How to Add a New Fingerprint on Apple iPhone SE 2021 | iOS 13 Fingerprint Registration

This post will help you register or add a new fingerprint on the iPhone SE 2020 smartphone. Feel free to refer to this quick walk-through if you need help making use of the iOS 13 biometric authentication.

The iOS 13 Touch ID/Fingerprint Scanning System

Touch ID is Apple’s patented fingerprint scanning technology also known as a fingerprint identity sensor that makes it easy for you to access your device. This means that you simply need to touch the screen to unlock your device, authorizing app downloads and approving payment transactions.

The technology within the Touch ID is by far deemed among the most advanced hardware and software integration into any iOS devices. 

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On the new iPhone SE 2020 smartphone, the fingerprint detection is basically done through a steel ring surrounding the button. This steel ring is in-charge of telling the Touch ID system to start reading your fingerprint the moment you place it on the Home button. The sensor then analyzes the fingerprint information to see if it matches any of the registered fingerprints in the phone’s database.

Easy steps to register or add a new fingerprint on your new iPhone SE

Time Needed : 8 minutes

To get started using the Touch ID or fingerprint scanning, fingerprint registration would be necessary. And here's how it's done on the recently released iPhone SE handset.

  1. When ready, go to the Home screen and then tap the Settings icon.

    Doing so will let you access the main settings menu of your phone.

    On this menu, the phone's main services and features are listed.

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  2. Scroll down to view more items and then tap Touch ID and Passcode.

    The next screen to show up may vary.

    If you've already set up an unlock passcode, a new screen will launch, prompting you to enter your passcode.

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  3. If you're prompted with a passcode screen, simply key in your unlock passcode to continue.

    The Touch ID and Passcode menu will launch afterwards.

    Here, you will see the main uses of Touch ID on your phone such as iPhone unlock, iTunes and App Store, Apple Pay and more.

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  4. At the lower part of the display, tap the option to Add a Fingerprint under the Fingerprints section.

    The fingerprint scanning window will show up next.

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  5. On this window, simple instructions are written to help you begin scanning a fingerprint you'd like to add or register on your device.
    Just follow the onscreen instructions to finish adding your fingerprint.

    The entire process may take longer depending on how you rest your finger on the sensor based on the given instructions.

    Basically, you will need to complete two phases of the fingerprint registration.

    The first phase of the fingerprint registration involves the inner fingerprint data and the second involves capturing the edges of your print.

    As long as you do it correctly, the entire registration process should be completed in no time.

    When finished, you will be prompted with a new screen saying that the Touch ID is ready. That said, you can now start using the recently registered fingerprint to unlock or authorize Apple-related transactions on your device.

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  6. Just tap Continue to exit the registration screen.

    You will then be routed back to the Touch ID and Passcode menu.
    The recently registered Fingerprint will then be listed under the Fingerprints section.

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  7. If you want, you can also rename your fingerprint to give it a simple description.

    Just tap on the Fingerprint that you'd like to rename, erase the current label, type in a new name you'd like to use for that print and then tap Done to save the recent changes.

    On the Fingerprints section, you will see the updated name of the fingerprint.

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  • iOS 13.6
  • Apple iPhone SE 2020

If you want to add another finger, just follow the same steps to complete the registration process.

Having Trouble Adding a Fingerprint?

Make sure that the fingerprint sensor and your finger are clean and free from any possible obstruction.

Giving your iPhone a quick reboot can also be deemed a potential solution to clear out any random system glitches that might have prevented the fingerprint registration.

To view more comprehensive tutorials and troubleshooting videos on different mobile devices, feel free to visit The Droid Guy channel on YouTube anytime.

Hope this helps!

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