How to quickly display the passcode keypad on iPhone X.
Face ID is, for the most part, a fast and reliable way you can use to unlock your iPhone X, especially after you have “trained” it to recognize your face from different angles. There are still certain situations where you have to retreat to using the keypad to unlock your iPhone X via passcode. Maybe because your face is covered or because the TrueDepth camera can’t see your face.
Whatever the reason may be, the few seconds between the time you swipe to unlock your iPhone X and the time it takes to display the keypad seem like an eternity. Luckily, there is a simple gesture you can make to make the passcode keypad come up almost instantly.
How to quickly display the passcode keypad on iPhone X
The trick you can use to quickly unlock your iPhone X using the passcode keypad is to first swipe upwards like you want to unlock your iPhone X. If your iPhone cannot recognize your face, you will see the words “Face ID” in the middle of the screen. Instead of waiting for a few seconds for the passcode keypad to be displayed, simply tap on the “Face ID” in the middle of the screen. This will make the passcode display instantly on the screen of your iPhone X. Now, you can enter your iPhone X passcode.
You might actually argue that 3 seconds isn’t very much to wait for the passcode keypad to be displayed on your iPhone X screen but when you are in a hurry and you need to unlock your device instantly, these 3 seconds can make a difference. Besides, if you are just as impatient as I am, and you believe in the basic principle that you do not have to wait on technology to work for you, this trick sure will be of help.
As a side note, eagle-eyed readers may have noticed that I use a 4-digit passcode, which I really would not recommend you do, but use anyway out of convenience.I know, I know, I should use a 6-digit passcode or an even stronger one.
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