Apple offers Touch ID and Face ID — two different ways to unlock your iOS device securely without having to manually enter a PIN or password every time you unlock your device.
What is Touch ID?
Touch ID allows users to authenticate with their fingerprints. Instead of manually entering a PIN or password, users can unlock their iOS devices by simply placing a finger on the Touch ID hardware.
- Make purchases on the App Store
- Verify your identity
Apple lets you store up to 5 different fingerprints so you can share access
iPhones compatible with Touch ID:
- iPhone 5s
- iPhone SE
- iPhone 6 & iPhone 6 Plus
- iPhone 6s & iPhone 6s Plus
- iPhone 7 & iPhone 7 Plus
- iPhone 8 & iPhone 8 Plus
What is Face ID?
Face ID allows users to unlock IOS devices using their face as an authentication medium. Face ID is a series of cameras and sensors located at the top of the iPhone's screen.
List of iPhones with Face ID:
- iPhone X
- iPhone XS
- iPhone XS Max
- iPhone XR after
What is Under-Display Face ID
Samsung is working on a new under-panel camera technology that will make its way into the 2023 iPhone 15 models.
It will create a hole-punch cutout below the screen, which will contain the Face ID component. As a result
iPhone's bangs will shrink further and become almost invisible, allowing for a completely bezel-less screen.
What are your thoughts on in-display Face ID for the next year's iPhone 15 Pro models?