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Approve Family Purchases

In iOS 11.3, You Can Use Face ID to Approve Family Purchases

Apple's Software
January 30, 2018

You’ll soon be able to use Face ID to approve family purchases on your iPhone X. The new option arrives later this year when iOS 11.3 is released to the public.

As 9to5Mac first noted, in the first iOS 11.3 beta, Apple has finally added the ability for parents to use Face ID to approve family purchases.

During testing, you’ll be asked to enter your password the first time a family purchase has been requested. Thereafter, the system will ask you whether to use Face ID for future purchases.


Apple introduced the first iOS 11.3 beta last week. The first public version should be released this spring. Besides offering Face ID for family purchases, the update includes four animoji, battery monitors for older iOS devices, new AR experiences, and more.