Set up Face ID on iPhone 11 or later models

April 1, 2020

In comparison to its Touch ID fingerprint scanning, Apple's Face ID method is more secure. It gives users complete control over how to use their devices safely. So, If you are interested in trying this feature, here's how to set up Face ID on iPhone11 or later.

How to set up Face ID on iPhone 11?

The Face ID captures accurate face data of its users by projecting and analyzing over 30,000 invisible dots to create a depth map of your face and also captures an infrared image of your face. The data gets refined and updated as you continue to use Face ID. So, do you want to know to set up Face ID on iPhone 11? See below!

  1. Go to Settings.
  2. Choose Face ID & Passcode.
  3. Enter password, when prompted.
  4. Tap Setup Face ID.
  5. Tap Get Started button.
  6. Move your head in circles to complete the scan.
  7. Complete the second scan.
  8. Tap Done to finish the setup.

How to set up Face ID?

Face ID on iPhone can help you securely and conveniently unlock iPhone, authorize purchases and payments, and sign in to many third-party apps.

Face ID Passcode Entry
Face ID Passcode Entry

To set up Face ID, go to iPhone ‘Settings’ then, choose ‘Face ID & Passcode’.

Enter Your Passcode
Enter Your Passcode

When prompted for a passcode, enter it.

Set Up Face ID
Set Up Face ID

Tap ‘Set Up Face ID’.

Get Started Button
Get Started Button

Hold your device in portrait orientation, position your face in front of your device, and tap the ‘Get Started’ button to start the process.

Face ID Scan
Face ID Scan

Position your face in the Camera frame. Then, move your head in a circle to reveal all the angles of your face. Following the completion of the circle, you’ll finish the first Face ID scan, tap ‘Continue’.


Again, move your head slowly in circles to complete the second scan.

Face ID Set Up Complete
Face ID Set Up Complete

Tap the ‘Done' button.

Now, you can unlock your phone and open any app instantly just by glancing at your iPhone.

To disable Face ID, go to ‘Settings’ > ‘Face ID & Passcode’ and turn off ‘Reset Face ID’.

If there's no passcode configured, Apple requests you to create one. You can use this passcode as an alternate way to verify your identity.

You can also set up Face ID for apps that support Face ID authentication.

Why does Face ID keep saying move iPhone lower?

Face ID mainly authenticates you via TrueDepth Camera. So, it prompts you to move your iPhone a little lower to recognize and register the unique, three-dimensional features of your face.

How to add Face ID to apps iPhone 11?

Apps that support Touch ID automatically support Face ID. So, after you have finished setting up Face ID, you can use it to authenticate access to other apps.

Face ID not working on iPhone 11?

If you are wondering why is my Face ID not available on my iPhone, make sure to check the TrueDepth camera isn't covered with a screen protector or some sort of opaque covering. Clear any residue or dirt covering the TrueDepth camera.

Secondly, check Face ID settings (Settings > Face ID & Passcode). If it is enabled, the features you’re trying to use Face ID with should also be enabled.

Hope that makes sense!


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