Here’s how to unlock your iPhone 8 Plus or older generation devices with the Face ID like in iPhone X. Face ID functionality was first developed on iPhone X where the user can unlock the phone using their Face.
Other than that, iPhone 8 Plus, iPhone 8 and lower have a Touch ID where users unlock iPhone using their fingerprint scanner.
Due to the iPhone X expensive price, some of us can get chance to experience the Face ID feature, so here we cover up a jailbreak tip to get Face ID on older iPhone for free.
Is it really possible to unlock iPhone 8 Plus – 8, iPhone 7 Plus – 7 or lower with Face ID? Wondering how you can unlock your iPhone with your Face ID instead of Touch ID?
How to Enable Face ID on iPhone 8, iPhone 7 or Plus Model
Well Yes! Enabling Face ID on older iPhones [iPhone 8 Plus or lower] is possible and works very fine. In order to get Face ID on your device, you must be jailbroken running iOS 11-11.3.1-11.4 and installed a Jailbreak tweak app called “Appellancy”.
Appellancy is available in Cydia and is completely free but To get Face ID on iPhone 8 Plus or any iPhone, you need to add a Cydia Source called “Julio Verne’s Repository“.
Appellancy is jailbreak tweak that lets you unlock the device with face recognition via camera.
After installing the Cydia app called Appellancy, you can find a green app on your home screen where you have an option to configure.
Unlocking any iPhone 8 with Face ID
Now open up the Appellancy app, and start adding your face. This is not exactly like an iPhone Face ID as it uses the true depth camera system whereas Appellancy uses the images and detect from the front camera. After the settings you have done, you can now unlock your any iPhones with Face ID as well.
Appellancy is very cool tweak and it will be useful for those who want the Face ID on the Touch ID-enabled devices.
For more details, you can watch a video here;