5 Best Fixes for Face ID Not Working in Telegram on iPhone
Telegram keeps introducing new security features. You can now restrict Voice Calls and Voice Messages on Telegram to avoid unwanted users. Additionally, you can add Face ID to unlock Telegram on your iPhone.
Data security would be at risk if Face ID stops working in Telegram. If you are facing any issues with this feature, here are the best methods to fix Face ID not working in Telegram on iPhone.
1. Check if Face ID Is Enabled for Telegram
If Face ID isn’t working in Telegram, check if it’s enabled for the app on your iPhone. Here’s how:
Step 1: Open Telegram on your iPhone.
Step 2: Tap Settings at the bottom-right corner.
Step 3: Tap Privacy and Security.
Step 4: Select Passcode and Face ID.
Step 5: Enter your Telegram Passcode.
Step 6: Check if the ‘Unlock with Face ID’ feature is enabled.
If not, enable the toggle, relaunch Telegram, and check if the problem is solved. Alternatively, check Face ID settings for Telegram with these steps:
Step 1: Open iPhone Settings.
Step 2: Scroll down and tap on Telegram.
Step 3: Check if Face ID is enabled for the app. If not, enable the feature.
Step 4: Close the Settings app and open Telegram to check if the problem is solved.
2. Check if Face ID Access Is Enabled
Face ID on your iPhone allows you to authorize various actions, such as app installs, purchases, and entering passwords. If Face ID is not working in Telegram, you can check if the app has been granted permission to use Face ID by following these steps:
Step 1: Open Settings on your iPhone.
Step 2: Scroll down and tap on ‘Face ID & Passcode’.
Step 3: Enter your iPhone Passcode.
Step 4: Tap Other Apps.
Step 5: Check if Face ID has been allowed for Telegram in the list of Face ID-enabled apps.
Tap the toggle next to Telegram to enable the feature. Then, close the Settings app, open Telegram, and check if the problem is solved.
3. Clean The TrueDepth Camera Area
The next solution is related to the TrueDepth Camera on your iPhone (iPhone X and higher models). The Face ID feature relies on the TrueDepth Camera system. The notch on your iPhone hides the front camera and sensors that enable Face ID. If the notch area on your iPhone is smudgy, it can hinder Face ID functionality.
To resolve this, clean the TrueDepth Camera area of your iPhone with a microfiber cloth. Then, open Telegram to check if Face ID is working again.
4. Force Quit and Relaunch Telegram
Force-quitting apps on your iPhone can help solve app-related issues. If you’re unable to use Face ID on Telegram, try force quitting and relaunching the app to resolve the issue.
Step 1: On your iPhone’s home screen, swipe up and hold to reveal background app windows. Step 2: Swipe right to find Telegram, then swipe up to remove the app from running in the background.
Step 3: Relaunch the Telegram app and check if Face ID works.
5. Update Telegram App
If none of the solutions work, we suggest updating the Telegram app. Every new version update aims to remove bugs and glitches that cause the app to malfunction. If Face ID is not working on Telegram, it’s possible that the current version isn’t working smoothly with Face ID. We suggest regularly updating the app on your iPhone.
Secure Telegram With Face ID
These solutions will help troubleshoot and fix Face ID issues in Telegram on your iPhone. We have also covered creating a phone number link on Telegram. If you create and share the link, your contact can chat with you directly by tapping on it. Isn’t that cool?
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