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How to set up Facial recognition on iPhone 12

Facial recognition is a method of recognizing or verifying a person’s identification by looking at their face. People can be identified in pictures, films, or in real time using facial recognition technology.
Although the technology is mostly utilized for security and law enforcement, there is growing interest in other applications.

How to set up Face ID on iPhone 12

Face ID is quite easy to set up – you presumably did it while setting up your new iPhone. Simply place your face in the onscreen frame and rotate your head until the circle around the frame’s edge is filled in. Repeat as many times as the phone instructs, and you’re finished.

You can always go back and install Face ID later if you skipped that step during setup.

  • Go to settings
  • Select Face ID and Passcode
  • Follow the onscreen instructions to set up Face ID

NB: You can also choose to add other faces on your iPhone including someone you trust as well as alternative pictures of you.

How to set up Face ID with mask on iPhone

This new function is only accessible on the iPhone 12, 12 Mini, 12 Pro, and 12 Pro Max, as well as the iPhone 13, 13 Mini, 13 Pro, and 13 Pro Max, and is only available on iOS 15.4. During the welcome page after updating, you’ll notice the option to utilize Face ID with a mask on, but you may also perform the following to enable the new feature:

1. On your iPhone, open the Settings app.

2. Next, go into Face ID & Passcode and enter your passcode.

3. Toggle on Face ID With a Mask.

4. On the next page, choose the Use Face ID With a Mask option.

5. Finally, remove your mask, if you have one on, and set up Face ID

NB: You won’t be able to set it up on someone else’s phone because your face must match your existing Face ID appearance, according to the feature. Although the Use Face ID With a Mask feature scans your full face, it focuses on validating the distinctive features surrounding your eyes. You’ll be able to unlock your iPhone while masked once that’s done (and unmasked).

What is the purpose of Face ID?


Face ID is similar to Touch ID in that it is utilized for many of the same things.

  • Unlocking the iPhone instead of inputting a passcode.
  • Providing your Apple ID password or any security codes.
  • Allowing Apple Pay transactions to be authorized.

What other Apple devices support Face ID?

These are the other Apple devices with Facial ID.

iPhone X

iPhone XR

iPhone XS Max

iPhone 11

iPhone 11 Pro

iPhone 11 Pro Max

iPhone 12 Mini

iPhone 12

iPhone 12 Pro

iPhone 12 Pro Max

iPhone 13 Mini

iPhone 13

iPhone 13 Pro

iPhone 13 Pro Max

iPad Pro (3rd Generation)

iPad Pro (4th Generation)

iPad Pro (5th Generation)

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