Face ID on iOS 12 allows two different faces to unlock the same iPhone

Though it went unannounced at Apple’s WWDC 2018 keynote on Monday, the first iOS 12 beta allows two different people to register their face with Face ID on iPhone X, addressing in part one of the biggest downsides of Apple’s new biometric authentication technology.

With iOS 12, Apple has added an option in Face ID & Passcode settings labeled “Set Up an Alternate Appearance.” It’s described as an option to enroll an alternate look, one that complements the main face that’s assigned to unlock a target iPhone.

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