How to Set Up Face ID on iPhone X

One of, if not, the most talked about features of the iPhone X is Face ID. And it works eerily well. The process is so fast that you’re tempted to make sure it doesn't just let anybody in (don't worry, it doesn't). The iPhone X prompts you to set up Face ID when you set up your device for the first time, but if you skipped that part or feel like it didn't do as good of a job as you wanted it to, use this tip to set up Face ID in Settings. Here's how to set up Face ID on the iPhone X.

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How to Set Up Face ID on iPhone X

  • Open the Settings app.
  • Tap Face ID & Passcode.
  • Select Set Up Face ID.

  • Follow the on-screen prompts as it asks you to tilt your head in circular motions. It will ask you to scan your face twice.
  • Once it’s done, Face ID will have been set up!
  • Tap the Side button to lock your phone and try it out.
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Conner Carey holds a bachelor's in English with an emphasis in Creative Writing and resides in Fairfield, Iowa. When she's not writing, you can find her singing jazz or watching anime. Her personal blog can be found at; you can also follow her on twitter @connerleecarey.