whatsapp face ID

Keeping your private WhatsApp messages secure is important. Now, you can lock WhatsApp with Face ID on your iPhone, which gives you an extra layer of protection to lock down your WhatsApp app and conversations.

Face ID uses advanced facial recognition technology to confirm your identity before unlocking WhatsApp. Once set up, you’ll be able to quickly and securely access WhatsApp just by looking at your phone.

In this article, we’ll walk through how to set up and use Face ID for WhatsApp on iOS devices. By the end, you’ll have Face ID configured and working to keep your WhatsApp messages more private and secure. So, let’s get started!


Before you can start using Face ID for WhatsApp, you need to ensure your iPhone is running iOS 11 or later. You also need to set up Face ID for your iPhone. If you haven’t set up Face ID yet, you can do so by following these steps:

  1. Go to Settings > Face ID & Passcode.
  2. Enter your passcode.
  3. Tap Set Up Face ID.
  4. Follow the on-screen instructions to scan your face.

How to Set Up Face ID for WhatsApp

Once you’ve made sure that your iPhone meets the prerequisites, you can start setting up Face ID for WhatsApp. Here are the steps involved:

  1. Open WhatsApp.
  2. Tap the Settings icon in the bottom right corner.
  3. Tap Account.
  4. Tap Privacy.
  5. Tap Screen Lock.
  6. Toggle on Require Face ID.

That’s it! You’ve now successfully set up Face ID for WhatsApp. From now on, you’ll need to use Face ID to unlock WhatsApp.

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How to Use Face ID to Unlock WhatsApp

To use Face ID to unlock WhatsApp, simply hold your iPhone up to your face. If Face ID recognizes your face, WhatsApp will be unlocked.

Troubleshooting Tips

If you’re having trouble using Face ID to unlock WhatsApp, here are a few troubleshooting tips:

  • Make sure that your iPhone is updated to the latest version of iOS.
  • Make sure that you’ve set up Face ID correctly.
  • Make sure that your face is adequately illuminated.
  • Try restarting your iPhone.


Locking WhatsApp with Face ID is a great way to secure your private messages. By following the steps in this article, you can easily set up Face ID for WhatsApp and start using it to protect your conversations.

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Nigel Jr.
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