How to add another person to Face ID on your iPhone

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The introduction of Face ID made the process of securing and accessing your iPhone much more intuitive than Touch ID before it.

Although there is a clear provision to add more fingerprints to Touch ID on older iPhones, there isn’t such a clear and direct way to add another face to Face ID on your iPhone.

However, there is an easy workaround to add another face to your iPhone. It was implemented to add an “alternate appearance” for those who look drastically different on certain occasions, but it also serves to add another person to Face ID.

You can use this trick to give someone you trust quick and secure access to your device.

What we used

  • We used the iPhone 13 Pro, but these methods will work on any iPhone with a Touch ID system.

The short version

  • Enter Face ID and Passcode
  • Set up an alternate appearance
  • Scan your face
  • Add mask (or not)
  1. Enter Face ID and Passcode

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    Go to the Settings app (look for the gear icon on your home screen), tap Face ID & Passcode and enter your passcode.Add face to Face ID

  2. Set up an alternate appearance

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    Tap Set up alternative view.Face ID alternate appearance

  3. Scan your face

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    Tap on “Get Started” and position your face in the following camera frame. Turn your face as instructed.Add face to Face ID

  4. Add mask (or not)

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    On the next screen, either choose to set up your Face ID to wear a mask or tap Set Up Later. Now tap Done.Set up a Face ID mask

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