Face ID provides a secure and convenient way to unlock your iPhone 15 and authenticate purchases simply by looking at the screen. Setting it up takes just a few quick steps. Follow this tutorial to get Face ID enrolled and working on your new iPhone 15.
Getting Started with Face ID
Face ID uses advanced facial recognition technology to identify your unique facial features and patterns. After initial setup, you’ll be able to unlock your iPhone, log in to apps, and confirm Apple Pay transactions with just a glance.
To use Face ID, you first need to enroll and configure your facial biometrics properly on the iPhone 15. So let’s go through the process step-by-step.
Enrolling Your Face into Face ID
1. Open the Settings app and tap Face ID & Passcode.
2. Enter your device passcode if prompted, and tap Set Up Face ID.
3. Position your face inside the enrollment frame looking directly at the camera, and slowly turn your head in a circle to capture all angles of your face.
4. If you wear a face mask, tap the Use Face ID with a Mask option to enable scanning with a face mask. Apparently, you have to scan your face again while wearing a face mask.
5. Tap Done once your primary face scan is complete.
6. Disable Require Attention for Face ID if you don’t want to be looking at the iPhone for Face ID to work.
7. Swipe up from the bottom of the screen to return to the Home Screen.
You’re all set! Face ID is now enabled and ready to use on your iPhone 15. Unlock your phone, authenticate purchases, and sign in to apps quickly and securely with just a glance.
Why is Face ID more secure than just using a passcode?
Face ID is more secure than a passcode because it relies on detailed 3D facial map data unique to you, rather than a code someone could guess or observe. The false match rate for Face ID is about 1 in 1,000,000 versus 1 in 10,000 for Touch ID fingerprints.
Can twins or siblings fool Face ID on the iPhone?
It is extremely difficult but not impossible for twins or close siblings to fool Face ID, as their facial features are still quite distinct when examined in high resolution 3D. Only identical twins have a slight chance of unlocking each other’s iPhones.
Does Face ID work if I grow a beard or change my hairstyle?
Face ID is quite resilient to appearance changes like growing a beard, longer hair, aging, and more. It utilizes machine learning to update its facial recognition over time as your look evolves. But major changes may require re-enrolling Face ID.
How accurate is Face ID compared to the fingerprint Touch ID?
Face ID has an industry-leading false match rate of about 1 in 1,000,000, while Touch ID’s false match rate is about 1 in 50,000. So Face ID is over 10 times more accurate at preventing incorrect authentication compared to a fingerprint.
In what situations will Face ID not recognize me properly?
Face ID relies on a clear view of your unobstructed face, so wearing masks, extremely dark sunglasses, having hands or objects covering your face will prevent proper recognition until those obstructions are removed.