Setting up Touch ID®

Apple iPhone 5S on iOS 12.0.0

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Set up biometric security to help keep your device secure. Your device may use biometric securities such as fingerprints or face scans.

  1. Step 1/13

    From the Home screen, tap Settings.

    The indicator is in the center.
  2. Step 2/13

    Scroll to Touch ID & Passcode.

    The indicator is towards the bottom.
  3. Step 3/13

    Tap Touch ID & Passcode.

    Note: If necessary, enter your passcode. You're required to set up a passcode in order to use Touch ID.

    The indicator is in the bottom left.
  4. Step 4/13

    Tap Add a Fingerprint.

    Note: For this tutorial, we're showing how to set up Touch ID. You can also set up your phone to unlock only using a passcode, but steps may vary based on what you choose.

    The indicator is towards the bottom.
  5. Step 5/13

    Place your finger on the Home button.

    The indicator is towards the bottom.
  6. Step 6/13

    Repeatedly lift and rest your finger on the Home button.

    The indicator is towards the bottom.
  7. Step 7/13

    Tap Continue.

    The indicator is in the center.
  8. Step 8/13

    Repeatedly lift and rest the edge of your finger on the Home button.

    The indicator is towards the bottom.
  9. Step 9/13

    Tap Continue.

    Note: If necessary, enter and confirm a passcode to use when Touch ID is not available.

    The indicator is towards the bottom.
  10. Step 10/13

    Press the Top button to put iPhone to sleep.

    The indicator is in the top right.
  11. Step 11/13

    Press the Top button to wake iPhone.

    The indicator is in the top right.
  12. Step 12/13

    Place your fingertip on the Home button to unlock iPhone.

    The indicator is towards the bottom.
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    Step 13 of 13:

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