How to Add Another Fingerprint to Touch ID on Your iPad

  Matt Cone       February 10, 2022      Tutorials iPad Security


Newer iPads use Touch ID, a feature that allows you to use your fingerprint for authentication. Instead of typing a password to log in, you can press your finger on the home button to verify your identity.

Apple Touch ID icon

Did you know that you can add another fingerprint to Touch ID? There are several reasons you might want to do this. Maybe you want to start authenticating with your pointer finger instead of your thumb. Or maybe you want to give your partner access to your user account.

Here’s how add another fingerprint to Touch ID on your iPad:

  1. From the home screen, tap Settings.

  2. Tap Touch ID & Passcode. Enter your passcode if prompted.

  3. Tap Add a Fingerprint as shown below.

    Touch ID settings on iPad

  4. Follow the instructions displayed on the screen, as shown below. You’ll need to touch your finger repeatedly on the iPad’s home button.

You’ve successfully the new fingerprint to Touch ID on your iPad. Now you can use the new fingerprint to authenticate using Touch ID on your iPad.

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