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How to register a second face on Face ID on your iPhone or iPad Pro

Those who own an iPhone X, XR, XS, XS Max or the brand new iPad Pro, have the advantage of unlocking the device just by taking a look at the screen. The front camera TrueDepth he is able to recognize his face in milliseconds, as he draws a three-dimensional map of it and frees access. However, some users complain that, while Touch ID allowed the registration of up to 5 different fingers, the Face ID limits registration to only one user.

That changed a little with iOS 12, which now allows you to register a “alternative look“, That may be the face of another person who lives with you. In this article you will learn how to do this.



In fact, the term alternative look it is not very clear and leaves many users in doubt. However, it does allow the registration of another person in the Face ID security system. This means that you can authorize someone else to unlock the device using only the face.

Of course you need to have assurance who wants to give the other person permission to access the device. After all, this also allows you to access applications that use Face ID (such as bank and password managers), in addition to changing various system settings. Only register another face of someone you have extreme confidence.

Registering a second face

To register someone else’s face (without deleting your registration), follow these steps:


Step 1: Open Settings


Step 2: Touch the “Face ID and Code“


Step 3: Touch “Configure Alternate Visual“


Step 4: Touch continue and register the alternate face normally


Okay, from this moment on, the other person will be able to unlock the device with their face, without having to enter the password. ?