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 is a writer & joyous creator; she works with online businesses to develop their brand and as a creative consultant to help artists of all kinds get unblocked. You can reach her at (coming soon) or @connerleecarey on Instagram. She’s currently garage-selling all of her stuff to hit the road in an RV full-time with her mom, Jan and dog, Jodi. Follow their adventures on instagram @georgiatheRV.