|What iPhones Support Touch ID?|
Touch ID iPhones differ from Face ID iPhones in appearance, and it might also affect how you use certain services on your device. Here's how to tell if a phone has Touch ID, as well as a list of phones that support it.
What Exactly Is Touch ID?
Touch ID is a biometric authentication tool that verifies your identity by recognising your fingerprint. To use it, lightly press your finger against the Touch ID sensor integrated into the home button. When purchasing apps, logging into accounts, or unlocking your iPhone, you won't have to punch in your PIN number or passwords as frequently.
A home button (a huge circle) is located right below the screen on iPhones with Touch ID. Face ID is not available on these devices. Some functionalities that are triggered by the side button on Face ID devices (like as taking a screenshot) are instead triggered by the home button, thus knowing that your device has Touch ID can help you follow how-to guides online more easily.
Which iPhone Models Are Compatible With Touch ID?
Touch ID was first launched by Apple on the iPhone 5s in 2013. Since then, it has featured on 12 different iPhone models (and some iPad models as well). Apple now only makes one iPhone model that supports Touch ID, the iPhone SE, as of May 2022.
The following is a complete list of iPhones that support Touch ID:
- iPhone SE (2022)
- iPhone SE (2020)
- iPhone SE (2016)
- iPhone 8 Plus
- iPhone 8
- iPhone 7 Plus
- iPhone 7
- iPhone 6s Plus
- iPhone 6s
- iPhone 6 Plus
- iPhone 6
- iPhone 5s
Touch ID is usually regarded as secure, but you're not forced to use it even if you own an iPhone with the capability. If you do use Touch ID and wish to disable it, it's simple to do so in Settings. Best of luck!