In case required, you can disable Touch ID on iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus and make them ask for a passcode. Let us go ahead and take a look at the actual steps to Disable Touch ID on iPhone 8 or iPhone 8 Plus.
Disable Touch ID on iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus
What happens if someone tries to force you to unlock your iPhone using Touch ID or you have an accident opening up possibilities of someone using your fingerprints to gain unauthorized access into your iPhone.
Apple has addressed this issue by incorporating an Emergency SOS feature in iPhone, which can instantly disable Touch ID on the iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus, in case it becomes necessary to do so.
Once the Emergency SOS Mode is activated on your device, it immediately shuts down the biometrics feature on your iPhone and totally disables Touch ID Mode of activating iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus.
After this point, your iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus can only be unlocked using your Lock Screen Passcode.
Steps to Disable Touch ID on iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus
The Emergency SOS feature is enabled by default on iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus and it only takes a single step to activate the Emergency SOS Mode on your iPhone
1. Press any two Side buttons on your iPhone and hold them for a little while. The two side buttons can either be Power + Volume Down buttons or Power + Volume Up buttons (See image below)
2. You will immediately see iPhone 8 or iPhone 8 Plus going into SOS Mode and this will immediately disable Touch ID mode on your iPhone (See image below).
3. To go to the home screen, tap on the Cancel Button (See image above)