How to Set up Face ID On iPad Pro

With new iPad Pro, the home button has been dropped and now instead of a fingerprint, you need to use Face ID to unlock your iPad Pro. If you want to use biometrics, you need to set up Face ID on iPad Pro.

In this post, we will discuss how to setup Face ID, or change and customize it according to your preferences.

What Is Face ID?

Face ID is a new technique used to unlock iPad Pro, this technology is also used on iPhone X, iPhone XS, XS Max, iPhone XR. You can use Face ID to unlock your iPad Pro & secure banking apps. With Face ID, you can also validate purchases with Apple Pay, the iTunes and the App Store.

How To Set It To Face ID on iPad Pro?

Face ID set up is quite similar to Touch ID, instead of a finger, you need to use Face. When you use iPad Pro for the first time, you will be prompted to setup Face ID. Follow these steps:

  • Go to Settings app on your iPad Pro.
  • Locate Face ID and Passcode.
  • You will be prompted to enter your Passcode.
  • Now Tap on Set Up Face ID.
  • Proceed further and tap Get Started.
  • You need to position your face inside the circle.
  • You need to move head slowly in that circle.
  • Now, tap on Continue and then on Done.
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Steps To Disable Required Attention for Face ID on iPad Pro

iPad Pro comes with a feature Required Attention, which if enabled means that you can’t use Face ID or validate any logins unless you look directly at your new iPad Pro. If you don’t want to always want to use this, disable Required Attention.

Step 1: Locate Settings on the Home page on your iPad.

Step 2: On settings page, tap on Face ID & Passcode.

Step 3: Enter your passcode to proceed further.

Step 4: Navigate to Required Attention for Face ID and toggle the switch to left to disable it.

Step 5: Tap On Ok to complete the process.

Steps To Turn On Attention Awareness Feature On Face ID on iPad Pro

Whether the feature Required Attention is turned on or disabled, you can activate Attention Awareness, which needs your attention before it dims display or turn the volume of alerts on iPad Pro. It saves the battery of your iPad Pro. Follow these steps to enable Required Attention:

Step 1: Go to Settings on your device.

Step 2: Locate and Tap on Face ID & Passcode.

Step 3: You need to enter Passcode to authenticate.

Step 4: Navigate to Attention Awareness feature and turn it on.

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Steps To Add Another Person To Your Face ID on iPad Pro

If your iPad Pro is used by your family members as well, you can add their Face ID as well. It is also good to add another person’s Face ID, just in case you want to make changes to the way you look. Follow these steps to unlock iPad Pro with Face ID:

Step 1: Go to Settings on your iPad Pro.

Step 2: Navigate to Face ID & Passcode

Step 3:  You need to enter your passcode to authenticate.

Step 4: Locate and tap on Setup an Alternate Appearance.

Now you need to follow the same instructions that you followed when you setup your Face ID.

Steps To Reset Face ID on iPad Pro

In case you are not able to use your Face ID to unlock your iPad Pro, then you can reset Face ID to give a fresh start.

You must be frustrated as your Face ID doesn’t recognize you. Don’t worry, Face ID will become familiar to you with time as slows grabs all the angles of your face. After a while you can unlock your iPad Pro using Face ID when with puffy eyes.

Anyways, until then you can always reset Face ID

Step 1: Go to Settings from the home screen on your iPad.

Step 2: Locate Face ID & Passcode.

Step 3: Now type in your Passcode to authenticate.

Step 4: Navigate to Reset Face ID option.

Now follow the same instructions you followed when first set the Face ID.

In this way you can setup, use, Reset Face ID and use biometric to unlock your new iPad Pro.

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