10 Fixes for Face ID Not Working on iPhone or iPad

Face ID not working on your iPhone or iPad Pro? If you are tired of having to continually enter your device passcode or Apple ID, the fixes in this troubleshooting guide will help you.

While Face ID is a remarkably well implemented feature, there are various instances where it doesn’t work properly on iPhones and iPads. For example, the TrueDepth camera may not activate when the device is unlocked or Apple Pay checkout. Or he may have a hard time recognizing you.

Fix the fixes below and you should be able to get Face ID working properly on your iPhone and iPad Pro again.

You must enter your passcode in the following instances

Before getting started, it’s a good idea to familiarize yourself with situations where you need to enter your device passcode despite having Face ID active on iPhone and iPad. These occur due to security measures and feature limitations, but are easily misunderstood as problems. The following is not an exhaustive list but covers the most common scenarios.

  • You just restarted your iPhone or iPad.
  • You are unlocking your device for the first time in 48 hours.
  • You are not looking directly at your iPhone or iPad. Face ID checks your attention to improve security, but you can set it up to authenticate regardless (more on that later).
  • You are trying to unlock your iPhone by holding it horizontally; this is not a problem on the iPad.
  • You are obscuring your face with a mask or sunglasses. We talked about ways to address this later in the post.

1. Review your Face ID settings

If Face ID never appears to authenticate specific actions like App Store and iTunes purchases, it’s best to start by reviewing the Face ID settings on your iPhone or iPad.

  1. Open the Settings app.
  2. Scroll down, tap Face ID and passcodeand enter your iPhone device passcode.
  3. Turn on the switches next to the activities where you want Face ID to work:
  • Unlock iPhone: unlock your iPhone on the lock screen
  • iTunes & App Store– Authorize iTunes and App Store purchases.
  • Wallet & Apple Pay: Authorize purchases via Wallet and Apple Pay.
  • Automatic password filling– Authenticate password autofill in Safari and other apps.
  • Other App– Manage third-party apps that support Face ID.

2. Restart your iPhone or iPad

If there is nothing wrong with Face ID settings, try restarting the system software on your iPhone or iPad. This is a quick fix to minor glitches that prevent the feature from working.

To restart any iOS or iPadOS device:

  1. Open the Settings app and tap General.
  2. Faucet Shutdown and swipe right to turn off the device.
  3. Hold the Superior/Side button until you see the Apple logo.

3. Update to the latest version of iOS

Face ID can stop working due to problems with iOS or iPadOS. Perform a software update and see if that makes a difference.

  1. Open the Settings app and tap General > Software update.
  2. Wait for your iPhone or iPad to scan for the latest system software updates.
  3. Faucet Download and install to install an update.

Can’t update your iPhone or iPad? Find out how to fix stuck iOS or iPadOS updates.

4. Turn to the TrueDepth camera

To enhance Face ID security, your iPhone or iPad will not authenticate you unless you look directly at the TrueDepth screen or camera.

If this bothers you and you want your iPhone to unlock regardless, go on Settings > Face ID and passcode and turn off the switch next to Request attention for Face ID. Then, tap Yes on the security warning pop-up.

5. Check the TrueDepth camera

So, check the front camera of your iPhone or iPad and make sure nothing is blocking it. For example, if you are using an excessively bulky case, it may obstruct the top of the device. A broken screen protector (particularly closer to the camera) can also cause problems.

A sweaty or greasy iPhone screen is another reason that makes it harder for Face ID to scan your face. Clean it regularly with a microfiber cloth to prevent it.

6. Are you covering your face?

Face ID requires a full face scan to authenticate you, which means you always have to enter your device passcode if you use a face mask. However, you have a couple of ways to avoid this on iPhone.

Face ID also doesn’t work well with sunglasses. Set “Unlock with Apple Watch” or an alternate look (more on that later).

7. Add Alternate Face ID Appearance

Face ID is smart enough to adapt to subtle changes in your face, but it may have a hard time identifying you if you change your appearance too much, such as with glasses or headgear. That’s why you need to set up an alternate look. Do that:

  1. Go to Settings > Face ID and passcode.
  2. Faucet Add alternative look.
  3. Faucet Keep on and go through a standard Face ID setup.

8. Reset and configure Face ID from scratch

If Face ID continues to have trouble displaying or fails to recognize, it’s time to reset Face ID and set it up from scratch. This clears the Secure Enclave, the subsystem that hosts facial data, and helps resolve persistent issues related to Face ID.

  1. Go to Settings > Face ID and passcode.
  2. Faucet Reset Face ID.
  3. Restart your iPhone or iPad and go back to the Face ID and Passcode screen.
  4. Faucet Set up Face ID.
  5. Faucet Keep on and go through a standard Face ID setup.

Find out how to fix the “Face ID is not available” error if you encounter it while setting up Face ID.

9. Restore all factory settings on iPhone

Assuming a Face ID reset didn’t help, you need to shift your focus to a full settings reset. You won’t lose any data, so if you want to move on:

  1. Open the Settings app and tap General > Transfer or restore i phone/iPad> Reset.
  2. Faucet Reset all settings.
  3. Enter your device passcode and tap reset settings.

Your iPhone or iPad will restore all settings to factory settings and restart automatically. Once done, visit the Face ID and passcode screen, tap Reset Face ID > Set up Face IDand set up Face ID from scratch. If a broken settings configuration was the source of the problem, you should be able to use Face ID without any problems.

10. Reset the iPhone software to factory settings

If the above solutions didn’t fix Face ID on your iPhone or iPad, you may be dealing with a serious software-related issue that nothing more than a full system reinstall can fix.

  1. Back up your iPhone or iPad to iCloud or a computer.
  2. Open Settings and tap General > Transfer or restore i phone.
  3. Faucet Erase all content and settings and follow the onscreen instructions to reset your device to factory settings. You can choose to reset your data when setting up your device again.

With no luck? Time to contact Apple

Contact Apple Support if you continue to have problems with Face ID. You may be dealing with a faulty TrueDepth camera that warrants a visit to the Apple Store. If you still want to have a chance to fix the problem yourself, try reinstalling the system software and device firmware in DFU (Device Firmware Update) mode.

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