The ability to unlock your iPhone with your fingerprint or even your face is something that has become more and more common on smartphones. The iPhone has had it available for a few years, and some third-party apps have starting taking advantage of its usefulness.
One of these apps is the Amazon app, which you can download from the App Store and use to browse Amazon’s website. Our tutorial below is going to show you how to turn on an option for the app that will let you enter your Amazon password with your face or fingerprint instead.
How to Use Fingerprint and Face ID for Amazon on an iPhone
The steps in this article were performed on an iPhone 7 Plus in iOS 12.1. This guide assumes that you are using an iPhone with fingerprint ID or face ID, and that you have enabled it on the device. By completing the steps in this article you will be allowing the Amazon app to use your touch ID or face ID as a substitute for your password when you are using the Amazon app.
Step 1: Open the Settings app.
Step 2: Scroll down and choose the Amazon option.
Step 3: Tap the button to the right of Use Biometric authentication when available to turn it on. There will be green shading around the button when it’s enabled. I have it enabled in the picture below.
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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.
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