How to Turn on Face ID for Apps in Settings on iPhone X

Face ID can be used to unlock apps on iPhone. For example, when I open my Day One journaling app, it pretty quickly recognizes it’s me and lets me in. This saves me from needing to enter the passcode. Whether or not Face ID works with an app depends on the app’s developers and what they’ve programmed it to be able to do. But you can easily see which of your apps will work with Face ID within Settings; you can also turn Face ID on for apps in the same place. Here’s how to turn on Face ID for apps in settings on iPhone.

Related: How to Set up Face ID, plus Using It to Unlock Apps & Make Purchases

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How to Turn on Face ID for Apps in Settings on iPhone X

  • Open the Settings app.
  • Select Face ID & Passcode.
  • Enter your passcode.
  • Under Use Face ID For, select Other Apps.

  • Toggle on the apps you want to let use Face ID for unlocking.

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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 lifting weights. Her personal blog is currently under construction, but you can follow her on Instagram @connerleecarey.