Apple® iPhone® - Set Up Face ID

Note Notes:

  • Face ID uses exclusive technology to create a map of your face that can then be used to unlock your iPhone or verify your identity for services (e.g., Apple Pay) or apps (e.g., My Verizon).
  • The steps below apply to the following models:
    • iPhone  XS / XS Max / XR
    • iPhone X
  • For touch ID settings for previous iPhone models, view this info


  1. From the Home screen, navigate: Settings Settings icon > Face ID & Passcode
  2. Tap Set Up Face ID then tap Get Started.
    Note The front and infared cameras activate to begin face mapping.
  3. Align your face within the crosshair lines on your iPhone screen.
  4. Follow the directions to move your face in a circle for the capturing process.
  5. Upon successful facial capture, follow the steps to set up a backup passcode.