Apple® iPhone® - Set Up Touch ID

Note The steps below apply to the following models:

  • iPhone 8 / 8 Plus
  • iPhone 7 / 7 Plus
  • iPhone SE
  • iPhone 6 / 6 Plus / 6s / 6s Plus
  • iPhone 5s


Caution For the fingerprint scanner to operate, hands must be clean and free of moisture, dirt, oil, lotion, dyes, etc.

  1. From the Home screen, navigate: Settings Settings icon > Touch ID & Passcode.
  2. Enter your passcode.
  3. Tap Add a Fingerprint.
    Note A maximum of 5 fingerprints can be added.
  4. Place finger over the Home button then follow on-screen prompts to capture fingerprint.
    Note Don't click the Home button during scan. If you receive the 'Oops...' prompt tap Continue.
  5. When prompted with setup is complete, tap Continue.


Note Notes:

  • To edit a saved fingerprint name, tap the fingerprint name, update the info then tap Done.
  • For more help with Touch ID and info on device compatibility, check out the Apple Support page.


Related Topic: Remove Saved Fingerprints