How to Add Another Finger to Touch ID on an iPhone 7

Touch ID is a convenient way to unlock your iPhone. You likely set it up when you first configured your iPhone, and you may have a couple of fingerprints saved from that original process. However, if you find that you often attempt to unlock your device with a fingerprint that is not enrolled, or if you want to be able to allow someone else to add their fingerprint, then you may be looking for a way to do so.

Our guide below will help you to add another fingerprint to your iPhone in iOS 10. If a passcode is currently set on the device, then you will need to have that handy before you can continue adding the fingerprint.

 

Add More Fingerprints in iOS 10

The steps in this guide were performed on an iPhone 7 Plus, in iOS 10.0.3. You can follow these same steps for any iPhone model with a Touch ID sensor.

Step 1: Tap the Settings icon.

open settings app

 

 

Step 2: Scroll down to select Touch ID & Passcode.

open touch id and passcode menu

 

 

Step 3: Enter your passcode (if one is set.)

enter your passcode

 

 

Step 4: Select the Add a Fingerprint option in the Fingerprints section.

how to add a new touch id fingerprint to an iphone 7

 

 

Step 5: Place and lift your finger on the Touch ID sensor until the iPhone indicates that it has completed adding your fingerprint. Once it is complete, you can select the new fingerprint from the Fingerprints section.

select a fingerprint

 

 

You can then change the name of the finger, or delete it entirely.

edit or delete the fingerprint

 

 

Note that you can have a maximum of 5 fingerprints saved on your iPhone at one time. If you wish to add a fingerprint that is not already on your device, then you will need to remove one of the existing fingerprints first.

Would you prefer not to use Touch ID on your IPhone at all? Find out how to turn off the iPhone Touch ID feature if you would prefer to use a passcode, or no security settings at all.