How to Add Another Fingerprint to Touch ID on Your iPhone

  Matt Cone       May 6, 2022      Tutorials iPhone Security


Entry-level iPhones and older iPhones 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 on your iPhone? 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 iPhone:

  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 iPhone

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

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

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