How To Use Face ID On iPhone X



Face ID was presented with the announcement of the iPhone X. This new feature integrated in the latest Apple smartphone also allow to make purchases with Apple pay and access compatible apps.

The Face ID is configured at the first turn on of the iPhone, but it can be repeated at any time. Remember that Face ID works optimally when the device is held at a distance of  10 to 20 inches away from the face. To use Face ID, first, you will need to configure your device running on iOS 11:

  1. Go to Settings> Face ID and passcode.
  2. Enter the passcode, if you have one
  3. Touch Configure Face ID, then hold the device in front of your face and touch Start.
  4. Looks towards the iPhone screen and frames the face in the frame.
  5. Slowly move your head to complete the rim. If you have trouble moving your head, tap Accessibility Options.
  6. At the end of the first Face ID scanning, touch Continue.
  7. For the second time, slowly move your head to complete the circle. When done, touch Finish.


Remember that if you have not set a passcode, you will be asked to create one for use as an alternative recognition method for face recognition.

To unlock the iPhone X with your face, just lift your device or touch the display to turn it on, so you just have to watch the screen. When you notice the animation of the padlock that opens, you have to scroll up from the bottom of the screen to unlock it.

Face ID can also be used to authorize payments with Apple Pay .

  • Double-click the side button and select the card you want to use
  • Watch your iPhone X screen to authenticate yourself with Face ID.
  • Keep the top of the iPhone X near the reader.
  • Wait for the End message and a check mark to appear on the display.

Finally, Face ID can also be used to confirm purchases on iTunes and App Store, as well as to access compatible apps. The operation is always the same: look at the display to get authenticated.

For authentication, make sure the TrueDepth camera can completely frame your eyes, nose, and mouth and that it is not covered. Remember that the system works even if you wear or remove your glasses if you cut your hair or raise your beard. However, some types of sunglasses prevent Face ID from working. If you wear sunglasses designed to block certain types of light, the infrared light used by the TrueDepth camera may be blocked.

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