19 Aug iOS 11 Features “Cop Button” That Protects Your Privacy
Referred to as a “cop button”, iOS now has a feature that allows the user to quickly disable TouchID, protecting the data in the phone from sudden unwelcome inspections.
Twitter user @alt_kia revealed that a second screen can be opened by quickly pressing the power button 5 times. This method can also be used for emergency calls.
TouchID has been regarded as a legal gray area, which the new iOS update seems to have addressed. While authorities can ask users to unlock their phone via fingerprint, passwords cannot be used as it is protected by law.