No family purchases on Face ID and Apple’s not talking about it

December 27, 2017

If you’re trying to buy an app for your kids with Face ID on the iPhone X, you probably know that you can’t. You have to put in your Apple ID credentials instead. And if you have any other iPhone with Touch ID, you at least have that authentication method at the very least.

So, what’s up with family organizer purchases — also known as Ask to Buy — getting locked out? Face ID is integrated into the entry processes for many secured apps like Facebook, banking apps and Apple Pay — and adults wouldn’t want their naughty kids coming into those accounts, right?

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