How to Add Face Id to iPhone

Charlotte Daniels

iPhone, Tutorials

Adding Face ID to your iPhone is a convenient and secure way to unlock your device and authenticate various actions. With just a glance, you can access your phone without the need for any passcodes or fingerprints.

In this tutorial, we will guide you through the steps to enable Face ID on your iPhone. Let’s get started!

Step 1: Check Device Compatibility

Before proceeding, ensure that your iPhone model supports Face ID. Currently, Face ID is available on the following devices:

  • iPhone X
  • iPhone XS
  • iPhone XS Max
  • iPhone XR
  • iPhone 11
  • iPhone 11 Pro
  • iPhone 11 Pro Max
  • iPhone SE (2nd generation)

If you own one of these devices, you’re ready to proceed.

Step 2: Access Face ID Settings

To add Face ID to your iPhone, follow these simple steps:

  1. Open the Settings app: Locate the Settings app on your home screen and tap on it. The app icon resembles gears.
  2. Settings App Icon

    Note: The icon may vary slightly depending on the version of iOS you are using.

    1. Navigate to Face ID & Passcode: In the Settings app, scroll down and find the ‘Face ID & Passcode’ option.

      Tap on it to proceed.

    2. Face ID & Passcode Settings

    1. Authenticate using your passcode: You may be prompted to enter your device passcode to access the Face ID settings. Enter your passcode and proceed.

Step 3: Enroll Your Face

Now that you have accessed the Face ID settings, it’s time to enroll your face. Follow these steps:

  1. Tap on ‘Set Up Face ID’: In the Face ID settings, locate the ‘Set Up Face ID’ option and tap on it.
  2. Set Up Face ID

    Note: If you have already set up Face ID in the past and wish to reconfigure it, you can tap on ‘Reset Face ID’ instead.

  3. Position your face within the frame: Hold your iPhone in front of your face at a comfortable distance. Follow the on-screen instructions to position your face within the provided frame.
  4. Position Your Face

    Note: Make sure to keep your face within the frame and follow any additional prompts that appear during the process.

  5. Move your head slightly: To capture your face from different angles, slowly move your head in a circular motion. This helps improve Face ID accuracy.
  6. Move Your Head

  7. Complete the setup: Once you have moved your head as instructed, the enrollment process is complete. You will see a confirmation message on the screen.

Step 4: Test Face ID

After setting up Face ID, it’s essential to test if it’s working correctly. Here’s how:

  1. Lock your iPhone: Press the power button on the side of your iPhone to lock it.
  2. Lock Your iPhone

    Note: Ensure that ‘Require Attention for Face ID’ is enabled in the Face ID settings for better security.

  3. Wake up your iPhone: Raise or tap the screen of your locked iPhone to wake it up.
  4. Wake Up Your iPhone

  5. Gently glance at your iPhone: Look directly at the front-facing camera of your device and keep it within view. If Face ID recognizes you, it will unlock automatically.

Congratulations! You have successfully added and set up Face ID on your iPhone. Now you can enjoy the convenience and security of unlocking your device with just a glance!

Note: In case Face ID fails to recognize you or you experience any issues during setup or usage, you can refer to Apple’s official support documentation or contact their customer support for further assistance.

That’s it for this tutorial! We hope you found it helpful.

Feel free to explore other exciting features and functionalities of your iPhone. Stay tuned for more informative tutorials!

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