Which iPhones have Face ID?

iPhones that use Face ID have a different physical design than iPhones with Touch ID, and that can affect how you use your phone’s features. Here’s how to tell the difference and a list of iPhone models that use Face ID.

What is Face ID?

Face ID is a biometric authentication feature that scans your face to verify your identity. This is useful to avoid repeatedly typing PINs or passwords to unlock your device, buy apps, or sign in to accounts.

Diagram of iPhones with Face ID or Touch ID

iPhones with Face ID don’t have a home button (a large circle) just below the screen. They also don’t have Touch ID. Instead, they work using an infrared emitter and sensor above the screen. Some features triggered by the home button on Touch ID models (like taking a screenshot) are activated using an on-screen interface or the side button instead.

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Which iPhone models support Face ID?

As of April 2022, all iPhones without a home button support Face ID (several iPad models do as well). It started with the iPhone X in 2017.

  • iPhone 13 Pro Max
  • iPhone 13 Pro
  • iPhone 13 mini
  • iPhone 13
  • iPhone 12 Pro Max
  • iPhone 12 Pro
  • iPhone 12 mini
  • iPhone 12
  • iPhone 11 Pro Max
  • iPhone 11 Pro
  • iPhone 11
  • iPhone XS Max
  • iPhone XS
  • iPhone XR
  • iPhone X

We have listed the current iPhone models with Face ID, but this list will likely grow in the future as Apple releases new iPhone models. Face ID is a handy feature that’s generally considered secure, and you can even use it with masks now on some models. Stay safe there!

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