iPhone X is here and the biggest selling point or highlight of the device, apart from the edge-to-edge display is Face ID. The company has made big changes design-wise to the smartphone and completely removed the Home button and the Touch ID along with it, only to replace it with Face ID. Since it is a new feature, we are going to look at how you can setup and use Face ID on iPhone X in this article.

According to Apple, the Face ID is much more secure than the Touch ID feature and claims that the odds that someone else will unlock your smartphone through Face ID using near-matching facial features is 1 in a million compared to Touch ID’s 1 in 50,000. Moreover, it can also be used in various lightning conditions, including dark rooms. The release of the new iPhone X is just around the corner and many will be wondering on how to setup Face ID on their phone and if you are one of them, this is the guide just for you.

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How to Setup Face ID on iPhone X?

  1. Open the Settings app on your iPhone X.
  2. Next, you need to select Face ID and Passcode option.
  3. Now, tap on the Enroll Face option.
  4. Finally, tap on the Get Started button to begin the process.

Completing the above steps will activate the front camera and infrared sensor on your phone. This will then show a circle on the screen surrounded with lines that you have to align your face with. So, move your head in a circle to let the software capture your facial features perfectly. As you move your face, you will see the grey lines surrounding the circle turn green.

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As soon as your face has been successfully captured, you will be asked to setup a backup passcode, so follow the steps carefully to get that done as well. You have now successfully competed the Face ID setup process on your iPhone X and the next time you unlock your phone, you will use your facial features to do it.

How to Unlock Your iPhone X with Face ID?

To begin, wake the iPhone either by picking it up (if you’ve enabled raise to wake feature through Settings > Display & Brightness > Raise) or by pressing the Side button. Now, all you have to do is look directly at the device, with your eyes open. The padlock icon will appear upon successfully unlocking the device and you can now go to the homescreen using the simple swipe up gesture.

This is how you can setup Face ID on iPhone X and unlock your smartphone with it. If you liked this article, then share it with your friends as well and also make sure to check out some of the other tutorials on using the iPhone X on our website as well.


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