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 a Home screen, navigate: Settings Settings icon > Touch ID & Passcode.
  2. Enter your passcode then tap Add a Fingerprint.
    Note A maximum of 5 fingerprints can be added.
  3. Place your finger over the Home button then follow on-screen prompts to capture your fingerprint.
  4. When prompted with the setup is complete, tap Continue.


Note Notes:

  • To edit a saved fingerprint name, tap the fingerprint name, update the info then tap Done.
  • For additional info about Touch ID and check out this Apple Support page.


Related Topic: Remove Saved Fingerprints