= Testing your App with FaceID Feature - pCloudy documentation

Testing your App with FaceID Feature

Apple introduced the ability to perform face authentication via FaceID to enable secure and effortless access to the device. But it turns out to be a hindrance for mobility teams while testing their iOS apps on devices over cloud. To ease out the process of authenticating FaceID manually every time, you can now bypass the FaceID verification in your apps using our utility.

Note: The bypass FaceID feature will be available for iOS devices version 10.0.0 or above.


  • Login to device.pcloudy.com
  • Book an iOS device having FaceID feature (Version 10.0.0 or above)
  • Upload an ipa file on My App/Data
  • Connect to the iOS device

Step 1

  • Go to the right pane -> Click on "Install", a dialog box opens up.

Step 2

  • Select the desired IPA file and click on the check box to instrument the IPA for FaceID Simulation and then click on Install.

Step 3

  • The iOS device screen will show a message going past the FaceID verification.
FaceID Verification

Step 4

  • Once the app gets installed you will find one icon for FaceID on the Device Page on the middle pane under Home button. This button will work when FaceID authentication is required on the iOS device.
  • If the user presses the Green Touch ID icon it will bypass the verification and red Touch ID icon will fail to authenticate FaceID.
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