Apple® iPhone® - Set Up Face ID

Note Notes:

  • Face ID lets you securely unlock your iPhone, authenticate purchases, sign in to apps and more with just a glance. 
  • The steps below apply to the iPhone X models and later. 
  • For touch ID settings for previous iPhone models, view this info


  1. From a Home screen, navigate: Settings Settings icon > Face ID & Passcode
    Note If prompted, enter your passcode.
  2. Tap Set Up Face ID then tap Get Started.
    Note The front and infrared 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, tap Done.
    Note If prompted, follow the steps to set up a backup passcode.