New iOS 11.3 feature allows parent's family purchase approval with Face ID

The first public beta of the upcoming iOS 11.3 update is the gift that keeps on giving when it comes to digging for new features. We already previewed the laundry list, including new Animoji characters, and Messages for iCloud, but there is another thing that popped up, and will be thoroughly appreciated by iPhone X owners with family accounts.

In iOS 11.3, the ability to approve family purchases with Face ID will be included, possibly by popular demand, as until now you always had to enter your long password to grant purchase authorization, as the iPhone X has no stinking Touch ID to speak of which can be used on lesser iPhones without a problem. 

Granted, you still have to provide your password the first time your kid wants to grab something off iTunes, but now the iPhone X will ask you if you want to enable Face ID for subsequent purchases, and you can say yes, saving yourself the thumb gymnastics the next time your kid starts buying games with your face while you are sleeping on the couch.

source: 9to5Mac 

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iPhone X
  • Display 5.8" 1125 x 2436 pixels
  • Camera 12 MP / 7 MP front
  • Processor Apple A11 Bionic, Hexa-core, 2390 MHz
  • Storage 256 GB
  • Battery 2716 mAh(21h 3G talk time)



1. cmdacos

Posts: 4266; Member since: Nov 01, 2016

This will make it easier for kids to self approve their purchase when face id allows them access, lol, thanks Apple.

2. submar

Posts: 713; Member since: Sep 19, 2014

I remembered a case of a kid unlocked his mom's iPhone X with his face.

3. cmdacos

Posts: 4266; Member since: Nov 01, 2016

There has been a couple. Mother daughter in Canada too

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