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How to Set Up Face ID on iPad Pro?

Face ID has become the norm ever since Apple removed the legendary Home button equipped with Touch ID. The fingerprint sensor was swapped for the optical Face ID sensor, and biometric authentication got a little janky. However, Face ID has matured over the years and has become the primary option to go with for securely locking your device. The data information for your face is stored locally with encryption on your device, so it is highly protected, and you can rest assured that no data leak would be able to steal your precious information.

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Face ID is an array of biometric facial identity sensors that allows you to unlock your iPad Pro with fast performance and impressive accuracy. It can also be used to get into apps such as the App Store that require you to verify your identity before downloading an app. It is also applicable with apps such as password managers and notes and can help you manage your security with ease. So, setting Face ID is the only way to get some decent protection with your devices, and here’s how to set up Face ID on iPad Pro.

How to set up Face ID on iPad Pro?

The process of setting up Face ID is straightforward, and it can quickly be set up when you first boot your iPad Pro. However, if you skipped that process and are now looking to get Face ID on your device, well, you can get it set up similarly to setting up Touch ID through the Settings app. Follow the process below so that you can get Face ID quickly set up:

  1. Launch the “Settings” app.
  2. Tap on the “Face ID & Passcode” section.
  3. Enter your Passcode (if you’ve set any).
  4. Tap on the “Set Up Face ID” button.
  5. Tap on the “Get Started” button.
  6. Make sure to hold your iPad in portrait orientation and position your face in front of the iPad.
  7. Now, it will ask you to position your face inside the circle for scanning.
  8. Follow the steps and move your head in a circle to complete the first scanning.
  9. Tap on the “Continue” button.
  10. It will ask you to move your head again in a second circle.
  11. Tap on “Done” to complete the process.

This will complete the scanning process and set up Face ID for you to use and test out. This will ensure security and improve the all-around user experience. You can also turn off the setting by following the same process, but we wouldn’t recommend you doing so.

How can you add your family members to Face ID on iPad Pro?

Apple has also added the ability to set up an “Alternative Appearance” to the iPad Pro with Face ID. It’s also recommended to be used for people who have some facial surgery done or have any other reason that might alter their appearances, such as glasses or similar accessories. However, we will be using this to set up a second person, like your family members, to unlock your iPad Pro with a Face ID. You can do this by:

  1. Launch the “Settings” app.
  2. Tap on the “Face ID & Passcode” section.
  3. Enter your “Passcode” or scan your face.
  4. Tap on the “Set up an Alternate Appearance” button.
  5. Follow the same process of scanning your face from the guide above.

Completing the steps above will help you set up a second person to unlock your face, and you can repeat it to include all your family members if it is a shared device in your family.

How to improve the Face ID scanning with Face ID Attention settings

Face ID can sometimes fail to recognize your face if you have some accessories such as glasses or a have a new shave. Hence, you can mitigate this problem by tweaking a couple of options and see if the accuracy improves and allows you to log in. By default, Face ID is only usable when you look directly at your iPad before it authenticates you. It can be turned off for faster unlocking, but we won’t recommend you to do so. However, if it is already turned off and you want to enable it, then follow the steps below:

  1. Launch the “Settings” app.
  2. Tap on the “Face ID & Passcode” section.
  3. Enter your “Passcode” or scan your face.
  4. Toggle the “Attention Awareness” feature on.

Note: You can follow the same steps and turn off the feature, but we don’t recommend it as stated before as it can be problematic for security concerns.

How to reset your Face ID settings

Finally, if there’s something wrong with your previous scan or if you’re giving the device to someone else and want to remove or reset the Face ID settings, you can do so by following the steps below:

  1. Launch the “Settings” app.
  2. Tap on the “Face ID & Passcode” section.
  3. Enter your “Passcode” or scan your face.
  4. Now tap on the “Reset Face ID” button.

Note: Follow the steps, and the Face ID settings would be reset. However, we wouldn’t recommend you do so if you want to set up Face ID again because Apple uses a machine learning technology that allows Face Id to learn over time and help users unlock their iPad faster. Also, be warned that when you reset Face ID, there will be no secondary confirmation, and if you did this by an improbable accident, you’d need to get it set up again to get everything to be working again.

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Final words

With this, we have covered everything for Face ID. Remember, once you set up Face ID, it will automatically be compatible with all your Apple apps, such as the App Store, and show you a pop-up to enable it with other third-party apps. We highly recommend you set it up to be used with all your apps for enhanced security and device protection. So, if you have any other concerns, please comment below to help you solve the issues.

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