How to Turn On Face ID for Apps on iPhone (2022)

If you're wondering how to put a password on your apps, Face ID is a great way to go.

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Face ID can be used to unlock apps on the iPhone. For example, when I open my Day One journaling app, Face ID quickly identifies me and lets me in. This saves me from needing to enter the passcode. For easier logins, let's learn how to put Face ID on apps.

Related: How to Set up Face ID, plus Using It to Unlock Apps & Make Purchases

Why You'll Love This Tip

  • Save time by using Face ID instead of entering a passcode. 
  • Avoid having to remember a unique passcode each time you log in to a secure app.

How to Add Face Id to Apps

Whether or not Face ID works with an app depends on the app’s developers and what they’ve programmed the app to be able to do. Fortunately, using the steps below you can easily see which of your installed apps work with Face ID, and enable Face ID for each app if you choose to. Keep in mind that you'll need to make sure you have Face ID enabled prior to using these steps! Here's how to set up Face ID for apps on iPhone:

  1. Open the Settings app.

    Open Settings to add Face ID to apps
  2. Select Face ID & Passcode.

    Toggle on Face ID & Passcode
  3. Enter your iPhone passcode.
  4. Select Other Apps.

  5. Green toggles show you which apps have Face ID enabled.

  6. A gray toggle means Face ID is disabled. Tap the toggle to enable Face ID for that app.

Now, when you go to open an enabled app, you'll be able to sign in using your Face ID instead of entering a password or passcode each time. And remember, you can always learn how to uninstall apps on an iPhone.

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Conner Carey

Conner Carey's writing can be found at She is currently writing a book, creating lots of content, and writing poetry via @conpoet on Instagram. She lives in an RV full-time with her mom, Jan and dog, Jodi as they slow-travel around the country.