Apple® iPad® - Add Additional Fingerprints

Caution For the fingerprint scanner to operate, hands must be clean and free of moisture, dirt, oil, lotion, dyes, etc. If your phone is not able to capture your fingerprint, view this info.

Note Notes:

  • The steps below apply to the following models:
    • iPad Pro
    • iPad (5th generation and later)
    • iPad Air 2
    • iPad mini 3 or later
  • To identify your iPad model, view this info.


  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. If prompted with an "Adjust Your Grip" screen, tap Continue and follow the instructions.
  6. When prompted with setup is complete, tap Continue.


Related Topic: Remove Saved Fingerprints