Apple® iPad® - Turn Face ID On / Off

Note Notes:

  • Face ID uses exclusive technology to create a map of your face that can then be used to unlock your iPad or verify your identity for services (e.g., Apple Pay) or apps (e.g., My Verizon).
  • For Touch ID settings for previous iPad models, view this info.


  1. From a Home screen, tap Settings Settings icon.
  2. Tap Face ID & Passcode.
  3. If prompted, enter your passcode.
  4. For the following, tap the switch(es) to turn on Switch On or off Switch Off:
    • iPad Lock (use facial recognition to unlock device)
    • Apple Pay (use facial recognition to authorize purchases)
    • iTunes & App Store (use facial recognition to authorize App, iTunes, iBook, etc. purchases)