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Apple’s ‘cop button’ won’t keep your iPhone safe from the police

Whether you’re the San Bernardino shooter or a legal immigrant crossing the border, law enforcement officials in the US might want to inspect the contents of your iPhone. An upcoming feature in iOS 11 might let you disable Touch ID so your device can’t be unlocked with your fingerprint – but as it turns out, that might not be as useful as you think. The new setting, found in a public beta of iOS 11, temporarily disables Touch ID and lets you tap the screen to dial 911 after you’ve hit the power button quickly five times.
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