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Face ID refers to Apple's facial recognition technology in devices equipped with TrueDepth front-facing cameras and DOT projector.


Face ID was first introduced in the iPhone X in November 2017. It is also supported in the 3rd-generation iPad Pro and later, as well as recent iPhone models without a home button.

In early 2022, Apple began beta testing iOS 15.4, which allows for using Face ID while wearing a face mask by focusing on recognition of facial features around the eyes. However, this option is somewhat less secure than full facial recognition.[1] When it was released on March 14, 2022, support for facial recognition with a mask was limited to the iPhone 12 series and higher.[2][3]


The TrueDepth sensor in the iPhone X and above is also used to animate Animoji.[4]



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