Fix iPhone Face ID Not Working for WhatsApp in 2023

🗓️ November 27, 2023 By ✍️ Jaysukh patel

Lock WhatsApp on iPhone Without App was the most awaited feature. Fortunately, It is easy to lock WhatsApp through Face ID or Touch on smartphones. But, some users getting trouble and Failed to lock or unlock WhatsApp using Touch ID or Face ID because of setup is not completed or other software issues that ignore most of the iOS and Android users.

Find the Common mistakes and Troubleshooting tips to fix your Face ID or Touch ID that is not working for Whatsapp app Unlock. in more, some users didn’t get the option for Face ID and Touch ID on WhatsApp Settings.

Important Fixes for iPhone Face ID not working for Whatsapp

Solution 1: Please Update Whatsapp Version

  • WhatsApp added this Feature in its Version (2.19.20); first, Check your Whatsapp App is Updated (Check to Install the app Version on your iPhone).

Check-in Video Description to read a full article on it: How to Check installed app version on iPhone?

If all is done! And Okay.

Solution 2: Enable Face ID or Touch ID on WhatsApp

Now Force close app, because the old app doesn’t make the changes because of the Temporary app cache.

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Open WhatsApp on your iPhone > Settings > Privacy and Scroll to last > Screen Lock > Touch ID or Face ID (Set Locking duration), I recommend setting it immediately (Default lock Duration) for the most powerful security.

Enable Face ID for WhatsApp iPhone
Enable Face ID for WhatsApp iPhone

Test in the correct way

Force close WhatsApp or Lock your iPhone,

Now Open WhatsApp, WhatApp first authenticate Touch or Face ID to view settings and Chat.

That’s it.

Solution 3: Give Permission to use Face ID on WhatsApp

Face ID for WhatsApp must be enabled from iPhone Settings. (if you didn’t activate, WhatsApp will ask Passcode instead of Face ID or Touch ID).

iPhone X or later Model

  • Go to the Settings app > Face ID & Passcode.
  • Other Apps > For WhatsApp Enable Toggle.

iPhone 8/8 Plus and Earlier model

  • Go to the Settings app > Touch ID & Passcode > Other Apps > For WhatsApp Enable Toggle.

Solution 4: Reset Face ID and Setup Again

Reset Face ID (Settings > Face ID & Passcode > Reset Face ID) and Setup Face ID (Settings > Face ID & Passcode > Setup Face ID) again and the Same Way Reset Touch ID and Setup Touch ID Again.

Solution 5: Hard Reboot your iPhone at last.

Quickly Press and Release Volume up button and down button one by one and only press and hold side button until you see the apple logo on the screen.

Above solutions for the problem of Touch ID or Face ID Not working on WhatsApp iPhone. Still, Want help share your problem in this video description.

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Jaysukh Patel
Jaysukh Patel

Jaysukh Patel is the founder of howtoisolve. Also self Professional Developer, Techno lover mainly for iPhone, iPad, iPod Touch and iOS, Jaysukh is one of responsible person in his family. Contact On: [OR]

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