Introduced with the iPhone X, Face ID is an advanced facial recognition system that makes use of special hardware to recognize the faces of people enrolled in the system. This hardware, includes an infrared camera, dot projector, flood illuminators. This hardware put together, ensures that the face id facial recognition system only grants access to faces enrolled on it. Apple trusts the Face ID facial recognition system so much that they had to do away with Touch ID.

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As you might have observed from the title, this article is all about Face ID. In this article, I am going to be giving a tutorial containing steps on how to add a second face id on your iPhone. Adding a second face id on your iPhone will allow you and the second person access to your iPhone, using the Face ID.

Can You Put More Than One (Two) Face ID on iPhone X?

You might be wondering if it’s possible to add more than a single Face ID recognition into your iPhone X smartphone, well, there hasn’t been an official announcement as to whether this is possible, but iOS 12 now lets more than one user register their face on a single iPhone X. There’s a toggle to set up an Alternative Appearance.

Steps To Adding a Second Face ID to Your iPhone X on iOS 12

  1. Open settings
  2. Scroll down and click Face ID & passcode
  3. Click on select Alternate Appearance
  4. Enroll second Face Id, by following screen prompts

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The process is as simple as read, all you need to do is follow this four basic steps and you will be able to add a second face id on your iPhone.

There you have it. You can now successfully add a 2nd Face ID to your iPhone X, iPhone XS, iPhone XS Max.


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