It all comes down to contradictory laws on passwords and biometric security systems. Motherboard that his company recommends that when police are dealing with an iPhone X or newer model, “don’t look at the screen.” required a suspect to unlock their own phone with Face ID. Take Face ID out of the equation Performing a reset takes just a few seconds. Press and release the volume-up button, then do the same to the volume down button. Next, press and hold the right-side button until the iPhone resets — under 10 seconds. However, this can’t guarantee that iPhone unlockers like GrayKey can’t be used. But Apple is doing it’s best to prevent that.