How to Make Use of the Face ID Feature on iPhone X

Here are a few simple step-by-step instructions on how to use all the possibilities on new iPhone function to the full extent: unlock the device, make purchases and so on.

Enable Face ID on an iPhone X

setting up face id

Installing face identification is a pretty simple process. Right before doing it, ensure that nothing covers the True Depth camera, and your face is clearly seen. Face identification technology can detect glasses, sunglasses, contact lenses, make-up, etc. Place your face at about the length of your arm from the phone or so.

The installation process requires a few plain steps:

  1. Settings → then Face identification and Passcode. Enter the passcode if needed.
  2. Next, install face identification → Put your face in front of your iPhone → Get Started.
  3. Look directly into your device and put your face in the middle of the frame.
  4. Slowly circle your head. In case you are incapable of turning your head go to Accessibility Options.
  5. After the first scan is complete, tap Continue
  6. Repeat the 4th step.
  7. After completion of setup → Done.

As an alternative way of verification, you may need to assign a passcode, in case you haven’t done it earlier.

To reset or select features which you would like to go with face identification: Settings, then Face ID and Passcode.

Use Face ID to unlocking the device

unlock iphone with face id

As soon as you complete setting up the Face ID option, this feature will be used for unlocking your device. For doing this:

  1. Wake it up by tapping or raising your iPhone.
  2. Look at your device.
  3. Swipe up to unblock when the animated lock icon on the screen changes from closed to launch.

For switching the following feature on/off find Settings, go to Face ID and Passcode and proceed to iPhone Unlock.

Make purchases with Face ID

apple pay verification with face id

Face ID technology easily allows you to verify any purchases in iTunes Store, App Store, and iBooks Store as well as in Apple Pay.

Using Apple Pay

Before following the steps make certain that, Apple Pay has been installed and switched on: go to Settings and proceed to Face ID and Passcode.

When making a purchase in a shop:

  1. In order to use your default card, you need to double-click the side button.

In order to use another car just double-click the side button → tap the default card → select a different card → look at your iPhone → hold close to the reader → Done with a checkmark.

  1. Look at your device for authentication with Face ID.
  2. Hold the top of the device next to the contactless reader.
  3. Wait until Done pops up and a checkmark is displayed.

When making a purchase using an app or Safari:

  1. Once you are ready to purchase, choose Buy with Apple Pay or select Apple Pay as your payment method. Then verify your payment info. If you need to use a different card for payment, tap → near your card.
  2. Double-click the side button and look at your device.
  3. Wait until Done pops up and a checkmark is displayed.

Using App Store, iTunes Store or iBooks Store

To use Face identification you need to make sure that iTunes and AppStore are switched on then find Settings and proceed to Face ID and Passcode. Afterwards, perform the following steps:

1.Launch the app and tap the product;

  1. Then double-click the side button and look at the iPhone;
  2. Wait until Done pops up and a checkmark is displayed.

For the first purchase, you may be prompted to type in your Apple credentials.

Sign in using Face ID

All vital information like passwords and usernames can be auto-filled with Face ID in Safari in no time. Simply follow the steps below.

Use Face ID option to log in to apps

For that:

  1. Launch the necessary app and tap on Sign in.
  2. If prompted, allow your username and password to be used.
  3. Look at the iPhone X to log in.

If you want to know which apps allow logging in with Face ID go to Settings, then Face ID and Passcode and proceed to Other Apps.

Note that not all apps that support Face ID are prompted to log in with it, the only option here is to assign manually for the first time.

Use Face ID option to autofill passwords in Safari

Saved passwords and usernames can be auto-filled in Safari. For doing this simply find the Settings app, then go to Face ID and Passcode and enable Safari AutoFill:

  1. Launch Safari and proceed to the necessary
  2. Select Sign in and then tap your username and password.
  3. Look at your iPhone for auto-filling.