Friday, September 30, 2022

FIX: Cannot Activate Face ID On Your iPhone

iOS updates keep adding exciting new features to the iPhones. But at the same time, they sometimes welcome bugs that cause issues.

iPhone users have often complained that they cannot ‘Activate face ID on this iPhone’.

If you are facing the same problem and can’t set up the iPhone Face ID, then follow this article to know the solutions.

How To Activate Face ID On Your iPhone?

To activate Face ID on the iPhone, check what you need to do from the following solutions.

Also know what to do when no location is found on iPhone.

1) Restart Your iPhone 

When the features do not function properly, we often restart our devices.

This sometimes fixes the technical glitches and the devices start working properly.

So, when you cannot activate the iPhone face ID, restart your iPhone or iPad once and try to use the Face ID again.

2) Update Your iPad or iPhone

When your iPhone is unable to activate the face ID, check that your iPhone model and iOS version supports the Face ID feature.

Now to avail all the features and functionalities effectively keep your iPhone or iPad updated.

So, follow the steps given below and update your iPhone:

  • Go to your iPhone settings and tap on the General option.
  • Tap on the Software Update option now and if you see any available update, go for it.


3) Disable & Enable Face ID

When you’re unable to activate Face ID on your iPhone, turn off the feature and then turn it on.

Often this simple step can solve the problem. To do that, open your phone settings and tap on Face ID & Passcode.

  • Select Use Face ID and turn off the toggle switch for Phone Unlock.


  • Allow some time and after that turn on the Face ID feature.

4) Check If Anything Is Blocking The TrueDepth Camera 

If you still can’t set up a Face ID on your iPhone, check if anything is obstructing the camera, like the phone case or the screen protector.

Check that your camera lens is clean and there is no dirt on it.

If your iPhone camera is clean then the Face ID feature will function effectively.

5) Make Sure Your iPhone Camera Recognizes Your 

Make sure the TrueDepth camera can recognize you properly. So, be in a well-lit ambiance and do not wear accessories like sunglasses or masks.

Your mouth should not be covered by anything as sometimes the iPhone camera may not recognize you and stop functioning.

If you have set the face ID wearing a mask then check that your eyes are not covered and probably try unlocking while wearing the same mask.

6) Reset Your Face ID

If nothing helps and your iPhone is unable to activate Face ID, reset it.

To do that, open your iPhone settings and tap on the Face ID & Passcode option.

Select Reset Face ID and finish the process.

Closing Up

After performing the above steps you should know how to activate Face ID on this iPhone and what to do when it doesn’t work.

For any further problems,  write to us in the comment section below.

Sanchita Das
Sanchita Das
Creative and focused. Always ready to learn new techniques and improvise accordingly. Loves to meet new challenges and explore new possibilities.

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