In addition to its square exterior, one of the first things you're probably noticinglack of a home button. And without a home button, iPad Pro no longer has Touch ID to unlock the board or purchase apps in the App Store.
Instead, Apple has taken Face ID to iPad for the first time. It's actually the first device outside the iPhone to get the company's face recognition.
In many ways, Face ID on iPad Pro works a lot like it does on iPhone. However, the feature has learned some new tricks. Let's have a look.
During the initial installation of your iPad Pro, you are prompted to set your face ID. If you skip this process, do not worry, you can set your face ID in Settings > Face ID and Password > Set Face ID .
The installation process takes less than a minute. You have to keep iPad Pro in front of you, with the top of iPad Pro upwards. This is the only time that the place of the True Depth camera system is used when using Face ID (more below).
Face ID needs to create a map, if you want, on your face. To do that, you must allow the camera system to scan your face twice. Keep in the iPad, make sure your face is visible in the circle on the screen and then rotate your face so that the lines around the circle fill in. It's easiest to just move your face in a big circle. Repeat the scan again and you are done.
Location does not matter
When using an iPhone with face ID, you can only unlock the phone while holding it in the vertical direction with the top of the phone upwards.
With iPad Pro, the location of the True Depth camera does not matter to the original setting. Hold iPad Pro with the sensor left, right, upper or lower, and face ID will work.
Do not Cover Camera
If you are not actively aware of the location of the True Depth camera system, it is likely that you will eventually cover it with your hand when you download and hold iPad Pro. If you do, it's understood that iPad Pro does not unlock.
But instead of leaving it to the user to figure out, iPad Pro will display a message just over the clock indicating "Camera coverage" and an arrow points to the camera's location.
This warning not only appears on the lock screen, but a variation of it will also appear if you have the camera covered when Face ID is used, for example, when you purchase an app from the App Store.
How far can you be?
If you are too far away, the iPad will either think that the camera is covered or display a message saying something in line with "Face is too far away." Lean closer to unlocking your iPad. You must be as far as I can tell, at about arm's length.
You can control when iPad Pro tries to use Face ID, as well as create a different look and adjust other aspects of Face ID in the IOS Settings app.
Open Settings > Face ID and Password and enter your password when prompted.
Enter the setting by setting and making sure that your face ID can be used whenever you want – or do not want it. For example, you may not want Face ID to work with the iOS autofill feature. Or you may find that Face ID is more reliable for you if you disable Require Face ID which requires viewing the iPad screen before Face ID will work. However, keep in mind that disabling this feature makes the face-to-face less secure.