Now that the iOS 12 beta has been in the hands of developers, folks are finding new features. Some of these were not lucky enough to make the cut in the Keynote, but are still rather important.
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Back in the days of using a fingerprint scanner, Apple made it possible to register multiple fingerprints. However, with the release of the iPhone X and Face ID, you were limited to registering just one user.
iOS 12 plans to change that, at least in the early days. It has been discovered that you can actually create multiple Face ID users.
Add multiple users to Face ID
If you want to add a new user to Face ID on your iPhone X, the steps are pretty straightforward. Here is what you will need to do:
- Open Settings
- Scroll and select Face ID & Passcode
- Enter Passcode
- Tap Set up an Alternative Appearance
After you have selected Set up an Alternative Appearance, you will have to follow the same process as you did the first time. Once completed, you will have multiple appearances ready for Face ID to use.
Of course, this is available in the first iOS 12 beta, but that does not mean it will make the final cut. Apple constantly adds a removes new features throughout the beta process.
We are hoping that multiple Face ID users will end up making the cut. Not only will this help improve the accuracy of Face ID, but will also allow for multiple users.
Obviously, you can’t have different profiles available just yet. However, that could change at some point in time in the future.
What about the iPad?
There have been quite a few rumors claiming that the iPad will be upgraded with Face ID. This would remove the need of the home button, and bring the same swipe gestures found on the iPhone X.
This would create for a unified experience across both the iPhone and iPad. Having multiple Face ID users registered would likely sync across multiple iOS 12 devices.
It will be interesting to see if a new iPad is released this Fall, but it definitely makes sense. Sound off in the comments below and let us know if you would be interested in seeing a new iPad with this.
Additionally, let us know whether you run into any issues with setting up Face ID on your iOS 12 device.