Which iPads have Touch IDs? And is Touch ID still present in iPads?

The introduction of Touch ID singlehandedly changed the way we interact with our iPhones, iPads, and Macbooks. A touch of our finger is all that we need to authenticate with our devices biometrically.

Touch ID was later replaced with Face ID for premium iPads. Besides that, every iPad from a particular timespan had a Touch ID sensor present. Here’s a quick look at all of them:

Classic iPads With Touch ID

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Model NameRelease DateTouch ID? 
iPad (5th Generation)March, 24, 2017Yes
iPad (6th Generation) March, 27, 2018Yes
iPad (7th Generation)September 25, 2019Yes
iPad (8th Generation)September 18, 2018Yes
iPad (9th Generation)September 24, 2021Yes
iPad (10th Generation)October 26, 2022Yes

Related: How Many iPad Generations Are There?

iPad Airs With Touch ID

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Model NameRelease DateTouch ID? 
iPad Air 2 November 22, 2014Yes
iPad Air (3rd generation)March 18, 2019Yes
iPad Air (4th generation)November 23, 2020Yes
iPad Air (5th generation)March 18, 2022Yes

There are 5 generations of iPads Airs and only the very first generation of iPad Air doesn’t have touch ID the rest of them are equipped with touch ID.

iPad Minis With Touch ID

all ipad mini models with touch id
Model NameRelease DateTouch ID? 
iPad Mini 322 October, 2014Yes
iPad Mini 49 September, 2015Yes
iPad Mini (5th Generation)18 March, 2019Yes
iPad Mini (6th Generation)24 September, 2021Yes

Does iPad Pro Have Touch ID?

The latest iPad Pros now come with Face ID instead of Touch ID, which is a fantastic feature. I have had iPads with Touch ID and Face ID, and I will say this – Face ID is more comfortable, just by itsy bitsy. Sometimes, your fingers are a bit wet or sweaty, and it takes time, but with Face ID, there has never been an issue, even when it’s dark around you. Apple always wants to set its premium iPad models apart and enhance their features. That’s why they’ve introduced Face ID to the iPad Pros. Personally, I find Face ID to be a really convenient authentication system, making it even easier and more enjoyable to use my iPad Pro.

The latest iPad Pro with Touch ID was released on June 13, 2017.

The newest iPad Pro was released on October 26, 2022 and it doesn’t have Touch ID, but it has Face ID instead.

do ipad pro models have touch id? which ones
Model NameRelease DateTouch ID? 
iPad Pro (1st Generation)31 March, 2016Yes
iPad Pro (2nd Generation)13 June, 2017Yes

Related: List of iPads with Face-ID

How To Set Up Touch ID On iPad

Here’s how you can set up Touch ID on your iPad. 

  • Open the Settings application on your iPad

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  • Now, head to Touch ID & Passcode
  • After doing so, enter your Passcode
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  • Now, tap on Add Fingerprint
  • Follow the on-screen instructions to add Touch ID

Note: Your setup process may vary depending on what version of iPadOS / iOS you are on. 

First iPad With Touch ID

The iPad Air 2, released on the 22nd of November, 2014, is the first iPad to feature Touch ID. This is because the iPad Air 2 was meant to act as a lightweight, more powerful version of its predecessor – iPad Air 1.

Most new features, prior to the release of the iPad Pro, were first experimented on with the iPad Air before making way to the more budget-oriented models like the iPad Mini and the original iPad. 

Is Touch ID Secure?

Touch ID is extremely secure, and you shouldn’t be worried about people being able to log in to your iPad. However, this method of biometric authentication is still subject to targeted attacks. For instance, someone can extract your fingerprint from another surface and use it to unlock your iPad.

But, for the average Joe, Touch ID is extremely secure and is a great way to authenticate yourself on the iPad. You can also use Touch ID for In-App Purchases and Apple Pay which is a further testament to the trust Apple places in their implementation of fingerprint identification.

Which Is The Latest iPad With Touch ID?

In October 2022, Apple released the new iPad 10th gen (2022) that has Touch ID, and it comes in very beautiful, vivid colors. It’s a very popular model in the market; it has great specs, still non-laminated screen, and it’s only compatible with Apple Pencil 1. Other than that, it’s a great choice for someone that’s looking for a new tablet. A great choice for families.

Latest iPad with Touch ID
iPad (10th Gen)
  • OS: iOS 16
  • Processor: Apple A14 Bionic
  • Storage: 64GB|256GB
  • RAM: 4GB
  • Camera: Rear: 12MP (Wide) Selfie Camera: 12MP(Ultra-wide)
  • Display (inches): 10.9-inch
  • Resolution: 2360×1640
  • Size: 9.79 x 7.07 x 0.28 in (248.6 x 179.5 x 7 mm)
  • Weight: 1.05lbs(477g)
  • Port: USB Type-C
  • Battery: Up to ~12h

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