Other Does the iPhone transfer process include FaceID?

anthonymoody

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Or do you have to set it up again on the new phone?

Anything else the process doesn't include? Do you have to re-enter passwords on apps or sites where you're already logged in on the 'From' phone?
 

dstew201

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Or do you have to set it up again on the new phone?

Anything else the process doesn't include? Do you have to re-enter passwords on apps or sites where you're already logged in on the 'From' phone?
No.. does not include faceid
 

benshive

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I would assume it doesn't because Apple has emphasized that Face ID data is only ever stored locally on the device so it wouldn't be in an iCloud or computer backup.
 

Shirasaki

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I don’t think so, given you need to set up FaceID or TouchID every time you restore a device from backup.
As for the password, expect to enter a lot of them in the first few days after restoring from backup. Your new iPhone is a new device anyway.
 

eoblaed

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No.

Same thing with TouchID.

I upgrade every year, and since the advents of both TouchID and FaceID, I've had to reconfigure them when moving to a new device. It's as it should be.