable to authenticate Face ID, you may be unable to unlock your iPhone and therefore be unable to use the device. The solutions above are all designed to help you bypass this problem and get Face ID working normally again or use a different authentication method like a passcode. Choose a method you can trust and follow the simple steps to implement it. Don’t hesitate to share your thoughts or any questions you may have on this topic or any other iOS related issue and we’ll do our best to try and help you out in any way we can.
Joan J. Mims is interested in researching all tips about iPhone, iPad and Android. He loves to share useful ideas with all users.