Tired of having to remember a bunch of passwords and codes to log into your iPhone and access your favorite apps? With iPhone Face ID, passwords are a thing of the past. Rather than having to remember which of your four standard passwords you used for which apps or having to enter a four-digit code every time you want to use your phone, Face ID allows instant access with just a glance.
Face ID is available on all models from the iPhone X and newer including:
Each of these iPhone models comes equipped with Apple’s TrueDepth camera system, Secure Enclave and Neural Engine to create the some of the most secure facial authentication functionality you can get on a smartphone.
Your iPhone’s Face ID feature uses the features mentioned above and advanced machine learning to recognize your face – even if there are changes in your appearance like wearing a hat or glasses.
Setting up the iPhone Face ID feature is extremely simple. Just follow these instructions and you’ll be free of hard-to-remember passwords in minutes:
Now that you have Face ID set up, you can start using the feature to unlock your phone. This functionality is especially valuable if you want to keep your phone locked but don’t want to have to enter your passcode every time you go to use the device. Follow these steps to unlock your iPhone with just a glance:
For apps that require you to log in each time you want to use them, you can skip the hassle of having to remember a bunch of passwords by logging in with Face ID. Here’s how to use iPhone Face ID to log in to eligible apps:
Here’s where to go to find out which apps allow you to use Face ID and to enable individual apps:
If you’ve saved your usernames and passwords while using Safari on your iPhone, you can use Face ID to auto-fill this information the next time you log in to the site. Here’s how:
Apple Pay is a simple way to use your phone to make purchases at your favorite stores and on websites and apps. And with Face ID, Apple Pay is even better. Here’s how to use Face ID with Apple Pay to make purchases:
Start by making sure you have Apple Pay set up on your iPhone.
If you’re in a store:
If you’re making a purchase on a website using your phone’s Safari browser or in a mobile app:
If you’re in the iTunes Store, Apple Store or Apple Books Book Store:
Ready to get started using Face ID on a brand-new iPhone? Head to your local AT&T store or browse our online selection to check out the latest and greatest iPhone models including the iPhone XS, XS Max and XR.