Does iPhone 12 have Touch ID?

iPhones have long been the standard for security when it comes to mobile devices thanks to their software and hardware prowess. With the same mindset, Apple first implemented touch ID in their mobile devices with the release of the iPhone 5s back in 2013.

Since then touch ID has been a part of iPhones for many years but if you’ve taken a look at iPhone 12 then you might have realized that things are a bit different now. So does the iPhone 12 have a Touch ID? Let’s find out!

Does iPhone 12 have a Touch ID?

No, the iPhone 12 does not have a Touch ID because it does not have a Home button. iPhones have always used Touch ID sensors embedded in their home button to recognize and use fingerprints.

Modern iPhones had to get rid of the home button in favor of the bezel-less look and thus have replaced Touch ID with Face ID.

The Face ID rests in the notch of the iPhone 12 and uses a true depth camera to scan and store the unique data of your face. This data is stored locally and is always encrypted. It is never shared with anyone including Apple or uploaded to the cloud.

Does the iPhone 12 have an in-display Touch ID? 

The bezel-less look might lead you to believe that the iPhone 12 could have an in-display Touch ID but that is also not the case.

As discussed above Apple phased out Touch ID in favor of Face ID with the release of the iPhone X. All iPhones since then have been bundled with Face ID and the iPhone 12 is no different. 


Here are a few commonly asked questions that should help you get up to speed with the latest available information.

Is Face ID safe to use?

Yes, Face ID is completely safe to use and all your identification data is stored locally on your device. 

Can you bypass Face ID?

In certain cases, you can indeed bypass the Face ID but the probability of this happening is quite minimal. If you’re worried about your device’s security, then we recommend using a passcode to unlock your device for the time being.

We hope this post helped you get familiar with the security features on iPhone 12. If you face any issues or have any more questions, reach out to us using the comments below.

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