Worrying about lates #German investigation on Phones using #Fingerprint and other biometrics?
You do not need to deactivate it. Using iOS: the PIN will be necessary after a certain time. Additionally, you can and should disable biometrics in these situations, in public sleeping like Motels etc.
Press power and volume down and then click "cancel" to temporarily deactivate #FaceID
There are also Apple provided shortcuts like "Hey Siri, I'm pulled over by police" - and all devices get locked, voice recording enabled etc. It's all there. Just use it!
@tobi When the authorities want you to unlock your device, there is not much of an opportunity. Happened in Germany recently…
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Fingerprint usage is 100 years old tech. If you are drug-dealing, don't do and if your devices are that open, you deserve no better.
Reference (german): https://www.heise.de/news/Landgericht-erlaubt-Handy-Entsperrung-durch-erzwungenen-Fingerabdruck-7542934.html