Safari on iOS 17 comes with a number of useful features including Safari Profiles, faster search results, enhanced private browsing, the option to change the search engine for private browsing, and a lot more. When you install the beta versions of iOS 17 and iPadOS 17, the Face ID Authentication feature for private browsing sessions in Safari is automatically enabled.
If you are someone who usually prefers to browse in Private mode and finds the constant authentication prompts to be bothersome, you might want to disable this new security feature that comes with Safari in iOS 17.
If you are looking to disable this feature, then you will find this guide to be helpful. In this guide, you will get to know how to disable Face ID Authentication for Private Browsing in Safari.
How to disable Face ID Authentication for Private Browsing in Safari
If you’ve got any tabs open in Private Mode and subsequently decide to switch to regular browsing or exit the current session, once you return to the private browsing mode, Safari will prompt you with an authentication screen. You’ll have to unlock it to continue browsing.
This is a useful feature. Suppose someone is holding your iPhone or iPad, they still will not be able to view the tabs opened in Private Mode in Safari. However, if you wish to disable authentication for Private Browsing in Safari, it is possible.
If your iPhone or iPad has been running on iOS 17 or iPadOS 17 respectively, you might notice new changes in Safari, including the Face ID authentication for private browsing. Here are the steps you need to follow to turn off this feature –
- Open Settings on your iPhone or iPad
- Scroll down and then select Safari
- Scroll down to the “Privacy and Security” section and then turn off the toggle for Require Face ID to Unlock Private Browsing
- This will disable Face ID Authentication for Private Browsing in Safari
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