Face ID on iPhone is a safe and convenient method of authentication, sometimes too convenient. For example, buying apps from the App Store is just one click away, and I accidentally bought some apps that I didn’t want. Not to forget, unlike Android, Apple does not display a refund option for the first 2 hours. In this article, I will show you how to disable Face ID in the App Store. Let’s get started.
Disable Face ID on the App Store
When you set up Face ID on your iPhone, it automatically applies to the App Store too. This means that you can buy free and paid apps by just clicking the side button, and Face ID is instantly authenticated with Your Face. To turn off this feature, navigate to the Settings app, and find Accessibility Settings. On this settings page, tap on the Side button option under the Physical and Motor section.
Turn on the Switch next to “Use Passcode for Payment”. This will disable Face ID from the App Store and other places that involve payments, including in-app purchases. However, it will NOT affect your Home Screen Lock or app lock.
We’re not done yet, because Face ID is disabled, the App Store will ask for your Apple ID password every time you buy something, and that includes free apps. However, we were able to fix this quickly by allowing free apps to be downloaded without a password or Face ID.
Open the Settings app and tap on your Apple ID Avatar. Find the “iTunes & App Store” option and tap it to explore its settings.
Tap on Password Settings and turn off the switch next to “Require Password“. There she is; Your iPhone is now ready. You can go ahead and purchase apps without worrying about accidentally buying apps.
Here’s a side-by-side comparison of the interface with Face ID turned on and off.
This is a quick and easy way to disable Face ID on your iPhone for App Store purchases. This is a handy feature that allows you to remove Face ID authentication from purchases and install free apps with a single tap.