Is Face ID a requirement, or an option?

Is Face ID an absolute requirement for an iPhone X, or is it just one of several options available?

(Yes, I know this is what Apple wants you to use. The question is, do they force you to use it?)


Is there an option to unlock the iphone X by using a 4- or 6-digit passcode?


I can easily imagine while driving, handing my phone to my spouse and asking her to play a song, open an app, etc. and the last thing I'm going to want is to have her stick the phone in my face while driving so it can decide if I'm me or not (not exactly a safe practice).

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it is not necessary and if she knows your code you can use Face ID. She would just need to choose to skip that step.

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