The interesting part is that the phone's security was set up by her Face ID.
Uploaded by Attaullah Malik on YouTube, the 41-second clip shows his 10-year-old son unlocking Face ID on an iPhone X which was configured to accept the mother's face. However, the company explicitly admitted that the chances of breaking Face ID security increase with siblings, twins, and children under the age of 13, by publishing a security white paper.
On this matter, Apple said that kids under 13 have a better chance of fooling the Face ID due to their underdeveloped distinct facial features.
This is what a new video shows that features Sana Sherwani and her kid Ammar Malik.
In the video, you can see the mother explaining that despite setting up the facial recognition feature for herself, her son was able to pick up the device and unlock it himself.
Attaullah Malik, the husband of Sherwani, pointed out some flaws in a LinkedIn post that led his son to unlock the iPhone X of his wife. He doesn't fall under the "twins" exception and has a big age difference compared to my wife.
If in case Face ID doesn't recognise a face, it presents a passcode input to users. For additional protection, Face ID allows only five unsuccessful match attempts before a passcode is required to obtain access to your iPhone.
Attaulah Malik, Ammar's father shared this story on Youtube and LinkedIn as well, where he acknowledged that his son's face can not always unlock his mother's phone, as reported by Wired.
While cases like this one might not be that common, it seems family members with similar facial structure could circumvent the privacy of their loved ones by fooling the Face ID tech. According to the reports the screens of the iPhone X were being unresponsive and inaccurate whenever the weather was cold and this required users to lock and unlock the phone in order to use it.
Now, hackers at Vietnamese cybersecurity firm Bkav say that the biometric security feature is less secure than Apple has suggested - and claimed to have fooled it with a mask made from $150 (£114) in supplies.