How to Set It Up Touch ID on your New iPhone or iPad – Touch ID on a new Apple iPhone is becoming increasingly rare. However, some new devices, such as the 2020 iPhone SE and the most recent iPad Air 4, still include this capability. If you’ve recently purchased one of these new devices, here’s everything you need to know about setting up Touch ID.
Recognizing your choices
There are various methods to get started with a new Touch ID-enabled iPad or iPhone.
- Set up as “new,” which means starting over with everything – every setting. This is intended for folks who have never used a smartphone or online services.
- Restore from a previous backup of your iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch. You may accomplish this via iCloud or iTunes on a USB drive. This is for those who have previously owned an iOS device and are upgrading to a new one.
- Import data from your Android, BlackBerry, or Windows Phone device. To make Android easier, Apple offers an app on Google Play, but web services allow you to transfer a lot of data from any old device. This is for folks who are going from an iPhone or iPad to an iPhone or iPad.
On an iPad or iPhone, how do you set up Touch ID?
Whether you’re starting from scratch, restoring from a backup, or switching from another device, the process is the same.
- To get started, touch slide to set up and, as the name suggests, slide your finger across the screen.
- Select your preferred language. If you bought your iPhone or iPad in your home country, it should automatically select the appropriate language.
- Select a country or area. If you reside where you bought it, this should also default to the correct location.
- Select a Wi-Fi network and, if necessary, enter its password. Use Cellular instead of Wi-Fi if you don’t have access to Wi-Fi or no networks are discovered on an iPhone or iPad with data.
- Allow for the activation of your iPhone or iPad. It may take a few moments to complete.
- You can choose whether or not to use Location Services. You can always alter your mind later, but keep in mind that to use apps like Maps, you’ll need to enable at least some location services.
- Set up your Touch ID and Passcode. Although you can skip this step by selecting Set Up Touch ID Later, security is crucial. Here’s how to set up Touch ID on your new iPhone or iPad if you need more assistance.
How to recover data from an outdated smartphone or tablet and transfer it to a new device
You can choose to start up your iPhone or iPad as a new device, restore from an iCloud or iTunes backup, or — for iPhone — migrate your data from an Android device as part of the process.
Here are your options for restoring or transferring data from an old iPhone, iPad, Android device, Windows Phone or Surface, or BlackBerry:
- How to make the switch from an old smartphone to an iPhone
- How to upgrade from an older tablet to an iPad
Otherwise, you’ll have to start from scratch. You can alternatively set up your smartphone as a new iPhone instead of restoring from a backup, as explained in the article below.
- Installing iOS on your new iPhone or iPad for the first time? Here’s what you’ll bring with you and what you’ll leave behind.
How to set up your Touch ID-enabled iPad or iPhone as if it were brand new
Here’s what you need to do if you’re a first-time iPhone or iPad user and don’t need to relocate your data. To begin, connect your smartphone to your iCloud account. You have a few choices here:
- Simply input your login (usually your email address) and password to sign in with an existing iCloud Apple ID.
- Tap If you have things set up that way, use different Apple IDs for iCloud and iTunes.
- Create a new Apple ID for free.
- If you don’t want to do either right now or don’t have an Apple ID yet, tap Skip This Step. At any moment, you may go back and create one or sign in from the Settings app.
- To agree to Apple’s Terms & Conditions, tap the button.
- Confirm your agreement once more.
- If Apple Pay, the Touch ID-based payment option from Apple, is available in your area, set it up.
- If you wish to store and sync your passwords across all of your devices, use iCloud Keychain.
- Siri, Apple’s voice-activated assistant, needs to be set up.
- If you wish to automatically trigger Siri with the aforementioned catchphrase, set up “Hey Siri.”
- When apps crash or other difficulties develop, tap to send diagnostic information to Apple. If you don’t want to send anything, simply tap Don’t Send.
- If you require the increased visual accessibility of a larger interface, turn on Display Zoom.
You’ve now completed the basic setup process for the iPad and iPhone with Touch ID!
Do you need help setting up Touch ID on your new iPhone or iPad?
Let us know in the comments if you’re having trouble setting up Touch ID on your new iPhone or iPad, or if you have any other questions concerning the initial setup procedure.