This article helps you on how to make an Alternate Appearance or another Face ID on iPhone for iOS 12 or newer devices, including making your own alternate look and adding a Trusted Friend as an alternate appearance or face ID.
Alternate Face ID on iPhone
All of us have days when we don’t seem to be ‘self-centered.’ This may occur due to a number of factors. For others, it’s because they work in a job that necessitates the wearing of a hat or other protective equipment. Or maybe you alternate between wearing glasses and contacts. Whatever the cause, creating an Alternate Appearance is one way to try to unlock your iPhone in these circumstances.
Here’s how to do it.
1. Go to the Settings menu.
2. Choose Face ID & Passcode from the menu.
3. To access your Face ID & Passcode settings, enter your security code.
4. Select Set Up an Alternate Appearance from the menu.
5. Read the instructions for setting up Face ID and then tap Get Going.
6. Move your head in a circle according to the onscreen directions until your face is captured from every perspective.
7. When the first scan is completed, you’ll see the message “First Face ID scan complete.” To begin a second scan, tap Continue.
8. Rotate your face around the circle given eight times more so the camera can capture you from every side.
9. When the next scan is done, you’ll see a message stating that Face ID is now activated. Return to the Face ID & Passcode settings page by tapping Done. You can now leave, and your new Alternate Appear will be triggered automatically.
Adding a Trusted Friend’s Alternate Appearance
In certain cases, you might want to send your iPhone to a spouse, partner, or acquaintance. You can add someone else as the Alternate Appearance if you have an emergency or if that person often accesses your phone. This way, you won’t have to use Face ID to unlock it every time.
You follow the same steps as before, but instead of scanning your face, make the other person scan theirs. When you allow Alternate Appears, your mate, spouse, or partner will be able to use their face instead of yours to access your phone.