How to Reset Face ID on iPhone X, Xs, Xs Max, and iPhone XR

In certain circumstances, you may have to delete/reset Face ID on iPhone X, Xs, Xs Max, or iPhone XR to get rid of the existing mathematical representations of your face.

Face ID – the facial recognition system works securely by letting you authenticate on your device. However, it might also face some problems when faced with the real-life test (just like Touch ID). Then, you might require deleting Face ID data on your iPhone X, Xs, Xs Max, or iPhone XR to completely wipe out the mathematical representations of your face and set it up all over again to fix the Face ID issue on your iPhone.

Apple allows you to reset Face ID on your iPhone with ease. Read on to know how it’s done the quick way:

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How to Reset Face ID on iPhone X, Xs, Xs Max, and iPhone XR

Step #1. Launch Settings app on your iPhone.

Step #2. Now, you need to tap on Face ID & Passcode.

Tap on Settings then Face ID and Passcode on iPhone

Step #3. Enter your iPhone Passcode. Next, you have to tap Reset Face ID.

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Reset Face ID on iPhone X, Xs, Xs Max, and iPhone XR

That’s it! It will now delete Face ID data along with the mathematical representations of your face, from your device.

Note: Face ID data is also deleted when you choose to erase or reset your device using Find My iPhone or erasing all content and settings.

How to Disable Face ID on iPhone X, Xs, Xs Max, and iPhone XR

There is a quick way you can temporarily disable Face ID on your iPhone just by invoking Emergency SOS. But if you don’t to use it anymore, you can completely turn it off as well. Refer this post for more information.

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That’s all, folks!

Wrapping up

As per various reviews from experts, Face ID is very secure, though its twin tests have emerged with mixed results. In some cases, the iPhone X is successfully unlocked using the face of the non-registered twin. But in some other cases, it didn’t. What’s your take on the facial recognition system? Share your views in the comments below.

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Jignesh Padhiyar
Jignesh Padhiyar is the founder of who has a keen eye for news, rumors and all the unusual stuff that happens around iPhone and iPad.


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