Some of the iPhone models that are available for sale include a feature that can store and scan your fingerprint. This fingerprint option, also called Touch ID, can be used to authenticate certain apps and device features, such as unlocking the iPhone.
Using your fingerprint to unlock your iPhone is typically faster than entering a passcode. You can even put sever of your fingerprints into the iPhone so that you can unlock the device even when holding it a couple of different ways. Our tutorial below will show you how to add a fingerprint to your iPhone if you haven’t done it before, or if you only added one or two fingers and want to add more.
How to Put Another Fingerprint on Your iPhone SE
The steps in this article were performed on an iPhone SE in iOS 10.3.2. Note that you will be able to add and remove fingerprints from your device at any time, and that you can have fingerprints of your friends or family members on your device, if you so choose. You also have some control over what you can use the fingerprint for.
Step 1: Open the Settings app.
Step 2: Select the Touch ID & Passcode option.
Step 3: Enter the current device passcode, if one is set.
Step 4: Touch the Add a Fingerprint button.
Step 5: Follow the instructions on the screen until the phone has registered your full fingerprint. You can then repeat this process to add additional fingers.
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Matthew Burleigh has been writing tech tutorials since 2008. His writing has appeared on dozens of different websites and been read over 50 million times.
After receiving his Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees in Computer Science he spent several years working in IT management for small businesses. However, he now works full time writing content online and creating websites.
His main writing topics include iPhones, Microsoft Office, Google Apps, Android, and Photoshop, but he has also written about many other tech topics as well.
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